4 Ways To Clean Your Mattress At Home

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How clean is your home?  Even if you’ve just spent the whole weekend tidying things up, there may still be areas that you’ve overlooked. One of those commonly neglected parts is in the bedrooms of your home–the mattresses. No matter how clean the room may be, if members of your house are still getting sick, the mattress could be the culprit. If you haven’t given it a good clean in a long time, then now you should. It’s very important to clean your mattress, even if it only gets covered by your sheets.

Regularly cleaning your mattress can free it of mites, dust, and other allergens. You’ll want to keep your family clean and healthy, even while asleep. But, how to clean a mattress the proper way?  That seems so difficult, but it’s entirely doable.

Keep in mind these pointers in cleaning your mattress:

1. Make Your Own Cleaning Material

This first way of cleaning your mattress at home is through making your own natural cleaning material. This comes in as a highly recommended method for those of you who prefer to use all-natural materials and keep your house chemical-free.

Here’s how to clean your mattress using your homemade cleaning material:

  • Make the cleaning powder by mixing four to five drops of essential oils in a jar. Then, add a cup of baking soda to the mixture. Shake and mix the jar well. With a king-sized bed, you need to double the recipe mentioned above.
  • Before you start cleaning, clear your mattress of the bed sheets, pillows, and other whatnots.
  • Apply the cleaning powder equally all over your mattress.
  • Leave the cleaning powder to sit undisturbed on your mattress for an hour. The baking soda draws out moisture and odor. The essential oils also contribute to cleaning it from bacteria, and keeping a good smell at the same time.
  • After an hour, vacuum it all up. Remove all the powder, grime, and dirt.

To ensure that your mattress stays spotlessly clean, do this at least once a month.

2. Do Simple Habits To Keep Your Mattress Fresh

Another way to clean your mattress is to practice daily habits that keep it clean. When you’ve done so much research on ensuring that you end up with the right mattress, it’s also up to you now also to take good care of it. Be a responsible homeowner and avoid getting it too dirty. With simple daily habits, you don’t have to go through great lengths for you to clean your mattress.

Example of these daily cleaning habits are the following:

  • Don’t allow crumbs to sit in if you’ve got kids eating in your bedroom.
  • Change your bed sheets regularly, as your bed sheet is your mattress’s layer of protection against outside dirt. When your sheets are too dirty, these bacteria can make their way inside the mattress.
  • Vacuum your mattress every time you change your bed sheets. The changing of sheets is recommended at least once or twice a week.
  • Fix spills, stains, and odors on your mattress right as soon as they happen. Don’t allow these stains to sink in. 

3. Blot Up Spills Immediately

Spills on a mattress can differ in types, depending on the environmental factors that you have at home. Common examples of these types of mess that need to be cleaned up include your pet or your child’s pee, vomit, or any beverage. As soon as they happen, clean it all up. 

Your sheets provide a layer of protection. But, it’s not impossible for all the stains to thoroughly soak the mattress. When it happens, a simple trick, such as putting absorbent cotton or paper towels. can help. If you don’t do this, you’re allowing the liquid to be fully absorbed in the mattress. This can make it more difficult to be cleaned.

4. Treat Your Mattress To A Steam Cleaner

To get rid of bed bugs and dust mites, vacuuming your mattress won’t be enough. You also need to take it one step further by treating your mattress with a steam cleaner. If you don’t have one at home, many home cleaning services offer this.

Steam cleaning your mattress is an excellent way to kill dust mites. These are very important to eradicate as they tend to live on human dead skin that may be stuck in your sheets. If you’ve got sensitive skin, you may also experience severe allergies.

Apart from steam cleaning your mattress, here are other tips for driving dust mites away:

  • Wash your sheets regularly, at least once a week.
  • Dry your sheets under direct sunlight, and not in the dryer.
  • Get a new pillow once every six months to prevent dust mites and other germs from breeding inside.
Janitor cleaning mattress with professional equipment in bedroom, closeup


Keeping your mattress clean is an essential task of which you need to stay on top. If this is something that you’ve regularly overlooked, it’s now time for you to put much attention to it. With these tips, you can now better see that keeping your mattress clean isn’t a difficult task to do. Albeit an added responsibility, this can help ensure better health of the family. With that exchange, all your efforts really prove to be worth it.

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