The first step in cleaning a mattress is to remove all the bedding, including sheets, mattress pads, and/or mattress covers. Throw bedding into the washing machine on the hottest setting and with a high quality laundry detergent. Be sure to use dry heat during the dry cycle as well. This will eliminate any type of bug or pest problem. While your bedding is washing, do a thorough vacuum of your mattress. Use the upholstery attachment or any type of crevice attachment for reaching down into all the nooks and crannies of the mattress.
- The average person spends about 8 hours a day on their mattress, which is one-third of our life! Following this tutorial will keep it clean and safe
- Cleaning and maintaining your mattress is much easier than most people realize and will help prolong the life of the mattress
- Taking steps such as washing bedding properly, using a mattress protector and flipping the mattress about every 6 months are all ways to ensure it stays clean and functional
“If you don’t have a mattress cover, it’s a good idea to invest in one to preserve the condition and sanity of your mattress.”