Everyone knows how important it is to get a good night’s rest — and it’s not all about how long you sleep or what you eat before bed. Good sleep has a lot to do with the right mattress, but even the highest quality ones could use a little dusting and some spring cleaning to restore their magic.
Why Your Mattress Needs
Spring is in the air and there’s no better time to clear out the junk, change the sheets, and freshen up your home. But when was the last time you cleaned your mattress? Keeping your mattress clean doesn’t just guarantee that you fall asleep and wake up to delightful freshness, but it also protects your investment. Cleaning your mattress lets you slip into a warm blanket and drift off to dreamland with ease, so you can get the rest you deserve.
Trust us — you’ll never slept better. All you need to do is spring clean your mattress like the rest of your house. Here’s how:
Stains are a universal problem — from your favourite shirt to sheets, towels, the couch, and even your mattress, stains always pose a threat to your beloved things. For mattresses, in particular, yellow patches can develop over time. These are the result of sweat stains, especially in older mattresses where the coils can’t let sufficient air get through to provide a cooling effect.
The good news is, it’s not that hard to clean your mattress and get rid of stains. All you need is a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap and spray it over the stains. You can see the stains disappear — like magic!
No one likes foul odours and you might not realize it right away because you use your mattress every day, but bad smells can cling to it over time, too. When cleaning your mattress, make sure to pay attention to how it smells and freshen it up right away — you’ll instantly notice how much better you sleep in just one night!
To freshen your mattress, you can dilute your favourite essential oil with water and spritz it all over the mattress and the pillows you use. This helps to remove any harmful bacteria lingering on the sheets and cushion, so you can enjoy a clean, safe, and truly restful sleep.
Remove Foul Smells
While essential oils can go a long way in freshening up your mattress, you might need a stronger concoction if foul smells continue to linger. Try spraying diluted vinegar to eliminate foul odours for good. The trick is to let it sit for 15 minutes and wipe down the excess vinegar with paper towels afterwards. You can finish up with diluted essential oils for a relaxing and invigorating fragrance.
Deal with Urine Stains
Wetting the bed is common for families with little kids, and unfortunately for your mattress, it’s practically a rite of passage in childhood. But the good news is, urine stains can be easily removed when cleaning your kids’ mattress simply by using a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap. Because the smell of urine lingers, adding a few drops of essential oils should help freshen up the mattress. The clean, refreshed mattress should help your kids sleep better while allowing you to save expensive bucks from having to replace their mattress before they get the most use out of it.
Deep Clean with a Steamer
Using a steamer is one of the most effective ways to deep clean your mattress, as steam can penetrate through the surface and sanitize it. For best results, make sure to vacuum any particulate matter and ensure that the surface is clean before bringing out the steamer. It’s also important that the mattress is dry before deep cleaning, as steam uses a minimum amount of water to be effective.
Wash Your Linens
How often do you change your sheet? Do you really wash them properly? Clean sheets go a long way in helping you enjoy a restful sleep, so make sure to wash and dry linens to sanitize them and remove any harmful bacteria and lingering odours. Make sure to wash duvets, pillowcases, and sheets using a hot cycle for effective sanitation.
Don’t Forget Your Pillows
A clean bed doesn’t end with a clean mattress and clean sheets, you also need to wash your pillows. Pillows need to be washed regularly in order to fully sanitize them and prevent the spread of both harmful bacteria and foul odours to the mattress that could disrupt your sleep.
You can throw the pillows in the washing machine at the highest setting and add baking soda for a thorough clean. Afterwards, restore their natural fluff by drying them under a low heat setting.
Is it time for a new mattress?
Spring cleaning your mattress helps to ensure that it lasts longer and provides you with well-deserved rest for countless nights. It also doesn’t hurt that a regular deep clean sanitizes the mattress thoroughly and gets rid of harmful bacteria and other particulates. But even with all these cleaning tips, mattresses can reach the end of their life cycle, and it may be time to replace them.
Whether you need a mattress that provides good back support or one that is especially soft and comfortable, it won’t be difficult to find the perfect one for your health and lifestyle needs. From memory foam to pocket coil, and hybrid mattresses, there’s a whole range of options that can give you a good night’s rest for years to come — especially now that you know all about keeping your mattress effectively clean.
To learn more about cleaning and maintaining your mattresses, call Mattressville at 905-212-7722 or contact us here.