Unfortunately, even perfect mattresses get dirty sometimes. What do you do when you realize it’s been too long since you’ve cleaned your mattress? And what do you do when you spill your breakfast in bed on your mattress?
The good news is Naturally Nestled’s mattress cleaning guide is here to help you know just that—how to clean a mattress. We know how important having clean, safe, and toxin-free bedding is. Your sleeping setup should be a sanctuary from the pressures of life, and cleaning your mattress is your path to peaceful sleep.
Let’s talk about what you’ll need to clean your mattress (things you probably already have) and how to clean it (don’t worry; it’s easy).
Mattress Cleaning Supplies
You can clean your mattress using several methods. The most notable thing to remember is to only spot-clean your mattress and mattress topper and to avoid using harsh chemicals, bleach, deodorizing or disinfecting sprays, or concentrated detergents or dish soaps that could damage your mattress.
Beyond those harsh chemicals, you can take your pick from many potential cleaning supplies. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Mild dish soap
- White vinegar or water solution in a spray bottle
- Baking soda
- Enzymatic cleaning solution
- Cleaning cloths
- A vacuum
All these potential cleaning supplies are safe and effective. They’re powerful enough to clean your mattress thoroughly and mild enough to keep your mattress unharmed. Once you’ve assembled your cleaning supplies of choice, you’ll be prepared to begin cleaning.
Ready for the next step?
How to Clean a Mattress
Here’s how to clean a mattress. The process is easy and simple. You can clean your mattress when you wash your sheets or when you deep-clean the house—whatever feels good to you.
Follow these three steps for a good-as-new mattress (and peaceful sleep):
#1: Cleaning Solution
Put your cleaning solution (mild dish soap, white vinegar, water, or an enzymatic cleaning solution) in a spray bottle or on a cleaning cloth and scrub the spots that need cleaning on your mattress. Remember to only spot-clean. If you have a stain, remember to blot it instead of rubbing it in. Even the toughest stains can come out with the right solution and amount of pressure and time.
Get all the dust and debris far from your mattress with your vacuum’s upholstery attachment. Vacuum your mattress at least every three-to-six months, if not more frequently.
#3: Baking Soda
Baking soda is a powerful cleaning agent. It’s especially helpful for messes with unpleasant odors. Sprinkle a layer of baking soda over the spots that need cleaning on your mattress and leave it there for up to 24 hours. After you leave it on your mattress, you can vacuum your mattress once again. The baking soda will remove odors and dirt and keep your mattress feeling fresh.
You can also use and wash mattress toppers and covers to keep your bed feeling its best but note that they will require a hand-washing treatment. They’re not meant for machine washes. After that, you are good to go with a freshly cleaned mattress.
Naturally Nestled Mattresses
Your clean, toxin-free sleep sanctuary is awaiting you with a Naturally Nestled Mattress.
We make Naturally Nestled mattresses so they’ll take care of you. These mattresses don’t require a lot of care, but an occasional quick cleaning can keep them in top shape. Naturally Nestled mattresses cradle you in organic latex, cotton, wool, and a soft layer of alpaca fleece. Our mattresses never have toxic fire retardants, VOC, or petroleum-based polyurethane foams.
Choose from the Original Mattress or Pillowtop Mattress and clean it easily when the time comes. You can sleep safely and comfortably with a Naturally Nestled mattress that will take care of you.