Here’s a Checklist to Help You Keep Your Mattress Clean

July 15, 2019

mattress cleaning

It’s a well-established fact that your mattress can and will get dirty. You can argue all you want about how you try to protect your mattress from harm but it will still get dirty over time.

How? For starters, your bodily fluids can easily find their way to your mattress. Despite having a top sheet, a fitted sheet, and even a mattress protector, with the amount of sweating our hot and humid climate can cause, it’s nearly impossible to keep perspiration out of your mattress. Of course, there are also lots of other fluids that can get absorbed by your sheets and topmost layers of your mattress so it’s really almost impossible to keep it spotless.

Then there’s the accumulation of dust and dead skin cells. In fact, your mattress can get heavier over time because of these teeny-tiny particles. Again, even with several fabric covers, your mattress will still get dirtied by these things.

This is why cleaning your mattress is a must if you want to keep it in top shape. Creating a regular cleaning routine is the best way to ensure that you’ll maintain its cleanliness and hygiene, however.

If you’re curious how often should you do certain cleaning steps to keep your mattress neat, we created a short guide to help you out:

Change your sheets once a week.

This is the easiest and most basic way to keep your bed clean. As your sheets are the first line of protection of your bed, it would be wise to keep it clean to prevent it from dirtying your mattress. Weekly changing your sheets is necessary to achieve this.

Vacuum your mattress at least once a month.

To remove the accumulating dust, dead skin cells, and other debris from your mattress, try to vacuum its surfaces at least once a month. If you tend to shed skin heavily, if you have dandruff, or if you allow your pets on your bed, vacuum more often. This will ensure that you’ll be able to minimize the accumulation of dirt on your bed.

Spot clean as needed.

Eating and snacking in bed is a guilty pleasure of lots of people. However, it can easily create a mess. Do not wait long before tending to the messes, though. Make sure to clean it right away to avoid staining and attracting unwanted attention from bugs and other stuff to your bed.

Deep clean at least once a year.

A thorough cleaning of your mattress is also necessary to do if you really want to keep it in top shape. There are various means to accomplish this task. Some of the best examples are the following:

  1. Steam vacuuming. This is the best definition of deep cleaning your mattress as you can’t really wash it due to its size. You can do this with the help of a vacuum cleaner with a steamer option. You can opt to get one or hire a professional cleaning service that uses such equipment. More and more services of this kind are becoming available in the Philippines, so you don’t have to worry about finding help.
  2. A good pagpag and paaraw. If you can’t afford to hire professionals to clean your mattress, you can also opt to just take out your mattress in your backyard and do some thorough shaking to remove debris from its surfaces. Sunning it out is also ideal to get rid of the lingering moisture it might have from being indoors for long periods of time.
  3. Vacuum very thoroughly and repeatedly. If you don’t have space or if your mattress is too heavy or large to move about, you can also just opt to vacuum it repeatedly for some deep cleaning. Sprinkling some baking soda and letting it sit for a few hours can also help clean it more thoroughly as this substance can help sap up the moisture from your mattress.

If your mattress is designed for flipping, do it every six months. Rotate accordingly as well.

This may not necessarily be a cleaning schedule but since we’re already discussing the maintenance steps you should take regularly, we’ll mention flipping and rotating as well. Doing these two will help you evenly ‘wear out’ your mattress so you can further prolong its lifespan.

We know that doing all of these aren’t easy or even cheap but if you want to keep your mattress smelling nice and feeling great, doing all of these is absolutely necessary.

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