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How to Clean a Mattress (and Why)
Tackling this five-step chore a couple times a year can help keep things fresh in the bedroom.
-Step 1: Start the cleaning process by stripping the mattress of all sheets and bedding and tossing the items in the wash.
-Step 2: Next, vacuum the entire mattress surface with the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Pay attention to seams and crevices, where dirt, dust, dead skin, and other icky stuff collect; switching to your vacuum’s crevice attachment can help get in deep.
-Step 3: Once you’re finished vacuuming, check for stains and spot treat them with an appropriate cleaner.
Step 4: Next, deodorize the mattress by sprinkling baking soda over the entire surface.
-Step 5: After the baking soda has had a chance to tackle odors, go back over the mattress with your vacuum’s upholstery attachment.