When it comes to freshening up a stale-smelling room, there’s nothing better than good old fresh air. Unfortunately, throwing the windows open to let it fresh air isn’t always a feasible option, especially in the middle of winter!
With the windows closed up against the cold and the furnace pumping warm air through the house, anything that could use a good cleaning will eventually start to smell a bit musty. And in my experience, it’s often the bedrooms that are the first to suffer!
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With all the sweat, dirt, and dead skin we leave behind on our mattresses, it’s no wonder they don’t exactly smell like a summer’s day! But there’s a quick and easy way to clean your mattress that will not only remove dirt and moisture, but eliminate odor too!
I’ll be showing you how to clean your mattress in today’s post, in case your beds at home could use some freshening up too! It’s a great way to freshen up your bedroom, even when fresh air is hard to come by.
How To Clean Your Mattress & Eliminate Odor
Step 1 – Make The Cleaning Powder
Place a tight-fitting lid on the jar and shake well to mix. (Note: If you have a king-size mattress, you may want to double the recipe to make sure you have enough powder to cover it!)
Step 2 – Clear Your Mattress
In order to clean your mattress, you’ll need to remove anything that’s currently covering it up. Strip off your blankets, sheets, mattress protector, memory foam topper, or any other layers you have on your bed.
Step 3 – Apply The Cleaning Powder
Next, it’s time to apply the cleaning powder to the mattress. If you have a shaker top that fits on your jar, that will work perfectly. If not, a fine mesh sieve would work just as well!
Shake or sift the cleaning powder in an even layer across the surface of your mattress.
Step 4 – Wait
The cleaning powder needs time to work its magic, so let it sit undisturbed on your mattress for at least one hour. The baking soda will draw out moisture and odor, while the essential oils help to eliminate environmental threats.
Step 5 – Vacuum It Up
After the cleaning powder has had enough time to do its job, grab your vacuum and the upholstery cleaning attachment (if it has one.) Vacuum the cleaning powder out of your mattress, working slowly to ensure you remove as much of the powder, dirt, and grime as possible.
And that’s all there is to it! Once you’ve vacuumed the mattress thoroughly, your bed will be fresh, clean, and ready to make up again. Aim to use this process to clean your mattress about once a month to ensure your bed stays clean and hygienic!
Do you have a tip for keeping your home fresh during the winter months?