How to Spring Clean Your Mattress

It's spring cleaning time! Since the average American spends a third of their time in bed, use these tips to help you spring clean your mattress.

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Make this annual chore less daunting with the cleaning tips and tricks in these videos.

You Will Need

  • Vacuum with attachment
  • Upholstery cleaner
  • Mattress protector
  • Fabric refresher

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Remove bedding

    Remove all bedding and let the mattress air out for a few hours. If possible, haul it outside for the day to get fresh air.

  2. Step 2

    Vacuum the mattress

    Vacuum the mattress and box springs with a vacuum attachment.

  3. Step 3

    Remove stains

    Remove any surface stains with upholstery cleaner. Invest in a mattress protector to prevent any future stains.

  4. Never clean a mattress with dry cleaning fluid; the chemicals could damage the mattress.

  5. Step 4

    Flip the mattress

    Flip the mattress over and switch the top to bottom to help it wear evenly. This should be done every six months.

  6. Step 5

    Spritz the mattress

    Spritz the mattress and mattress cover with a fabric refresher before you reapply the sheets to give it a fresh smell. Spring is in the air.

  7. While the average human sleeps seven to eight hours a day, a giraffe only sleeps for 20 minutes.

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