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.

You will need

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

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.

Step 2 Vacuum the mattress Vacuum the mattress and box springs with a vacuum attachment.

Step 3 Remove stains Remove any surface stains with upholstery cleaner. Invest in a mattress protector to prevent any future stains.

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.

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.