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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.


  • 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.
  • TIP: Never clean a mattress with dry cleaning fluid; the chemicals could damage the mattress.
  • 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.
  • FACT: While the average human sleeps seven to eight hours a day, a giraffe only sleeps for 20 minutes.

You Will Need

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

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