Don’t we all love a nice and squeaky clean house? We spend hours on a daily basis trying to make sure we get every little piece of dust and dirt out. Those of us who have OCD, well we take cleaning to a whole new level. While we are scrubbing our floors, cleaning the walls and dusting the house from top to bottom, do we ever stop to think about the hygiene of our bed’s ‘MATTRESS?’
Is changing the bed sheets regularly enough? Or should we invest some effort and time in cleaning our mattress as well? The answer is: WE MUST DISINFECT AND DEEP CLEAN OUR MATTRESS!
Most of you will be thinking, ‘hah! I regularly change my bed sheets and make sure the mattress is clean of any crumbs and dust.’ Well, sorry to break it to you, unless you deep clean and disinfect it, it won’t be germ free.
We spend a lot of hours on our bed while we are sleeping. Our mattress directly affects our quality of sleep. It affects the air quality, influencing the oxygen cells our body takes in. We shed around 1.5 grams of skin a day which feeds 1 million dust mites. According to The American Council of Science and Health, your mattress can be a house to 10 million dust mites. Our mattresses collect dead skin cells, dust, sweat and many insects that aren’t visible to the naked eye. These can travel inside our mattress where they can live for many years. The only way to remove them is by deep cleaning and sanitizing the mattress.
You can easily clean your mattress at home without any hassle. You will need the following:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Lemon juice
- Baking soda
- Any essential oil of your choice.
The first step is to make sure you remove any bedding including the mattress cover. Then vacuum the surface thoroughly.
It’s obvious that your mattress will have some stains or spots. Make a mixture of lemon juice and salt. Apply it gently on the stains and let it rest for about 1 hour. Wipe it off with a clean towel or cloth. This process will lighten the stain.
For the final step add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the box of baking and shake it well. Now generously sprinkle the baking soda all over your mattress. Let it sit for a long time, the longer it sits, the better it works. The baking soda will absorb all the moisture and smell while sanitizing the mattress. After the baking soda has done its job, clean it thoroughly using a vacuum cleaner. Viola! Say hello to your new and clean mattress.
By using these simple steps we can sanitize and clean our mattress in the comfort of our homes. It is recommended to clean them every 6 months. We should also change their sides every now and then to prevent moisture build up and sagginess. This way we can increase their mattress life while keeping them germ free. Happy cleaning!