Every one of us spends about 8 hours of our day on our mattress. However, we don’t clean it regularly enough.
Given the amount of time we use it, our mattress can get pretty dirty over time – it might be the nastiest thing in your entire home. Dust mites, dead skin, bacteria are just some of the dirty and unhygienic things lying on your precious mattress.
Surely, you would want to get rid of them? Here is how.
Change your sheets on a regular basis
The best time to change your sheets and pillowcase is once a week. Or, at least do it once a month if not more regularly. Your sheets are the first to come into contact with your skin. That means it is the dirtiest part of the bed.
Vacuum your mattress
You should vacuum your mattress every time you change your sheets. Dead skin and dust mites will be sucked up and there will be a less fertile breeding group for bacteria and germs.
If your mattress smells, baking soda can be a lifesaver
Apply a thin layer of baking soda to the top of your mattress. After 10 minutes, use a vacuum to clean it all up. Your bed should smell much fresher after this quick fix.
Letting the mattress breathe fresh air and sunlight.
This is another way to keep your mattress fresh and clean. The best time for this is also when you change your sheets. Instead of immediately putting on a fresh pair of bed sheets, bring your mattress to a sunny spot in your house. Let it sit in the sunlight till the end of the day.
Try putting on a mattress protector
Do this if you find cleaning your entire mattress a chore. It will serve as the frontline defense for your mattress. It is much easier to wash a mattress protector in the washing machine than a deep clean of your mattress.
A fresh, clean mattress can make your indoor air quality healthier. It also can give you a peace of mind because you know you are not sleeping on a mattress filled with kilograms of dust, dead skin flakes, and dust mites.
Let’s regularly clean our mattress from now on, Mimpi’s friend!