Spring Cleaning Day 3: Rotate and vacuum mattresses
So far everyone seems to be going well with the daily tasks. Each day is only a small job but over the month it will transform our homes and clean areas that are often neglected.
Today we are tackling mattresses. How often do you vacuum your mattress? Did you know that they harbour all kinds of dead skin, bugs and other yucky bits. While vacuuming won’t remove everything, if done regularly it will help stop the build up. Mattresses should also be rotated every couple of months (and flipped if you don’t have a pillow top) so that you don’t wear excessively in particular areas.
Today’s task is to rotate and vacuum all mattresses. Let me know how you go 🙂
If you’ve also got some spot cleaning that needs to be done (particularly if you have little ones who may have had an accident or two) then I’ve got some tips below.
How to remove stains from mattresses
- Start by vacuuming the mattresses thoroughly.
- Sprinkle the mattress with bicarb soda and rub in with a rough bristled brush.
- Leave for 20 minutes and vacuum again (this will help to remove any odours).
- Mix a few tbs of bicarb soda into a cup of hydrogen peroxide and add a few drops of dishwashing liquid.
- Dap onto the stains (don’t soak the mattress!)
- Leave for 30 minutes and then scrape off and vacuum again.
- Allow to dry (ideally out in the sun).
When it comes to cleaning a mattress and removing stains the best thing you can do is deal with the stain quickly. Make sure to use cold water for any bodily fluid (blood, urine, sweat etc) as hot water will set the stain.