Experts recommend replacing your mattress every 5-10 years. We have some tips to make sure you get the most years and beauty sleep out of your vesgantti mattress.

how to clean a mattress

mattresses can accumulate a variety of unwanted guests including dead skin, dust, dirt, and more. Given we spend about one-third of our lives in bed, it’s important to keep our mattress healthy and clean.

1. Gather your mattress cleaning supplies

To deep clean a mattress, you'll need certain materials on hand. Gather up:

First and foremost you will need to gather the supplies needed to clean your mattress. Most of the supplies are items you can find in your home.

  • a vacuum with an upholstery attachment
  • a heavy-duty spray bottle
  • baking soda
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • rags
  • laundry detergent,
  • cold water

Step 2: Strip the Bed

Remove sheets, pillowcases, and mattress covers and let them take a spin in the washing machine while you work on cleaning the mattress. Washing all the bedding in hot water will help get rid of any dust mites. Depending on the type of pillows you have, you may be able to wash them as well.

Step 3: Vacuum the Mattress

Grab your vacuum (a handheld one works the best) and attach the upholstery attachment. Go over the entire surface of your mattress, making sure to get the crevices, sides, and seams. Pay special attention to seams and break out the crevice attachment to get any hidden dirt or dust.

Step 4: Spot-Clean Mattress Stains

Getting stains out of the mattress, and that means spot-cleaning. Never soak your mattress or apply water or cleaning solution directly to it. Memory foam, for example, isn't supposed to get wet at all. For that reason, it's important to proceed with caution and operate on the principle that less is more.

Mattresses are an investment and they’re personal, so it can be frustrating when you notice any stains. In order to spot-clean mattress stains, you will need a stain remover. The type of stain remover you use will depend on the type of stain. However, for sweat, vomit, blood, or urine stains, reach for an enzyme-based cleaner.

 As an alternative to an enzyme-based cleaner, you can make your own DIY solution by mixing dish soap with water and applying just the resulting foam to the stain. You can also make a DIY solution of equal parts cold water and hydrogen peroxide.

  • 16 ounces of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 4 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 2–4 generous drops of liquid detergent
  • You can also add a few drops of essential oil — like lavender and eucalyptus — to help combat any stains that have an odor and leave your mattress feeling fresh. Place your DIY cleaner in a heavy-duty spray bottle and spray all stains generously.
    For spills or bedtime accidents, it’s best to spot clean the cover of the affected area as quickly as possible. Using a gentle detergent or stain remover will break down brand new blemishes, but won’t affect the performance of the mattress. To power through deep-set mystery blotches, a laundry brush paired with the cleaner will work wonders.

    Step 5: Sprinkle Baking Soda

    If you can't put your mattress out in the sun and fresh air, baking soda is the next best thing.

    Sprinkle a layer of baking soda over your entire mattress and leave for a couple of hours. The longer you can leave it on, the better. The baking soda helps to break down acid and absorb excess liquids and odors. If you have any essential oils leftover from your DIY cleaner, add them to the baking soda before you layer it on. This will add a fresh, clean scent.

    Step 6: Vacuum Again

    Once the baking soda has worked its magic, thoroughly vacuum it up. A cordless hand vacuum cleaner works the best. However, you can also use a broom

    Step 7: Air Out Your Mattress

    Let the mattress dry for about 8–10 hours. If you need it that night you can put a fan on it or put it outside to speed up the drying process.

    Step 8: Flip the Mattress and Repeat

    Now that you’ve cleaned one side, it’s time to do the other. Flip your mattress and repeat steps 1–8 and you’ll have a perfectly clean mattress.
    A good rule of thumb is to flip your mattress every three months to prevent sagging. However, if you have a Casper mattress, you don’t need to flip it. If you sleep on one side of the bed or sleep with a partner that is significantly heavier than you, then you should rotate the bed 180 degrees every 3-6 months.