Sprinkling Baking Soda to Clean Your Mattress? See What Experts Say

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As kids, we were all taught to wash our sheets frequently, but what about our mattresses? If you never wash your sheets, chances are, you're probably not even thinking about your mattress.

Neil Robinson, chief sleep officer at Sealy United Kingdom, suggests washing your mattress every six months or so. It is essential to do this to get rid of all of the dirt and dead skin that accumulates.

If you are a person who suffers from allergies, for example, it might be more helpful to clean your mattress more often.

There is a real easy way to tackle this project, just following a few simple steps.

First, you want to take everything off of the mattress to have room to vacuum any dust, hair, or crumbs. Once you finish this, sprinkle baking soda all over the mattress.

You should give it some time to air out for a couple of hours and then vacuum it all away. By doing this, you're helping to get rid of the bacteria, making your mattress feel new again.

If this work seems a lot for you to do, you can also buy mattress cleaning sprays which work similarly. If you’re heading to the store, it is also smart to buy Febreze or other linen sprays to make it smell fresh again.

This method only works for those every-six-months cleans, and if your mattress is filthy, professional help may be needed.

Once you are happy with your clean mattress, the best thing to do is to make sure it stays clean. You can do this by washing your bedding, buying a mattress protector, and letting your bed air out.