How to clean and freshen up your mattress

mattressCleaning your mattress regularly is a good idea.

Did you know how many dust mites can live in your mattress?

It could be anywhere from 10,000 to 10,000,000! Its gross, isn’t it?

Dust mites can live everywhere – pillows, clothes, donnas and their favourite place is you guessed it . . . . Your mattress!

Cleaning your mattress is important

Have you clean your mattress lately?

Have you ever cleaned your mattress?

Now is the perfect time to do it, before the weather gets too cold. Vacuuming your mattress every few weeks is a good idea as it can help reduce dust mites population dramatically. Also, putting up a plastic covering on your mattress can essentially seal it but do you really want to do that? So what is the answer?

How to clean and freshen your mattress

If you want to clean and make your mattress smells fresh, here’s what you should do.

Get a 1 cup of baking soda, put it in a jar and add 4-5 drops of pure essential oil, lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus are all great. Remember essential oils are very strong so only use a few drops and give it a good shake. When mixing this solution, make sure you determine how much baking powder you will need. For a larger mattress, you will need a fair amount – just make sure the solution is enough to cover the entire mattress.

When cleaning your mattress it is best to do it on a day you are washing your sheets. Remove all the beddings, wash your sheets and put your doona and blankets out in the sun as well. Pour enough baking powder mix over the surface of your mattress. Let it sit for an hour or more to draw dirt, moisture and odour.

After a few hours come back and vacuum your mattress thoroughly. Do it slowly to make sure you pull out as much debris from your mattress as possible. Baking powder doesn’t just pull out dirt and dust mites but also deodorise your mattress and the essential oil will help to leaving your mattress smelling wonderful.

Annual deep clean for your mattress

To keep your mattress in tip top condition and those horrible dust mites at bay, get a professional yearly deep clean. Country Life Carpet Careare your mattress cleaning experts and we can clean your mattress as a standalone job or while we are doing your carpets, tiles or upholstery. Protect your family’s health, call for a free quote today.

Contact Country Life Carpet Care for your cleaning needs. We offer mattress cleaning and other cleaning services such as carpet, tile and vinyl cleaning – upholstery too. Free quotes, call now on  0407 246 403.