It is not enough to change the sheets, vacuum, or turn it over to leave the bed as new
The bed is one of the places where we spend many hours and that is why it is essential to maintain its hygiene. Generally, we believe that changing the sheets regularly, vacuuming the mattress frequently, and turning it over a couple of times a year is synonymous with cleaning, in part it is, but it is not enough, especially when what you want to remove from your mattress are the horrible stains.
Not being able to put it in the washing machine as if it were a piece of clothing, or take it to the dry cleaner, it can be a headache. For this reason, we present you three infallible tricks to get rid of stains and leave your mattress like it was just bought.
With baking soda
It is one of the most popular tricks to clean the mattress and one of its advantages is that it does not give off vapors. Of course, it is essential to wear gloves at all times while we remove the stains.
The first thing to do is dilute two glasses of baking soda in a liter of very hot water and stir until everything is mixed well. Next, soak a sponge or brush with the mixture and rub over the entire surface of the mattress, including areas that are not stained, to avoid streaks. To remove all traces of baking soda, moisten a cloth with hot water and rub.
As in the previous case, to apply this other cleaning method it is necessary to protect your hands at all times with cleaning gloves. In addition, it is recommended that you do it in a ventilated place to avoid poisoning yourself with ammonia vapors.
To use this trick, apart from the ammonia you will need a little detergent and, of course, water. Thus, in a large container, mix the hot water with a few drops of detergent and a cup of ammonia. Next, dip a sponge or scouring pad into the mixture, wring it out well, and rub the entire surface of the mattress, emphasizing each stain. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off with another scouring pad or a damp cloth.
With white vinegar
Yes, with vinegar, but don’t worry about the smell because after a few hours it disappears. And does any vinegar work? No, from here we recommend white as it is very effective in removing both urine and sweat stains.
In a bucket, mix 500 ml of white vinegar and about ten drops of dishwashing liquid diluted in 200 ml of warm water. Once your sponge is soaked and drained well with the mixture, rub the entire surface of your mattress. Let it work for a couple of minutes, then rinse with another sponge or a damp cloth to remove any residue.
It never fails
Once your mattress is free of stains, we recommend that you always use a mattress protector or cover, especially if you have small children. It will protect your mattress from any type of stain (sweat, urine, blood, or mold), and it is a piece that can be easily put in the washing machine along with the sheets whenever you need it.