Bed is one of those comfort zones where you can eat, pamper your partner and play with your kids. It is also the place to relax and watch reruns of your favorite TV soaps while eating all sorts of junk foods. Well, you are a grown up and no one can stop you from messing with the bed covers.
However, remember that dirty bed can be harmful for your health. It is important to clean the bed and mattresses regularly. You also have to keep the bed cover, duvet and pillow covers clean. Dirty bed can lead to skin infections, dandruff problem and other diseases. Find out how to remove stains, clean and maintain your beds and mattresses in the following.
Give your mattress the care it needs
The mattress helps in supporting your body weight through out the night but it also requires support to last long. Framing the mattress is a great way of protecting it from harm. Queen mattresses or bigger mattresses need a central support. Slats that span the entire width of the bed are also good for mattresses.
Another simple trick is to rotate your mattress every season. The upper part of the body is weightier. No wonder your mattress gets stressed on the head side more than the foot side. Flip it to make the foot side your new head side. This way your mattress will last longer and you will feel more comfortable.
If you have pets and babies in home then chances are high that your mattress often gets dirty. You should place the mattress under the sun occasionally because the sunrays work as disinfectant. It can kill the accumulating germs and dampness of your mattress and make it comfortable and warm.
You must check your mattress for spotting oil or dirt marks, so that you can remove them before it gets too late. If you find some, then use upholstery shampoo or mix some mild soap with water to clean them. Make sure to dry the area before you lay the mattress on the bed.
We all love to retire at night to a soft and clean bed. For offering your loved ones a clean and safe bed, you must clean your mattress thoroughly. First use the vacuum cleaner for getting rid of the lose dust and food crumbs. Dirt, mud from the feet and hair shed by your pet accumulate on the bed cover and mattress. Vacuuming is the best way to clean all of these.
How you remove dirty spots largely depends on the gravity of the mark or stain. Sweat, urine and even blood marks are common in beds. You can clean these protein based stains with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, liquid dish soap and baking soda. You should pour this mixture in a spray bottle use it just on the spots. Rub these spots with a clean napkin or tissue. Another trick is to make a mixture of lemon juice and salt. Use it on the dirty sports on the mattress. Let it sit for 60 minutes and then clean it away.
Let it smell good
If you want to sleep on a fresh smelling mattress after your kid has peed on it, you will have to deodorize it. Sprinkle some baking soda on the entire mattress and let it absorb the bad odors for a long time. After some time you can use the vacuum cleaner for cleaning the baking soda and get a refreshing mattress.
Regular maintenance of the mattresses can help you reduce bad odor to enjoy a sound sleep. To ensure a hygienic and comfortable bed, clean marks and deodorize the mattress at regular intervals.