23 May '12, 8am

How to Clean Your Mattress

How to Clean Your Mattress

You wash your sheets and your mattress pad on a regular basis, right? But what about the mattress underneath? It might not get dirty as quickly, but the beating your bed takes can add up -- you do spend a third of your life in it after all. And if you have pets with bed access, well they spend even more time than you do in that favorite spot. Cleaning your mattress -- with baking soda for small spots or a steam cleaner for tougher grime -- can calm your allergies by reducing dust mites, improve your health, and -- best of all -- help you sleep better (even if Fido is taking up half the bed). Here's how to do it. 1. Where to Start [F]oxymoron /CC BY 2.0 If your mattress just needs a little freshening and you aren't dealing with stains or smells, then you can start by cleaning it without water. Run the small attachment of your vaccum over the top while your sheets and matres...

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