White mattresses can easily turn dingy. If it is not properly cleaned or if you have spilled coffee on the bed too many times before, it probably needs a thorough cleaning. I am sure you would not want to sleep on a shabby-looking bed.
Cleaning your mattress and making it new once again should not be too difficult. Here are some steps on how you can do that:
Step 1: Remove the bed covers and wash it. Set your washer's water temperature to warm settings and wash your bed covers using a mild liquid detergent. Also add fabric conditioner to make it smell fresh and clean.
Step 2: Carry your mattress to an open area where you can clean it without any obstructions. Place it on a clean platform. Prepare your cleaning materials such as warm water, an empty spray bottle, a small soft bristled brush, distilled white vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, clean towels, a sponge and a portable vacuum cleaner.
Step 3: Vacuum the mattress first. Make sure the floor is not slippery or the vacuum is not sitting on a pool of water. Dry the area up before using your vacuum to avoid mishaps. Plug the cleaning machine and vacuum all sides of the bed. Make sure you remove collected dust and dirt completely.
Step 4: Unplug your vacuum and set it away. Mix one cup of distilled white vinegar and one cup of water. Place the mixture in a spray bottle. Give the bottle a little shake. Spray the solution all over the mattress. Concentrate on the stained areas.
If you do not like using vinegar, you can use lemon juice instead. This will also help remove unwanted stains. It will also work in disinfecting the bed. Let the cleaning solution stay there for at least an hour.
Step 5: After an hour, get the sponge and soak it in warm water. Wring out the excess. Wipe the surface of the bed with the sponge. Do not soak the mattress through.
Step 6: Sprinkle baking soda all over the bed. This will also help reduce stains and will help make the mattress look whiter and cleaner. Let it sit there for an hour before vacuuming it off.
Step 7: Allow the mattress to dry completely before putting it back in your room. Make sure the mattress is dry before putting the bed covers on.
Occasional vacuum your bed to avoid dust mites from accumulating. Also avoid eating or drinking while you are on the mattress.