Cleaning a mattress at home can seem like an uphill battle, but it doesn’t have to be the stuff of nightmares. In fact, with the right preparation and know-how, it’s actually a piece of cake.

To make sure your mattress is squeaky clean, I’m going to take you through the steps of how to do just that – from gathering materials to airing out your bedding – so you can sleep soundly knowing you have done your due diligence.

So without further ado, let’s get down to business with our Learn How To Clean Mattress guide from Nousdecor!

Key Takeaways

  • Regular cleaning keeps the mattress fresh and free of dust, dirt, and allergens.
  • Vacuuming with an upholstery-attachment removes dust particles.
  • Spot clean any residue or blots using appropriate cleaning solutions.
  • Thoroughly hoover and sanitize the bedding-sheet, and allow it to dry properly to maintain longevity.
How To Clean Mattress Easily At Home
How To Clean Mattress Easily At Home

Why You Should Clean Your Mattress Regularly

You should clean your mattress regularly to keep it fresh and free of dust, dirt, and allergens. It’s important to remember that a bedding-sheet is much more than just a piece of furniture — it’s where you rest your head at night!

To ensure your sleep space is clean and healthy, you’ll need to invest in proper bedding and use the right cleaning supplies. A  mattress protector can be placed on top of the bedding-sheet to help protect it from spills or stains. Additionally, hoovering with an upholstery-attachment will help remove dust particles.

Don’t forget about the other items in your bed: a  mattress pad should also be washed periodically according to its care instructions. Taking these steps will go a long way towards maintaining a comfortable and hygienic sleep environment — so don’t delay!

Now let’s move onto what else you need for effective cleaning.

What You Need to Clean Your Mattress

To clean your bedding-sheet effectively, you’ll need certain supplies.

Firstly, baking soda is a must-have item when it comes to cleaning a bedding-sheet. Sprinkle baking soda generously over the whole surface and let it sit for around 30 minutes before hoovering. This will help remove dust mites, stains, and urine from the bedding-sheet.

Secondly, a hoover with an upholstery-attachment is essential for removing dirt and debris from the fabric of the bedding-sheet.

Lastly, you may choose to use other products such as an enzyme cleaner or steam cleaner if necessary to remove stubborn stains from your bedding-sheet. All these items can be easily sourced at any home improvement store.

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How To Clean Mattress by Vacuuming

Vacuuming your bedding-sheet is an important step in keeping your mattress fresh and spotless. Before you begin cleaning, make sure to remove any objects or dirt that may be on the surface of the mattress.

Then, use a hoover with an upholstery-attachment to get deep into the fibers and remove any lingering dirt. To ensure even cleaning, go over each section of the bedding-sheet multiple times in different directions for optimal results. Here’s a quick summary:

1Remove Objects/Dirt from SurfaceClear Mattress to Vacuum
2Use Upholstery Attachment on VacuumDeep Cleaning of Fibers
3Go Over Each Section Multiple Times in Different DirectionsOptimal Results Achieved

Learning how to properly clean your bedding-sheet will help keep it looking like new and last longer. So don’t forget to hoover your bedding-sheet at least every few months for best results!

With this knowledge, you’re now ready to move onto the next phase of bedding-sheet cleaning: removing all of your bedding.

Remove All of Your Bedding

Once you’re done hoovering, it’s time to remove all of your bedding. It’s important to take off the sheets, comforter, and bedding-sheet cover so that you can fully clean your bedding-sheet (see mattress encasements and bite prevention).

Here are 3 essential steps for preparing your bedding-sheet for cleaning:

  1. Use a clean cloth to spot-clean any areas on the bedding-sheet that has residue or stains.
  2. Mix some hydrogen peroxide and baking-soda together in a bowl to create an effective cleaning solution that is safe for your bedding-sheet fabric.
  3. Put on a fresh mattress cover once the surface of the bedding-sheet is dry and free of dust particles or dirt spots. Doing this will help keep dust mites away while also providing extra cushioning for comfort while sleeping at night (see can you wash bed bug mattress covers).

Now that your bedding is out of the way, it’s time to suck air out of your bedding sheets in order to freshen them up!

Air Out Your Mattress

Using a hoover with an upholstery-attachment is a quick and effective way to freshen up your bedding-sheet. Before attempting this technique, make sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions for both your hoover and memory foam bedding-sheet.

Vacuuming helps to remove dirt, dust mites, pet hair, and other debris that can accumulate in the fabric of your bedding-sheet over time. By sucking air out of your bedding-sheet, you can keep it clean and free from odors in between deep-cleans.

When hoovering your bedding-sheet, it’s best to start from the top and work in sections until you reach the bottom. Once you’ve finished hoovering, turn off the hoover and allow the air to sit for at least 15 minutes before putting the bedding back on the bedding-sheet.

This simple routine, done every three months, not only keeps your bedding-sheet clean but also prolongs its lifespan. To take your bedding-sheet maintenance to the next level, spot-cleaning is also recommended.

Air Out Your Mattress
Air Out Your Mattress

How To Spot Clean a Mattress

Spot cleaning your bedding-sheet is a great way to keep it fresh and odor-free between regular deep-cleans. It’s easy to do, just follow these steps:

  1. Gather a clean rag, some dish soap, and baking-soda.
  2. Blot the blot with the rag, being sure not to rub it in as this can spread the blot further.
  3. Mix together a small amount of dish soap and baking-soda until you have made a paste.
  4. Apply the paste onto the stained area and let sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing off with cold water.
  5. Let dry completely before putting sheets back on or sleeping on it again.

With minimal effort, you can spot-clean your bedding-sheet easily at home! Making sure to remove stains for deep-cleaning will ensure your bedding-sheet stays in optimal condition for years to come.

Removing Mattress Stains for Deep Cleaning

To ensure your bedding-sheet stays in top condition, it’s important to remove all stains before performing a deep-clean. Stains can be stubborn and require more than just spot-cleaning to get out. Here are some tips for removing common stains from a bedding-sheet:

Stain TypeCleaning SolutionHow To Apply
Ink or Dye StainsIsopropyl Alcohol & Water MixtureMix 1 part alcohol with 2 parts water and dab onto the blot with a clean cloth until the blot is removed. Blot until dry.
Blood StainsHydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda MixtureMix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and baking-soda to form a paste then apply directly on the blot using a soft brush or cloth. Leave on for 30 minutes, then blot off with paper towels. Rinse with warm water if necessary.
Sweat StainsVinegar & Water MixtureMix one part white vinegar with two parts warm water in a spray bottle and lightly mist over the entire stained area until dampened but not saturated. Let sit for 10-15 minutes then blot up as much of the liquid as possible with paper towels before repeating if needed.

With these methods you can easily remove any type of blot from your bedding-sheet so you can start fresh when sanitizing the whole surface!

How To Sanitize the Entire Mattress

Once the stains are removed, it’s time to sanitize the entire bedding-sheet to ensure a healthy sleep environment. To do this, you’ll need an all-purpose cleaner, baking-soda, and a hoover.

  1. Start by thoroughly hoovering the bedding-sheet to remove any dirt or debris.
  2. Then spray the entire bedding-sheet with an all-purpose cleaner and let it sit for 15 minutes before wiping down with a damp cloth.
  3. After that, spread baking-soda across the entire surface of your bedding-sheet and let it sit overnight before hoovering again to remove any residue. This helps deodorize and sanitize your bedding-sheet for a fresher sleeping experience.

Now that you have successfully sanitized your entire bedding-sheet, it’s time to move on to how to use baking-soda for cleaning memory foam bedding-sheets for added freshness and comfort!

How to use Baking Soda to Clean Memory Foam Mattress

For added freshness and comfort, try using baking-soda to clean your memory foam bedding-sheet!

To deep-clean your bedding-sheet, sprinkle a generous amount of baking-soda over the entire surface. Gently rub it in with a cloth or brush and let it sit for an hour or two. This will help pull dirt and odors from the bedding-sheet, leaving it feeling soft and smelling fresh.

Vacuum up the baking-soda residue with an upholstery-attachment on your hoover. Allow the bedding-sheet to dry completely before replacing linens so you don’t trap moisture inside.

Using baking-soda is a safe way to keep your memory foam bedding-sheet clean without harsh chemicals.

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Allow the Mattress to Dry Completely

Allow enough time for your bedding-sheet to dry completely before you put the linens back on. The best way to deep-clean your bedding-sheet is by allowing it to dry thoroughly after using baking-soda.

Here are three tips for drying your bedding-sheet:

  1. Ventilate the room where the bedding-sheet is placed – open windows and use a fan to circulate air in the room.
  2. Use a hoover or brush attachment to get rid of excess moisture from the surface of the bedding-sheet.
  3. Place towels around the edges of the bedding-sheet to absorb any remaining liquid or moisture.

Allow your bedding-sheet to sit undisturbed for an adequate amount of time, so that all stains and dirt are removed properly; this will also help you maintain its longevity and give you a better sleep experience overall!

With these easy steps, you can effectively clean and allow the bedding-sheet to dry completely for best results of mattress every time.

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Allow the Mattress to Dry Completely
Allow the Mattress to Dry Completely

Reassemble the Bedframe after Mattress Cleaning

After allowing the bedding-sheet to dry completely, it’s time to reassemble the bedframe.

To do this, I start by hoovering the bedding-sheet to remove any remaining dead skin or biological stains that may have been left behind. Then, depending on what type of bedding-sheet I’m dealing with, I’ll use either a memory foam cleaner or an all-purpose bedding-sheet cleaner for deep-cleaning and blot removal (see Memory foam cutting guide).

Once I’m sure everything is clean and dry, I can then begin putting the bed back together. It’s important to take my time during this process so that everything is put together correctly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I can tell my bedding-sheet needs to be cleaned when I notice an unpleasant smell, yellowing or discoloration, or if I see visible dirt and dust in the fibers.

I’m mindful of chemicals when cleaning my bedding-sheet. Avoiding harsh, hazardous substances is paramount; powerful products pose potential perils. Instead, I opt for organic options to keep my bedding-sheet pristine.

I have allergies, so the best way to clean my bedding-sheet is using a natural solution of baking-soda and essential oils. This will help remove mites and odors without triggering any reactions.

I tried using baking-soda to remove odors from my bedding-sheet and it worked! I sprinkled a generous amount over the surface, let it sit for 24 hours, then hoovered it up. It left my bedding-sheet smelling fresh and clean.

I usually clean my bedding-sheet twice a year to keep it fresh and free of dust, pollen, and other allergens.


Cleaning your bedding-sheet can be a tedious task, but it’s worth the effort for a good night’s rest. With the right tools and knowledge, you can have a sanitized bedding-sheet in no time – and you’ll sleep like a baby!

After all, as they say: ‘A clean bed is half the battle’ when it comes to getting some well-deserved shuteye. So don’t put off cleaning your bedding-sheet any longer; take control of your sleep hygiene today!

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