Ever wondered how to freshen a mattress up? It’s super easy and seeing as I’ve just done both of the kids’ mattresses today, I thought I’d tell you what I do in case you want to freshen up your mattresses too. Trust me, you’ll really notice a difference if you do!
One of the best feelings in the world is that new bed feeling that you get when you get into bed after changing the bedding! Clean, fresh bedding is amazing and worth the faff of changing the bedding but imagine how much better it would be if you too a couple of minutes to freshen up your mattress at the same time as changing the bedding!
I do this to our mattresses every couple of times that I change the bedding but it takes no time at all so I could easily do it every time.
How to freshen a mattress
I use about half to three-quarters of a cupful of bicarbonate of soda (Asda own brand is the cheapest I’ve found) and add in about 10 drops of peppermint essential oil although the essential oil can be any scent you fancy or if you’d prefer, you can just leave it out entirely.
I sprinkle it onto the bed band then using a microfiber cloth I just give it a gentle rub into the mattress.
(Ignore the fact that my mattress looks a funny colour – it’s actually a mushroom type colour in an odd pattern so the white bicarbonate of soda on it added together with the fact that the light was so bad makes it look grubby – it’s actually quite new so definitely not mucky. Honest!)
Once I’ve rubbed it into the mattress I leave it for at least an hour or so then I come back and give the bed a hoover!
In theory, the bicarbonate of soda soaks up the odours from the mattress as it draws in moisture and dirt so when you hoover it up, it pulls any lingering odours out of the mattress leaving just the scent of the essential oil you used in the mattress.
Then I just put my covers back on as normal and count the minutes until bedtime!
Also, whenever I clean the carpets with the carpet cleaner, I actually run it over the mattresses and give them an even deeper clean. I don’t know if this is something I ‘should’ do but it really does work and my carpet cleaner has so much suction power that I can easily give it a good clean and then use the suction nozzle to get out so much of the liquid that it’s completely dry in a couple of hours!
And as if that wasn’t enough, I freshen up the mattress in between bicarbonate of soda cleans and carpet cleaner cleans with my homemade Febreze spray!
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