Have you ever come across a mattress in your house that’s been there for years, and you couldn’t believe how dirty it truly was underneath the sheets and covers? Well, don’t worry. We’ve been there, too, so we wanted to share some thoughts with you to help ease your mind and solve your pesky problem.
First thing’s first.
Make sure you remove the covers and sheets and throw them right in the wash. Depending on the size washing machine and dryer in your home, you might get a better result taking it to the dry cleaner in your area. It will likely cost you a good $30 to $40, but isn’t it worth it? The alternative is to either sleep in dirt, or buy a new set of linens. We all know that wouldn’t be cheap. With prices these days, you’d have to sell your auto to get that kind of cash! In all seriousness, though, if you need to find a buyer, we know of a great car broker in The Woodlands, TX who will give you the best price if you need to liquidate your ride.
After you’ve had the chance to get your linens spic and span, you’ll want to let the mattress air out for at least an hour or two. Not to get too detailed here, but your sweat from the night’s sleep is likely matted down into the mattress, and some breathing room for the bed is only going to help.
While you’re letting the air do it’s thing, take advantage of that time and go down to your local market to get some cleaning supplies. We could suggest specific brand names, but to be honest, it is wise to ask the clerk or salesperson at the store and explain exactly the type of stain(s) or situation you have come across. This article is merely intended to provide you with generic steps and a basic process for cleaning your memory foam mattress.
If you have a very bad stain or something that isn’t easily removed by cleaning supplied, try calling the store or site where you originally purchased the mattress. The people working there are actually experts in this space, and chances are they have seen or heard something like your story before. Unless of course they are brand new to the memory foam mattress industry. But no matter who you talk to, if they have some level of customer service mindset, they will be glad to chat with you about best practices when it comes to cleaning your mess properly.
Lastly, as you might have guessed by now, this is going to take some time. So if your schedule is such that you just cannot fit in the time to do it right, just outsource it. Search the web for a local service professional who is willing to help you out. Make sure it’s someone trustworthy, or just tell a friend or family member that you’re willing to pay them or their teenager to do all of this for you. You’ll be glad you did.
Isn’t a great night’s sleep worth it?
We certainly think so, and we believe you’ll enjoy waking up knowing you invested the effort in making sure you and your loved ones are clean!