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Here's how to clean your mattress

Emma Fierberg and Alana Kakoyiannis

Cleaning expert and author of "Clean My Space" Melissa Maker breaks down how to clean your mattress. You're going to need some baking soda, a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment, and some time. This technique will free your mattress of odor, dead skin cells, oils, and dust mites. Following is a transcript of the video.

Melissa Maker: Your mattress should be cleaned in the following method: You want to

remove everything. You've got your sheets, you've got your mattress protector. Hopefully, I hope you have a mattress protector on there. It's a very important thing to have. And then you can just air it out for a little bit. You might want to open your windows too. Your mattress might be a little stinky. It's fine. We've all been there. And you can take baking soda and sprinkle baking soda. What I like to do is have a sifter and pour baking soda into the sifter and then just tap the side of the sifter and let it sort of spread evenly over the top of the mattress. Let it sit like that. You can even leave it for an hour. Baking soda's pretty innocuous in the sense that it won't harm anything. It'll only help your situation. It'll only help remove odors. And then you can use a vacuum with brush attachment. You want the vacuum attachment to be very clean, by the way. It's going on your mattress. And some companies even have their own special vacuum attachments just for mattresses. So you can investigate that as well. And then you want

to vacuum very thoroughly, the top to remove all that baking soda and once that's done, you can air it out a little bit longer, and then put your sheets back on.



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