Can You Actually Clean Your Mattress By Jumping On The Bed?

When cleaning your bed, there are different steps to ensure it's at its best. Some folks go the simple route, such as washing the sheets and the pillows. However, your mattress collects dust, sweat, stains, dead skin cells, etc., so it's vital to deep clean it. TikTok has many cleaning hacks; you might have found a few that you've added to your daily routine or others that you've tried and decided are not for you. There's one we saw regarding cleaning a mattress. TikTok user @brunchwithbabs explains that jumping on it or having your kids jump on it is the best way to rid any dust from your mattress. The dust particles will be brought to the surface so you can easily vacuum them. Unfortunately, jumping on the bed sounds so easy, but it can actually ruin your mattress. Plus, the boxspring could break, causing you to buy a new one.

Practicing mattress care can extend its lifespan and reduce allergies, which can help keep you healthy too. It's best to clean your mattress at least once every six months if you sleep on it nightly. Mattresses are often cleaned by vacuuming to remove dust and dirt, and lintrolled to remove any fuzz. Moreover, spraying your mattress with distilled white vinegar helps to kill bacteria and mold. So instead of jumping on the mattress to clean it, here are a few other ways.

Beat it with a broom

Like most enclosed spaces, you want to give them fresh air so that odors don't accumulate and make them harder to remove. Your mattress is often trapped by sheets, comforters, and blankets, so it doesn't get a chance to breathe. So, taking your mattress outside and letting it air out can help clean it. In addition, beating it with a broom can remove the dust and allow you to vacuum both sides without flipping it over in your room. Mattresses are heavy, so you can save yourself back pain by taking them out to the backyard to clean them instead of trying to move them around the box spring. While your mattress is outside, you can vacuum your box spring and remove any odors or stains it might have.

On the other hand, you can air out your mattress weekly on the day you do laundry. You can wash your sheets in the morning, and instead of putting them back on the mattress once they're dry, wait until the evening. It'll help to prevent bacterial growth and dust mites from making a home where you sleep.

How to remove stains from your mattress

Stains can appear on your mattress when you accidentally spill a drink, and it seeps through every layer. Or if your kid sleeps with you at night and they're still potty training, they might have an accident. Despite the different reasons for mattress stains, removing them is easy. Everything you need is right in your supplies cabinet. You'll need liquid dish soap, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide. You can mix equal parts in a spray bottle and apply them to the stains. Then, using a clean cloth, dab the stain until it is entirely removed. You can spray the area as often as needed until the stain is gone.

You can also use equal parts of water and white vinegar, put it in a spray bottle, and treat the stained area. Allow the solution to sit for 10 minutes before blotting it with a clean towel. Repeat the step if needed until the stain goes away. Finally, apply a small amount of baking soda to eliminate any odors, especially from the vinegar. Of course, every stain is different, so you'll have to adjust your measurements or use other ingredients, depending on the stain you're working with.