How To Clean A Mattress Topper The Right Way

A mattress topper needs cleaning just like any other part of your bedding. Over time, your topper could start to build up sweat and moisture that causes smells and, even worse, dust mites. One hack for cleaning your topper requires only baking soda and a vacuum, so there's no excuse to put off washing your topper any longer.

Firstly, you'll want to remove the topper from your bed so you have easier all-around access to clean it. Then, use your vacuum to remove the dust and lint, ensuring you have a smooth surface to work with. Take the baking soda and carefully use a small amount to thinly cover the whole topper. Allow the baking soda to do its job for at least eight hours, and then go in with a vacuum once again to remove the white powder. By this point, your mattress topper will look as good as new! This hack works due to baking soda being a natural odor-diffuser and will also bring out any trapped moisture that is causing lingering smells.

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There are other ways to clean your mattress topper without baking soda. One way is to use white vinegar, which is a well-known versatile cleaning tool. Simply fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and lightly spray your mattress topper. Don't go too crazy, as you don't want to oversaturate the material. That's it! The vinegar will once again neutralize odors and lift stains. If you're worried about the unpleasant smell of vinegar lingering, follow up by coating your mattress topper with a linen spray.

You may be wondering if your mattress topper can just be thrown in the washing machine with your other bedding, and the answer is no. Though some toppers are washing machine approved (and these toppers will probably say so on the label), most are too delicate. To prevent your topper from falling apart in a wash cycle, stick to the cleaning methods above. Not only are they easy to undertake, but they use ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, which is always a major plus.