Do you love that feeling when you get into bed with clean sheets? What could be better? An entirely deep cleaned bed, that’s what! We’re talking, cleaning, and sanitizing everything from your pillows and bed coverings to the mattress itself!
Bedding like comforters, bedspreads, dust ruffles, and throw pillows collect all sorts of scary little things, including dust and dander. We suggest you do a deep clean about four times a year. January is a great time to get started on this schedule; start by stripping your bed, and having your comforter, dust ruffles, and throw pillows professionally cleaned .
Step 1: Test Your Pillows
Fold your pillow over; if it stays folded, get rid of it. There is no way to bring that much life back into a pillow with a synthetic filler. Down Pillows, on the other hand, can be professionally sanitized and put in new ticking to freshen them up.
If your synthetic-filled pillow unfolds, wash it according to the instructions on the care label.
Step 2: Strip the Bedding
Strip off the sheets, duvet, duvet cover, mattress pad, and dust ruffle. You can choose to wash everything yourself (if your washer and drying can hold the items), but it may be easiest to bring it to a professional cleaner to get the job done right. Also note, many duvets should be dry cleaned only; ALWAYS follow the care label on these items.
Step 3: Clean the Mattress
While your bed is stripped, now is the perfect time to deep clean your mattress. This process is far easier than you may think and pays off tenfold once done. First, check for any stains and spot treat them. Once the stains are treated, apply a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. After 30 minutes, vacuum the baking soda up and flip the mattress. Dust the crevices of your bed frame and vacuum those dust bunnies underneath the bed. See our step-by-step instructions.
Don’t Forget the Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are often neglected and not cleaned as often as they should. If the pillow has a cover, zip it off and wash according to the care label. If the pillow doesn’t have a cover, read the care label carefully, most fillings can be washed in cool water and tumble dried on low heat.