Clever cleaning hack to make your mattress look and smell brand new with baking soda

Baking soda is commonly used to make baked goods such as muffins, cakes, and cookies.

But did you know it is a savior when it comes to cleaning your home too?

Baking soda has a variety of uses, from removing stains and odors to clogging your pipes and drains.

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One application that is hugely popular with cleaning gurus like Mrs Hinch is the ability to make your mattress look brand new and smell super fresh.

Ms. Hinch first brought this genius hack to the fore on her hugely successful Instagram page, and hundreds of cleaning fans have tried it since then.

Your bedding should be changed every week or so, but your mattress needs cleaning once, if not twice, a year.

Even if you wash before bed, it’s so easy that your mattress will get dirty. Between body fluids and dead skin cells that peel off over time, your mattress can get dirty pretty quickly. Gross!

How do you clean it Here’s what you need to know:

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First, remove all of your linens and linens so that the mattress is completely exposed.

Next, vacuum the mattress to remove any dirt or particles on the surface and make sure you get into those crevices, seams and folds as well.

If large stains are visible at this point, use stain remover to remove them. Now it’s time to get your baking soda.

Pour a generous amount into a colander and sprinkle everything over the mattress – don’t forget to leave out nooks, crannies or nooks and crannies. If you find that parts of the mattress are particularly dirty or smelly, use more baking soda.

Now you need to leave the mattress for at least 24 hours, ideally next to a window with direct sunlight.

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When you come back soak up all of the baking soda and you should find that your mattress looks and smells a lot better. Genius!

You can turn the mattress over and repeat the process on the other side for a complete clean.

Have you tried this or do you have other cleaning hacks? Let us know!

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