People spend an average of 25 years sleeping throughout our life. For this reason, it is important to choose a good mattress that guarantees our rest and, in the same way, we must do periodic cleanings to extend its useful life. And it is that, although dirt problems most common in mattresses are related to the presence of mites or moisture, many times we meet those undesirable yellowish spots that may be due sweat or urine, especially in the beds of the little ones.
However, disinfect and remove these stains from the mattress it is possible through a homemade cleaning trick. To do this, you just need hydrogen peroxide, a lemon, laundry or dish soap and a powdered cleaner with active oxygen or sodium percarbonate.
To get started, the cleaning “magic potion” prepares with 100 ml of water, 25 ml of the juice of a lemon, 50 ml of hydrogen peroxide and half a tablespoon of soap, which can be for clothes or dishes. This mix of “ingredients“should be put into a spray bottle.
On the other hand, you should put on the yellowish area of the mattress a powdered cleaner that has active oxygen, in supermarkets you can find many of different brands, or sodium percarbonate. Afterwards, the mixture, previously made, is sprayed with the sprayer on the area where we had applied the powdered cleaner.
Once the area is wet, steam must be applied to the area. This can be done with a vaporeta and, if you don’t have it, you can use steam from an iron. Of course, you must take into account that this device does not touch the mattress so that it does not burn. To finish, you must rub with a cloth on the mark and, little by little, the yellowish stain will disappear.
If the yellowish mark is very intense, we also have another cleaning trick that may interest you. In this case, what you can do is dissolve the active oxygen cleaner in hot water, wet some rags and rub them on this area.
Once you are done with the cleaning, you may remove traces of cleaner and soap spraying water on the area and remove the excess with towels. It also can use the hair dryer to dry the area.
Remember that periodically you can find in our Decoration section cleaning tricks that aim to improve your quality of life. You don’t have to spend a lot of time with the cloth in hand and you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Rather to the contrary, there is homemade solutions what they give best results. If you know how to clean everything, it will be easier. You will save a lot of money And you will also get more free time, that everything matters and everything adds up.
For example, in this last week we have told you the homemade trick to clean stainless steel and leave your appliances like new. In the same way, we have offered you a series of tips for cleaning carpets and end the stains and germs easy way.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.