Get the dirty job clean: How to clean your mattress

HouseLogic is always full of great tips for home owners, seller and buyers. This month we’re going to take a look at their advice for getting the worst jobs done. Maybe you can get a neighbor kid to help before school starts or maybe you can roll up your sleeves and enjoy a job well done. Tip 9…

#9 Sprinkle Your Mattress With Baking Soda
Your mattress needs a springtime refresh, too, but you sure can’t toss it in the washing machine. Cleaning gurus recommend dragging your mattress outside, beating it, and letting the sunshine help freshen it, then dragging it back in. But who has the muscle for that? This is much easier: Use a kitchen strainer to sprinkle baking soda over its surface and let sit for an hour or longer. Longer is better. Then use your vacuum’s upholstery attachment to suck up the odor-absorbing soda.

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