Keeping your mattress clean is critical to both your health and extending the life of your bedding. Over time, sweat or other stains can develop on your mattress. And with them can come bad odors. Your best ally for peaceful sleep can quickly become a real nightmare. To avoid this, today we reveal a grandmother’s tip on how to clean your mattress with an economical and very effective solution: Baking soda and salt. Here is what you need:

  • A vacuum
  • A soft fabric
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Water


Vacuum to remove hair and dust from the surface. The more powerful the vacuum cleaner, the more precise the job will be. Sprinkle baking soda on the mattress. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes and then remove it with the vacuum cleaner. This step is all about getting rid of bad odors. For stains, you can try to remove them by first wetting the stains with a cloth lightly dampened with cold water, then make a paste of equal parts of water, salt and baking soda and leave it on for half an hour. Remove everything and let the mattress dry.