How to Clean a Mattress

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Learn how to clean a mattress when you make a bed using expert tips in this free video on household chores. View Video Transcript

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Leslie Moselle

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Hi! My name is Leslie Moselle and I am from Tampa, Florida. On behalf of Expert Village, this is how to make a bed. The first thing you want to do when making your bed or before making your bed, is to kind of clean off the area, clean your mattress or you can apply a scotch guard if it is a brand new mattress. With brand new mattresses, scotch guard works great. Just any old upholstery cleaner or you can use it for your furniture, your pillows also, not just your mattress. What you want to do is apply a light spray to the entire mattress. You don't want to put a heavy spray on. What you do is apply one light spray, clean it off a little bit with a dry towel, apply a second spray and dry it off a little bit more. You want to make sure your fabric or your pillow top is dry before you put on any of the your sheets. But after that just for in between changing your sheets or if you just want to give your mattress a fresh smell, you can spray a fabric cleaner or a deodorizer, I should say like Febreeze or anything that you can find from your grocery store depending on what scent you like. Another trick that I like to use is to take your ordinary dryer sheets whatever smell you like. Just place them anywhere around the mattress. It gives it a nice scent and it keeps a fresh smell and what you do just lay them on there and you can put your fitted sheets right on top of the mattress and it keeps it smelling fresh in between washes.