We have a nice bed. Not surprisingly, it’s an IKEA bed. After trying out numerous mattresses in the store, we finally found one that we love. Make likes his mattress more firm while I love a great, soft mattress. Somehow, the one we have works for both of us and it didn’t cost a fortune.
Keeping it clean, however, has been challenging.
Now, I don’t mean changing the sheets and laundering them; that’s the easy part. I’m talking about the actual mattress itself:
Yeah, kinda gross, huh?
Now, it looks like pee and no, no one peed the bed. But someone did sweat all the way through it. So, am I going to get another awesome IKEA mattress? Or am I gonna try to fix this one?
Fix it. Much cheaper.
The one thing I love about Google is the vast resource it can be when it comes to DIY homemade cleaning recipes. We’re not super frugal but we also don’t want to waste money to hire someone to clean something we could probably clean on our own.
After searching quite a few blogs, scouring Pinterest forever, and watched more than my fair share of YouTube videos, I came across this easy-peasy recipe to getting out pee and sweat stains from pretty much anything:
Liquid Dish Soap (Dawn is a favorite of mine)
Seriously, that’s all you need
You can be a good judge of character of how much you think you might need of each, but I used 1 cup of peroxide, 1 tsp of Dawn, and 2 tbsp of baking soda. I had a lot of sweat to clean, y’all.
I put it all in a spray bottle and shake it like a salt shaker (because shaking it like a Polaroid picture makes no sense, Andre 3 Stacks).
I sprayed the potion on the bed and let it air dry. It took roughly 30 minutes or so.
Let’s take a look at the before:
Yeah, still gross.
Now, let’s take a look at the after:
Much better! And another angle:
Filed Under Things I Should’ve Done Sooner.