Cleaning memory foam is much simpler than most people believe. Learning how to clean it is actually an easy process and only takes an hour or so to do it. The process listed below is designed to clean a memory foam mattress but can be adapted to also clean memory foam pillows, toppers, or any other type of memory foam.

Cleaning Memory Foam

To do the cleaning you will need: A handheld vacuum or a regular vacuum that has a soft brush attachment, Woolite fabric cleaner, water, an empty plastic spray bottle, the spray attachment for a water hose (if you plan on cleaning it outdoors), a shower head that is detachable (if you plan on cleaning it inside in the shower or bathtub), white vinegar that is distilled, electric fan or hair dryer, and a plastic tarp to put the mattress on if you’re cleaning it outside.

Here are the steps:

1. Thoroughly vacuum the foam with the handheld vacuum cleaner or regular size vacuum cleaner (using the attachment with a soft brush).

2. Take the memory foam mattress and put it either in the bathtub (if you have a room) or outside near the water faucet. If you plan on washing it outdoors make sure you use the clean plastic tarp or else you risk getting mud or dirt on it.

3. Take the plastic spray bottle and fill it with two parts clean water and one part Woolite fabric cleaner. Shake the spray bottle well to mix the ingredients. Spray the entire mattress front and back, with a Woolite and water mixture. It might be a good idea to find someone else to help you because holding up the mattress in trying to spread it the same time is not easy. Allow the Woolite and water mixture to sit on the mattress for 30 minutes.

4. Using the detachable shower head in the bathtub or a water hose with a spray nozzle attachment outdoors, rinse the mattress off. Be careful when you remove the excess water. You absolutely do not want to try to wring the foam out or twist the foam in any way as you can damage it. The best way to remove excess water is to fold it over and press down.

5. Take the plastic spray bottle and empty the Woolite and water mixture out. Now refill it with four parts water and one part white distilled vinegar. Standing the mattress up spray it in the front and the back.

6. Once again use the water hose or of the shower head and rinse off the vinegar. Remove the excess water by folding the mattress over and pressing down. Again, do not try to twist or wring the mattress out.

7. To speed up the drying time you can set the mattress in front of an electric fan and let the fan blow on it. You can also use the hairdryer. But be very careful when using the hair dryer. Do not get the hairdryer close to the mattress as you may damage it with heat. Use the hair dryer on its lowest setting and try to stay at a safe distance.

You want to be sure that your memory foam mattress is completely dry before you try to put it back on your bed.

This is one of the simplest ways to thoroughly clean your memory foam mattress.

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