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How to clean the mattress with the lid method


Although often overlooked, cleaning your mattress is very important and should be done at least once a month.Sure, cleaning your mattress can be stressful, but if you use the right strategies, you can revitalize it in no time and without much effort.For this reason, today we will see together the lid method, a simple and quick trick that will perfume the mattress and remove even the most difficult stains.

What do you need?

The first thing you should do is determine what you need to carry out our fantastic method.

Don’t worry, these are easy things to find and you probably already have them at home. Here are the details:

  • Lid of a pot.
  • A cloth large enough to cover the bottom of the lid.
  • An elastic band.

And that’s it! These are the elements that will allow you to have a scented mattress, free of stains and clean as if it were new.


Now we must go directly to the procedure, but it is important to clarify a few points first.

The lid method can be used with several ingredients, detailed below. Choose one based on the quality of your mattress and the smell you prefer.

They are all effective and very economical!


With Marseille soap

When we talk about cleaning fabrics and, in particular, elements such as the mattress, the beloved old Marseille soap always comes to our aid, being one of the most recommended solutions.

All you have to do is dampen the cloth and rub the Marseille soap bar vigorously until a good amount of foam forms.



Next, place the cloth over the lid and tie it around the handle with the elastic band. Grab the lid and rub the entire surface of the mattress.

Repeat the same process with the rinsed cloth and let the mattress dry. After this, it will be in perfect condition!


A trick you can use when there are particularly difficult stains or when you have pets that sleep on the mattress is vinegar .

Vinegar is very effective against stubborn dirt and odors, so it’s great for deep cleaning your mattress using the lid method!

You simply have to moisten the cloth in a container with water and a cup of vinegar, wring it lightly and follow the same process described above with the lid.



Rinse and wipe again to remove some of the water. And ready!

Sodium bicarbonate

If vinegar is one of the most suitable remedies to eliminate bad odors from the mattress, baking soda is the right solution when you want to whiten and shine it.

In this case, it is also very easy to use with the lid method, which will make cleaning easy and effortless.

Dampen the cloth and sprinkle a good amount of baking soda on it, until it adheres well. Then, tie the cloth to the lid and rub vigorously all over the mattress.

Let it sit until it dries, then vacuum up the residue and you will immediately notice that the mattress is whiter and cleaner.

Goodbye to stains

Not only is the lid method great for cleaning your entire mattress, it’s also great for saying goodbye to stains without needing to wash the entire mattress.

In this case, you must follow the procedures described above and choose the remedy you prefer.

Before rubbing with the lid, moisten the area with the stain with hydrogen peroxide to make everything faster and more effective.

Let it air dry and the stains will be just a memory.

I hope you like this article and find it useful.


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