Egg Crate Mattress Pad – How to Clean it
Using an egg crate mattress pad at home has become popular as many people discover how much comfort they can add to a firm mattress. Hospitals have been using these mattress pads for a long time for patients recovering from surgery on their back and for others who need to spend long periods of time in bed. These pads help distribute your weight evenly to relieve pressure points and provide a great night’s rest.
If you use your egg crate mattress pad on a continuous basis, you will want to clean it occasionally. The foam is a porous material so bacteria and odors will seep in eventually. An egg crate pad cannot be washed in a washing machine, but there is a way to clean your mattress pad quickly and easily with everyday items from your kitchen.
You will need a large size spray bottle such as the type window cleaner comes in. Combine the following items and pour the mixture into the bottle:
- 4 cups warm water
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Remove the sheets and blankets from the bed. Spray the mixture liberally all over the egg crate mattress pad. Let the solution sink in and dry. To speed up the drying process you can point a fan at the mattress or hang in outside to air dry.
If you wash your sheets weekly you will not have to clean your mattress pad very often – perhaps just a few times per year. Follow the above directions and you will be able to keep your egg crate mattress pad clean and your bed smelling fresh at all times. Since these mattress pads provide so much comfort, most people find that it is worth the investment in money and effort to buy a pad and take care of it properly so that it will last a long time.