Box Springs and Mattresses – Household Solutions

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Box Springs and Mattresses > Bed-Wetting

Scotchgard. Protect a mattress from a bed wetter by spraying the mattress with Scotchgard to resist moisture.

Box Springs and Mattresses > Deodorizing

Bounce. To freshen a mattress, place a sheet of Bounce between the mattress and the box spring.

Box Springs and Mattresses > Dust Balls

L’eggs Sheer Energy Panty Hose. To clean the dust from under a bed, cut off one leg from a clean, used pair of L’eggs Sheer Energy Panty Hose, place it over the end of a broom stick, and secure it in place with a rubber band. Slide the nylon-covered broomstick under the bed and move it back and forth. The panty hose leg will gather up the dust bunnies.

Scotch Packaging Tape. To remove dust balls from under a bed, wrap Scotch Packaging Tape, adhesive side out, over the bristle end of a broomstick and slide it back and forth under the furniture.

Box Springs and Mattresses > Mattress Protectors

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. To clean plastic mattress protectors, sprinkle Arm & Hammer Baking Soda on a damp sponge, wipe clean, and dry with a clean, soft cloth.

Box Springs and Mattresses > Squeaks

WD-40. To take squeaks out of a box spring, remove the fabric covering the bottom of the box spring (by simply removing the staples) and spray the springs with a light coat of WD-40. Staple the fabric covering back in place with a staple gun.

Box Springs and Mattresses > Urine Stains

20 Mule Team Borax. To neutralize urine odors from mattresses and mattress covers, dampen the spot with water, rub in 20 Mule Team Borax, let dry, then vacuum or brush clean.