Isn’t it nice to have steaming coffee in your bed on a lazy morning? In fact, it’s nice until you spilled it on your mattress. This reminds of an emergency situation.
Unlike clothes, when you spill coffee on it, you can throw it in the washing machine. You can’t just do that with your mattress. Also, you cannot simply wash the mattress under running water, as it is imperative to keep it as dry as possible. Getting it wet can cause mold to form and you don’t want that extra mattress problem.
First things first, you need to wipe off any excess liquid. Use a paper towel or clean cloth to absorb any moisture inside the bed. Chances are, ants will also find their way onto your mattress if you don’t clean it right away.
After that, put a few teaspoons of baking soda in a cup of white vinegar and mix this with 4 cups of water. This will serve as your cleaning solution. The next thing you should do is get a clean towel. Soak the towel in this solution and wring out any moisture that drips off. It should be wet enough to clean the surface of the stained mattress.
Use the towel and dry the stained part of the mattress. You can also place it on top of the stained area, rubbing it in a bit to help the solution soak in and clean the stain. Leave it on top of the mattress for an hour. This should be enough to remove the stains.
After an hour, lift the towel off the mattress. If it’s still damp, sprinkle on baking soda to help dry out excess moisture. Leave it there for 15 minutes. Then grab a vacuum and clean the area. Leave it in a sunny spot to dry completely, or direct your electric fan to the humid area.
This should help remove stains from your mattress. The coffee stain is not too difficult to remove if you use white vinegar. You can even use this cleaning solution to clean your coffee maker if you like. This goes a long way in eliminating discoloration and other snags.
The next time you have an emergency coffee cleaning situation, try this method to clean your mattress. It’s a no-mess, no-fuss way to clean. It’s better than having to stop by the convenience store to buy cleaning products.