Mix baking soda with TBS of fabric softener and spread on mattress every one or two months. Leave on an hour and vacuum off. Kills dust mites and freshens the mattress. (Other Pinner: THIS WAS AMAZING!! I used snuggle fabric softener and our mattress smells great!!)
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Awesome Cleaning Slime 1 tablespoons of white (Elmers) glue. Add about 1 spoon full of water. Mix. Then in another cup put 2 tablespoons of borax and 2 tablespoons of water. Pour the glue solution and the borax solution together and you get slime. Add some food color to the glue first if you want a cool color. Use mold of your choice...shallow plastic container, etc. Can be re-used many times. When it gets filled with the gunk you have been cleaning, throw it out and make some more!!
Wait, you’re suppose to clean your mattress? Well, yes, especially if you have a dust allergy. I mean, you sleep on the thing 8 or so hours every day, so it’s probably worth a good cleaning every now and again. It’s also a good idea to use a mattress protector to keep dust and skin particles out of the mattress in the first place.
How to clean your dishwasher: ~Pull out the bottom rack and search the bottom and drain area for debris and clogs. ~Place a measuring cup full of plain white vinegar upright on the top rack, and run the dishwasher on the hottest setting. (The rest of the dishwasher should be empty.) ~Sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda around the bottom, plus some bleach if mold or mildew are a problem. Run a short, complete cycle with the hottest water.
How to freshen up a mattress: Every couple of months sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and a tablespoon of your favorite fabric softener over your mattress, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. Gets rid of dust mites and freshens up the mattress. Keep that same mixture in a small mason jar with holes poked in the top in your linen or clothes closet to keep it smelling fresh!