Studies suggest that many people sleep better if they're in a clean room and bed. Since you spend almost one-third of your life asleep, it makes sense to schedule regular deep-cleans of the entire bed. The expert cleaners at MOLLY MAID have created an easy, four-step cleaning guide that will freshen the mattress, help eliminate dust, and create a wonderful place for you to lay your head.

Step 1: Remove all bedding, including sheets, pillow cases, mattress pad, valences, etc. Wash them in hot water – at a minimum of 50 degrees Celsius.

Step 2: Vacuum the entire surface of your mattress, including the sides and underside.

Step 3: Use a natural stain remover or a laundry spot remover to treat and remove any stains. Be careful not to spray on this product too heavily. The cleaners at MOLLY MAID recommend using a dry cloth to blot the cleaning solution spray over the stained area with water. Then, blot the water up with a dry microfibre cloth to help remove any chemicals that may have been left in the process.

Step 4: Mix together a small amount of baking soda with a tablespoon of your favourite fabric softener – sprinkle this mixture over your mattress. Let it sit for one hour, and then vacuum it all up. (Do this once every couple of months, but be careful not to use too much fabric softener.)

Note: If you use liquid cleaner or water on your mattress, allow it to dry for a full four hours before you place linen back on the bed. This will prevent any mold or mildew from drawing upon extra moisture.