How to get vinegar smell out of mattress

How to get vinegar smell out of mattress

How to Get Rid of that Vinegar Smell on Your Mattress

If you spilled vinegar on your mattress, you’re not alone! Whether it was an accident or on purpose, there are plenty of household remedies that will help you get rid of that awful vinegar smell from your mattress. This guide will take you through each step of the process so that you can remove the vinegar smell from your mattress and get back to sleep quickly and easily.

Things You Will Need

You will need white vinegar, baking soda, a spray bottle, and a vacuum cleaner. 

  1. Mix together equal parts white vinegar and water in the spray bottle. 
  2. Generously spray your mattress with the mixture. 
  3. Let the mattress sit for at least an hour before sprinkling baking soda over the entire surface.
  4. Vacuum up the baking soda and enjoy your fresh-smelling mattress! There are other methods for getting rid of the smell such as Febreeze or odor eaters. Be sure to consult with someone from Geek Squad if you have any questions about which product is best for you.

Step 1 – Vacuum the Mattress

If your mattress is new, start by vacuuming it with the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner. If it’s an older mattress, you may need to do a little extra work to remove any dust or debris that’s accumulated over time. Remove as much as possible before proceeding to step 2.

Step 2 – Sprinkle baking soda

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer, so it will help to neutralize the vinegar smell. Just sprinkle it liberally over the entire surface of the mattress and let it sit for a few hours. You can even leave it overnight if you want. Then, just vacuum it up with your regular vacuum cleaner attachment.

Step 3 – Vacuum away baking soda

You’ve almost got it! The baking soda has absorbed the vinegar smell, and now all you need to do is vacuum it up. Make sure to get in all the crevices and folds of the mattress. If you have a handheld vacuum, that will work great. If not, just use your regular vacuum cleaner with the hose attachment.

Step 4 – Vacuum again to lift up liquid

You're almost done! Just one more step to get rid of that vinegar smell. Vacuum up any liquid you can see. If the vinegar has dried, you may need to use a strong vacuum cleaner with an attachment.

Additional Tips

  1. If you can, air out the mattress outside in the sun for a few hours. This will help neutralize the vinegar smell. 
  2. If you can't take the mattress outside, try placing it in a well-ventilated room for a few hours. 3. Once the mattress is no longer wet, sprinkle baking soda over the entire surface. 
  3. Let the baking soda sit for at least 30 minutes before vacuuming it up. 
  4. Another option is to mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle and mist the mattress with it. 
  5. Let the mattress air dry completely before putting sheets back on it.
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