Isn’t it nice to sip steaming hot coffee on your bed on a lazy morning? It is indeed nice until you spilled coffee on your mattress. This calls to mind an emergency situation.
Unlike clothes, you can just dump them in your washer. When you spill coffee over it, You cannot just do that with your mattress. Also, you cannot just wash the bed under running water as it is imperative to keep it as dry as possible. Getting it wet can cause mold formation and you do not want that additional mattress problem.
First things first, you should wipe the excess liquid. Use a paper towel or a clean cloth to absorb the moisture inside the bed. Chances are, ants will find their way to your mattress, too, if you do not clean it immediately.
The next thing you should do is to get a clean towel. After that, get 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. Soak the towel in this solution and wring out the drippy moisture. It should just be damp enough to wipe on the surface of the stained mattress.
Use the towel and blot out the stained part of the mattress. You can also place it on top of the stained area, give it a bit of rub to help the solution penetrate and clean out the stain. Leave it on top of the mattress for an hour. This should be enough to get rid of the colors.
After an hour, lift the towel off the mattress. If it is still damp, sprinkle baking soda to help dry up excess moisture. Leave it there for 15 minutes. Afterwards, get a vacuum cleaner and clean the area. Leave it in a sunny place to dry entirely or direct your electric fan to the most site.
Coffee stain is not too difficult to get rid of if you are using white vinegar. This should help remove the stains from your mattress. You can even use this cleaning solution to clean your coffee maker if you want. This allows a lot in removing discoloration and other what-nots.
The next time you have a coffee emergency cleaning situation, try this method in cleaning your mattress. It is a no-mess and a no-fuss way of cleaning. It beats having to stop by at the convenience store to buy cleaning products.