Go over the spot with a steam vac, if you have one (they’re a solid investment!). Or apply disinfecting spray (half rubbing alcohol and half water works, too) over the dried stain to kill the smell.
Tip: Make a lasagna bed to preserve your mattress and save midnight sheet changes. Layer a waterproof mattress pad and a sheet, then another mattress pad and sheet set. In the event of a late-night accident or illness, strip a layer and throw it in the washer.
We also love mattresses that come with water-proof or water-resistant covers built in. In fact, that's one of the greatest features we found in our Helix Kids' Mattress review. It stands up to all kinds of stains, spills and messes.
Meet the experts who shared their tips, tricks and hacks:
Sarah Mcallister—CalgaryWith more than two million followers, McAllister’s company, Go Clean Co., is kind of a big deal on Instagram. Known for her undying love of powdered Tide detergent and for bringing the concept of laundry stripping to the mainstream, McAllister is a serial entrepreneur and mom of one.
Danielle Tays—Hampton, New BrunswickBetter known as @momthatlovestoclean on TikTok, this mother of one and stepmom of two soothed her COVID anxiety by sharing her knowledge and tips. Boasting more than 450,000 followers, she and her like-minded cleaning squad refer to themselves as the #mopsquad.
Jamie Moorhouse—TorontoAlong with partner Sean Campbell, Moorhouse started Condo Fresh Inc. in 2011 with a goal of providing professional cleaning and organizing with a natural spin. After encouragement from his customers, he recently launched his own line of natural cleaners, called Moorfreshouse Inc.
This article was originally published on Feb 23, 2022
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