How to clean a mattress with baking soda

To clean your mattress:

  • Sprinkle the baking soda over the entire surface and let it sit for 20 minutes or longer.
  • Vacuum the baking soda away.
  • Use a damp sponge to apply a generous amount of mild household cleaning solution all over the mattress surface; focus on any areas with stains or odors.
  • If possible, move the mattress into a sunny spot—the UV light will help kill bacteria and freshen up the fabric naturally (this step is optional).


Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena.

Its name was Bill, and it was a present from the Ethiopian emperor. Roosevelt was famous for his many pets, including a one-legged rooster, a badger, a pony, and a small bear.