We all have been in that situation where we spill liquid on our bed, or worse, we leave the window open and it rains! And poof, your mattress is wet, and you are left with a damp spot to sleep. It's not only uncomfortable but can also cause mold and mildew over time if not dried properly.
But worry no more because I've got your back (quite literally)! With these simple yet effective tips, you'll be able to dry your bed like Speedy Gonzales himself!
Tip #1: Act fast
The key to drying any fabric quickly is to act promptly; don't let the moisture set in too much. The sooner you get started on this task, the better are chances of complete dryness being achieved. You wouldn't want to grow an Amazon jungle-like forest beneath yourself when sleeping now? Would ya?
Tip #2: Remove everything from the bed
I know how tempting it is to lay in bed while doing most tasks but removing everything from the surface during cleaning will help greatly- this including anything else placed onto your bed (wink wink) - so get up outta there! Now put away books/ hardcovers safely which might absorb excess water and cause carpets or floors permanent damage. Anything remotely heavy has got be removed ! pronto!!
Tip #3: Spot clean first
If you can still see some stains after removal/debris clearing , you probably should clean them before proceeding further . Using plain cool/warm water with added little quantity of gentle detergent mix together . Please do take heed : Do Not use toxic cleaners as they tendo smell awful !
Dampen one sponge thoroughly while keeping other completely dry.You could alternatively sprinkle baking soda directly over contaminated areas instead then mist lightly spritz cooled boiled vinegar solution inplace of detergent solution advisable(a perfect homemade diy solution).
A scrub, a rub ,a rinse and the stains would be gone by now if they ever were once there!
Tip #4: Absorb as much moisture as possible using towels/batting
One of the keys to fast drying is absorbing the excess water out. Lay towels(natural fibers better) or batting (polyester-fiber), whatever you can find at home over your damp spot - then proceed to stand on top of them/ apply pressure delicately bearing in mind You wanna make like eggs sunshine aren't breaking all around !
Funny right? We don't want any eggshell-like remains under our feet! Do this multiple times replacing each with a fresh towel until no more liquid is being removed.
Tip #5: Use fans
Fans are typically used for personal comfort but they also work wonders when it comes to drying things quickly. Directing airflow across the bed surface should help facilitate evaporation which swiftens up quick-dry speeds .Aside from just boosting air circulation rates interiorly another great way you could push forward drying processes would involve setting box fan set facing window near bed area enabling cross ventilation throughout room; get ready for whirlwind derby !
Pro tip – This isn’t essential but might speed things up even faster- tilt mattress so that some holes on its sides face through open window vent.
Tip #6: Put your hair dryer into action
Enter stage left....The Hairdryer!!!! , not only hair drying duties anymore folks ! Rather than let’s say blow dry strands use it here instead.To save time during morning routines invest in a powerful yet low-noise-providing hair dryer if possble.Make sure temperature settings are apt and switch straight onto cool mode prioritising quickest setup best option.
Hold heat paraphernalia at reasonable distance though high performance capable models won’t actually scorch textiles .Move nozzle around new parts randomly perhaps going over specific zones time after time until completely dryness achieved. Don’t forget to flip mattress while rotating from one side to the other periodically here so both sides recieve equal amounts of treatment
Tip #7: Sprinkle cornstarch
Have you ever wondered why baby powders is always recommended for use all our not-so-secret areas ?Cause it absorbs moisture !So genius right!? Well, this concept can also be applied in bedroom when dealing with a damp mattress.
Simply sprinkle some cornstarch onto affected area let set against air contact allowing dust-like substance infiltration depth spots left remaining if any .The result?- Reduced moisture on material surfaces and potential reduction say hi (or maybe adieu)to odors as well. Don't underestimate power of starchy substances young padawan….
Tip #8: Hang it up outside
If your bed is light enough that you could handle carrying & have an outdoor space like terrace/ balcony at home consider hanging out wet fabrics under direct sunlight.Sun's hot solar rays generate gentle heat even post dusktime meaning there’s no need to lift them down back indoor into another hot atmosphere or dryer best option.Water molecules jump ship basically under scorching high temperatures intensifying evaporation feats .Be prepared though- neighbours might question what kinda circus ya runnin'!
Tip #9: Lift it off ground
To achieve proper total ventilation , make sure recent laundry isn't being placed either atop drying items and where else more convenient than racks people? If hardworking housewives are reading this now shake hands-I couldn't do without my mother till day.Providing sufficient room, preferrably by placing elevated surface objects like ropes across clothesline wooden upright standing taller will give way airflow beneath exposing complete wetted fabric coverage -eliminating last leftover residual dregs .
There y'all got its folks! Don't let a damp bed drag you down from a good morning only cuz it was left to properly dry overnight, Follow these tips for that happy naptime once again. Remember the #1Rule - Act fast- and enjoy sweet dreams with no chance of developing allergies or mold!