Between five to seven million Americans wet the bed every night. Add that to the countless millions of
pets who have been known to pee on mattresses and things start to get sticky.
Regardless of how you ended up with a wet bed, the solution’s pretty much the same. It’s also super
quick to get started. You’re going to need some towels, some vinegar, some baking soda, and a vacuum.
Once you have those, you’re good to go.
Check out our five-step guide on how to get urine out of your mattress in five minutes below!
Step One: Blot
The first thing you’re going to do is start blotting out the urine. Here’s the thing – there’s a BIG
difference between blotting and rubbing the stain in! You definitely want to avoid rubbing the stain.
Press down onto the stain with your towel. Don’t scrub or rub. Just press firmly into the stain and hold
the towel there for a few seconds.
Rinse and repeat until you’ve absorbed as much of the urine as possible.
Step Two: Spray
Once you’ve blotted the stain, it’s time to start mixing up some vinegar, and then you can start spraying.
You’re generally going to want to use a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water. If the stain’s really large or
deep, you’ll want to use more vinegar, but 50/50 is a good place to start.
After mixing everything up, you’re going to spray it liberally on the mattress. Let it sit for five minutes
Step Three: Spray and Blot
Start blotting the vinegar mixture. Remember not to scrub or rub, just blot!
After blotting up the vinegar, smell the stain. It’s gross, we know, but the smell will tell you whether you
need to spray and blot again or if you’re done with this step.
If the stain still smells like urine, repeat this process as needed until there’s no more urine smell.
Step Four: Add Baking Soda
After spraying and blotting, it’s time to add some baking soda to the mix. You’re going to want to
sprinkle baking soda liberally over the stain. This helps to both draw out any remaining moisture and to
neutralize the urine smell.
You can let the baking soda sit as long as needed. We recommend letting it sit overnight, but a few
hours will be more than enough time to soak up all remaining urine and vinegar.
Step Five: Vacuum
After the baking soda clumps up and dries, it’s time to break out your vacuum. You can use a handheld
vacuum or a larger one, either will work wonders.
Make sure to run the vacuum over the area several times, paying special attention to any folds or
creases on your mattress.
And that’s it! Your mattress is now urine free, stain free, odor free, and just generally looking and
Bonus Step: Get a Mattress Cover
This isn’t necessary to remove any stains from your mattress, but it’ll help keep stains off in the future.
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