A mother and homeowner has impressed millions with the simple five-step cleaning process she swears by for the perfect night’s sleep.
The Australian woman, who goes by the name Mama Mila online, shared a TikTok video, in which she revealed how you can clean your entire bed for improved slumber.
‘This is how to make your bed smell like a dream for the best night’s sleep,’ Mila posted alongside the clip.
So what do you need to do?
A mother and homeowner has impressed millions with the simple five-step cleaning process she swears by for the perfect night’s sleep (Mila’s bed pictured)
STEP ONE: Firstly, the mum said you need to strip down your bed, take off all the bedding and then vacuum your mattress
Firstly, the mum said you need to strip down your bed, take off all the bedding and then vacuum your mattress.
This should get rid of any dirt and grime hiding underneath the mattress, and mean you’re not sleeping on any of it.
STEP TWO: The second step involves mixing baking soda with your favourite essential oil, before sprinkling it over your mattress
The second thing Mila said you should do is mix baking soda with your favourite essential oil in a glass container and then sprinkle the mixture over your mattress.
Leave this to soak in for a few hours so that the smell gets into the mattress.
Mila loves Dream Drops by Eco Modern at the moment.
STEP THREE: While this is happening, wash your linen. Mila recommends adding white vinegar to your wash to brighten linen without residue
While all this is happening, Mila said you can take charge of your sheets.
‘Wash your linen and sheets at the same time,’ she explained.
‘Don’t forget to wash your pillows and doonas every three to six months too.’
You can hang these outside on your washing line, making sure you rotate every so often so that all of the pillow and cover dries.
When it comes to how to get brighter, whiter sheets, the mum recommends you wash your linen with half a cup of white vinegar instead of fabric softener, and put a little baking soda into your wash.
‘Baking soda is a natural deodoriser. You can use less detergent by putting it into your wash,’ Mila said.
‘Vinegar softens and brightens linens without leaving a residue.’
What are the five steps to the perfect night’s sleep?
The mum shared the secrets to the perfect night’s sleep (pictured)
1. Strip your bed and vacuum your mattress.
2. Mix baking soda with essential oil in a glass container and then sprinkle the mixture over your mattress.
3. Wash your linen and sheets at the same time, and wash pillows and duvet covers every three to six months, leaving them to dry outside ideally.
4. Vacuum up the excess baking soda and re-make your bed.
5. Finish with linen spray.
Source: Mama Mila
STEP FOUR: Vacuum to get rid of all the excess baking soda, and Mila said you shouldn’t use a Dyson here as the baking soda could block the filter
Then, vacuum again to get rid of all of the excess baking soda that hasn’t soaked in to your mattress and make your bed again with the clean linen.
Mila recommends you don’t use a Dyson for this step, as she has heard that baking soda can block the filter in these machines.
STEP FIVE: Finish with your favourite linen spray for a hotel and spa-like feel, as Mila said this will give your bed a nice smell for days
‘Finish with linen spray,’ Mila said.
This will give your bedroom a spa or hotel-style feel and means it will smell fresh for the coming days.
‘Treat yourself to a good night’s sleep with this spring cleaning hack,’ Mila said.
Over two million people have watched the clip, with hundreds of thousands posting comments about how much it has helped them with their cleaning.
‘Legit [sic] trying this right now,’ one woman posted.
‘Beautiful. Also let the sheets and duvet covers dry outside instead of tumble dryer and they smell so lovely,’ another added.
A third posted: ‘Omg, just looking at this I would never want to leave the bed lol’.
Mila has previously shared her simple trick to clean her microwave from dirt, grime and old food – and it will only take you four minutes (her trick pictured)
This isn’t the first time Mila has posted a viral cleaning video.
Previously, she shared her trick for cleaning a microwave from dirt and grime in just minutes.
For this, all you need is one cup of water and one teaspoon of washing detergent.
Then mix them together inside a jug and put it inside the microwave for four minutes.
Once you take the jug out of your microwave, you should simply wipe down the inside and door with a clean cloth.
For this, all you need is one cup of water and one teaspoon of washing detergent, which you then microwave for four minutes (pictured)
No more scrubbing,’ Mila captioned her video.
‘Gently wipe the microwave and watch the grime slide off. The steam environment softens all the stubborn, baked-on food and makes it very easy to clean.’
This clip was another huge hit online, with more than 22,000 views and scores of comments from other impressed homeowners.