Dear LH, Recently I moved house, and in the process the bed mattress got wet. I immediately put a fan onto it to dry it out (as it was still wet outside), but the mattress now has a musty smell. Is there anything I can do to remove the smell? (Buying a new mattress is out of the question.) Thanks, Sleeping With The Stench
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Nasty problem. There's a few things you can try:
- Leaving the mattress outside on a sunny day is an effective method, though you'll need several hours (and possibly multiple days) to get full results. Do this while you're at home and keep a close eye on the weather.
- Give it plenty of chances to air. If it's your main bed, strip it every day so it gets maximum exposure.
- A bowl of vinegar in the room is also often useful at absorbing smells.
If readers have other suggestions on how to deal with this problem, let us know in the comments.
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