How to Clean an Egg Crate Mattress Pad

What You'll Need
Egg crate mattress pad
Washing Machine
Clothes line

Even if your egg crate mattress pad does not smell bad, it does not mean there are no germs or bacteria living in the porous material. Knowing how to clean an egg crate mattress pad will help ensure you and your bedsheets stay clean.

    Step 1 – Shake The Pad

    Before you attempt cleaning the mattress pad, shake out any excess dirt outside. If you do not see any dirt, it does not mean there are no hairs or other material hidden on the pad.

    Step 2 – Wash The Pad

    Simply wash the pad on the gentle cycle using cold water and a mild detergent. If you do not have a machine large enough to accommodate the load, go to the laundromat and use the oversize load machine.

    Step 3 – Hang The Pad

    It is important you do not dry the pad in the dryer as the heat will cause the foam to melt. Simply hang it from or drape it over a clothesline on a warm, windy day and allow it to dry. While sunlight will help to dry the pad, indirect sunlight is better.