Here's a fantastic tip.. pour 1 cup of baking soda into a lidded container and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put on lid and shake jar. Using a kitchen strainer, sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress and let it sit for an hour or more. Thoroughly vacuum the mattress. This is a great method for removing dust mites and other nasties. The baking soda helps draw up any moisture and deep dirtiness. It deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean.
Tie blanket dog bed--2 pieces of fleece (1.25 yards each), piece of 3" thick foam from the fabric store (30" long, 25" wide). Cut strips (1" wide, 5" long) along all edges of both pieces of fabric, put foam between the two pieces of fabric, tie fabric together with double knots (first knot loose, second knot tight).