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Storing a Mattress with Ease: The Top Mattress Storage Tips

Posted on: December 5, 2017 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage May 15, 2018

A man moves his mattress to place into storage in a storage unit

Think about it, you spend 6-8 hours of your day on a mattress. This time adds up quickly. One way to improve the quality of sleep, or increase the amount of sleep your body gets, is by sleeping on a quality mattress. This is important, as a lack of sleep or low-quality sleep can lead to heart disease, a stroke, diabetes, obesity and a hard time learning or concentrating. Sleeping on a high-quality mattress will result in better quality sleep, which can prevent you from developing serious health concerns.

Unfortunately, a common time for mattresses to become damaged is while they are in storage. In order to ensure your mattress remains a high quality, it is important to properly prepare your mattress for storage before placing it into storage. Try out these mattress storage tips!

How to Store a Mattress

  1. Clean the Mattress: Before placing the mattress into storage, take the time to thoroughly clean both sides. First, use a manufacturer approved mattress cleaner to remove any stains. Once the cleaner has dried, vacuum both sides to remove any leftover crumbs or pet hair.
  2. Use a Mattress Storage Bag: Invest in a mattress bag or cover. A mattress bag will help to protect your mattress against damage caused by soil, dust or water. These bags are relatively inexpensive and can save you from having to pay for costly damages later on.
  3. Store Your Mattress in a Moisture-Free Location: Exposure to moisture during storage can be extremely detrimental to the quality of your mattress. If moisture is present in your storage location, it can cause mold or mildew to form on your mattress. Exposure long-term to mold or mildew can render your mattress unusable.
  4. Store the Mattress Flat: While it is okay to move a mattress on its side, it is important to only store a mattress flat. Think about it, mattresses were made to lay flat on a bed. If you store your mattress long-term on its side, it can cause the mattress to become damaged and disfigured.
  5. Avoid Stacking Items on Top of the Mattress: Do not stack other items on top of the mattress while it is in storage. While it may be tempting to try to take advantage of the extra storage space by stacking items on top of the mattress, doing so can cause damage to the springs.

A Storage Unit is a Good Option for Storing a Mattress

If you don’t store your mattress in a safe location, all of the work you did to prepare your mattress for storage will go to waste. If you don’t have a storage location at your home that is free of moisture, consider utilizing a storage unit. Lighthouse Self Storage has storage unit options that will control the climate of your unit, making it a safe location for mattress storage. Our various sized storage unit options will also make it an affordable solution, even if you are only looking to store one mattress. Are you interested in learning more about a storage unit rental? Contact us today!

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