It's no secret that mattresses can be quite expensive. That's why it's important to store them properly so that they last as long as possible. Follow these tips and you'll be sure to keep your mattress in great condition for years to come!
#1: Purchase a strong reusable mattress bag with handles
Mattress bags are a must-have for any mattress you're taking with you on your move. Not only does it keep the mattress clean and protected, but it can also help to avoid those pesky bed bugs. If you buy one with a range of comfortable handles, you’ll also find it so much easier to manoeuvre.
#2: Clean your mattress
This will help prevent the growth of mould and mildew while the mattress is in storage. You may first apply baking soda to each side of the mattress. Then be sure to use a vacuum with a brush attachment to remove any dust or debris from the surface of the mattress. You may also want to lightly mist the mattress with a fabric freshener before wrapping it in storage material.
We also advise you to air out your mattress for at least a couple of hours until it dries out, or as long as you can. If there is sunshine, you can place it under the sun.
#3: Store your mattress laying flat
If possible, once your mattress is protected, lay it flat on the floor of your storage unit. This will prevent any permanent indentations from forming in the fabric. Still, it’s ok to store it on it’s side. If it’s long term, rotate it every now and then so it stays in good shape.
The best way to store your mattress upright is by sandwiching it between sturdy pieces of furniture or boxes, so no area sinks more than others.
You may also want to consider placing a few wooden pallets on the floor to keep the mattress elevated and dry. When it comes time to retrieve your mattress from storage, be sure to inspect it for any signs of damage or soiling.
#4: Place it in a climate-controlled storage unit if possible
A climate-controlled storage unit will help protect your mattress from extreme temperatures and humidity, which can cause damage over time. If you're unable to store your mattress in a climate-controlled environment, be sure to check it regularly for any signs of moisture or mildew.
If you have an expensive mattress that needs to be stored safely and securely, follow these tips to ensure it stays in good condition. With a little bit of planning, you can rest assured knowing your mattress is being stored properly.
#5: Include a small bag of silica gel inside the mattress bag to avoid moisture build-up
Include 1-2 small bags of silica gel inside the mattress bag. This will help absorb any excess moisture and prevent damage to the mattress. Check for moisture or mildew regularly. If you see any signs of either, take action immediately.