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Storing a Mattress: The Do's and Don'ts of Mattress Storage

Storing a Mattress: The Do's and Don'ts of Mattress Storage


Looking for tips and tricks on storing your mattress? Maybe you recently upgraded your mattress for health reasons and have a kid who is thinking about moving out within the year. Or, maybe you are moving soon and need to temporarily store your mattress during the move. Whatever the reason, it is important to correctly store your mattress in a storage unit.

How to Store a Mattress

DO: Thoroughly clean both sides of the mattress Before storing your mattress, it is important to thoroughly clean it off. First, sprinkle baking soda on your mattress to absorb odors and let it sit for a day. After the day is up, vacuum up any leftover baking soda. If you have stains on your mattress, use an upholstery cleaner to clean them. After using a liquid on your mattress, it is important to give your mattress ample time to dry before continuing to the next step.

DON’T: Wrap the mattress in plastic A mattress needs to be covered while in storage. This will not only prevent dust from settling on it while in the storage unit, it will also help to protect your mattress during the move. But it is important to never use plastic when storing your mattress. Instead, utilize a mattress storage cover. A mattress storage cover will allow the mattress to breath and prevent moisture from getting trapped inside.

DO: Move your mattress in a covered vehicle During your move, moisture is the enemy. When moving your mattress from one location to the next, be sure to use a covered vehicle. This will help to keep your mattress clean and dry.

DON’T: Store your mattress on its side When storing a mattress, it is important to store it flat. While storing the mattress on its side may help to take up less space, overtime the springs inside of the mattress can sink and permanently damage your mattress.

DO: Use a climate controlled storage unit When storing your mattress, it is important to utilize a climate controlled storage unit. A climate controlled storage unit can help to protect your mattress from fluctuations in temperature that can permanently damage your mattress.

DON’T: Stack items on top of the mattress It is important to never stack items on top of your mattress. Over time, the weight of items stacked on top of your mattress can permanently damage the springs and coils inside of the mattress.

DO: Follow the same tips for storing a box spring Are you storing a box spring too? No worries! When storing a box spring, follow all of the same tips for storing a mattress. Following these simple tips will help to keep your box springs and mattress in the best shape possible.

Are You Ready to Store Your Mattress? Store With Oakley Self Storage!

Now that you understand how to store your mattress, you are ready to choose your self storage facility. Did you know that Oakley Self Storage has a storage facility near you in Oakley, CA? Our storage facility has popular storage unit sizes such as the 5x5, 5x10 and 10x10 storage unit in both traditional and climate controlled. Reserve a storage unit with Oakley Self Storage today!