How to Store a Mattress

When you need to store a mattress, you need to make sure that you are storing it correctly. It is the only way that you can be sure to have a mattress that is still in good condition when you need to use it again. The problem is that there is a certain way that you should store your mattress. This is the only way that you can be sure to have a mattress in perfect condition.

With this guide, you will know exactly how to store a mattress perfectly. How to ensure that you will still have a mattress in good condition after storing it for a while.

Why Should You Store a Mattress Correctly?

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The first thing that you should know, is why should you store a mattress correctly? Why can’t you just put the mattress on its side in a corner of a room, or in your basement?

If you are storing a mattress that is still in good condition and you want to make sure that you are able to use it again later on, then storing it correctly is essential. This is making sure that your mattress stays in a good, clean condition and that it doesn’t become unusable. A mattress can get ruin very easily if you are storing it incorrectly.

Clean It Before Storing It

You should make sure that you clean the mattress before you store it. A good clean, to clean out any dust that might be inside the mattress and any spills on the mattress should be cleaned.

This is to make sure that the mattress is staying in a good condition and not get mold while it is stored away. A cleaned mattress is staying in a perfect condition for much longer. And, when you are ready to use it again, you will know that it is cleaned and that you don’t need to worry about years of filth still in the mattress.

Wrap the Mattress in Plastic

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The next step is to make sure that you are wrapping the mattress in plastic. But, you should make sure that this isn’t just any normal plastic. It should be designed for mattresses, and large enough for the size mattress that you want to store.

You should also make sure that the plastic doesn’t have any holes in. This can cause dust and insects to get into the mattress and to ruin the mattress. The side of the plastic that is open and that you have used to put the mattress in should be sealed after the mattress is put in. Vacuum all the air out is recommended for making sure that the mattress is air-free. This ensures that the mattress is staying in the perfect condition while in storage.

Store Your Mattress Flat

Many people are saying that you should store your mattress on its side against a wall. This is actually not the best way to store a mattress. The side that the mattress is lying on, can get damage with prolonging storage.

It is much better and much more recommended that you are storing your mattress flat. The mattress can lay on top of boxes or other stuff, but it should be lying flat. This is the only way to ensure that your mattress is staying in perfect condition. If the mattress is stored near you, you can turn the mattress every couple of months to ensure that the mattress doesn’t get flat on the one side.

Don’t Put Anything on the Mattress While in Storage

Putting things on top of the mattress while the mattress is in storage is a huge mistake. This is going to ruin the mattress. Especially if the mattress is going to be stored in the long term.

You should make sure that you have enough room to let the mattress lie flat on the ground, and that you don’t put anything else on the mattress. And, make sure that nothing can fall on the mattress. It can damage the mattress and over time it can make the mattress unusable.

Keeping It From the Elements

When we are talking about keeping it from the elements, we don’t mean that you should keep it from getting wet. You should make sure that the place of storage isn’t too warm, too cold or having too much moist. This can damage the mattress and make it unusable over time. Rather spend more money on renting a storage unit that is weather-proved.

Now, you know exactly how to store your mattress correctly. This is the only way to ensure that you are going to have a usable mattress when you need to use the mattress again.

By storing it incorrectly, you are going to have a mattress that isn’t going to be the same quality as the day that you store it in the first place.

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