Useful Tips for Rolling Up Your Mattress Pad

00:08, Thursday 19/01/2023 - Pro Reviewer I have 5 years of experience in blogging...

Add extra comfort and support to your mattress with a mattress topper, a removable cushioning layer that can be washed and reused. A mattress topper is an affordable alternative to purchasing a new mattress and can breathe new life into an older one. The extra padding makes the bed softer or firmer and gives it more structural integrity. Mattress toppers are used to modify the texture of a bed; therefore, they should be rolled up instead of folded for transport and storage. Want to know the secret to rolling up a mattress pad?

You can choose from three excellent alternatives if you're in the market for a new mattress topper.

Before rolling up a mattress topper, make sure it is free of any sheets or blankets, sheets, or pillows, and then place it in a storage bag.  

You should never fold a mattress topper, as doing so can cause creases that will eventually damage the foam and render the topper useless. If you want to keep your mattress topper in good condition and avoid creasing it during storage, you should roll it up.  

Here are some directions for rolling up your mattress pad:

Step 1 It's time to get everything off the mattress pad.

Remove any pillows, cushions, sheets, or blankets that would otherwise be resting on the mattress topper. Get rid of the mattress protector and any other bedding you have on the bed. In this way, the mattress pad can be rolled up more easily. These bedding storage bags are great for tucking away sheets, blankets, and pillows when they're not in use.  

Step 2 The Mattress Pad should be placed in a Ziploc bag for long-term storage.

You can keep the mattress topper clean and protected from dust and dirt by storing it in its original packaging, a plastic bag, or a mattress vacuum storage bag. The bag needs to be proportional to the size of the mattress pad. These Amazon mattress bags are great because they can hold even the bulkiest of mattress toppers.

The mattress topper's end goes into the bag first, and the bag is pulled along the topper's length until the entire topper is contained within the bag. Get some assistance with this process if you have a large and heavy mattress topper.
Tape the bag shut to prevent air leakage. Fold the plastic over and tape it shut if the mattress bag is bigger than the topper. You might not need the tape if you purchase a mattress topper bag made from a resealable plastic.

To use a vacuum storage bag, simply insert the vacuum's valve into the bag's hole to remove air and reduce the bag's height. The vacuum's nozzle can be conveniently placed on a vacuum bag, the air can be quickly removed, and the vacuum can be stored away in a small space thanks to the pod's ability to be lifted away.  

Step 3 Compactly roll the mattress pad inside its carrying case.

If you need to transport a queen- or king-sized mattress topper, you may want to enlist a friend's assistance. This vacuum storage bag is available in Queen and King sizes to accommodate even the largest of mattresses.  

When stowing a mattress topper, press down on one end to compact it, then roll the topper and its storage bag together. The mattress topper should be rolled up tightly, secured with straps or ropes, and then kept in a dry, cool place where it won't be able to develop mildew. Read "Sensitization to Domestic Mites in a Cold Temperate Region" from ATS Journals to learn more about how low temperatures affect dust mite development.   

See also:

Mattress Pad Vacuum Storage Bags

Over the past few years, the use of vacuum storage bags or compression bags to store mattress toppers and mattresses has exploded in popularity.  

Vacuum storage bags are ideal for storing mattress toppers because they protect the topper from dust and dirt and can be compressed to take up less room. Putting mattress toppers in vacuum storage bags reduces their overall size, making them more convenient to transport.  

Some mattress toppers need air to retain their shape, while others may develop deep folds from being compressed in a vacuum bag for an extended period of time (say, six months to a year). If you're looking for a good way to store your mattress topper, you should read our guide on how to use a mattress topper, where we go over the various topper options and the materials used to make them. Our article detailing every possible variety of mattress topper may also be of interest to you.

You can see three different types of vacuum storage bags for mattress toppers in the examples below.

Have You Ever Rolled Up A Mattress Pad?  

The ability to roll a mattress topper up without it getting damaged depends heavily on the material it is made of.

Mattress toppers that are too thick or heavy or otherwise not intended to be rolled up should not be rolled up. It is safe to compress and roll up a memory foam mattress topper because of its soft structure, but an innerspring mattress topper can only be bent so far before it breaks.

It's more of a challenge to roll a topper that's thicker. It's important to be very careful not to damage the magnetic mattress topper's structure when rolling it up. Find out how to maintain your magnetic mattress topper by reading our guide. Also, before you try to roll up and transport a mattress topper, you should find out how much it weighs. Be sure to check out that piece for additional details.

Justifications for tucking a Mattress Pad Into a Roll

This convenient mattress pad can be rolled up and stored away in a jiffy thanks to its vacuum-sealed bag. MemoryFoamTalk image

A mattress topper should be rolled up before being stored. The topper is made out of some fragile materials, so please refrain from folding it. When you're finished rolling up the mattress pad, put it in a plastic bag.  

A mattress topper can be rolled up without creasing and transferred to a different bedroom with ease. This safeguards the mattress pad while in storage or transit.  

Instead of folding it, which could cause creases that could ruin the coils, bend the edges, and damage the foam encasement, a mattress topper is better off being rolled up to protect the fabric and the filling. The Amazon tri-fold mattress topper is unusual in that it can be folded up. You should always roll up a mattress topper unless it is one of the few exceptions listed above.

If you do a lot of traveling, you may also want to take your mattress topper along. In addition to our 10 suggestions for making a hotel bed firmer and more comfortable, please read our article on how to soften a hotel bed for more information.

Is There a Special Way to Roll Up a Latex Mattress Pad?

Due to the wide variety of materials used, storing or rolling a mattress topper will vary slightly from one topper to the next. It is easy to roll up and store a latex mattress topper. In this article, we'll discuss the pros and cons of both latex and memory foam mattress toppers, and help you make an informed decision based on your individual sleeping preferences and needs.  

Rolling up a latex mattress topper involves laying a large plastic sheet on the floor, placing the topper on the sheet, and then carefully rolling up the plastic and topper while applying pressure.  

To prevent the latex from becoming separated from the plastic bag as you roll the hybrid mattress topper, keep the latex side facing the bag. Make sure the topper is rolled up very tightly by applying pressure as you do so. When you roll the topper, the air is pushed out due to the pressure.

Read "Novel Natural Rubber Latex Memory Foam" for a more in-depth look at the structure and characteristics of latex, available on ResearchGate. Our supplementary article provides further details on the topic of storing a latex mattress topper.

Related content:

A Memory Foam Mattress Pad: Unrolling and Restoring Its Original Form

The memory foam mattress topper needs to be rolled out and allowed to expand fully before use. Downloadable image courtesy of Amazon

Giving a mattress topper enough time to "fluff" itself back into shape after being compressed means letting it return to its original size and shape. It's important to let a mattress topper fully decompress before sleeping on it for maximum comfort and support. If you want to know how to speed up the expansion of a memory foam mattress topper, read our article on how to help a mattress topper expand.  

When using a memory foam mattress topper, it is important to allow it to fully expand for the recommended 72 hours after unpacking and rolling it out on the bed.  

Step 1 Unroll the mattress protector.

Deliver the package to its destination first. The next step is to carefully remove the memory foam mattress topper from its storage bag and place it on the mattress.  

Step 2 Extra Pillows for the Bed

Unroll the mattress protector and set it on the bed first. Then, cautiously unroll the memory foam mattress pad. Unrolling the topper makes it harder to move and readjust.  

Step 3 Relax and let the Mattress Pad Swell

Make sure you give the mattress pad at least 24 to 72 hours to fully expand before getting some shut-eye. Inconvenience may arise from sleeping on the topper before it has fully expanded. The different types of toppers and how they can soften or firm up a mattress depending on the sleeper's specific needs and desired support are discussed in our mattress topper hack article, which you can read here.

After Being Removed From the Package, How Long Does It Take for a Memory Foam Mattress Topper to Expand?

The thickness and density of the topper, the temperature of the room where the topper is placed, and the length of time the topper is kept rolled up inside its storage bag all affect how quickly it will expand. It would be simpler to roll up a 2-inch gel-infused mattress topper than one that is thicker.

It usually takes between 24 and 72 hours for a memory foam mattress topper to fully expand.  

When placed in a warm room and thin, a memory foam mattress topper will expand at a faster rate. The internal structure of a topper can be damaged and its expansion process slowed if it is stored for an extended period of time.     

Just to Sum It Up

Protect your memory foam mattress topper from dust and dirt by storing it in a storage bag made for such items. Properly compressing and rolling a memory foam mattress topper will keep it safe while in transit and ensure that it maintains its shape until it is unrolled and ready to be used. To learn more about how to use a mattress topper with an air mattress in the event of unexpected guests, read our article. You may also find helpful our article on how to fix a mattress topper that is too warm if you have noticed that it seems to retain heat or if you are too warm when you sleep.

Learn more about the one we suggest >

  • How to Inflate an Air Mattress in 3 Different Ways
    How to Inflate an Air Mattress in 3 Different Ways 00:50, Monday 30/01/2023

    An air mattress is a lifesaver when you need a comfortable sleeping surface quickly, whether you're camping, hosting a sleepover, or just need somewhere to crash.

  • What Goes Into a Mattress? : Do you know what's under your sheets?
    What Goes Into a Mattress? : Do you know what's under your sheets? 00:48, Monday 30/01/2023

    Is there a dirty little secret underneath your mattress? It's possible that you haven't made an informed decision about a mattress until you've examined its full composition, including the upholstery's weight in grams per square meter and the number and type of

  • Preventing Staleness and Odor in Your Mattress
    Preventing Staleness and Odor in Your Mattress 00:45, Monday 30/01/2023

    In addition to the regular upkeep that includes washing sheets and pillowcases, mattresses also require attention. Keeping your mattress clean and odor-free can increase its lifespan and reduce your risk of health problems. During sleep, the normal adult sweats and sheds dead skin cells, both

  • The 5 Easiest Steps to Folding Your Mattress in Half
    The 5 Easiest Steps to Folding Your Mattress in Half 00:23, Sunday 29/01/2023

    Everyone looks for ways to save money, and mattresses are no exception. The first thing we need to figure out is how to split a mattress in two. Mattresses can be easily halved with a sharp knife. However, exercise caution because there are risks associated with this. Before slicing a mattress

Showing page 1 of 6