Where and How to Keep a Mattress

2023-01-24 00:05:23 - Patrick Gruce Patrick Gruce is a seasoned journalist with over a decade of experience in the tech and media industries, offering unique insights on the intersection of technology, media, and legal/regulatory issues through his background in journalism and law.

It's crucial to understand how one should properly store a mattress. It's important to protect your investment in a mattress because of how much money you spend on it. To keep your mattress in pristine condition and prevent any potential damage, follow the steps outlined in this guide.

Here are some suggestions for stowing your mattress:

  • Don't forget to cover the mattress!
  • Spread it out on the floor.
  • You shouldn't stack anything on top of it

Learn here how to properly store any mattress, regardless of its material.

Couple moving mattress together Here, we'll show you how to fold up your mattress so that it takes up as little space as possible.

If you want to know how to properly store your mattress so that it lasts as long as possible, read on! Take a look below for ten simple suggestions.

Step 1 Find the most convenient spot to keep it

The location of your mattress's storage is crucial. Since mattresses are large, they require a non-disturbed place to rest.

Mattress storage at home

It's likely that the garage in your home would provide the best conditions for your mattress storage needs. This is because the cover and fillings are less likely to be damaged there because it is out of the way and cooler than the rest of the house.

Before putting your mattress there, though, make sure it's free of dirt and moisture.

Renting a space to store a mattress

If you want to keep your mattress smelling nice and have the comfort fillings last as long as possible, store it somewhere that has good ventilation or climate control. Your mattress needs to be able to lie flat on the floor, and the room must be clean and tidy.

The cost of a mattress storage unit will vary based on the size of the unit and the length of time you need to keep the mattress stored. However, costs may vary based on factors such as proximity to a facility and the amount of storage space required.

Step 2 Get things set up!

You should make sure the floor or other surface where the mattress will be placed is free of debris before bringing the mattress into the room.

If you're going to put the mattress on the floor, make sure to vacuum the area and remove anything that could cause stains or damage.

Dust the floor and walls around where your bed will be resting if necessary.

After you've finished cleaning, you should wait until everything is completely dry before putting your mattress away for the winter.

A clean spare room Your mattress should be kept in a clean, dry, and well-ventilated space.

Step 3 Wash the bed you sleep on.

Avoid storing your mattress somewhere dirty or damp. You should clean your mattress before storing it so that it remains clean and fresh until you need it again.

Our in-depth mattress cleaning guide will walk you through the entire process, but here's a summary for your convenience.

  1. Take out the mattress
  2. Use an upholstery attachment on your vacuum and go over your mattress.
  3. Use a mild detergent to spot-clean any stains.
  4. Let the mattress dry completely after being exposed to air.
Man vacuuming mattress Your mattress will retain its freshness for longer if you clean it before putting it away.

Step 4 Use a plastic bag or a mattress bag.

Mattresses can be kept clean and protected by placing them in a mattress bag or by wrapping them in airtight plastic. This is due to the fact that if you cram the mattress into a storage unit with other items, it is much more likely to get squished or

Protect your mattress from dust, dirt, water, pests, and light with the help of a mattress bag made from durable plastic.

How to make use of a mattress cover:

  1. The bag should be positioned at the foot of the bed.
  2. To fully cover the bed, have someone lift up one end while you do it.
  3. Before beginning to move, make sure the bag is completely sealed and free of tears.

It is possible to use other plastic coverings besides a mattress bag if you don't have one.

Step-by-step instructions for plastic-wrapping a mattress are provided below.

  1. Spread the plastic out on a spotless floor.
  2. Arrange the mattress on the plastic.
  3. Take care when folding the plastic over the mattress.
  4. Seal everything up with some duct tape.
  5. Inspect the packaging for tears before relocating it.

Step 5 Moving your bed frame

Your mattress needs to be relocated at this time.

Make sure you don't step in anything before beginning to move the mattress, or you could end up hurting yourself. Get two people to help you move the mattress if at all possible: one to direct you and one to help you carry it.

It's important to protect your mattress with a mattress bag or some other form of plastic when moving it in a van. If you want to use blankets to keep it in place on the trip, that's fine, too.

You should make sure that nothing is resting on or near the mattress. For the off chance that something shifts during transit and destroys it.

Couple lifting a mattress out of a van Since mattresses tend to be quite heavy, it's recommended that at least two people work together to move it.

Step 6 Please maintain a flat mattress.

It is recommended that all mattresses be laid flat on the floor, as this best preserves the integrity of the mattress's fillings. Particularly relevant for mattresses with pocket springs and organic fillings

It's not good to lean a mattress on its side because it can cause the fillings to shift. When taken out of storage, the level of comfort and support it provides may suffer as a result. Mattresses made of foam or latex can be stored on their sides without much worry of movement.

Here's a table detailing the various mattress types and the best way to store them:

MODEL OF MATTRESS IN A SLEEPING POSITION WHERE IT HAS BEEN TURNED ON ITS SIDE Springs placed in individual pockets yes - In accordance with industry standards for springing yes - The Use of Memory Foam yes yes Latex yes yes Alternatives to synthetic fillings yes - Hybrid yes -

Top tips:

Never put anything on top of your mattress when storing it. The hips, back, and other joints are given extra support when you sleep on a mattress. Avoid placing anything heavy on top of your mattress, as this could compromise the mattress's support and make sleeping on it unpleasant.

Get a cheap block of plywood from your neighborhood hardware store and use that to cover the filthy floor of your storage unit until you can get it cleaned. Your mattress can stay cleaner if you put it there rather than on the floor.

Step 7 First, make sure the temperature is correct.

The mattress can get wet if the air inside the mattress bag or plastic wrapping stays too humid. Your mattress may get damaged and moldy as a result of this.

If you want to keep your mattress dry, it's best to keep it in a cool place. Keep these issues at bay by renting a climate-controlled storage space.

Temperatures between 18 and 19 degrees Celsius are ideal for preserving the quality of your mattress.

Person changing the temperature to 19°C Adjust the thermostat so that it is about the same as in your bedroom.

Step 8 Make sure there's enough air flow.

Another preventative measure you can take against mattress mold is to ensure that the room has adequate air circulation. Mattresses that don't get enough air circulation tend to get musty and musty smelling very quickly.

Open a window or run a fan while storing your mattress indoors to keep air moving through the room. Make sure your storage unit has air conditioning so the air doesn't get too muggy in there.

If you're going to be storing your mattress for an extended period of time, you should unpack it once a week and let it air out.

Woman opening a window Your mattress will stay clean and fresh with consistent airflow while being stored.

Step 9 Sleeping arrangements: check in

If you plan on putting your mattress in storage for longer than a week, you should check on it occasionally.

Some potential problems and their solutions are detailed below.

Where to Look and What to Look For A REMEDY FOR IT Mattress or protective layer damage Examine the root of the problem and fortify the mattress with extra padding if necessary. Mattress with uneven filling or other lumps Verify that there is nothing hiding under the bed, and take away any items that may be resting atop it. Inside-the-bag condensation The mattress will last longer if you regularly wipe it down and leave the bag open. Patches of wetness on the bed If the mattress bag gets wet, take it off the mattress and let it dry completely before sealing it back up. Any notably different temperatures Bring the temperature back up to normal with the aid of a fan or heater.

Step 10 Be sure to clean it up before you use it.

In order to remove any dirt, dust, or stains that may have accumulated on the mattress during the relocation process, you should give it another thorough cleaning.

Airing the mattress for three to four hours will help remove any lingering plastic smell.

It's time to put your mattress back on the bed.

Get back up there!

What are the long-term storage options for a mattress?

As long as you keep an eye on it and take the necessary precautions, yes. This will keep your mattress in pristine condition while you store it.

It's best to store a mattress flat on the floor, away from dust and other contaminants, if you plan to keep it for an extended period of time. If you're going to be storing items in a rented space for a long time, it's a good idea to get one that has climate control and air conditioning.

Get back up there!

For compact storage, should you roll your mattress?

Under no circumstances is it acceptable to re-roll a mattress. Even if your mattress was delivered in a box, you shouldn't roll it again because doing so will disturb the materials inside.

A mattress's warranty or guarantee may be voided if it is rerolled. When you unroll it again, it won't have the same texture.

Up the ladder we go

A mattress can be stored on its side without issue in most cases. Mattresses, especially those made of natural materials or with springs, should be stored flat. The reason for this is that the mattress's fillings can shift and the mattress's feel can be altered if it is stored on its side.

A couple carrying a mattress upstairs Keeping your mattress in good condition necessitates that it be laid flat on the floor.

The journey begins again at the beginning.

Tips for putting away a mattress pad

Here are some things to consider when deciding how to store your mattress topper alongside your mattress.

To store a mattress topper is very similar to storing a mattress:

  1. Top with a vacuum
  2. Use a gentle detergent to remove any stains.
  3. Encase the cap in a plastic bag for safety.
  4. Maintain at a cool, dry location with good ventilation.

Inverted Clockwise Circular Motion: The Journey to the Top

If you own a mattress and don't plan on using it for some time, you should know where and how to keep it. Using a mattress bag, laying it flat on the floor, and storing it in a cool, well-ventilated room are the three most important things to keep in mind.

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