Where and How to Keep a Mattress

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It's crucial that you understand how to 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!
  • Put it down on the ground level.
  • You shouldn't stack anything on top of it

Read on to learn the proper way to put away your mattress, because this information is universal.

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Do you want to know the best way to store your mattress to ensure that it stays in pristine condition? Keep reading to learn the top 10 quick fixes

Step 1 Find the most convenient spot to keep it

Mattress placement is crucial. Since mattresses are large, they require a non-disturbed place to rest.

Moving a mattress inside your home for storage

Your garage is the best place in your house to keep your mattress, if you must keep it there. 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.

However, before putting your mattress there, you should make sure it is clean and dry.

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.

Prior to putting the mattress on the floor, make sure it is completely free of any debris that could cause stains or damage.

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

Once you're done cleaning, let everything dry completely before putting away your mattress 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. A clean mattress will keep it smelling and looking great until you're ready to use it again, so make sure you give it a thorough cleaning before storing it away.

A full rundown of the process can be found in our guide to cleaning mattresses, but here's the gist:

  1. Take out the mattress
  2. Use an upholstery attachment on your vacuum and go over your mattress.
  3. Use a gentle detergent to spot-clean any discolorations.
  4. Let the mattress dry completely after being exposed to air.
Man vacuuming mattress Storing your mattress after a thorough cleaning will help it retain its freshness.

Step 4 Put a plastic bag or a mattress cover over it.

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 a mattress bag made from durable plastic.

Following are some suggestions for making use of a mattress bag:

  1. The bag should be positioned at the foot of the bed.
  2. Get a helper to hold up one end of the bed while you cover it completely.
  3. Before beginning to move, make sure the bag is completely sealed and free of tears.

Use whatever plastic covering you have handy if you don't have a mattress bag.

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

  1. Spread the plastic out on a spotless floor.
  2. Upon the plastic sheet, set the mattress.
  3. Take care when folding the plastic over the mattress.
  4. Put some duct tape on it and it'll be good to go.
  5. Inspect the packaging for tears before relocating it.

Step 5 Moving your bed frame

Your mattress needs to be relocated at this time.

If you want to avoid hurting yourself while moving the mattress, you should wait until the area is clear. 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.

Verify that there is nothing heavy resting on or near the bed's mattress. For the off chance that something shifts during transit and destroys it.

Couple lifting a mattress out of a van Due to its weight, a mattress is best moved by a team of two people.

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:

GRADE 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 - Foam with a short term memory 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. This can lead to mould and damage to your mattress.

You should keep your mattress in a cool, dry 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 Check the ventilation.

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.

You can keep air circulating through your mattress while it's being stored at home by cracking a window or running a fan. 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 THE SOLUTION 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 You should take the mattress cover off 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.

If the mattress got dirty or stained while being moved, you should give it another thorough cleaning.

The mattress should be left out of the bag to air for three to four hours to remove any potential odors.

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

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Can I put my mattress in long-term storage?

If you do what we've suggested and keep an eye on it, yes. In this way, your mattress will be in pristine condition even after being stored for an extended period of time.

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.

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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.

The guarantee or warranty on your mattress could be nullified if you re-roll it. When you unroll it again, it won't have the same texture.

Up and away

In most cases, yes, a mattress can be stored on its side. Mattresses, especially those made of natural materials or with springs, should be stored flat. Storing it on its side can alter the feel of the mattress's fillings, so it's not recommended.

A couple carrying a mattress upstairs Place your mattress on the floor in a flat position to prolong its life.

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.

Ascending to the summit

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

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