If you value your sleep and don’t want nightmares of what is living in your mattress whist it is in self storage be sure to follow these 4 easy steps to how best store a mattress. Take care of your mattress prior to putting it into self storage and it will be protected against dirt, dust and moisture and be ready to use when you need it.
Clean Your Mattress
Before your moving day arrives take the time to thoroughly air and clean your mattress.
- Start with a bare mattress by removing all the bedding
- Sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda on the top and let sit for 15 minutes
- Thoroughly vacuum the mattress
- Turn the mattress over and repeat on the other side
- Be sure the mattress is clean and dry
Self storage tip: Use the same method to clean your box spring prior to storage.
Buy a Mattress Bag
Purchase a plastic mattress bag or thick durable plastic sheets specially for storage. We sell mattress bags in every size, including cot mattress, in our Box Shop. Be sure the entire mattress is covered and protected. Use a quality packing tape to wrap and secure the corners. It is best to store your mattress in an insulated self storage environment. Avoid outdoor storage and storage sheds made of tin.
Self storage tip: Place a few dryer sheets in the mattress bag to keep it smelling fresh!
Move Your Mattress
If you have hired a professional moving company they will know how best to carry and pack your mattress. Usually, it takes two men to carry and to lay it flat in the truck. If traveling a short distance, the movers may load it onto the truck on its side to save space. Just make sure there are no sharp objects or heavy items that could damage the protective wrap.
Pack Into Storage
It is always best to store the mattress flat. It will keep its shape and prevent the coils and springs from shifting, which can result in the mattress sagging. Keep the mattress raised off the floor and do not pack anything on top of it. Ensuring that the self storage unit is climate controlled, to keep any moisture out, which will minimise mold and mildew from ruining your mattress.
Mattress Storage from Tankar Self Storage
A good mattress is an investment and just because you are storing doesn’t mean you have to get rid of it. When you follow these four easy tips to best store a mattress you should have a mattress in the same condition as when you first stored it. Just remember to give it a good airing after you have taken it out of self storage.