Bedding is one of the many things that we accumulate, and at a fast pace. Whether you have multiple beds in your home or you like having a couple of different options when it comes to your sheets and comforters, it’s pretty common for most people to have a closet filled to the brim with bedding.
In today’s blog, the team at EZ Storage® is going to talk about something that we all need to know during a move: how to store our bedding in a storage unit. From avoiding the chances of pests burrowing into your favorite duvet to keeping your mattress free from dust mites, we’ve got all of your bases covered. Let’s go ahead and dive in.
Wash Sheets in Advance
Before you store any bedding in a storage unit, you want to make sure that you get them washed. This may seem silly to do, but storing bedding in a storage unit is a lot different than storing it in your linens closet. A good wash before moving your bedding into storage can help remove any spiders, dust mites, and leave them smelling fresh before they go into the unit.
Store With Similar Pieces
As with every item that you’re bringing into a storage unit, we suggest that you keep it with similar items. Not only will doing so make it significantly easier for you to find certain things later on, but different types of bedding need to be stored in certain ways. For example, it’s easy to wash your sheets, fold them up, and throw them in a Tupperware, but that’s not the case for down comforters or quilts.
To make sure that your bedding is not damaged from sitting in storage, do your best to store like bedding together. This will make it so much easier for you to get items stored properly and quickly.
Use Storage Bags
Pests are easily one of the biggest concerns that you are going to need to have when it comes to storage units. They are constantly looking for food or for supplies to build a home that will keep them warm and safe. As you may assume, bedding is one of the best supplies to come across! One of the ways that we suggest countering this is by investing in storage bags that keep pests out. There are so many options in regards to size and style, it’s easy to find the storage bag solution that will work best for you.
Avoid Damp Places
Storing bedding in the wrong type of climate is one of the most commonly made mistakes. Mold and mildew are not the first things that comes to mind when you think about your bedding, and if you want that to remain the case, you want to make sure that you’re not storing your bedding in a damp or humid storage unit. When you do this, your bedding winds up retaining moisture and can quickly turn into a moldy mess. To avoid this, use the storage bags that we mentioned above and avoid any units that are going to get humid.
Wrap Your Mattress
While we’re on the topic of bedding, let’s touch briefly on how to store your mattress. Given that our mattress is something that we sleep on, it only makes sense that we’d want to store it properly and ensure it comes out of storage in good condition. With that being said, the first thing that you’re going to want to do is invest in a mattress cover. You can find mattress covers online, but it’s also worth asking mattress companies if they have any they could spare. Many companies would be happy to give a mattress cover or give it to you for a cheap price.
Store at EZ Storage®
When you have lots of bedding that you need stored, be it for a move or simply to clear up some space in the house, you can always count on EZ Storage® in St. Louis. We offer a variety of unit sizes so that you can select the one that best caters to your needs and the items that you’re going to be storing. For more information on our storage units or to get a quote on the unit that you’re interested in renting, contact our office and we’d be more than happy to get you taken care of.