Tips for Storing a Mattress

Man opening mattress cover

Everyone has a mattress, making it one of the most common items stored in a storage unit. Whether you’re moving from one house to the next or you’re looking for a place to store an extra mattress that you have, this is one of those items that you definitely want to make sure you’re storing properly. In today’s blog post, the team at EZ Storage® in Detroit is going to go over a few of the different things that you need to do when storing a mattress. Let’s get started.

Clean Your Mattress

Very few people realize that their mattress is something that they can actually clean, but it is. In fact, cleaning your mattress is the first thing that you’re going to want to do prior to storing it in a self-storage unit. This helps to ensure your mattress is clean going in, but also that it’s not left sitting in the gunk that it collects over time.

Vacuuming your mattress regularly can help remove a significant amount of dead skin cells, hair, and the like. After you’ve vacuumed your mattress, use a mattress cleaner on the exterior, and let it dry. Doing this routinely preserves the condition of your mattress and extends its lifetime. Once your mattress is cleaned, you’re ready to move on to the next step.

Cover the Mattress

Now that your mattress is clean, it’s time to cover it up so that it’s safe during the transfer to the storage unit. There are various ways that you can do this. One of the most common methods that we suggest with covering a mattress is an actual mattress cover that fully covers and zips around the mattress to protect it from the elements. These can be purchased at just about any home good store for a variety of mattress sizes.

These are great for leaving on when they’re back in the house and protecting your mattress from spills, dust mites, and the like. So, whether you’re investing in the mattress cover simply for the move, you can guarantee you’ll be able to make the most of this cover long after the move is done.

Cover the Mattress — Again!

Okay, it may seem excessive, but you’re going to want to cover the mattress another time, this time in a plastic wrap or bag. There are large bags that are used for transporting mattresses to distribution centers and that come with a mattress when they’re purchased. These bags provide additional protection from moisture, dirt, and the like. At times, mattress stores will give these bags away to individuals that come in and ask while others will charge a small fee for these bags. You can also find these bags online and have them shipped directly to your home.

Store Your Mattress Flat

Now that your mattress is ready to be transferred to your storage unit, it’s time to talk a little bit more about how you’re going to store the mattress. Most people will place a mattress up on its side so that it takes up less room, but this is actually the last thing that you want to do when storing your mattress. By having it sit this way, your mattress springs don’t have the support that they need and can then sag. For that reason, we recommend laying your mattress down flat so that the mattress has the support that it needs. With that being said, you don’t want to place anything on top of the mattress either as it will also affect the shape of the mattress.

Store Your Mattress at EZ Storage® in Detroit

When you have a mattress that needs to be stored, you can always count on EZ Storage® in Detroit. The wide range of storage units that we offer make it easy to accommodate the mattresses that you’re storing as well as any other belongings that you need to get out of the house.

Contact our office today, and we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have regarding storage units, figure out which size unit would be best for you and your belongings, or get your unit set up for you. Call us today and the team at EZ Storage® will get you taken care of!