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Best Way to Store a Mattress: 5 Easy to Follow Steps

Just store It | Jun 15, 2019

Are you looking for tips for moving or storing a mattress? If so, you are likely either moving to a new home or just recently upgraded the mattress in a room. While moving and storing a mattress and box spring may not seem very difficult, it is very important that it is done correctly. Improperly storing a mattress can cause permanent damage to the mattress, which may result in injury or health concerns caused by not getting enough sleep.

Interested in learning more about storing a mattress and box spring? Keep reading this post!

Moving and Storing a Mattress and Box Spring in 5 Easy to Follow Steps

  • Step 1: Clean the mattress and box spring

Before following any other storage steps, clean the mattress and box spring. Use a vacuum cleaner to sweep up any crumbs, hairs, dust, dirt or lint that are on the mattress. Next, test an upholstery cleaner on a small part of the mattress. If it doesn’t stain, use the same cleaner all over. When cleaning a mattress and box spring, make sure you can both sides. Allow the mattress at least 24-hours to dry before storage.

  • Step 2: Invest in a mattress protective bag for mattress and box spring

One of the best ways to protect your mattress is to use a mattress storage bag. A mattress storage bag will not only protect your mattress from dust, dirt and moisture, it can also help to prevent mold and mildew from forming.

  • Step 3: Always store both the mattress and box spring horizontal

When storing a mattress and box spring, avoid storing them vertically. Storing vertically can result in the springs shifting, leaving the mattress or box spring lumpy and misshapen.

  • Step 4: Never stack items on top of the mattress

Overtime, the weight of various items on top of the mattress can cause the springs to bend, which can warp the mattress. In order to keep your mattress in the best shape possible, avoid stacking any items on top of it.

  • Step 5: Use a climate controlled storage unit

When storing a sensitive item such as a mattress, it is essential to use a climate controlled mattress. When you are storing an item long-term, it will be exposed to a variety of fluctuations in temperature. Over time, this can damage the mattress and cause the springs to break, rust or become fragile. In order to prevent this from happening, always use a climate controlled storage unit.

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