Tips and Tricks for Storing Mattresses

Mark Bryson - Friday, December 16, 2016

We all love our mattresses, but they’re also a big investment, which means that they’re not the type of thing you want have to replace on a regular basis. So, if you’re renovating, you’ll want to make sure that you can safely store your mattress so it’s ready when the renovations are complete. 

Cleanliness Is A Must
Before you even think about storing your mattress, you should give it a good clean. By a good clean we mean getting a vacuum cleaner and some upholstery cleaner and eliminating every last speck of dust, dirt and anything else that beautiful bit of foam has managed to pick up over time. The cleaner your mattress is, the longer it will last; it’s as simple as that.

Give It The Best
Don’t skimp on packing materials when you’re storing your mattress. The best way to protect it is to buy a breathable plastic mattress cover so that it is completely protected and yet it’s still able to breathe. This will prevent both mildew and mould building up.

Wrap With A Purpose
When it comes to wrapping your mattress, you need to wrap from top to bottom and front to back. You also need to wrap tightly and ensure that no air pockets are left inside the wrap. But, be careful. Don’t wrap so tightly that you deform the shape of your mattress. If it sits in a deformed shape or position for too long a period of time, it may never regain its natural shape.

Natural Position
Never store your mattress on its end or on its side. Your mattress should only ever be stored into its natural position, which is on its back. Other positions can damage the intricate internal structure of the mattress and ruin it for good.

Find A Dry Place
The common places for storing things inside your house – garages, attics, basements – are actually the worst places to store a mattress. All these places are prone to gathering moisture and humidity. The best place for your mattress is a dry place with a relatively consistent temperature.

Consider A Professional Touch
If you don’t have a dry place in your house with enough room to store your mattress on its back you should consider a professional storage space. This is the best way to protect your investment and your beloved mattress and ensure that it’s in perfect condition for that well deserved night’s sleep as soon as your renovations are finished.

Follow these tips and your mattress won’t suffer in storage.