Mattresses are one of the most important pieces of furniture within your home, but they are also one of the largest. If you need to free up some space in your home or are moving and want to keep your mattress in a separate location for the process, you should look into placing it in a self-storage unit. However, if improperly stored, a mattress can become damaged and uncomfortable to sleep on. To ensure that your mattress remains in good shape after being put into storage, there are a few things that you should do.
The most important thing that you can do when putting your mattress into storage is ensure that you look for a self storage facility that is climate controlled. This will help maintain a certain level of humidity and temperature within your unit, which can help inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. If mold manages to grow into your mattress, you'll have to have it replaced, as mold exposure represents a massive health risk. This is a good idea for all relatively fragile items that you put into storage, especially soft, fibrous items that are susceptible to mold growth, like books and clothing.
Proper Storage Position
Another extremely important thing to do when putting your mattress into storage is to make sure that you do not store it on its side. This is because storing a mattress on its side will cause the fabric, padding, and coils to slough to one side, creating an uneven or lopsided mattress that is uncomfortable to sleep on. Further, you should make sure that your mattress is suspended from the floor of the unit to prevent moisture exposure (a series of milk crates works well in this regard), and nothing heavy should be placed on top of it either, as this can cause depressions and valleys to form in the material.
You should make sure to purchase a mattress bag (or in a pinch, some other form of plastic covering that can be sealed to be airtight). This acts as a barrier against moisture exposure to your mattress, and will also help keep out bugs and rodents which may be looking for a new place to build a nest. It's also important to note that such a plastic covering will prevent dust from getting into your mattress, which is essential for homeowners with allergies or respiratory conditions.Share
5 December 2016
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