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Four Considerations to Store Your Mattress

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Before you put your mattress into self storage, here are some tips to help keep it safe and sound…

1. Clean Before You Store

As with any item you plan to store, thoroughly clean your mattress and box springs to ensure long-term storage success. Storing a dirty mattress will only put its quality at risk over time as residue and buildup settle in. As you clean, pay special attention to creases, in which dirt or dust can accumulate.

2. Protect with a Cover

Further help preserve your mattress’ existing condition with a cover for added protection. This is part of why it is incredibly important that you first clean your mattress. If dirt or other unclean elements remain, throwing a cover over them will only trap and push these items farther into your piece.

3. Choose Climate-Controlled

Mold, mildew and dust build-up—yuck! If you leave your mattress in the wrong climate, and you could be asking for trouble.

Select a climate-controlled storage location like Planet Storage to keep mattress materials protected from unintended residue buildup or adverse side effects. Keep the temperature and conditions similar to those of your home—not too warm and not too stuffy.

4. Maintain Form and Placement

A common misconception is that mattresses should be stored upright. Storing them on their side long-term, however, can dislodge and ruin the springs, coils and inner workings. Instead, keep your mattress flat and store as you would in your bedroom.

Also give it its own space! Do not pile boxes or other objects on top of the bed, which will also put unnecessary strain and wear on the springs over time.

So there you have it. Hope these tips are helpful. Until next time 🙂




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