July 10, 2014

Tips To Properly Storing Your Mattress!

One of the most important purchases a person can make is a quality mattress. It is a sanctuary for rest and relaxation. You will most likely spend a third of your life on top of it. Taking care of your mattress is not as hard as it sounds and if you store it properly, it can last for at least 10 years. Here are a few self storage tips to help you do that:

Pre-Storage Preparation

The pre-storage phase is two-fold. First, you have to use a vacuum to rid the mattress of lingering dust, food and any other unwanted particles. Next, place it in a plastic mattress bag or box.

Mattress Bag

Reduce Humidity and Moisture

One of the best ways to protect your mattress is to keep humidity and moisture out. Mold and mildew thrive in moist and dark areas. Mattress's upholstery and fabric covers are usually made of multiple types of fibers and materials including cotton, wool, polyester and latex. While the plastic material or synthetic fibers might not retain moisture, the natural cotton and wool will. Consider placing your mattress in a climate controlled unit to keep the temperature and amount of humidity at the proper level.

 Mattress Cover credit (britwrap.com)

Positioning

After you've cleaned off the mattress and leased a reliable climate controlled unit, you are ready to put your beloved mattress in storage. Some people believe that keeping a mattress on its side is the proper storage technique. In this position, however, the bed's coils and padding can irreversibly shift and settle, making your mattress very uncomfortable. Also, don't place anything on top of your mattress when you leave it in storage. Heavy items can warp its springs and create an unwanted curve.

 Mattress in storage credit (themattressbarn.com)

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By: WholeHomeFurniture.com