How to Store A Mattress
Knowing how to store a mattress correctly is crucial when using self storage facilities. At Airport Village Self Storage in Kelowna, BC, we recognize the significance of proper mattress storage. Whether you're moving, downsizing, or just need extra storage space, follow these steps to preserve your mattress's condition during its time in self storage.
Clean and Dry
Before storing your mattress, ensure it's clean and dry. Vacuum the surface to remove dust and debris and spot clean any stains. Allow the mattress to fully air dry before proceeding.
Use a Mattress Cover
Invest in a high-quality mattress cover or bag to provide protection. This layer shields the mattress from dirt, moisture, and pests. Make sure the cover fits snugly for maximum effectiveness.
Avoid Folding or Bending
Avoid folding or bending the mattress during storage. This can damage the internal structure and impact its comfort and support. Keep it flat in its original shape.
Elevate Off the Ground
Place the mattress on pallets or wooden boards to elevate it off the ground. This prevents potential moisture damage and helps maintain the mattress in good condition.
Avoid Heavy Items on Top
Refrain from placing heavy items on top of the mattress. The added weight can strain the mattress and affect its shape and support.
If available, opt for a climate-controlled self storage unit. Fluctuations in temperature and humidity can lead to mold and mildew growth, damaging the mattress.
Stand Vertically for Long-Term Storage
If you plan to store the mattress for an extended period, consider storing it vertically against a wall. This can help preserve its shape and prevent sagging.
Regularly inspect the mattress during its time in self storage. Look for any signs of damage, pests, or moisture. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.
Proper mattress storage is essential to maintain its quality and extend its lifespan. By following these steps, you can ensure that your mattress remains in excellent condition while in self storage.