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Tips for Storing a Mattress and Box Springs

Tips for Storing a Mattress and Box Springs


A mattress is a large investment. When you purchase a mattress, you likely intend on having it for a long time. But there may come a time when you need to store your mattress for a period of time. Maybe you are moving soon but will have to stay with family members for a few months because your new home will not be ready in time. Or, maybe you recently upgraded mattresses but want to give your old mattress to one of your kids that’s looking to move out soon. Either way, it is important to move and store a mattress and box spring properly in order to keep them from getting damaged. Try out these tips!

How to Store a Mattress and Box Springs

  • Clean the mattress: Before putting your mattress into storage, it is important to clean it thoroughly. Any leftover hair, pet dander or crumbs left on your mattress during storage can attract pests and vermin to your storage unit. First, use an upholstery cleaner to clean both sides of the mattress. After cleaning it, allow the mattress 24 hours to dry. Once dry, vacuum both sides of the mattress to remove any remaining dirt.
  • Reserve a climate controlled storage unit: Fluctuations in temperature can permanently damage your mattress, causing mold, mildew or rust to form. In order to avoid this kind of damage, it is important to use a climate controlled storage unit.
  • Use a protective mattress bag: When moving and storing a mattress, it is essential to use a mattress storage bag. During the move, a mattress storage bag will prevent your mattress from getting wet or dirty. Using a mattress bag during storage will keep dust from settling on your mattress.
  • Keep mattress flat during storage: While it is okay to transport your mattress on its side, it is never a good idea to store it that way. Over time, your mattress springs can start to shift which can permanently damage the mattress. When storing your mattress, store it flat on a completely flat surface.
  • Avoid stacking items on top of your mattress: When it comes to your storage unit rental, space is money. And while it may be tempting to take advantage of space constraints by storing items on top of your mattress, this can actually lead to your mattress springs becoming permanently damaged. When storing a mattress, never set items on top of the mattress during storage.

Box Spring Storage Tips

Storing your box springs is actually very similar to storing your mattress! Read below: • Clean both sides of the box springs: Before storing your box springs, vacuum both sides to remove any dust, dirt, hair or crumbs that may be stuck. • Use a mattress storage bag: Use a mattress storage bag to protect your box springs during storage. A mattress storage bag will help to protect your box springs from getting dirty while being moved and stored. • Store the box springs under the mattress: If you are trying to conserve space, store the box springs under the mattress. Storing the box springs under the mattress will help to evenly distribute the weight of the mattress.

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