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Beneficial Mattress Storage Tips

Regardless of your choice of brand, size and type, mattresses are a relatively large investment. Because of this, when it comes to putting it away for use at a later date, knowing how to store your mattress properly will maximize the chances of keeping it in good condition. Since the condition of a mattress affects our health by determining sleep quality, type and our overall comfort, keeping it intact is essential. For most people, their mattress is also a big financial investment and so it is vital to follow some general house-keeping rules to maintain it properly, so that it can last as long as possible (the average lifespan of a well-maintained mattress is between 8 and 10 years). Also, if you have a mattress that you don’t use every day that you need to store, read this article carefully. First of all, if you’re considering storing your mattress, be sure to first clean it.

How to keep a mattress clean?

It is essential to respect these principles to keep the mattress you use every day in good condition:

  • Use a mattress cover: It is crucial to protect mattresses from from dirt, dust, and moisture, which can cause health problems linked to mould and mildew. Wash your mattress cover regularly, after each wash, to leave it to air with the windows open to allow good air circulation and let the fabric breath.

Avoid sleeping on mattresses after a very intense day after sports training or before taking a bath: Sweat can enter the mattress and damage it.

  • Always clean the mattress with a damp cloth (water strong soap down) and, if it smells bad, spray it with water and baking soda to remove unwanted odors. After 24 hours, proceed to wash the baking powder off, leaving your mattress good-as-new. If you have issues with this, other options you can use include talc, starch, or salt, all of which can remove the ugly stains and smells caused by moisture.
  • Always dust your mattress between extended periods of non-use. This operation must be performed frequently, even for modern mattresses with antimicrobial properties engineered into their materials and fabrics.
  • Turn your mattress round when you make the bed: Rotating your mattress regularly prevents certain types of microbe build ups, depending on which part of the body it is regularly in contact or close contact with. Exposure to sunlight also can be factored in, as parts of the mattress closer to or exposed to more sunlight will naturally accumulate less bacteria.
  • If your mattress has a removable protector, wash it correctly and regularly.
  • Follow the mattress manufacturer’s washing label or guide to avoid causing damage to the mattress. Breakages in the mattress surface provide ideal safe havens for bacteria and other unwanted visitors.

Tips for Mattress Storage

Protect mattress surface

Whether you’re going to store your mattress in your own home or somewhere else, use a mattress-specific protective cover. It helps to protect the surface from dust and pests. Regardless of where you store it, there is always a chance that the mattress will get dirty from items sitting next to it.

Mattress protector covers are available for all mattress sizes. These bags offer better protection than what we will get by wrapping them in plastic and have useful carrying handles for ergonomic lifting.

Storage position

If you want to store the mattress for an extended period, the best position is horizontal, as this will help reduce warping and bending. This isn’t always achievable as there’s limits to storage space . If possible, lay the mattress on a table or other flat surface. Pay careful attention that there are no sharp objects or protrusions nearby that could damage the mattress over time.

Storing the mattress on its end in an upright position is acceptable for short periods, but be sure to place it on the longest edge to minimize the chance of folding or folding at the top.

Protect against the elements

An environment with excessive humidity can be a disaster for your mattress. It can cause the growth of mould and damp both on the surface and inside. Stored incorrectly, a mattress that appears clean can end up with an unpleasant musty smell caused by mould spores.

This applies to both mattresses with good moisture dissipation due to their structure, such as spring mattresses, and to those that naturally trap more moisture, such as viscoelastic mattresses or latex mattresses.

Make sure the mattress storage area is dry by using a dehumidifier if necessary. The areas that concentrate the most humidity in a house are garages, storage rooms, or sheds. It is not advisable to store mattresses in them unless you have the right storage bag, able to keep moisture and dirt out.

Carry out regular checks

Inspect the mattress from time to time to ensure it remains in good condition. If you see a noticeable difference in its appearance, such as that it has become discolored or there is damage to the surface, it may be necessary to reconsider your mattress storage solution.

 

Mattresses are one of the most difficult objects to store correctly, since the potential causes of damage are not always immediately identifiable, especially when they cause the mattress to degrade over time. Get in touch with us to get the best quality Mattress Storage Bags.