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Did you know we spend a third of our lives sleeping? Yes that’s right, it is estimated that 33% of our lives are spent in bed, therefore investing in a good quality mattress is essential. If looked after properly a first class mattress can last up to 15 years, however if you’re putting a mattress into storage there are a few do’s and don’ts you may wish to know in order to protect your investment.
Before putting your mattress into storage, whether it be in a basement, attic or storage unit it’s a wise idea to give it a good clean before you do-
Investing in a good mattress cover is a no brainer. Mattresses can be exposed to all kinds of danger once removed from the confines of your bedroom. There’s dust, damp, mold, sharp edges and even bed bugs to contend with. Buying a heavy duty mattress cover is essential, Britwrap’s Award Winning ‘Reusable Mattress Bag’ provides the perfect solution and here’s why -
If you intend to store your mattress in a storage unit you may want upgrade to a climate controlled unit which will stay cool in the summer and heated in the winter. Severe temperature changes aren’t particularly great for preserving the condition of your mattress, even if it is covered. If you are storing your mattress on a long term basis, whether it be in a basement or attic you may want to use dehumidifying desiccants. Electric dehumidifiers are expensive to run however using high performing dehumidifying desiccants can reduce costs significantly. The salt and modified starch inside the packats absorb moisture from the air. This reduces relative humidity levels by 50% thus minimising the risk of condensation and subsequent mold and mildew damage. They're a simple yet effective indoor climate controlling solution.
It’s perfectly okay to carry a mattress on it’s and lay it on it's side short term. However, for best results you may want to consider lying your mattress over flat topped furniture or on a pallet to mimick it's natural positioning. The coil and raw materials within a side stored mattress can settle out of their natural position over time which may impact on the cushioning. The important thing to remember is not to place anything heavy on top of the mattress as this will damage the springs and internal workings.
So there you have it, the ultimate guide to storing a mattress is complete! Following these do’s and don’t ’s will prolong the life of your mattress for as long as it may live.
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