29 Nov Mattress Storage: Storage Facility and Check-In Tips
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on how to prepare your mattress for storage at an off-site location like a storage facility. While mattresses can be a bit more complex to store than most other everyday items due to how large, heavy and bulky they are, doing so is simple enough if you have the right process laid out.
At 2 Brothers Mattress, we happily offer a huge selection of mattresses ranging from those under $600 to those in much higher price ranges — and we’re also here to help with expertise in basic practical needs, such as storing any mattress. While part one of our series went over mattress cleaning and prep for transportation to a new location, today’s part two will look at how to ensure you go about the actual storage process itself in the proper ways.
Securing the Mattress on Your Vehicle
Whether you’ve rented a vehicle for mattress transport or you’re using your own, you’ll want to make sure that the mattress itself is properly secured so that it can’t slip or slide around during transport. This can involve simply placing a heavy blanket or other fabric over the mattress and then tying it down with ropes or straps, though there are also specially made truck bed storage liners and other such items that can be used as well.
Storing the Mattress Off the Ground
As you arrive at your storage unit or other storage location and begin the process of unloading your mattress, be sure to place it on a sturdy, level surface that’s off the ground. This can protect against minor moisture and dirt issues as well as reduce the amount of clutter around the unit itself (which will also likely help with its overall organization).
Keep it Flat
In addition, to keep the mattress in the best possible condition, be sure to always store it in a flat position. This ensures that the mattress doesn’t become misshapen over time, which can lead to issues such as sagging or an uneven surface when you do decide to use it again.
Nothing on Top
Another key factor when it comes to mattress storage is to make sure that nothing touches the surface of your mattress. This can protect against things like dust, dirt, moisture and other debris spoiling the condition of the mattress over time.
In addition, placing anything heavy on top of your mattress, such as a box of books or another item, can also lead to issues like softening or sagging. This is another reason to avoid placing items on top of the mattress during storage.
If at all possible, try to arrange for periodic check-ins with your storage unit or another storage location. This allows you to make sure that the mattress itself remains in good condition, and it also gives you a chance to clean off any dust or dirt that may have built up on its surface since the last time you stored it.
In particular, if your mattress being stored is a hybrid or coil mattress, it’s optimal to rotate it every month or two for the best possible longevity.
For more on mattress storage tips, or to explore our selection of mattresses available for purchase at 2 Brothers Mattress today, get in touch with us here anytime. We look forward to helping you with all your mattress needs!