04 Nov Utah Mattress Storage: Measuring, Cleaning, Vehicle
There are certain items that require a bit more effort than normal if they need to be stored for any reason, and mattresses can be among these items due to their size, weight and moving challenges. However, with the right basic approach, it’s simple enough to store a mattress in ways that will maintain its longevity and allow it to be used again in the future without issue.
At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re happy to not only feature a huge range of mattress options and brands for our Utah clients, including industry leaders like Serta and Tempur-Pedic, but also to provide basic expertise on important concepts like mattress storage and others. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some basic steps and approaches for storing a mattress. For reference, this series will focus on situations where you’re storing your mattress in some kind of off-site storage facility — if you’re looking to store yours in your home or some other location, just tweak these steps accordingly. Let’s dive in!
Measuring the Mattress
First and foremost, you’ll want to be sure that you measure your mattress properly. This can involve simply measuring the length and width of the mattress, but in addition it’s also important to consider what kind of foundation or box spring is underneath it. In many cases this won’t necessarily make a huge difference, but there are examples where having these extra pieces measured out could mean the difference between fitting your mattress into a storage unit or not.
Cleaning and Bagging the Mattress
Before you can begin storing your mattress, you should give it a thorough cleaning. This doesn’t need to be anything major — basically just remove any obvious stains or other blemishes, and you’ll want to do this on both sides of the mattress.
Once that’s done, cover both sides with some kind of breathable plastic bag or tarp (this will keep dirt, dust and other debris away from the mattress so that it stays fresh). There are plenty of different materials available for this — simply pick something that you’re comfortable with.
Obtaining a Vehicle
When you’ll be moving your mattress to an off-site storage facility, you’ll want to make sure that you have the right vehicle. In many cases a truck may be required. This is especially important if your mattress happens to be fairly large or irregularly shaped.
A simple sedan or even an SUV could work, but remember that bumps and other road issues can definitely cause some problems for your mattress during transport. If needed, you may want to look into renting a truck or other vehicle for the duration of your move.
In part two of our series, we’ll look at some simple tips for the actual storage of the mattress itself. For more on this, or to learn about any of our mattress products or services for Utah clients, speak to our team at 2 Brothers Mattress today.