While storing a mattress in a storage unit is not ideal, there may be situations where you have no other choice. To avoid damage to your mattress, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Opt for a climate-controlled storage unit. These units have lower temperatures and humidity levels, which helps prevent mold and mildew growth. If you're unsure of how to choose the right climate-controlled storage facility, check out our post on it for more information.
Before storing your mattress, make sure to clean it thoroughly. You can use a vacuum cleaner or other cleaning products to remove any dirt or debris that may have accumulated. For deeper cleaning, consider renting a steam cleaner.
Using a mattress protector can help prevent moisture from building up, which can lead to mold and mildew growth. Make sure the protector is the right size for your mattress and fits snugly.
If a climate-controlled storage unit is not an option, consider moving your bedding items to the garage. Use packing tape to seal any openings in your bedding, such as drawers or luggage. You can also use an airtight sealer or heavy-duty plastic bag to prevent moisture from getting inside.
Consider using heavy-duty freezer bags or a vacuum sealer to prevent moisture or other elements from getting inside the bags and causing damage to your mattress.
If you have a box spring and a mattress, store them in an upright position instead of laying them flat on the ground. This can help prevent warping and save you money in the long run.
While it's not ideal for storing a mattress in a storage unit, following these tips can help ensure that your mattress remains in good condition while in storage.