How to Best Store Your Mattress in Self Storage


Few factors are as important to a good night’s sleep as your mattress. Maintaining its shape and cleanliness helps ensure you get the rest you need, but it can also mean putting off buying an expensive new mattress for a little longer. Yet most of us pay little attention to proper mattress storage. No matter why you need to place a mattress in a storage unit temporarily in Shaker Heights, OH, or a spare space in your home, Compass Self Storage can help you keep your mattress sleep-ready at all times.

Deep-Clean Your Mattress

Start by removing debris with a hand-held vacuum cleaner. Lightly steam the mattress or apply an upholstery cleaner sparingly if you don’t have access to a steamer. The main goal is to clean the mattress without soaking it to prevent excess moisture from accumulating. Allow at least 24 hours of drying time before placing it in storage. Apply a thin layer of baking soda, allowing enough time for it to absorb before vacuuming the surface. Cover the mattress in plastic, taping the cover shut for maximum protection. Mattress bags are designed to provide optimal storage conditions and may be available for sale at your storage facility.

Proper Mattress Storage

Avoid storing your mattress in the basement or another damp area to prevent mildew from forming. If possible, opt for a climate-controlled storage unit to keep your mattress dry. You may be tempted to store it upright to save space but doing so can damage the springs and cause sagging. Instead, lay your mattress atop other items or on a tarp on the floor to keep it flat. Avoid placing objects on top of it to prevent indentations and keep its shape intact. Air your mattress out every few months to keep it fresh, checking for pests in the process.

Store Your Mattress in Self Storage

Most of us can go 10 to 15 years without replacing our mattresses, provided we take proper care of them. Wherever you choose to safeguard your mattress, using these recommended techniques can help you protect your investment. Need help choosing the best storage unit for your mattress and other belongings in Shaker Heights, OH? Compass Self Storage offers clean, facilities with units in a wide range of sizes. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you make the right choice. Call today, visit us in person, or reserve a unit online at your convenience.