Storing your Mattress

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  • Throughout our lives we tend to accumulate a large amount of furniture. With children growing up and moving out we soon have too much for what we currently need. If you find yourself with an extra mattress or two you may want to consider placing them in a storage unit at Ogden Self Storage for safe keeping. Before you place your mattress in your newly rented unit, you will want to make sure you are taking the necessary preparations to keep your mattress safe and protected during its stay. 
  • Clean Everything
  • Before placing your mattress in storage, you will want to make sure everything is thoroughly cleaned. The easiest way to clean a mattress is to vacuum it on both sides to remove as much dirt and dust as you can. Follow up by using an upholstery cleaner. Make sure everything is completely dry before placing it in your storage unit.
  • Disassemble
  • If you plan on placing your bed frame in storage as well, you will want to disassemble your bedframe as much as you can. Make sure you keep track of all of the parts and take note of where they belong. The easiest way to do this is to take pictures of where each screw, nut, and bolt belongs before removing it. Place all the small parts of the bedframe in a plastic bag and attach it to the bedframe itself so you don’t end up misplacing vital parts.
  • Protect
  • While your mattress is in storage you will want to take the proper precautions in protecting it from dust or moisture. High quality mattress bags can be purchased cheaply. Make sure there are no rips or tears in the mattress bag. Avoid using plastic covers if you can. These tend to trap moisture and cause a buildup of mildew.
  • Placement
  • When placing your mattress in storage you will want to make sure you have enough space to lay it flat. Placing it in your storage unit on its side can damage the inner workings of your mattress and warp it. Elevate the mattress up off the floor of the storage units by using pallets or a tarp. Make sure you don’t place anything on top of the mattress as this can cause permanent indentations and possible ruin it for future use. 
  • You don’t ever need to feel like you have to keep all of your furniture close at hand in your home, especially if you are in need of more storage space. Ogden Self Storage can provide you with the peace of mind and storage space you need for all of your beloved furniture pieces. When you take the proper preparations, you can be rest assured your items will remain in their high quality. Stop by our facility today to see the storage units we have available. 
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