Self-Storage tips for Bedding
Have you ever driven by a self-storage facility and wondered what could be behind those rows and rows of doors? More often than not, it is a collection of boxes, Tupperware tubs, furniture, accessories, and bedding. Most of these items are relatively easy to store – stack the boxes, cover the furniture, etc., but storing a mattress and box spring can present certain challenges. Here are some tips to follow when storing mattresses and /or box springs.
Let it Breathe
Give your mattress a good airing out before you put it into storage. Do this by leaving the mattress without any sheets on it for 2 or 3 days. Mattresses naturally absorb moisture when people sleep on them – this process will help to prevent mold and mildew while in storage.
The Big Cover-up
Once your mattress and box spring are aired out, they should be covered before storing. Your local self storage facility will most likely have mattress and box spring covers, or boxes available for purchase. Adding an anti moisture product, such as silica packets, or Damp Check, can help to prevent mold and mildew.
Laying your Bedding to Rest
The ideal way to store a mattress is with it laying flat, but elevated off the ground. This is not always possible, or practical when dealing with the limitations of self storage space. The next best method is to place pallets on the floor and sit your mattress and box spring on end, leaning against the wall with his little angle as possible. You may even want to store other items so that they prop your mattress and box spring flat against the wall, or at a 90 degree angle.
If you have any other questions, stop into the office of your local self storage facility. I’m sure that the staff there will be more than happy to help you. Happy storing!