If you need to put a bed and mattress in self storage ó maybe your partner is moving in and you need to upgrade, or your kids are moving out and you want to repurpose their rooms ó follow these helpful hints to make sure they maintain their magic for years to come.
Consider climate control. †Lexington Mini Storage offers climate controlled storage units at both of our locations.† Climate controlled storage units ensure that your storage space will have heat in the winter and stay cool in the summer, safeguarding your expensive mattress and bed from severe temperature changes, while simulating slight changes as your home would.
Clean everything first. Once youíve selected the right storage unit, clean your bed and mattress ó and all furniture pieces ó before putting them into storage.
You can clean your mattress in a number of ways, but the easiest method is using upholstery cleaner and vacuuming your mattress on both sides.† Clean the bed and bed frame with soap and water to ensure it will be clean when you take the bed out of storage.
Disassemble the bed. †Take apart the bed before bringing it to your storage unit. Not only will it pack easier, but itíll also reduce the likelihood of nicks or scratches.
Lay the mattress flat. You should never store a mattress upright. Itís perfectly fine to carry your mattress upright, but once you place it inside your storage unit, lay it flat to mimic its natural positioning. Over time, the coils and inter-workings of a side-stored mattress will settle out of their proper position, destroying the cushion.
Never store anything on top of the mattress. Heavy objects can damage the springs. Heavy objects create more wear. To make the best use of space, place the mattress on top of other objects, like pallets or other flat-topped furniture items. Make sure everything is stable, though!
Just like that, you have cleared the bed out of your extra bedroom to make way for whatever you have in mind for the room!