How To Store A Mattress And Boxspring

How To Store A Mattress And Boxspring

Sometimes you find a need to place your mattress and box spring into storage. If you do there are a couple things you will need to do to protect your comfy cozy investment after all brand names like Simmons, Sealy, and Serta can be expensive and you don’t want to buy another due to improper storage. Todays blog will deal with mattress storage questions including exactly How To Store A Mattress And Boxspring.

Extended-Life-Mattress-Collection-XLIs it better to store a mattress on its side or should I store it flat?
Ideal storage would be laying the mattress down flat. This keep the layers of upholstery from shifting out of position. With that said a quality mattress will have the layers either glued or quilted together. These processes are designed specifically to keep layers in place so they cannot buckle or shift. Many companies including both mattress manufacturers and mattress retailers store their mattresses on their sides. STL Beds stores theirs lying flat.

Before putting a mattress into storage…

you will need to consider how you can protect your set. The second thing to consider is where you are storing your mattress. This can be done a couple of ways. Two of the best ways to store a mattress is encapsulating it in a plastic mattress bag or a mattress box or both. You can find such items at your local moving company like Uhaul or most any self-storage and rental facility. Sometimes these items can be purchased from a local mover. Lastly stores like STLBeds sometimes have plastic mattress bags in stock that came from recent deliveries or floor models. If we have them your are welcome to pick them up for free. Both plastic mattress bags and mattress boxes do a good job the essential thing is to make sure that both are completely sealed.

Available in twin, full, queen, or king even special mattress sizes.
Mattress boxes range in price from about $15.00-$30.00

Mattress Bags Starting at: $3.00 –$15.00
Don’t have the money?
On the cheap you can wrap the mattress in a tarp or a blanket to protect it while moving. Keeping the mattress covered will it keep dust and dirt free.

The second thing to consider is where you are storing your mattress.
If you are concerned about what kind of condition the mattress might be in when you remove it from storage, then you will want to plan ahead. You want to consider a dry and preferably climate-controlled environment. Since most garages, sheds and out buildings, self-storage units are not climate controlled you will if at all possible avoid these storage options. A climate controlled dry basement with low humidity or self-storage facility is a better option. Keep the mattress and box spring up and off of the floor where condensation can occur. If your place of storage is completely dry and free from insects your mattress should store well.


Doug Belleville and his father Dave own and run STLBeds - a specialty sleep store located in Arnold, MO. The staff at STLBeds is highly educated about sleep, comfort and their special sleep products. STLBeds only carries high quality mattresses and bed-related products. You won't find the brand names here - just call and ask us why!

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I just got a new bed and want to store a twin mattress that I have. I do not have an attic or basement adequate to store it, but my cousin has an attic-like area I can store it there. It will probably be hot in the summer and cool in the winter – what will this do to the mattress if it isn’t temperature controlled?

Comment by Ellen — April 11, 2013 @ 11:13 am

worst case it can get moldy, but if you seal it I recommend putting some moisture bags in their. Like the ones that are in shoe boxes, I believe you can buy larger ones at like lowes, home depot, wal mart, not positive though. I also recommend since its cloth throw a couple moth balls (you can buy those same stores) in their. Which if its good and seals not little buggies can get in their :) We are searching for good mattress bags to seal 3 of our beds for storage too. UHaul does have a couple types of plastic mattress bags. They look pretty thick and nice. I will be going their this weekend.

Comment by Ginger K — April 12, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

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