How to Properly Store a Mattress and Bed Frame

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Whether you are transitioning to an empty nester or you upgraded your bedroom furniture you need to know how to properly prepare your mattress and bed frame for its stay in your storage unit at All American Self Storage In San Mateo, CA. Below are some steps you should follow to properly store your mattress and bedframe.

Clean Thoroughly
Before placing your items 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. To properly clean your bedframe you can just use soap and water to remove any dirt or dust. Make sure everything is completely dry before placing it in your storage unit.

Disassemble your Bedframe
To make the move from your home to your storage unit easier 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 your Items
While your mattress and bedframe is in storage you will want to take the proper precautions in protecting them from dust or moisture. High quality mattress bags can be purchased fairly cheaply. Make sure there are no rips or tears in the mattress bag. To cover and protect your bedframe you can use sheets or drop cloths. Avoid using plastic covers. These tend to trap moisture and cause a buildup of mildew.

Placement in your Unit

When placing your mattress in your storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo, CA 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 unit by using pallets or a tarp. Place your bedframe in a place that will keep it from falling or getting damaged.

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