The Do’s and Don’ts of Proper Mattress Storage

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If you live in an area where you have to put your RV or boat away for the off-season, taking steps to protect your mattress will help keep it in good shape and maximize its lifespan. Especially if you’ve invested in a high-quality RV or marine mattress, you want to do everything you can to preserve it for as long as possible.

As you prepare your RV or boat for its off-season home, use these tips to get your mattress ready for storage!

DO clean your mattress thoroughly before storing.

To prevent bacteria growth and pest infestation on your mattress during storage, you need to do a deep clean and disinfecting before putting it away. While you’re at it, you should also clean your bedding too. Make sure to clean both sides of the mattress and let it dry completely before storing.

DON’T forgo a mattress storage cover.

For proper mattress storage, you need a cover that will protect it while still letting it breathe. It might be tempting to just use plastic, but a mattress storage cover is a better idea. Plastic may restrict airflow and lead to moisture buildup. A cover designed specifically for mattresses will prevent dust and debris from settling while still allowing for adequate airflow.

DO consider climate-controlled storage.

Fluctuations and extremes in temperature and humidity can seriously damage your mattress while it’s in storage. That’s why, if possible, you should opt for a climate-controlled unit. If you can’t arrange for climate-controlled storage, at least store your mattress away from direct sunlight, heating vents, and with a dehumidifier plugged in.

DON’T store a mattress on its side.

You may think of storing a mattress on its side to leave more room for other items around it, but this is not good for the quality of your RV or boat mattress. When a foam mattress stands on its side for too long, the foam can start to sag and lose its shape. If your mattress is made of coils, they will also start to shift and sink, affecting quality and comfort. Always lay a mattress flat in storage and avoid putting anything else on top of it.

If your mattress is old and deteriorating, don’t even go to the trouble of storing it this off-season. Instead, upgrade to a brand-new, high-quality RV or marine mattress from Replacement Mattress! We have a huge online selection of mattresses in both standard and custom shapes, sizes, and thickness levels.

Order online today or contact our team for help choosing your perfect replacement mattress!

One thought on “The Do’s and Don’ts of Proper Mattress Storage

  1. Rebecca Gardner says:

    Thanks for explaining that it’s good to clean a mattress before storing to keep bacteria from growing. My husband and I are looking for a self-storage unit nearby and plan on storing our old queen-sized mattress there. I want to make sure it stays in good shape, so the tips you shared here are much appreciated!

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