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How to Store a Mattress in a Storage Unit

January 24, 2019

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Moving your bed, whether it's into a new home or into self storage units can be a daunting task. Knowing how to store a mattress in a storage unit is essential. Luckily, Ample Storage has a step-by-step guide to help you pack up and move your bed into any self-storage units in Reno, Nevada.

Remove & Box Up Bedding

The first step is to remove all of the bedding from your mattress, fold, and box it up.

Prep & Pack the Mattress

Before you wrap up your mattress, make sure that you deep clean it with upholstery cleaner. Then wrap the mattress in bubble wrap and place it off to the side. Wrapping your mattress in bubble wrap will prevent it from getting snagged or ripped during the moving process.

Disassemble the Bed Frame

Next, you will want to disassemble the bed frame. After you have taken apart the frame, you can individually wrap each piece.

Load the Moving Truck

Now that you have taken apart and wrapped up each piece of the bed, you can begin loading these pieces into the moving truck. The first item that you should place in the moving truck is the mattress. A great tip for loading your mattress is to place it vertically on the wall to make room for other items and boxes. Then you will load in the bed frame pieces and the boxes of bedding.

How to Load These Items in Your Self-Storage Unit

Once you arrive at Reno storage facilities, remove all of your items. For optimal space, place the mattress against the wall of the storage unit. Tip: If you plan on storing your mattress for a long period of time, it is recommended that you lay the mattress flat in the unit and do not place any items on top of the mattress. There are a few options for storing the frame pieces. You can either lay the pieces on the floor close to the wall, or you can stand them up in a corner to save space. Lastly, place the boxes in the unit.

Storing a Box Spring

To store a box spring, you will start off by vacuuming both sides. Once you have vacuumed, you can place the box spring in a cover, bubble wrap, or storage bag. When it comes to moving the box spring, follow the same steps for storing a mattress. When it's time to take your box spring out of storage, go ahead and sprinkle it with some baking soda to keep it fresh.

Your Go-To Bed Reno Storage Company

Ample Storage is the perfect place to store your mattress and other home decor. If you are interested in purchasing one of our self-storage units or have more questions on how to store a mattress in a storage unit, call and speak with a representative today.


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