How to Store your Bed

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As life goes on we tend to accumulate a variety of furniture and items. A storage unit at All American Self Storage in Redwood City is the perfect solution. If you are short on space and find yourself needing to store your bed and mattress there are some tips you should follow to make sure your items remain in pristine condition. 


Clean Everything

You never want to put something in storage without thoroughly cleaning it first. If there are existing dust, dirt, or even food particles left on the mattress or bed when placed in storage it could cause potential damage to your furniture. You can easily clean your mattress with an upholstery cleaner and wash the bed frame with soap and water. Taking the time to clean your bed and mattress before placing it in storage will keep its pristine quality no matter how long it is placed in storage. 



In order to maximize your storage space disassemble what you can on your bed. By breaking up the frame into smaller pieces it will be easier to move into storage and stack in an organized fashion within the storage unit. Keep all of your pieces together by placing them in the same area of your storage unit and putting all the screws, nuts, and bolts in a bag attached to the frame. 



Protect your bed and mattress by investing in some mattress covers and sheets to cover the bed frame. Placing mattress covers and sheets over your bed and mattress will protect it from dust, dirt, and moisture. If possible do not use plastic covers. These covers can trap moisture inside and create mold or mildew if left for extended periods of time. 


Lay the Mattress Flat

While it may seem best to store the mattress on its side for space saving purposes, this could cause potential damage to your mattress over time. The springs inside the mattress can reposition and warp making your mattress unusable. Placing items on top of the mattress is also not recommended. Heavy items sitting upon the mattress can warp the springs as well. 



When you are tight on space and find yourself needing to store your mattress, All American Self Storage in Redwood City can help. We can provide you with exact space you need and ensure the safety of what you store in our facility. For more information on the units we have available come by and see us today. 

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