How to Store a Memory Foam Mattress

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Many things drive people to store their mattress. Sometimes it’s because they’re moving to another country, and at other times it may because of renovations.

Whatever your own reason may be, you do need to know how to store your memory foam mattress if you want it to remain in great shape.

So, continue reading to learn more.

Storing Your Memory Foam Mattress


Memory foam mattresses have resilient foams that make them adjust to the shape of anything that is placed on them. Meanwhile, when you remove the object from on top of it, the mattress changes back to its original form. Memory foams can be folded.

However, storing them in a while still folded may not be the most ideal option for storing the mattress. Even manufacturers do not recommend this as leaving the bed folded can affect the original shape of the foam.

In fact, if they are stored folded for too long, the bed may be ruined entirely. That being said, here is the appropriate way to save your memory foam mattress.

Step 1


The first step is to clean and air your memory foam mattress thoroughly. When storing your memory foam mattress, ensure that it is as neat and clean as it can be.

You can use a vacuum cleaner to clean the mattress. A powerful handheld vacuum will be ideal for this kind of cleaning. Also, avoid soaking the foam. Always move the spray bottle as you spray the mattress.

Step 2


Cover the memory foam mattress with a plastic mattress bag. This is to protect the bed from dust, dirt, moisture, and mold.

Also, the insect will not be able to penetrate into the mattress when the mattress is covered with a plastic bag.

Step 3


Use tape to close up all openings around the mattress bag. You’ll need to thoroughly inspect the mattress for any hole, tear or cut. If there are holes on the bag, the whole idea behind wrapping the bag around your bed will be defeated.

This is because the opening will give room for insects, dust, and moisture to enter and penetrate the mattress. If you find any hole, make sure to tape over it.

Step 4


The next step is to carefully transport your wrapped mattress to the place where you want to store it. You may decide to save it at a site other than your own home or may prefer storing it in your house.

Just make sure the place is safe enough to store your mattress in. While you transport, ensure that you do not mistakenly tear the mattress bag.

To be entirely sure, examine the bag one more time for tears or holes when you get to the place of storage.

Step 5


Next, make sure the memory foam mattress is lying flat when you store it. Avoid storing the bed on its side. If stored on its side, the memory foam mattress will not be able to bear its own weight, and will thus take a hunched shape.

The danger of this is that this hunched shape may become permanent, and needless to say, this will affect the sleeper negatively the next time the mattress is used.

Dos and Don’ts of Storing a Memory Foam Mattress


Now that you’ve known the steps to store your memory foam mattress, here are a few Dos and Don’ts to guide you further as you save your mattress. Make sure you don’t overlook any of them.

Covering the mattress bag from one end to the other end is a definite Do. In fact, this is a vital part of storing your memory foam mattress. The best object to use for this purpose is a tape. Make sure the tape goes from one end to the other. Plastic mattress bags are available in stores. If you wish, you can decide to use a box as well to protect the mattress further.

Now, storing the mattress in an upright position is a DON’T. Spreading the bed flat is the most ideal position to save it. This way, the weight of the bed is supported adequately. Also, make sure that no object is placed on the mattress when storing it. If an object stays on it for too long, it may compromise the shape of the bed and create a permanent lump. Again, avoid storing your bed while it is folded as this also can alter its shape permanently.

When you finally recover the mattress, it is essential that you clean and air the mattress again before sleeping on it. Even though the bed is covered, cleaning it before use is a safe way of ensuring that the foundation is not harboring any dust or dirt that can cause harm to the sleeper.

Bottom Line


You now know all about how to store a memory foam mattress. It’s obviously an easy task to undertake, and apart from the cleaning part, it does not take up that much time.

If you store your mattress well, it will still be in great shape when you come back for it.