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How to Store a Mattress

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May 15, 2018

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How to Store a Mattress

Learn how to keep your mattress clean and protected for years to come.

The average American life expectancy is 78 years. In that amount of time we spend:

  • 26 Years sleeping
  • 10.3 Years working
  • 3.66 Years eating
  • 1.25 Years doing housework

With all the time we spend sleeping, it’s important to keep your mattress in tip-top shape for a better rest every night.

Tips for Storing Your Mattress

Sleeping on a damaged mattress can lead to a whole slew of health problems. When storing your mattress, try out these tips!

  1. Disassemble the Bed: When disassembling the bed, keep all screws, nuts, and bolts in a plastic bag taped to the frame or headboard for safe keeping. Cover the bed frame and headboard with old blankets during transit and during storage to protect from dust.
  2. Clean the Mattress: Before moving or storing a mattress, be sure to thoroughly clean the mattress. Use upholstery cleaner on the actual mattress and then vacuum both sides.
  3. Use a Mattress Cover: Invest in a light, breathable plastic mattress cover to cover the entire mattress. These usually cost $20 or less at stores.
  4. Store it in a Climate Controlled Storage Unit: If you are storing your mattress long-term, climate control might be a good idea. You can expect one of these storage units to keep temperatures stable between 50 and 85 degrees so your mattress stays clean and protected year-round.
  5. Lay Your Mattress Flat in Storage: This is actually opposite from what you read in most storage tips. It is okay to move the mattress on its site, but for storage, it is better to store flat as the coils and inner workings could shift by storing it on its side over a long period of time.

How Many Mattresses Will Fit in a Storage Unit?

  • A 5×10 storage unit will hold:
    • 5 twin mattresses
  • A 10×10 storage unit will hold:
    • 10 twin mattresses OR
    • 7 queen mattresses OR
    • 6 king mattressess
  • A 10×15 storage unit will hold:
    • 16 twin mattresses OR
    • 11 queen mattresses OR
    • 10 king mattresses

Want to learn more tips? Download and print our guide on How to Store a Mattress.

Contact ezStorage today to find out how self-storage can save you time, money and the space you need. Stop by one of our several locations throughout Virginia and Maryland to learn more.



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5x5 unit size

5' x 5' (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

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10' x 20' (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

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10' x 30' (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

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  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!