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Moving and Storing a Mattress: Tips and Benefits of Using a Mattress Bag for Moving


March 6, 2020


5 min

If you think moving a mattress is as easy as simply loading it into the moving truck, it’s important to reconsider. People spend anywhere from a couple hundred to a couple thousand dollars on their mattress. And when you think about it, we spend 1/3 of our lives on a mattress, so it makes sense. But, if you move your mattress incorrectly, it may not be around for the long haul. For example, one common mistake we see people make is not using a mattress bag when moving their mattress. So, why is a mattress bag important and which mattress bag should you choose? Read below!

Choosing the Best Mattress Storage Bag

A mattress bag will help to protect your mattress from any dust, dirt or moisture. Exposure to moisture or dirt can be detrimental to your mattress, as it can cause the springs to corrode or mold to form. A mattress bag can help to protect your mattress from being damaged by a rainy moving day, or dirt leftover on the inside of your moving truck. 

Find a Storage Location Near You

Are you looking for a storage facility near you? ezStorage has storage facilities in Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C. and all throughout northern Virginia.

The Best Mattress Storage Bag Tips to Keep Your Mattress Damage-Free

  1. Clean the mattress and box spring: First, remove the linens from the bed to clean the mattress and box spring. Vacuum the mattress to remove any hair, dust or dirt and then use upholstery cleaner if needed. If you use upholstery cleaner, give the mattress ample time to dry before putting it in the mattress storage bag.
  2. Choose the right mattress storage bag: When choosing the best mattress bag for you, it’s important to choose a bag that fits your mattress. When moving and storing a mattress, use two separate mattress storage bags.
  3. Place the mattress inside of a mattress storage bag: Next, slowly lift up the end of the mattress to push it inside of the mattress storage bag. A mattress and box spring are heavy, so it’s a good idea to have another person help with this.
  4. Ensure your mattress bag is storage friendly: If you plan on storing your mattress, it’s important the storage bag you choose allows the mattress to breathe. If moisture gets inside of the mattress bag, it can cause mold and mildew to form.

ezStorage is Your Packing, Moving and Storage Professional

We strive to make moving and storage as easy as possible. We sell packing and moving supplies onsite at our storage facilities, including boxes, tape and packing paper.

Are you looking for a storage facility near you? ezStorage has storage facilities all throughout Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and northern Virginia. For the convenience of our customers, we’ve recently added a contactless rental option. This allows our customers to rent a storage unit from the convenience of their own homes.

For storing a mattress, box spring, headboard and other large furniture pieces, we recommend the 5×10, 10×10 and 10×15 storage unit. Reserve your storage unit with ezStorage today.

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5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' Storage Unit (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' Storage Units (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' Storage Units (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' Storage Unit (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.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' Storage Unit (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.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' Storage Unit (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.

Renting Online is Simple

  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!