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How do you store a mattress if you're not going to use it for an extended period of time?


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September 06, 2007 1:44AM

I had one stored for a couple of years and then shipped it. First, I wish I had put a really good mattress cover on it (not just a light plastic one, which rips) so that it would have been kept clean. We stored it on its side, rather than laying it down flat. To ship it, we bought a mattress box from a local moving company (not a moving store) for about $12. However, it was too narrow for the 10" mattress, so we ended up adding cardboard to extend the width. Tape the addition on the inside of the box to help it hold its shape.