Mattresses can be easily stored and protected. All that is required is a self-storage unit and a protective vacuum-sealed plastic bag specially designed for a mattress.Continue Reading
Self-storage units can be conveniently rented on a month-to-month basis. Find one near you and rent a unit large enough to hold your size of mattress.
Use a vacuum cleaner and a plastic vacuum seal mattress bag to protect your mattress. Alternately, you could wrap it in thick plastic.
Bring your sealed mattress to your storage unit. Lean it against an interior wall in your unit and lock the door shut.
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