How to Store a Mattress Topper : A Stepwise Guide

How to Store a Mattress Topper : A Stepwise Guide

Written by Nectarsleep editorial team

Last Updated on Nov 08, 2022

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    A mattress topper is an excellent addition if you want to change your mattress's firmness to add more comfort during your sleep time. Depending on your preference, it can either add plushness or firmness to the mattress. But how to store a mattress topper when not in use? Because storing a mattress topper properly is essential to maintain its quality and enhance its lifespan. 

    In this article, we have a complete stepwise guide on storing a mattress topper like a pro. Just keep reading to know all about it!

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    What You Will Need to Store Mattress Topper

    Here are some of the supplies you will have to gather before you start- 

    • Spot Cleaner 
    • Mild liquid detergent 
    • Baking soda 
    • Essential oil (optional)
    • Vacuum clean 
    • Old clean rags
    • Vacuum seal bag or a clean storage bag 

    Step 1: Clean the Mattress Topper

    Before you start the process to store a mattress topper, you must clean it well, especially if you are putting it away for an extended period. When you clean your mattress topper, all the dirt and dander trapped inside will be eradicated to ensure your topper is fresh so you can use it again whenever you feel like it. 

    How to Clean a Mattress Topper 

    • Take Off All the Bedding: Before we proceed with how to store a foam mattress topper, it is essential to first clean the topper. And the first step is to remove all the bedding and put it into the washing machine. 

    • Vacuum it: Now, using the vacuum cleaner's hose attachment, remove all the dust and debris stuck to the mattress topper. Vacuum it thoroughly. 

    • Remove the Stains: There are chances that a few stains have made their way to the mattress topper. If that’s the case, using a stain or a spot remover, gently clean it. You can scrub the stain using an old clean rag or a sponge. Once the stain is washed off, blot any excess liquid with the help of a towel. If you don’t have a stain remover handy, you can use a mixture of baking soda and water to treat the stains. 

    • Treat the Odor: Mattress toppers are used every day, so there are chances that a foul odor has been developed. If you think that’s not the case, well, think again. Maybe you are just used to the smell. But don’t worry, it is an easy task to treat the odor. Sprinkle a layer of baking soda on top of the mattress topper. Let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it clean. Here, you can mix a few drops of essential oil with the baking soda for a lovely fragrance. 

    • Let it Air Dry: To ensure that your mattress topper is dry and clean, let it sit under the sun and later air dry it for at least 24 hours. 

    Your mattress topper is now clean and ready to be stored.

    Step 2: Roll It Up

    To make it easier to store a mattress topper and to save some storage space, it is best to roll up the mattress topper. This is how to pack a mattress topper. Another advantage of rolling the mattress topper and not folding it is it doesn’t hamper the shape and fill and prevents any long-term damage. However, if yours is a foldable mattress pad, simply fold it up accordingly. This is step two on how to store a mattress. 

    Step 3: Place the Topper in a Storage Bag

    Once you roll up the mattress topper, it is time to place it in a mattress topper bag. If you can use a vacuum seal bag or a high-quality one that will keep all the dirt, dust, and other contaminants away. Why use a vacuum seal bag? Because it will completely protect your mattress topper from harmful particles and save space. 

    Usually, the mattress topper always comes in a vacuum seal bag. So, if you have the same vacuum seal bag for mattress topper, you can reuse it at this point. But if you don’t have any suitable bag, use a large plastic cover to store a mattress topper and use a vacuum hose to steal it shut. However, make use of high-quality plastic to ensure it doesn’t tear easily. And if you don’t want to vacuum seal your plastic bag, you can simply use duct tape to seal it well.

    Step 4: Store it in a Cool and Dry Place

    Now, where to store a mattress topper? Once the mattress topper is rolled up and secured inside a storable mattress topper bag, keep it in a climate-controlled unit, like a storage facility. These places ensure that your items remain dry and cool, so the risk of mildew or mold growth is significantly minimized. However, if that’s not an option and you want to store a mattress topper at home, then choose a dry area. For example, a bedroom closet can be ideal for storing a mattress topper. It is best to avoid the attic or the basement as they tend to be humid or damp areas. 

    This is how to store a foam mattress topper.

    When to Replace a Mattress Topper

    The longevity of your mattress topper depends on a few factors. They are; 

    • Wear and Tear: If you have noticed any wear and tear on your mattress topper, check if they can be fixed. If not, you will have to think about replacing your mattress topper. 

    • Set-In Odors: Even after cleaning your mattress topper, if it emits a foul smell and you have tried all the hacks, you must consider replacing it. 

    But how long does a mattress topper last? Most mattress toppers, such as feather mattress toppers, last for about 2 years. However, it usually depends on how well you maintain it. And, do memory foam toppers wear out? No, the average lifespan of a memory foam mattress topper is about 3 to 5 years. To ensure you extend the lifespan of a mattress, maintain it well, and always store a mattress topper in the right manner. 

    Now you know everything you must know about a mattress topper, from how to store a mattress topper to all its benefits. Remember, before you store a mattress topper, always clean it, dry it well, and use a clean bag to store it.

    This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.
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