Storing a Mattress Topper

Storing a Mattress Topper
Storing a Mattress Topper | image source: Ty Carlson/unsplash

Try adding a removable mattress topper rather than purchasing a brand-new mattress if your current mattress feels a little too firm or soft for your tastes. Despite being less expensive than mattresses, mattress toppers can nonetheless greatly enhance your bed’s comfort. And if you have trouble staying cool while you sleep, a mattress topper composed of permeable materials might help. Additionally, mattress toppers can lengthen the lifespan of your mattress by removing early lumps and sags.

You might decide to only use your mattress topper when visitors come over, or you might have to put it away when you move. In either case, store it with caution. It’s critical to store mattress toppers properly because they have such a big impact on how comfortable your sleeping surface is. Here’s the most effective approach.

Clean and Dry Your Mattress Topper

It’s time to clean your mattress topper first things first. Use the hose attachment of a vacuum to remove any remaining dust, dirt, or debris from your mattress topper after taking off all of your bedding, including the sheets and mattress cover. Vacuum the topper from both sides, being careful to look for any stains or dirt accumulation that can harm the topper while it’s being kept.
Spot-clean spots with a light detergent or stain remover, a cloth, or a scrub brush, and then absorb any remaining moisture with a paper towel. Take on odors with baking soda if your mattress topper smells funny (don’t worry, it’s common after regular use). Sprinkle baking soda on the topping, allow it to sit for an hour, and then thoroughly vacuum it up.

Tip: After cleaning, let your mattress air dry for at least 24 hours to make sure it is completely dry before storing it.

Roll It Up

It is crucial that your mattress topper is totally dry before continuing. You can roll it up for storage after it’s done. Your mattress topper should never be folded because doing so could harm it or cause it to lose its shape, making it unusable. The best way to store your mattress topper is rolled up. Additionally, it reduces the topper’s bulk so that it may be stored in even small locations, like the hall closet.
Before rolling the mattress topper up, get the storage bag ready. Roll the mattress topper firmly from one end until you reach the other, pressing down and compressing the end as you go. Secure the mattress with two ratchet straps to ensure that it remains tightly rolled up.

Put your mattress pad in a storage bag and seal it.

To protect it from deterioration and contamination while being stored, seal your mattress topper in a storage bag. Use a vacuum-sealed bag, whether it is the bag your topping originally arrived in or a fresh vacuum storage bag.
The bag can be vacuum-sealed to conserve space and safeguard your mattress topper. As long as you select a storage bag that offers protection, vacuum sealing is not entirely necessary. (A mattress bag made of plastic can also do.) If you don’t want to vacuum seal the bag, you can tape it shut to keep the mattress topper neatly coiled and the bag closed.

Store It Somewhere Suitable

To stop mold or mildew from forming, keep your sealed mattress topper in a cool, dry place to store it. If at all possible, avoid keeping your topper in a warm or damp area, such as your garage or attic. Store it inside the house if possible. Several instances of appropriate storage areas include:

  • Closet
  • Under the bed
  • Drawer or cabinet
  • Spare room
  • Climate-controlled storage unit

Avoid keeping your mattress topper in storage for more than a few months without unrolling it. It could get damaged if you roll it up for too long. Even if you aren’t using it, we advise unrolling it sometimes so that it may air out and return to its natural shape. While doing so, keep an eye out for any damage or other signals that a new mattress topper is necessary.

Equipment / Tools

  • Vacuum with hose attachment
  • Cloth or scrub brush
  • Protective storage bag


  • Paper towels
  • Mild detergent or stain remover
  • Baking soda
  • 2 ratchet straps
  • Duct tape


Use a memory foam mattress topper to enhance the curve of your bed. In the event that you decide to stop using a memory foam mattress topper, you must understand how to store one. The rolled topping merely needs to be fastened with ratchet straps before being bagged.
Last but not least, to keep the foam’s structure intact, remember to ventilate the topper every six months. By using these suggestions, you should be able to use your topper in the same condition that you stored it.

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