How do you keep your mattress clean during a move during the COVID-19 pandemic

Under the best circumstances, moving can be one of the most stressful life events a person can take on. In a 2019 survey of 1,000 Americans commissioned by Life Storage found that over a quarter of the respondents found moving more stressful than a job interview. This year, the ongoing pandemic has increased the uncertainties that come with moving exponentially. 

If you are using a moving company, how do you ensure that the movers are not infected with COVID-19? How do you know that the company will store your mattress in a location where it will not have contact with other people during transit? Asking friends and family for help may pose similar risks of infection. 

Anyone helping you pack, move, or unpack should follow CDC guidelines by wearing a mask and disposable gloves at all times and follow social distancing guidelines as much as possible. Items with hard, non-porous surfaces can be disinfected with common household cleaners, Soft surfaces are not as easy to clean and it is important to take extra measures to protect large, bulky items with soft surfaces from acquiring germs during a move.

The easiest and best way to protect your mattress in transit is to purchase or have the moving company provide a plastic mattress bag in the correct size. The mattress slides right into the bag where the open end can be sealed with packing tape, keeping the soft surface from attracting dirt and germs. Once you reach your location, the plastic surface can be cleaned with household disinfectants before opening and extracting your mattress. Similar large upholstery bags are available to help protect chairs and couches.

It may also be a great time to clean your mattress before or after you move to your new location. Click here (link to How do you clean your mattress if you or someone in your family comes down with COVID-19?) to learn more about how to safely clean your mattress. If you choose to clean your mattress prior to moving, make sure the mattress is completely dry before placing the mattress in the mattress bag. Without airflow, a damp mattress may grow mold.

Keep in mind that the average mattress lasts 6 to 8 years. If you feel it may be time to invest in a new mattress, Custom Mattress Makers can ship a mattress directly to your new location, eliminating the worry and the hassle. 

Why should you choose Custom Mattress Makers for your mattress? We offer a combination of durability and comfort that is hard to beat. A keen focus on materials helped us to concentrate our efforts on thicker coils for our mattresses. This improves the longevity of our products. We also use high density foam for the same reason. The final key to our success is creating just the right arrangement of coils within the mattresses. Custom Mattress Makers believes that a higher concentration of coils makes for the most comfortable sleeping experience.


Our team is always happy to answer your questions about sizing, materials, or our satisfaction guarantee. Need some extra help? Just start HERE and Custom Mattress Makers will take care of you.



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