We take a lot of care when it comes to moving most things in our households. Crockery is bubble wrapped, TVs are housed in sturdy boxes and even sofas are often wrapped in plastic or blankets.
When it comes to mattresses, however, most of us don’t put in the same effort. Just because they’re not classed as fragile, it doesn’t mean your mattress shouldn’t be handled with care.
What are mattress covers for moving
A mattress cover is a clear polythene bag that fits over your mattress to protect it during a move or while it’s in storage.
Mattress covers are an inexpensive but effective way to protect one of your most important pieces of furniture. The covers are also simple to use, slipping on or off a mattress easily.
Why you should use mattress covers when moving
The plastic cover protects your mattress from dust, dirt, moisture, spills and even odours while being transported. Should your moving company neglect to clean their truck properly, it also prevents pests such as bed bugs from infesting the fibres.
They also offer peace of mind on an otherwise stressful day. You can arrive at your new home after a tiring day of moving with the knowledge that your bed is clean, dry and pest free – ready for you to dive into after a hard day of moving and unpacking.
Using a mattress cover
It’s not likely that your mattress will be in the bag long enough for this to be an issue, but once you’ve removed your mattress from the protective cover, you might need to let it air for an hour or so to make sure there is no residual plastic smell.
Once you’ve removed the bag, be sure to fold it up neatly and keep it away from children and animals. The large bag might seem like a lot of fun to play in but it does pose a risk of suffocation.
If you’re planning on storing your mattress for any length of time, covering it in plastic is not advised. This can cause condensation which can lead to mould. In this case, rather use moving blankets to protect the mattress while in storage.
Ordering mattress covers, moving supplies and more from Ecobox
You can order mattress covers in various sizes, as well as sturdy, plastic Ecoboxes, cardboard moving boxes and other packing supplies from our online store, and we’ll deliver them directly to your door.
We also have a retail store in Bellville, where our friendly staff can assist you.