Mattress plastic bags are an essential part of planning a move. Though it may seem easy to take a mattress and box spring, put them on a truck, and transport them to a new location, there are certain factors that have to be considered. Mattresses give the impression of being very sturdy and capable of taking abuse. In actuality, as with any type of material that touches the body, they require special handling when being stored or moved to avoid unsanitary contaminants and damage.
A basic tool, for the protection of mattresses, is the large size, plastic mattress bag made of highly resistant and protective polyethylene and polypropylene. Bags for mattresses have gussets, which makes them able to hold any size mattress from twin to king and are easy to use as well as offer a sense of security.
Regardless of how easy it is to place a mattress in a plastic mattress bag, there are precautions that should be taken to ensure absolute security for your mattress. Prior to packing the mattress, it should be checked for any moisture, fluids, or spilled liquids, which could become contaminated during the move.
To place the mattress in the plastic mattress bag, a sufficient amount of area should be set aside to lay it on a clean floor. This will allow for a complete inspection of the mattress. For the best results, the mattress should be left on the floor to allow it to dry.
Placing a mattress in the bag requires help and should be completed by two people, regardless of the size of the mattress. The key when inserting the mattress into the plastic mattress bag is to be gentle. One of the purposes of mattress bags is to prevent a mattress from being bent. With proper handling, any form of damage to the shape of the mattress can be avoided.
Mattress bags come with a resealable flap that serves as further protection and include vent holes to release excess air. A best practice is to enhance the flaps by sealing them with tape. This provides extra security and protection.
The sturdiness and durability of plastic mattress bags offers safeguards against possible harm to your mattress. They reduce the risk of your mattress being contaminated by fluids, are easy to clean, and protect against the infestation of dust mites, bed bugs, and various allergens.
Moving can be traumatic regardless of the amount of preparation. Using a plastic bag for a mattress can remove one concern from the list of things to do. Though it may seem to be inconsequential, in the long run, it can prove to be an excellent benefit for your health and the health of your mattress.