4 Ways to Re-Use Plastic Mattress Covers

4 Ways to Re-Use Plastic Mattress Covers

Alex Alex
3 minute read

So you’ve found yourself with a few extra plastic mattress covers. Maybe you bought more than you thought you’d need, or maybe you’re getting rid of a mattress and aren’t sure what to do with the cover. Whatever the case, you don’t have to let that mattress cover take up space in a landfill somewhere. You can get a lot of  creative uses out of those extra plastic mattress covers. We’ll get you started with a few ideas.

Moving and Storage

When you have to move furniture, plastic mattress covers can protect your furniture during the process. The plastic can act as a type of moving blanket and will prevent your items from getting nicked or scraped while you move them from one place to another. You can also line boxes with plastic mattress covers as a way to protect fragile items from getting broken.

Outdoor Furniture Protection

During rainstorms, you can use your extra plastic mattress covers to protect your outdoor furniture from the weather. Rain can cause chipping, rust, and rot. Protection from plastic can keep the rain off of your furniture, so you’ll keep it looking bright and new for a long time. You’ll get the most use out of your furniture, and you’ll save the money that you might have spent buying new outdoor chairs.


If you have new or like-new mattress covers, you can always donate them. A thrift store will gladly take quality mattress covers, and so will a retirement home or nursing home. The latter two places can get overlooked when it comes to donations, so they’d love to know that someone was thinking of them. You’re not limited to those options, though. Check out the different nonprofits in your area and see if you can find a good donation spot.

Cut for Caretaking Projects

You can also cut the plastic into smaller pieces and then use those pieces to make DIY projects. If you initially bought the mattress cover for a loved one, why not use it to make other items for that same loved one? For example, you can use plastic mattress covers to make diaper covers for adults or for infants. The plastic can also be used to make bibs, smocks, shoe covers, or any other items you can think of to make your caretaking duties easier.


If you have to get rid of  plastic mattress covers, a little creativity goes a long way. And if you ever need to buy a new mattress cover, LL Medico has exactly what you need. With adult diapersnutritional products, and personal care, we carry the products that you need to take care of your loved one.

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