Mattress bags are a MUST for any balloon business owner.
They’re an economical way to safely move your balloon garlands through various environments. Installs that I completed that were transported in a mattress bag went a lot smoother overall than those without.
First, let’s talk about the type of mattress bag you should use.
When I first started hiring our for my balloon business, one of my sweet install techs accidentally bought mattress protectors. Those are not the same thing! You want BAGS that are fully enclosed- and zip!
A twin sized mattress bag could hold 2-3 6 foot portions of a garland. A queen or king sized bag could hold a bit more for larger professional installs, but really not as much as you might think in the end.
Here are a few factors that make a mattress bag for your balloon business a must have:
Rental vehicles / trucks
For REALLY big installs, you might have to rent a haul truck- if you don’t own an enclosed trailer or something similar.
In this scenario, no matter how much you clean the surfaces or pre clean before loading the vehicle- it’s always helpful to protect your balloon bouquets as much as possible.
Mattress Bags to protect your balloons from animal fur
I’m a dog mom, cat mom, crab mom, and girl mom. I get it. To say that I’m comfortable dealing with hair is an understatement.
It’s one thing to deep clean the environment where you’re making and storing your balloon garlands. It’s another to insure that your garlands won’t touch fur or hair along the way. For $10 you can have mattress bags for your balloon business. I noticed in quite a few of my early installs that I picked up hair, dust, etc. that just didn’t look professional.
Especially on those larger accent balloons at the bottom. The mattress bags completely changed the game for me in that regard.
Mattress bags for your balloon business: GRASS SETUPS!!
Let me tell you a little story. My newborn was teeny tiny. It was somehow hot as hades in Mid-October. I was so hormonal, so sweaty, and so miserable. The icing on the cake? GRASS POPS BALLOONS.
There is nothing worse than balloons popping because they touched hot grass during a sweaty, outdoor install. I probably rebuilt 6-12 feet of balloons for that install… on the fly. I wanted to cry, but I refused. It was something I had to overcome, which lead me to the zip and stake method.