Buying a new mattress can be very tricky, especially when it comes to deciding the best mattress. After months of research, you finally buy a new mattress, use it, and are amazed by its features. But then comes the time when you need to move a bed. Well, as easy as it sounds, it takes a lot of effort to advance a mattress.
In this blog, we have structured the steps on how to move a mattress quickly. Our guide will surely convert your hours of misery into a few minutes of intelligent work.
Getting some equipment beforehand can ensure the easy moving of your mattress and reduce the risk of damaging it. You can either rent these supplies or purchase them online or in any retail store.
A mattress bag for moving is essential as it protects your mattress from damage, cuts, dust, dirt, soil, and climatic emergencies. It ensures the safe transfer of their mattress to your doorstep. Mattress covers for moving are available at $12-$30 on all the major eCommerce websites like Walmart, Home Depot, Uhaul, or Amazon.
A dolly or platform of wheels simplifies the moving of a mattress from the bedroom to the transporting vehicle and vice versa. You can either buy it if you move frequently or rent your dolly from a retail store.
A tie-down strap is a two-piece strap that locks the mattress at a fixed position in the transporting vehicle. Alternatively, you can use a solid rope to fix your mattress in the transporting vehicle. You can find them easily at any retail store.
If your mattress is on the more flexible side, stabilizing it with a large, flat piece of cardboard can make it easier to transport.
Make sure you use solid and durable transportation tape to seal the mattress bag. Typically duct tape has durable adhesives that are generally waterproof. It keeps the mattress bag packed and prevents any moisture or dirt from entering the mattress bag.
Make sure you use a sharp, well-maintained knife for cutting your mattress bag, and be careful to avoid any damage to the mattress itself. It would help if you also had scissors to cut the ropes, tapes, bags. Make sure you are using good-quality scissors.
If your mattress is fixed on a bed frame, you can use wrenches, spanners, and screwdrivers to disassemble the bed frame and then reassemble it later.
A sandwich bag allows you to keep all your tool kits, nuts, bolts, etc., at a safe place so that you do not lose any of these during moving or transportation of your mattress.
Let us now understand the step-by-step process of How to move a heavy mattress or any mattress in general.
The following steps will help you to move a mattress quickly without any discomfort.
You can cover the mattress using a mattress bag; alternatively, you can also use a plastic cover and then tape it neatly. Stand alongside the mattress bag and insert the mattress slowly inside the mattress bag. If the mattress bag is zipped, you do not need to tape it; if not, use tape at the open ends of the mattress bag and tape it neatly. Covering your mattress will protect it from water, dust, stains, or other damage.
Once your mattress is covered, check the route of your mattress from the bedroom to the vehicle. It is suggested to move any furniture such as small tables, chairs, or floor lamps out of the way to reduce the risk of thrashing into an obstacle and breaking something. Open any closed doors such as the main door or bedroom door to avoid any damages. Sometimes king sizes mattresses come in split versions allowing you to carry them easily.
Lift the mattress with the help of two people. One person must hold the mattress on either side. You must avoid lifting the mattress with your back and use the power of your legs to lift it.
For carrying the mattress, place it vertically and stand it on the dolly Truck. If the mattress is slippery, use cardboard to support the mattress.
If the path of the mattress to the vehicle includes staircases, make sure that you stop at the start of the stairs and lift the mattress downstairs. Do not roll the mattress directly from the dolly downstairs.
You can use cardboards to carry the mattress if a dolly truck is not available. Place the cardboards along the path and simply slide the mattress.
If you are loading the mattress in a van or a pickup truck, simply unload the mattress from the dolly and load it into the cargo section of the vehicle.
If you are using a car or SUV as a vehicle, using the mattress bag is essential to avoid damaging the mattress. Examine the roof of the vehicle for any tears or cuts to prevent any damages to the mattress.
You may use different types of vehicles for moving the mattress. Follow the instructions below on how to transport the mattress depending on the type of vehicle.
It is challenging to drive with a heavy load at the top of the vehicle. Be careful and move at a steady pace to ensure that the mattress does not slip while driving. Avoid sudden braking and acceleration. Check time and again for your mattress’s safety and take bypass or back roads wherever possible.
If you are still not comfortable moving a mattress by yourself, hire professional movers or shipping service to move your mattress. Although, both these options will cost extra bucks than moving it by yourself.
You can use the shipping service to move a packed mattress anywhere in the country. It will typically cost you $300 – $700. The cost depends on how large your mattress is, what distance you need to cover. Shipping is a comfortable option if you are moving out of the city, state, or country.
Right from packing, loading, moving, and unloading, everything is taken care of by the movers. They are very professional and guarantee zero damages to your mattress. But hiring a professional mover’s services is very expensive.
It is best to use a temperature-controlled storage facility for the long-term storage of mattresses. If the basement is the only storage space, make sure you use a dehumidifier to avoid precipitation on the mattress. Moisture and cold conditions may lead to bacteria and fungus.
Avoid placing any kinds of objects on the mattress to avoid any damage. Place the mattress on the top of a platform table and avoid less space usage.
Buying a new mattress is challenging, preserving the new mattress and keeping it pristine for an extended period. Your mattress needs to move while you move to different places. Investing in a premium mattress and damaging it while moving it doesn’t make any sense. Hopefully, our guide above will help you move the mattress at the utmost ease without damaging its destination safely.