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How To Properly Move A Mattress

Your mattress is the piece of furniture that you spend a significant portion of your life on, and as a result you want to make sure that it is always in good condition. However, when moving to a new home, your mattress is at risk of becoming damaged while in transit. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to properly prepare your mattress for moving day and prevent any physical damage from occurring.

Remove the Accessories

The first thing that you should do when moving a mattress is remove all of the sheets, pillows, blankets, and anything else that you have on it and pack those in separate boxes. There's no use leaving them on the mattress: it will just make the moving process more complicated, and removing them gives you the chance to clean them before you pack them, ensuring that you have a fresh set of sheets and pillows once you unpack.


If any moisture happens to get into your mattress while it is moving, which could occur if it is raining on moving day, your mattress is very likely to suffer from mold growth. To prevent this from happening, you should buy a mattress bag, available at most mattress and moving supply stores. These bags are waterproof, and will prevent moisture (as well as pests) from getting into your mattress. Keep in mind that the bed frame can usually be moved on its own, without wrapping (or even another person, due to its light weight).


Mattresses are unique from other types of furniture in that they need to be stored properly to ensure that they do not lose their shape. This means that you should avoid bending them at all costs, and should never stack other items of any significant weight on top of them lest you bend the springs or cause the padding to bunch up. If you are moving and unpacking within a day or two, you can store your mattress standing on its side against a wall, held in place by another piece of furniture. However, if you are unlikely to unpack your mattress for a longer period of time, you should always lay it flat: this is because a mattress that stands up will be affected by gravity, which will either bend the springs or cause the padding to sink to one end of the mattress. If possible, make sure to have your bed frame underneath or against your mattress to help hold it in place and make unpacking a more straightforward process.

Contact a moving company for more help.