How to Pack and Move Beds and Mattresses

By · April 23 2019
How to Pack and Move Beds and Mattresses

You might be surprised to find out that it is a lot harder to move a queen size mattress than a king size mattress. The king size box springs are composed of 2 box springs fitted side by side with the mattress placed right on top of it.

Take away the pillows and the beddings from the king size mattress and cover them separately. Remove all bedding and pillows from your mattress and wrap them separately. Pillows and linens make a great filler in boxes containing breakable objects.

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To guard your mattress against damages, it is advisable to place your mattress inside a mattress bag when you are looking to move it. The moving company you contract to help move your items should be able to provide you with a mattress bag that would fit perfectly with your king-size mattress. If this is not the case, mattress bags can be purchased online or via stores that focus on selling moving items.

Moving your king size mattress would usually require the help of more than one person. To move, the first thing you need to do is place the mattress standing, typically on its side lengthwise. This would to carry or push the mattress down the hallways a lot easier. Although it is ideal for moving a memory foam mattress in this manner over a short distance, do not employ this technique if you are looking to move your mattress with the help of a moving van. This is because this your mattress in the van can cause the filling inside of the mattress to shift. It best option would be to lie your mattress flat inside of the van when moving or transporting from one location to another inside a moving van.

For the regular or box spring mattresses, this can be moved from one place to another while lying on its side without any serious issues or damages.

Transporting a Queen Size Mattress

Typically the queen size mattresses are usually more difficult to move than the king size. This is mainly due to the fact that the queen size mattress has a box spring that is one piece. That said, moving the queen size mattress can be done by two people without too much stress.

When transporting a queen size mattress, the first step to take is to ensure you remove all linens and pillows from the bed. The second step would be to place the mattress inside a mattress bag. The next step is to carefully slide the mattress into the moving van. Ensure the mattress is placed on the side when you are sliding in. once inside the van, ensure the mattress especially if it is a memory form mattress is laid flat so as to prevent the foam from shifting positions. For box spring and regular mattresses, this can be transported on its side.

In some situations, it could be tempting at times to tie your mattress on the top if your car, if you are moving across short distances. This is not generally a good idea as it could create a dangerous driving scenario for people around you. The ideal scenario is to hire a furniture moving company or a man with van service or place your mattress inside the bed of a truck.

Moving a Bed Frame

Once you are done moving your box spring and mattress onto a moving van, the next task would be to take down your bed frame. It is important you keep a note of each step of how you are taking down your bed frame. You can accomplish this by either making a video or taking pictures. Place all the hardware removed from the bed frame inside a plastic sandwich bag. Ensure you tape the bag onto the biggest bed frame piece. The next step would be to wrap the bed frame parts inside a bubble wrap, moving blanket or bedsheets to protect the bed frame. This process doesn’t just protect the bed frame alone but also several other items inside the moving truck. Also ensure you lay down flat, the pieces of the bed frame inside the moving van.

Moving a Captain's Bed

Moving a Captain's Bed

For those who do not know what a captain’s bed is, it is a bed that comes with drawers underneath the mattress. These drawers are mainly for storage purposes. Captain’s bed doesn’t need a box spring although it is a lot heavier than several other types of beds. To move a captain’s bed, the first thing you need to do is remove the drawers that come with the captain’s bed. You can decide to but several other items inside the drawers or simply place the empty drawers into the moving van. If the captain bed comes with a headboard or bed shelves that can easily be taken down, I strongly suggest you take them down to minimize the weight of the bed and make it easier to move each item out separately. If this procedure is not followed, you might require more hands to help with movement.

Four-Poster Bed

Moving a Four-Poster Bed

When you are looking to move a four-poster bed, the first step would be to take down the posts from the footboard and the headboard and the footboard and transport each part of the bed separately. In situations whereby there are no instructions on how to assemble the bed, ensure you take note of the steps you used in transporting the bed either by making a video or simply taking pictures. Put all the hardware inside a plastic sandwich bag and tape the bag to the back of the headboard by making use of a packing tape.

To disassemble most beds you would have to make use of an Allen key or a screwdriver to unscrew the bolts and nuts on the bed.

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