How to Move a Mattress

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Mattresses are easily damaged and folding or dropping them can render them useless as it could affect the coils or upholstery. Hence, moving a mattress can be one of the most challenging elements of a move. Because of the awkward shape, even a small twin mattress can be difficult to transport without assistance.

Before beginning, test your physical strength by moving smaller and less fragile objects

Get two people for each mattress -- don't try to wrestle a soft mattress or box spring down the stairs by yourself

Watch all wall and ceiling thresholds and move it out the same way it came in, if possible try protecting the mattress from possible damage by wrapping it in thick plastic or by purchasing a mattress bag from a moving company

Don't bend or fold the mattress, this distorts and breaks down the coils, foam and damages the ticking

Don't lay the mattress down and stack furniture on top of the mattress in transit

Make use of outside stairs or windows. Look for easy alternatives, such as second-story decks and verandas in tract housing Sometimes the best way to bring in a mattress to a second floor is by hoisting it up and in through a window or second story door Additionally, it is best to be sure to note the layout of both the old and new mattress locations to gauge whether the spaces will be navigable for the entire weight and size of the mattress.