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How to move your mattress?

How should you be moving your mattress

Moving day can be a rough one to get through. Packing up all of your belongings is time-consuming all on its own, but the knowledge that you have to repeat the process once you arrive at your destination can be just as demoralizing.

That’s especially true with some of the more difficult items to move, like your mattress. Because your mattress is so unwieldy, moving it can prove to be more of a challenge than you might anticipate. That’s why it’s important to follow some basic guidelines to ready your mattress and get it to your new home safely and as easily as possible.

Here’s what the experts at Cheapest Removals have to share:

Prepare the Mattress for Moving

It’s tempting to grab a mattress and move it as-is, sheets and all. This is perhaps especially true if the mattress has a special topper that is heavy to remove and cumbersome to replace. It should be noted, however, that moving a mattress without preparing it beforehand could be a recipe for disaster. Your mattress is both heavy and flexible, which means that it is inherently difficult to move.

It’s not uncommon for the mattress to hit the ground or walls several times before they make into the moving vehicle. When you take the time to properly prepare the mattress for the moving, that won’t be a problem.

First, remove the sheets, pillowcases, and any other bedding from your mattress. You want to take a moment and examine it for any signs of rips, tears, or even insect infestations – they’re more common than you might like to think. Your next step is to place the mattress in a special cover that completely encloses it.

These are thick, durable cases that often zip closed and fully encase the mattress in question. Some of them even have handles on the sides to make carrying the mattress a little easier.

Gather Help

Asking for help moving can seem like a pain, I know. But when you’re facing a move with a heavy mattress to manoeuvre, any and all help is appreciated. The difficulty with moving your mattress lies not only in its weight, which can be considerable but also in the fact that it’s not rigid. When you move something like a chair, you can predict how it will behave as you move through doorways.

A mattress, on the other hand, is easy to overturn and drop because its weight can shift surprisingly easily. This can also lead to injuries, whether they be back strain from attempting to hold a mattress upright on your own or having your hand or leg caught between the mattress and the wall during the moving process.

Pay Professionals

Moves can be expensive, and we understand that when it comes to cost, you need to eliminate as many expenses as possible.

With that said, paying professional movers to move your mattress is still one of your best options. Professionals have experience moving even the most difficult of objects and can do so without hurting themselves, or damaging your items, in the process. If there is one thing you can do to make moving day a less stressful one, hiring professional movers should be it.

Have It Hauled Away Instead

Why are you planning on moving your mattress?

If it’s new or you just can’t afford a new one, then, of course, there’s no choice but to move it. But if you can invest in a new mattress instead, you can skip the moving process entirely and just have it hauled away instead. This is a good option for a number of reasons, not the least of which is avoiding the necessity of loading and unloading a heavy mattress.

Buying a new mattress is making an investment in your health and energy. If you can make that investment, there are some great mattress brands out there like Nectar and Leesa that deliver your new mattress directly to your home in an easily moveable box!

You can just pick it up and move it where you want it, making unpacking and setting it up a breeze.

Not too keen on the whole “moving a mattress and setting it up” process?

You’re in luck! Some mattress sellers offer in-home setup. That means that their movers will bring the mattress into your home and set it up exactly where you want it. They’ll also give you some great tips about how to keep it in good shape and what to expect as it decompresses from its time in the shipping box. Saatva, for example, is happy to offer setup services in addition to delivery. This is particularly useful if you invest in one of their bed foundations as the movers will assemble that for you, too.

Are you planning a move?

Consider upgrading your mattress in the process and making the process of decorating your apartment an easier one! The new mattress will help you sleep away the aches and pains of moving, too, and leave you rested come morning.

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