How To Move A Mattress?

How To Move A Mattress?

Moving a mattress is no easy task, and if you want to make sure that the job is
done right then you’ll either need to do it yourself correctly and carefully or
hire a moving company which could cost quite a fair amount of money.

If you want to save yourself some money and move the mattress yourself, it’s
important that you know the right way to get the job done. We’ll talk you
through the process throughout this article.

What You’ll Need

So, how to move a mattress safely? Firstly, it’s a good idea to find out the
materials that you are going to need so that you’re properly prepared for the
moving process. Here is some tools and equipment that you might need:

  1. Mattress bag or thick plastic cover
  2. Strong packing or sealing tape
  3. Rope
  4. Scissors
  5. Work gloves

You might need some extra tools and equipment depending on your approach, but if
you have the items listed above you should be okay!


Now you’ll want to properly prepare the mattress for the moving process. This is
very important unless you want the mattress to be damaged before you get it to
the final destination.

The best way to prepare the mattress is to buy a mattress bag or cover; these
are inexpensive and will work wonders when it comes to protecting your mattress.
You could also use a plastic wrapping or a thick plastic bag, but make sure to
secure this down with packing or sealing tape as the wind may easily remove the
plastic away from the mattress.

Securing the Mattress

First at all, what you need, if you asking youself: how to ship a mattress? — a
good securing the mattress. So, the next step is securing the mattress to your
vehicle, if you have a truck or moving vehicle then you won’t need to worry
about this. Simply follow the preparation advice given above and place your
mattress into the back of your truck or moving vehicle.

If you don’t have this luxury when it comes to moving, you can place your
mattress on the top of your vehicle and properly secure it with rope and perhaps
packing or sealing tape.

Remember to drive extra carefully when you have the mattress secured to your
vehicle, you don’t want to damage the mattress and/or harm other drivers on the

Getting Professional Help
If this all seems too much for you then you can make the whole process much
easier by contacting a moving company. A moving company will be able to properly
prepare your mattress so it remains safe throughout the moving process. The
company will then properly transport your mattress using a dedicated moving
truck, ensuring that your mattress stays in the best possible condition
throughout the process.