Step-by-Step Guide to Packing Your Mattress for a Move – BC Brother’s Moving

John Farrell
April 25, 2023

Step 1: Get a buddy to help

Packing a mattress for a move can be tricky, so it’s best to have a friend or two to help you out. Depending on the size of your mattress, it can weigh between 45 and 100 pounds, so having extra hands to lift and maneuver it is essential.

Step 2: Gather your supplies

Before you start packing, make sure you have all the necessary supplies. You’ll need a mattress bag, nylon rope or ratchet ties, a dolly or hand cart, moving tape, a retractable blade, cardboard, and a tool kit to disassemble your bed. Locking plastic storage bags are also helpful for keeping all the nuts and bolts in one place.

Step 3: Protect your mattress with a bag

Slip your mattress into a mattress bag to protect it during transport. Mattress bags can be found at most hardware stores or moving truck rental locations. Use moving tape to securely seal the open end of the bag.

Step 4: Clear a path and load onto dolly

Before lifting your mattress, make sure to clear a path to your vehicle to minimize the risk of damaging it or any other items. Use a dolly or hand truck to transport the mattress to the vehicle. If the mattress is too floppy to move on the dolly, attach flattened cardboard to each side to reduce movement.

Step 5: Load into the vehicle

Lift the mattress off the dolly and place it in the cargo area of your van or truck. If you have a coiled mattress or box spring, you can load it on its side or lay it flat on top of other items. If you have a foam mattress, lay it flat without any other items on top. Use nylon rope or ratchet tie downs to secure the mattress in place.

Step 6: Drive carefully

Drive carefully to ensure that the mattress and other items in the cargo area don’t shift during transit. Steady driving with smooth braking is key to keeping your items safe.

Step 7: Unpack and set up your bed

Once you’ve arrived at your new location, take the mattress out of the bag and give it time to air out before setting it up. If desired, you can spray it with a light disinfectant and wait for it to dry. Grab your tool kit and the parts of your bed that you disassembled earlier, and start putting them back together. Once your mattress is dry, you can put it on the bed and set up your bedding.

Step 8: Call BC Brother’s moving for stress-free moving assistance

If the thought of packing and moving a large and unwieldy item like a mattress seems overwhelming, don’t worry. BC Brother’s moving is here to help. Whether you need assistance with moving a single item or a complete relocation, we can provide stress-free moving solutions tailored to your needs. Contact us today to learn more.

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