Mattresses are big and heavy, and oftentimes, they can be very difficult to move and transport by yourself. Not only are they heavy, but they’re also awkward because they’re flat and you can’t wrap your arms around it.
Do you have to lug a mattress into the back of a car by yourself? Do you have to lift it just high enough to get it up onto a bed? This can be a challenge because there’s not always someone there to help you complete this task. Instead, it’s important to learn how to move a mattress by yourself safely and efficiently without breaking your back.
Wrap It Up
This is a great way to help you move it as well as keep the mattress clean so it doesn’t get dirty as you transport it. It might cost a few extra dollars, but purchasing a mattress bag can do wonders when you’re attempting to move a mattress by yourself. Protecting the mattress by using a mattress bag is the first step to take when attempting to transport a mattress. After all, mattresses can be expensive so you don’t want them to get ruined!
Invest in Wheels
There are several things that you can use in order to move your mattress. One of these things is a wheeled vehicle that hotels use to move mattresses. These small wheeled vehicles have a simple metal frame made to fit around the mattress that helps make transporting it much easier. However, not many people own these, so there are alternative options you can use. Some of these options include a wagon or even a four-wheeled dolly. If you have something else around the house that might work better, don’t be afraid to get creative!
Steps for Moving a Mattress
Now that we’ve gone over what to do to prepare to move a mattress, now we can go over the process step by step. Follow these steps to move a mattress by yourself safely and efficiently:
- Step #1: The first thing that you’ll want to do is take off all the sheets of the mattress. Once that’s accomplished, slide the mattress off the bed and prop it up against the wall on its side.
- Step #2: Lift one end of the mattress and slide a set of wheels, mattress mover, or even wagon underneath it. Continue to slide it under until it’s in the middle to help keep the mattress balanced. Though, be careful to make sure that the mattress doesn’t flop back over, otherwise you’ll just have to start over.
- Step #3: Now it’s time to better secure the mattress onto the moving vehicle with either bungee cords or straps to keep it from falling over too easily. It’ll be much easier to move the mattress where it needs to go at this point.
However, sometimes it can be difficult to find a set of wheels to help you out when moving your mattress by yourself. In this case, you’ll need to find something else to help you move it such as bungee cords or a rope. Once you’ve tracked one of these down, you’ll want to wrap it around the front end of the mattress. After that, you’ll want to wrap a second one from one end of the bungee cord or rope, and then wrap it around the entire mattress before making sure it’s securely tied in place. Once this is complete, now it will be much easier for you to be able to lift the mattress at the points where the vertical ropes or bungee cords are connected to the horizontal ones.
On Your Way to Becoming a Mattress Pro
Keep in mind that every single mattress that you might be dealing with is different from another. Some might be smaller, others might be larger and heavier. They might even be made out of different materials.
When in doubt, try to find someone else to help you lift your mattress, but if there’s no one else around, consider the tips stated earlier on in this article. Moving a mattress isn’t always an easy task, but with these tips, you’ll be a mattress moving pro in no time!