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Packing Mattresses

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Mattresses are perhaps the most important thing in your home to pack. After a long day of moving in, you'll need your mattresses set up in your new home to get a good night's sleep.

However, if the mattress isn't packed right, you could end up sleeping on a dirty or damaged bed.

What you'll need

Packing your mattresses can be a little tricky and requires a lot of time and attention. Because they are so important, you want to make sure you do it right. In order to pack your mattresses, you'll need the following supplies:
  • Mattress cartons
  • Plastic bags
  • Moving pads
  • Roll of packing tape
  • Permanent marker

How to pack mattresses

As mentioned above, packing a mattress is not a simple task. What complicates it even more is that you'll often have a mattress and a box spring, each of which have to be packed separately. If you have more than one bed in your home, the efforts will just multiply. Even if you are just packing up one bed, though, you should always work with a partner instead of trying to pack a mattress on your own.

First, you'll need to have the right-sized mattress carton assembled and ready to be packed. With the carton standing on its narrow side, opening facing you, you and your partner should lift up the mattress and carefully put it into the carton. Try not to let the mattress touch the floor as you pack it into the box. Doing so could rip or soil the mattress.

Once the mattress is inside the box, seal it shut with tape and label the box with the bedroom destination. Repeat this process for every mattress in your home.

After you pack the mattresses, you'll still have more work do to. The bed frames will have to be disassembled and packaged as well. Make sure you have the appropriate tools to remove the frame from the headboard.

Once taken apart, put the screws, washers, and any other pieces of hardware in a plastic bag and clearly label it. This bag can either be taped to the bed frame, or put into a box with all of your other hardware bags. The remaining parts of the bed (the frame and the headboard) can then be wrapped in protective covering like moving pads or padded paper.

Though packing up your mattresses takes a lot of work, it is important to do it right. By using the guidelines above, you can pack your mattress the right way, the same way that professional movers do it!

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on April 15, 2010

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Harsh | Commented on June 28, 2014 at 12 : 16 AM
Alternate to this:-- 1) take a cartoon roll and wrap to mattress with it then tape the roll.
2) then finally use some laminating roll or stretch-roll and wrap it up.
3) ready for transport.


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