How do you pack your mattress to move?

How do you pack your mattress to move?

Just like any other object that requires care, mattresses require the right handling and usage. To keep a mattress from being damaged during the move, it has to be packed properly and transported. Since we work with mattresses every day, we have the experience and expertise for safely moving them.  Also, you can always use the services of movers at the link:

These are some of the things we must take into account when transporting the mattress:

There are a variety of kinds and sizes of mattresses. Frameless, bedframe without springs, frameless without springs, mattress made to make to order, custom-made and custom. It is vital to understand how to move your mattress.

What are the risk of unintentional transportation?

  • Damage to the spring unit is an even more significant risk that could affect the future use of the mattress;
  • If the upholstery of your mattress is damaged or dirty, it won’t alter its performance, but it may lose its original appearance;
  • The mattress’ orthopedic properties can be lost if filler isn’t folded.

Avoid unpleasant experiences when transporting a mattress. Follow these rules.


If possible, take out the mattress pad, and wash it.

Before moving, the mattress has to be packed securely so that it isn’t damaged or stained.

We make use of different materials for every mattress. It is usually bubble wrap, cardboard or stretch. It is essential not to stretch the mattress too much.

We will pack some kinds of mattresses with the bed frame (orthopedic base) to ensure rigidity.

Moving up and down the stairs or even in an elevator

Non-spring mattresses can be twisted. This type of mattress is more flexible and won’t cause any issues when transported. Be aware that certain types of spring mattresses can also twist, which is why they are delivered in twisted form and then vacuum packed. It is not recommended to bend the mattress if aren’t certain how it was delivered.

It is not permitted to twist or bend around, orthopedic, spring and other rigid mattresses.

Many are misled into thinking that the transport of huge (massive or other non-standard) mattresses will not take the most effort, but this is not the case. The mattresses could have various springs, different stuffing, or other features. You should pay special care when transporting these mattresses, otherwise, not following certain regulations can cause negative consequences.

If you don’t follow these guidelines, the longevity of the mattress can be significantly diminished, and there’s a risk of causing damage to the springs. This can lead to unsettling squeaks, and even uncomfortable sleep.


A vehicle for passenger use is required for transportation of twisted mattresses. However, a truck or furniture van will be needed to transport different types of mattresses.

Do not place heavy objects on the top. The mattress could be scratched and the mattress might not be restored to its original position.

It is recommended to place the mattress either inside the house or in the car along the long edge to decrease the weight and reduce duration of time when the mattress is on the side without support.


Remove it carefully. Unpack the mattress if it is twisted. Give it 24 hours to return to its original shape.

It is difficult to transport a mattress without causing deformation. We’ll be glad to help you resolve it!


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