Mattresses are one of the most challenging items when it comes to moving home due to size and weight, as well as its difficulty in maneuverability through stairways, doors and halls. Whichever type of mattress you have, they can sometimes be very expensive, and are an important must have item no matter what, so, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be leaving it behind or be disposing of it during the whole moving home process. Plus, for homes that may have one or two beds in multiple rooms, it can easily become a massive task.
We get frequent comments and questions regarding moving a mattress, some people find it easy whilst for others it can be a real struggle. There are two major ways this can be done, one is much cheaper and a little more difficult than the other. They are either the DIY method, or to hire professional transportation such as removal companies. In order to help you along, below is a detailed guide on how to transport a mattress from place to place:
1. Do It Yourself
This option is the most cost effective as you complete most of the work. It includes:
a. Gather the necessary requirements
After removing bedding and packing aside, you then need to gather everything required to begin the transporting process. This will include a plastic mattress bag, a label, tape, and also a van or truck. It’s always good to have a helping hand or two in order to prevent injury or damage.
b. Create a work space
To create a workspace, you should clear adequate space to fit the current size of the mattress by removing anything that may be around the surrounding space. This will help maneuver and avoid frustrating obstacles from obstructing your path.
c. Wrap securely
It is important to protect your mattress throughout the whole transportation process; the last thing you want is to go through the hassle of taking from place to place only to find it is ruined. It is for this reason that you need a mattress bag. This bag ensures you can protect it from dust, dirt, accidental tears, as well as protect it from other risks. Ensure you wrap the bag with tape to protect the goods beneath.
d. Label clearly
If you plan to move multiple mattresses, it’s a very good idea to label the bag with the owners name or the desired destination room, especially if there are more than one of a similar size. This can save time and energy by taking it to the right room first time round.
e. Begin the move
With the help of a friend(s) depending on the size and weight, begin to carry out of the room and through the home. It is recommended to avoid bending or folding it to prevent deforming the shape. As mentioned earlier, it is important to clear a path to aid easy portability.
f. Load into van or truck
The safest position for placement during the transport process in your van is against its wall. Tie down in position using rope in an effort to boost security and safety. However, memory foam mattresses may come with their own guidelines, as some require that they lay flat, therefore it is important that you check with your manufactures instructions. Also, when looking to load your mattress, it is important that you use the right vehicle or you will be forced to fold it which is highly inadvisable.
2. Hire Professional Movers
This option is all about finding a company to do all the hard work for you. They have the expertise, which means they are equipped and knowledgeable enough to tackle the process efficiently and at minimum risk as they also come with an insurance cover to protect your goods. This is safer especially for first time movers. You practically need nothing other than make payment for them to deliver on the service. The only disadvantage is the cost implication, which can be rather expensive.