The obvious reason why you chose not to hire professional movers to pack and move your belongings, including the queen size mattress or the king size mattress you own, should be that you move on a budget and want to save as much money as possible. Professional packing and moving services can be expensive, of course, so you’ve adopted the DIY approach by relying on your loyal friends to help out when you need it most.

So, what’s the next step when packing a mattress for a move?

It is time to prepare the required packaging materials, of course.

Mattress cover. The good news is that the only packaging material you will need is a mattress bag – a plastic cover that will protect your mattress from the elements – water, dust, dirt and general wear during the move . These mattress protectors can be purchased for around $ 10 from any reputable hardware store, furniture store or home depot store. A decent mattress blanket can be found online for a few dollars as well. Visit your local specialty mattress store and they should have appropriate bags of mattress removal.


Packing tape. A roll of ribbon should be more than enough

So, a good mattress bag and packing tape are what you need to protect a mattress when moving. Ready? Follow these mattress packing tips:

Step 1. Remove the bedding from your mattress and wrap all sheets, blankets and pillows separately.
Step 2. Take the mattress out of the bed frame, but make sure to do it with at least one other person to help you. Queen size mattresses and king size mattresses can be quite heavy, so you should not risk hurting yourself by trying to remove them yourself. Fortunately, yours will be one of the mattresses equipped with handles for easier handling and safer transportation.
Step 3. Check if the mattress surface is completely dry before sliding a plastic protector over it. If this is not the case, then let the mattress dry in a sunny and airy place, or use a hair dryer to dry wet sports.
How to protect a mattress when moving

Do not forget to slip your mattress into a suitable mattress protector to keep it safe during the move.

Step 4. Take a closer look at your mattress for signs of infestation. If you notice anything troubling, consider 1) treating the problem appropriately, 2) contacting a pest control service, or 3) changing your mind about moving the mattress completely.
Step 5. Slide the plastic protector completely onto the mattress – do it slowly while having another person to help you.
Step 6. Use some tape to attach the mattress pad so that no area along your mattress remains exposed to the elements. Some more expensive mattress bags can be fitted with practical zippers, so no tape in such cases.

As you can see, packing a mattress to move is quite simple. In fact, this is the next step in the mattress removal task that you really should focus on.

NOTE: If you move quickly and do not have enough time to look for a special mattress pad, you can use thick blankets to protect your bed accessory throughout the move. Moving blankets will work well, but ordinary household blankets will do the job as well. Simply cover the mattress completely and secure the covers in place with tape or pieces of rope.

Here’s what you’ll need to succeed in your moving job:

One thing is clear: you will need a moving vehicle to transport the mattress.


One thing is clear: you will need a moving vehicle to transport the mattress.

Pickup. If the weather is good and you have access to a van, whether it is your own vehicle or you can borrow it from a friend, you do not have to worry because most mattresses of all sizes are generally suitable to a standard choice truck.
SUV. Large SUVs can fit almost any mattress provided the rear seats are folded forward and the mattress can be folded in half.
Moving truck. Of course, your safest bet is to rent a moving van from a local truck rental agency, in which case you should be prepared to pay for trucking costs, per kilometer charges and fuel costs. A moving van is also the best vehicle to move a queen size mattress or a king size mattress.
Moving equipment

Because of the large weight and the enormous size of your mattress, pure physical strength may not be enough to move a queen size mattress by yourself – or worse, a king size mattress. That’s right, you will also need mobile equipment.
How to move a single mattress

When your dear cat is the only one wanting to help you move your mattress, then you must do the right thing and hire movers.

Movable straps or rope. Fortunately, this time, a set of moving straps should be enough to take your mattress out of your home and load it into the moving vehicle. These straps can be found at home depot stores, but you can always replace them with two long pieces of regular rope. Read on to learn how to use these straps or rope to make the task of moving the mattress easier and safer.

Do not hire professional movers to move your bed and your mattress will save you money, but the thing you need to remember is that you can not and you should not attempt to accomplish this task entirely by yourself. Instead, gather some reliable help hands and get to work.

How to move a mattress by yourself: Moving Steps

Now you know how to cover a mattress to move so that it stays protected until the room of the new home is reached. The next step is to move the mattress safely without engaging the services of professional movers. Depending on the size of your mattress and the number of aids you can muster, moving a mattress can go from being almost child’s play to being as difficult as a moving task can be.

Step 1. Take a walk along the exit path of the mattress and clear any obstacles that may be bothering you. Open the doors, remove the wrapped or empty boxes, remove the furniture. Also make sure there are no wet or dusty areas along the way out.
Step 2. Place the mattress on the floor, standing on the longer side.
Step 3. Place a moving lanyard (or a piece of rope) under a corner, then ask your assistant to do the same from the opposite corner.
Step 4. Report to your assistant and lift the mattress off the floor at the same time. The weight alone should keep the mattress well balanced on the straps or rope. Keep your hands on the mattress to keep this initial balance.
Step 5. Start walking along the exit path and in the direction of the vehicle waiting outside. Keep your postures straight to avoid hurting your back. Walk slowly and be very careful when going down the stairs.
How to move a king size mattress

Are you really ready for the challenge of moving your king size mattress?
Step 6. Load the mattress into the moving vehicle using all available labor at that time. Remember that the best place for your protected mattress is against the wall. Gel mattresses and memory foam mattresses must be transported flat due to the moving foam parts inside. All other types of mattresses should be positioned and moved laterally.
Step 7. Use pieces of rope to secure the mattress you have loaded – no change during transport is desirable.

How to move a memory foam mattress? Generally, memory foam mattresses weigh more than standard mattresses, and they are more easily damaged. Therefore, the best way to move a memory foam mattress is to buy a special mattress shipping box (contact your local mattress store) and place it in the cardboard box with bubble wrap.