Mattresses are large, clunky, and a pain to move from room-to-room or even when moving to a new home. Carrying mattresses is no simple feat and there are a few things that can go wrong if you aren’t careful. It’s no wonder that so many people these days leave moving large furniture like mattresses up to the professionals, but some of us would rather take matters into our own hands. If you end up deciding that you’re going to move your mattress yourself, here are three tips to help make easy work of bulky mattresses.
1. Grab Some Help
It may be tempting to take a look at the situation and think, “I can do this easily,” especially if you’re moving a smaller mattress like a twin. However, under no circumstances should you try to move a mattress on your own. Even smaller mattresses are heavy and bulky, and even if the weight isn’t a problem for you, the size may be. This could result in you damaging the mattress or worse yet, hurting yourself in the moving process. Make sure you have at least one person helping and, if possible, get a third person involved to help check for clearance in front of you. Don’t let your ego get in the way of moving a mattress.
2. Use Mattress Bags
If you’re planning to pack your mattress into some kind of vehicle, it’s always good to use mattress bags. These are cheap, efficient means of keeping your mattress nice and clean during transit. All a mattress bag really is is a heavy plastic bag that slips over a mattress and helps protect it. However, mattresses can often get damaged during transportation, so it’s a good investment to make.
3. Use Straps
On the other hand, if you’re putting a mattress on top of a vehicle, you can’t go wrong with a set of ratchet straps. These allow you to ratchet your mattress down securely and make sure it’s not going anywhere. The last thing you want is for your mattress to fly off your truck while on the highway so if you’re going to be transporting a mattress this way, be sure you’re doing it safely and securely.
Sleep Well With Mattress Peddlers
When doing your research on Mattress Peddlers, you’ll find we match up to top-quality mattress company criteria, and even go beyond it! We’ve been a family-owned business providing quality mattresses and furniture throughout Delaware and even beyond since 1994. We love working closely with our customers to figure out their needs and also offer free shipping throughout Lewes, Millsboro, Rehoboth Beach, Harbeson, and the surrounding areas of Delaware.
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