Moving Your Mattress the Right Way

If you’re like most people, you try to take care of your investments as best you can. Common sense dictates that the larger the investment, the more care you should take to protect it. Unfortunately, the values of mattresses are often overlooked, despite their fairly sizeable costs and the amount of time invested in and on them.  A little reminder, however, can make you realize how valuable your mattress really is and the care it requires.


We spend a third of our day in our beds, which also means we spend a third of our life in bed as well. Our energy, health, and comfort are also directly impacted by our sleeping surface. Physical impact aside, premium-mattresses can cost thousands of dollars, showing their substantial financial impact. Beginning to see the surprisingly high level of investment in the mattress for beds we spend so much time and money on? As part of their life cycle, mattresses often require relocation or flipping, but this is where significant damage can easily be inflicted, whether turning it, putting it in a new room, or moving it to an entirely new residence.


The most common mattress handling mistake people make is something many never realize is a mistake. People regularly use the handles on the sides of mattresses to lift, carry, and flip their beds. This is incorrect, as handles are not designed to bear the weight of a mattress, and are only in place for adjusting the position of a mattress on your king platform bed frame.


The composition of your mattress also dictates how it should be handled. Custom memory foam should never be grabbed in fistfuls or at the corners or edges because the substantial weight of a mattress can cause tearing. Conventional mattresses, meanwhile, should never be folded or forcefully bent in an attempt to get them in a vehicle or through a doorway. Flexibility, however, is a non-issue with a foam or latex mattress. In almost every situation, it’s smart to get a pair of helping hands when moving a mattress, even if it’s only being flipped. Their size and weight can make handling them awkward, and when something affects your life to the degree a mattress does, it’s worth the extra effort to make sure it’s properly taken care of.