The Best Way to Move a Bed

Remove items

First, remove all the sheets, blankets, and the comforter from the mattress.

Inspect mattress

Before you load it up, you want to make sure it is clean. Look for signs of infestations to ensure you don’t end up moving any pests with you. Also, check that the mattress is dry before you begin to seal it up.

Mattress cover

You can buy a mattress cover in whatever shape and size your bed needs. This will keep it air tight, preventing dust, pests, water, and more from getting into your mattress.

Use caution when moving it

Mattresses are very expensive, so you don’t want to ruin yours in the process of the move. They can be remarkably heavy, so don’t try to lift it yourself. Get a family member or friend or two to help you. Bringing a mattress from upstairs to downstairs can be tricky too. Go slow when moving down stairs or around tight turns. You don’t want to rip a hole in your mattress because you were too rushed while moving it.


A bed is a very important possession, so treat it that way. It should be one of the first things to be loaded into the moving vehicle. Be sure to lay it flat, so that the filling inside of it doesn’t shift. Also, don’t put anything on top of it, especially big, heavy items, because they can cause indentations in the padding.

Bed frame

If you are moving a bed frame too, start by disassembling all the pieces. Consider writing down step by step what you did, that way you can easily reassemble it. PRO TIP: Take pictures at every step, reassembly is a lot easier when you can see what it looked like before.