A sound sleep is essential to rejuvenate the body and a comfortable mattress is essential to get the rest you need. That’s why keeping your mattress in good condition is so important when you’re planning on moving from Auckland to the North Island suburbs. House packers and furniture movers like Easy Move Furniture Removals can help get your mattress from one home to the next safely. Here are some tips you should know when moving your mattress.
Decide if you want to take it
The first decision you need to make is regarding whether or not to shift your mattress. If it’s a new mattress or is still in good condition, it makes sense to move it when you call the professional furniture movers. However, if it is an old mattress, whether a memory foam mattress or one with innersprings, you will be better off getting a new mattress to use in your new home. Old mattresses may be too damaged to use effectively and can end up injuring your back.
Put your supplies together
Shifting a mattress is no small task. Professional East Auckland Movers or West Auckland Movers can do the job efficiently without much hassle. However, if you’re planning to do it yourself, you need to make sure you’ve got the right supplies for the job. This includes mattress bags, measuring tape, tie-downs/ropes, and maybe even a mattress box if you want to move your mattress in a more stable manner.
Mattress bags are durable, plastic bags that you can use to wrap your mattresses and protect them during transportation. They avoid exposure of the mattress to dust, dirt, and water while being transported and also protect your mattress from becoming infested with bed bugs. Moving to a new place and realizing you’ve just brought in bed bugs surely isn’t going to be the pleasant experience you want.
Get your measurements right
Make sure you note down the right measurements for your mattress as well as the doorway, corridor, staircase, and other areas that the mattress will pass. You need to make sure that the mattress will easily fit within the measurements of these places so that transporting it from the bedroom to the moving truck is easy. Movers in Auckland like Henderson Movers will save you the trouble of having to do this yourself. Professional house packers and furniture movers will come prepared with the supplies. They will also do everything related to packing and moving so that you enjoy greater peace of mind.
Ask a friend for help
Moving a mattress is not an easy task, so you shouldn’t shy away from asking a friend or a relative for help. It requires some heavy lifting. The bending of mattresses can result in the inner springs getting damaged. Mattresses with memory foam tend to get compressed and out of shape if they aren’t moved correctly. Don’t try to move it yourself because you will be taking on too much work for yourself. It could just end up costing you more in the long run if your mattress gets damaged.
Wrap your mattress and clear the path
Utilize the heavy-duty mattress bags and wrap your mattresses inside them. Secure the open end of the mattress bag with tape and get ready to move them. Make sure you’ve cleared out the pathway before you shift your mattress. A good idea is to disassemble your bed and pack other items in the rooms into boxes so that they can be shifted out before. Load them onto the moving truck so that you don’t have to worry about dodging boxes and items on the way. Once your path is clear, you can carry your mattress out to the moving truck without encountering significant obstacles on the way.
Shift it onto your moving truck and secure it in place
Place the mattress in an upright position onto a moving truck. You will have to adjust the position of the mattress based on the size of the truck. Professional furniture movers will make sure you have a moving truck doing the job. Placing the mattress in an upright position will prevent it from becoming flat with the weight of other furniture and moving boxes that have been loaded onto the truck. Once the mattress is positioned properly, use the tie-downs to secure it in place. This will prevent it from shifting around too much while it is being transported.
Remove the tie downs and take the mattress out. Carry it to your new home with some help just like you did while loading it onto the moving truck. If you need to store it for a bit before setting it up, make sure you store it in a flat position. Set up your bed first and then shift the mattress onto it.