How to pack memory foam mattress? In this article, I’ll teach you six easy steps. Don’t you worry as all of these steps are simple to execute.
Considering moving to a new apartment or house while your bed is one of the concerns?
Great! This one is the right place for you to know the steps in packing your memory foam mattress!
As a learning mover myself, I need to share these six steps that you need to try.
Here is the rundown:
- Setting up the bed,
- Bagging the mattress,
- Attaching the valve,
- Vacuuming the air,
- Rolling up the mattress, and
- Tying it up
I know you need to spend your precious time on the essential things.
With you waiting, let’s get into the steps, shall we?
Steps To Pack Memory Foam Mattress
Moving to a new place while bringing your things might be a hard thing to do. It is an additional burden to carry together with your mattress.
If your concern is moving your mattress inside the home, you can go here instead.
You should save some space and effort in the moving process using this DIY method that I recently discovered.
This method does not use any commercial or industrial equipment used in compressing mattresses in the market.
Before performing this method, I advise you that you should be careful not to damage your bed.
Take note also of the mattress’s warranty. This method can void it, so read through your papers in deciding its compression.
You should prepare these materials:
- Plastic storage bed bag,
- Ratchet straps,
- Duct tape,
- Vacuum bag,
- Vacuum cleaner, and
- Large box
It would help if you also were wary of the different sizes of mattress bags before buying one.
Now, here are the steps on how to pack memory foam mattress:
Step #1. Setting up the mattress
Settle your bed in this step by removing all beddings except its protector.
It is good to remove all cushions, covers, bolsters, pads, and toppers.
I advise you also to clean those as well for a fresh start.
Step #2. Bagging the bed
Insert the bed into the mattress bag. You should initiate from a selected part of the bed, raising its edge a few centimeters from the ground.
Then, slowly slide the bed and zip the bag close.
Fortify the seal with strips of duct tape and move your mattress to the floor for the next upcoming steps.
Step #3. Attaching the valve
In this step, you should cut out the valve from the vacuum bag and leave enough plastic around it to secure it with tape.
Next, cut a small hole in the mattress bag where the valve can go through.
Slide the valve inside the bag and grab through this whole.
You should then tape up the hole to make it airtight.
Step #4. Vacuuming up the air
You should ensure your mattress is lying flat on the floor as it is best for compressing the bed evenly.
Start by attaching your vacuum hose to the valve. I recommend you use a strip of duct tape to seal the two together.
Then, power up the vacuum cleaner and observe the bed and the mattress bag go flat as air goes out.
Also, it is good for you to move and stamp above the bed to push more air out, compressing it faster.
Step #5. Rolling up the mattress
Once the mattress is void of air and flattened out, you can start rolling it up from one end to the other end.
I recommend you keep the vacuum still going as it can suck up any remaining air being pushed in the mattress.
Then, roll it slowly for a tighter bundle.
Step #6. Tying it up
If the mattress is completely rolled up, wrap the ratchet straps around the bed and crank until tight.
It would help if you slipped in some padding between the straps and the bag.
It is to prevent tearing and further damage to the mattress.
This procedure will ensure your mattress from air leaks and makes it easy to move and carry around with the straps attached.
If your mattress is a twin size, you should need at least two ratchet straps.
For larger sizes like full, queen, or king, a third strap is essential for the middle.
After rolling it up and securing it with the straps, keep the mattress in a horizontal position to protect it from damage.
Finally, using your cardboard package, insert your bed and secure the package up.
Your mattress is safely compressed for two weeks.
Any period longer than this, material damage may occur.
Wrap It Up!
Great! You already learned how to pack a memory foam mattress using only these six steps.
Before doing this method, you should assess your mattress’s warranty and safety as this is only a DIY method.
You can compress your mattress by setting it up, bagging the bed, attaching the valve, attaching the valve, and vacuuming the air,
After that, you should roll up the mattress and tie it using ratchet straps to protect it from damage.
I hope this article helped you enough in your inquiry. So, share this with your friends and loved ones who might be needing help!