When you think about a favorite piece of furniture that you own, the answer is likely to be your bed – especially if you are lucky enough to have a luxuriously sizeable king-size bed to spread out on and sleep night after night without anyone crowding you (unless you have dogs – we can’t help you there). However, there is one downside to a king-size bed, and you’ll quickly realize what it is when it’s time to move. Moving furniture this bulky is hard, whether you’re moving next door or across the country. Here is some helpful information to make your move as safe and comfortable as possible.
Should you move your bed?
The first question to ask yourself is whether your bed is indeed worth moving. The less you take with you; the more manageable and affordable your move will be. That means that before you move is the time to get rid of worn out items – not after. Consider the overall condition of your bed. If it’s relatively new and still very comfortable, then it’s worth it to make an effort to bring it with you. However, if it’s damaged or worn out – or won’t fit in your new bedroom – there’s no point in going through the trouble of moving it.
Packing your bed
Assuming that you’ve decided to take your bed with you to your new home, it’s time to prepare it for moving. King-size beds are one of the most challenging items to move due to their sheer size and weight. First, remove all pillows and bedding and pack them separately in labeled moving boxes. If your bed has built-in storage, empty the drawers and remove them from the frame. Moving the mattress is likely to be harder than the box springs, as king-size box springs typically come in two separate pieces for easier handling. Once you’ve removed the mattress and box springs, disassemble the bed frame and wrap the larger parts in sheets or blankets to protect them during transport. Place all hardware into labeled plastic bags for easy assembly when you unpack.
Preparing your mattress
High-quality king-size mattresses are not only extremely comfortable, but they also tend to be extremely pricey. That means that you’ll want to do everything you can to protect yours during your move. When you have removed all bedding, make sure that the mattress is completely dry and clean. If you can, place it in direct sunlight for a few hours to give it a chance to air out. Then, slip it into a protective mattress bag (you can usually get these from your movers or purchase them from furniture stores). Make sure the bag is sealed and that the mattress will stay covered and clean during transport.
Once your bed frame, mattress, and box springs are disassembled and packed up for moving, the best course of action is to let your professional movers handle the rest of the job. Depending on the kind of service you choose, they may even do the initial packing up for you. Either way, moving bulky furniture is tricky, and your movers are trained and insured so that there’s no risk. At Network Moving, we can connect you with the best movers in your area. Fill out our simple online form for a free estimate.