Best Mattress for Moving to a New Home
While there is so much excitement surrounding moving to a new house, getting there can be a pain. Packing, moving and then unpacking on the other end takes a lot of time and hard work, especially for big pieces of furniture, including your bed. If you have a queen or king size bed, you may be dreading moving your mattress. Mattresses are heavy, they can be awkward to lift and carry, they flop around and getting them down the stairs are a pain. But moving a mattress doesn't have to be a nightmare.
How do I move a mattress?
If you're moving your mattress to a new home, you may want to cover the bed with a mattress moving bag, which you should be able to find with the moving supplies. This will protect your mattress from the dirt on the floor, inside the moving truck, and the elements. Moving straps may also be a good idea. They can help you move your mattress, and other heavy furniture. Also, remember that you'll probably have to take the bed frame or foundation apart, so have a designated place to store nails and screws so they survive the move, too.
Tip: attaching your mattress to the top of your car for transport is not always the best idea, unless it's a child's crib mattress or a twin. Mattresses are heavy and it could cause serious problems if it fell off. You can rent moving vans by the hour, or find a friend with a truck to help.
Some alternatives to moving your mattress include buying a new one, hiring movers or enlisting the help of your (strong) friends.
Should I get a new mattress since I’m moving?
You don't have to buy a new mattress just because you bought a new house, but before you wrestle your mattress into the moving truck, really consider whether it should stay or go. Has your mattress seen better days? You may want to consider replacing your mattress when you're moving if:
There are visible signs that your mattress is old: lumps, valleys, etc.,
You're not waking up refreshed, or you're waking up with aches and pains,
You have allergies that have been acting up lately (could be dust in your mattress)
You've had your mattress for more than 8 years
If you deem your mattress unfit to move, the good news is you won't have to deal with physically moving it, although you may have to get it to the dumpster. However, check where you can dispose of your old mattress. You don't have want to be charged improper disposal fees.
The bad news is that you may have to go mattress shopping. Bummer, right? Not necessarily. At Leesa, our foam Leesa mattress comes in an easy-to-move box. You could even have the box delivered straight to your new address, so all you have to do it carry it to the bedroom, roll out your mattress, take off the plastic and voilà! You've got a new mattress to go with your new house.
What are some do’s and don’ts for moving a mattress?
With these do's and don'ts and the previously mentioned mattress moving tips, you're in for a smooth move:
Get help from friends and family or professionals
Hire movers, if possible
Leave old mattresses behind and buy a bed in a box
Forget your mattress moving bag to protect your mattress
Strap a large mattress to your car (a twin mattress size is probably OK)
Slide your mattress down the stairs - this could damage your mattress
What kind of mattress is best for my new home?
So, you've decided to replace your mattress. New house, new bed, how exciting! But what is the best mattress for your new home? Do you upgrade to a king size mattress? Do you want foam, latex, or individually wrapped spring? Obviously the size of your new bedroom will impact how big of a mattress you can have. It may be that your room only has room for a twin size mattress (along with your other bedroom furniture). Or maybe you can squeeze a full or queen size mattress into the space if you only use one of your side tables. If you're going to get a new mattress, make sure you measure the space you have for a bed first. If you've got plenty of space, you may be ready for a king size mattress.
As far as mattress type, that depends on your personal preference. Do you like a firm mattress or something more plush? As long as your mattress gives you the right amount of support (enough to keep your spine aligned while you sleep), the mattress world is your oyster.
Ready for the big move? Let Leesa guide you to the best mattress for you and your family in your new home.