How to Move a Foam Mattress

Keep your furniture and personal items safe during a move by taking a few protective measures. Expensive foam mattresses especially need extra care during a move so that they do not warp. The small price paid for supplies definitely outweighs the price of replacing a ruined mattress.

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Don't forget the bag and box for moving your foam mattress.

Step 1

Measure the mattress and purchase an appropriately sized plastic mattress bag and a box from a moving supply company. The price for a bag ranges from a few dollars to $9 and, for a box, between $9 and $35, depending upon the size of the mattress.

Step 2

Place the foam mattress inside the bag and box and seal it up with packing tape.

Step 3

Transport the mattress as flat as possible with the help of a friend. Flip the mattress sideways to fit it through doorways but keep it flat--not folded or bent.

Step 4

Lay the foam mattress flat on the inside of the moving van. Do not stand it up on end for more than a few minutes, to avoid the concentration of weight settling in one spot.