How to Get a Queen Size Bed up Your Narrow Stairway When It Won't Fit

So you recently moved and you just purchased a brand new mattress and boxspring. You are exhausted from moving furniture and you've been thinking about your new bed all day long.

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You pickup your new bed from the furniture company and as you are trying to drag it up your stairway, you realize in horror that you can't get the boxspring up! The stairway is too narrow and as much as you want it, it won't budge! What now? Do you have to go back and exchange it for a full or double? Eek!

Step 1

If your mattress fits up the stairway, there are a couple of different options that you have. You don't have to settle for a full or double bed.

Step 2

You can purchase a Split Boxspring for a Queen set. This is basically a boxspring that is split into two pieces. With older homes it is very common to have narrow stairways but these should work nicely. You can also get a low profile boxspring that is split as well.

Step 3

You can return your boxspring and get yourself a platform bed. These are types of frames that look almost like a thin box. They are usually purchased un-assembled so that you can drag everything up your stairway and into your bedroom to put together. This takes the place of your boxspring. These are nice too because you can usually get one with storage for your clothes or other things. Ikea is a great place to find inexpensive platform beds.