How To Move a Bed When Moving To Your New Home

How To Move a Bed When Moving To Your New Home

Knowing how to move a bed when relocating home is not an easy task. As it is a large piece of furniture that can be difficult to carefully move out of your home. Not only that, but when moving a bed, there may be some risk of damaging your belongings, the interior of the house or even the bed itself; so it is advisable to take preventive security measures.

While moving a bed can be difficult or risky, there are options available that can save you the effort and give you peace of mind. One of these options is to seek the services of a reputable moving company, as they will have trained professionals with great experience in moving large furniture for you.

How to move a bed

Step 1: remove all bedding

Step 2: roll up the mattress and secure it

Step 3: clean the frame

Step 4: remove the headboard

Step 5: disassemble the frame

Step 6: put all the loose parts in a bag

Step 7: Protect the bed with high-quality packaging materials.

Step 8: Too difficult? Contact the professionals

 

Step 1: remove all bedding

First, be sure to remove all bedding and pillows from the bed. Place these items in a large bag to protect them from damage or accumulation of dirt / dust during transport.

 

Step 2: roll up the mattress and secure it

Remove the mattress from the bed frame and turn it inward from one end, so that it almost takes a cylindrical shape, as this will protect the condition of the mattress. However, before doing so, you need to make sure you have enough space to do this and avoid accidental injury or damage to the home. Once you've rolled up the mattress, hold it down and use a bit of string to tie it up to keep it in shape.

Step 3: clean the frame

Whether the bed frame is to be stored or to a new home, you should always make sure it is clean before moving in. As such, a good idea is to quickly clean the frame with some antibacterial wipes, making sure that all parts of the frame are clean.

Step 4: remove the headboard

If the bed has a headboard, it should be removed before moving it to make it easier to handle when taking it from the house to the vehicle.Usually the headboard will be attached to the frame using screws, so make sure you have the correct screwdriver when removing it.

Step 5: disassemble the frame

Before disassembling the frame, you should check if you still have the assembly instructions, as this will tell you exactly what to do.If you don't have them, start by removing the slats that your mattress would rest on and secure them with string to make it easier to move. Next, use an Allen wrench or screwdriver to loosen the long sections of the frame that run the length of the bed, as removing them first will make disassembly easier.Again, tie these pieces together before repeating the same process for the sections that span the entire width of the bed.

Step 6: put all loose parts in a safe place

When dismantling your bed, you should always make sure that any screws or loose parts that are used to reassemble the bed are necessary.The last thing you want to do is put all the effort of moving your bed to a new location and then realize that you can't put it back together because you've lost a few screws.

Step 7: Protect the bed with high-quality packaging materials.

Whenever you move an expensive piece of furniture, no matter what item it is, you should always look for the use of high-quality packaging materials that protect its condition. Materials like packing wrap (or bubble wrap for delicate parts) and heavy-duty mobile blankets are perfect for covering items during transport.

 

Step 8: Too difficult? Seek professional help

If you plan to move a bed yourself, be sure to use the utmost care when moving to avoid injury. Try to drag heavy items where you can,rather than carry them, and be sure to use proper manual handling techniques.Ultimately, if you think this will be too much for you, then why not seek the help of professional movers, as they will have the right equipment and experience to move a bed with a minimum of hassle.