How to pack and move a king size bed

Packing guideNovember 12, 2020

Having to move or store a king size bed can easily become a nightmare. These huge items are an amazing thing to sleep in, but transporting them from one place to another is quite difficult. Without professionals on your side, some might even call it an impossible task to accomplish with ease. Luckily, Zippy Shell Moving and Storage DMV are here to help you. With years of experience in both the moving and storage industry, we know exactly how to ensure you pack and move a king size bed with ease and no worries. In today’s article, we show you the must-know tips and tricks about this process.

First, consider whether or not to even attempt to pack and move a king size bed

One of the first things you should think about when moving a house – or putting items in storage – is whether you should even do it. Both processes take a lot of time and a lot of planning. There is an abundance of unexpected things that can happen if you are not careful. Therefore, the smart choice should be to ask yourself if it is worth it at all.

having to pack and move a king size bed can cause a lot of stress
Moving a heavy item can cause a lot of stress – so consider if it is even worth the effort.

The most decisive factor here is the cost of the process. As you might imagine, storing and moving items like a king size bed can be very expensive. The movers will usually charge you based on the weight of the item – and these beds can weigh a few pounds. Taking into consideration the distance you will also need to move it, you might find your budget straining to handle the move.

Similarly, when you find good storage Arlington VA, you will have to pay based on the size of the unit. And since king size beds are very huge, you will need to figure out the budget very well before storing it. Because of all this, it might be much cheaper to just sell your bed before the relocation, and then buy a new one once you are at your new home. However, if you still want to pack and move a king size bed, then here’s what you will need to do.

Start the packing process with the mattress

Just like when you are packing any beds, you will want to secure the mattress first. However, before you even start that, make sure to grab the necessary tools. It might be possible to move the bed without them, but they will make your life much easier. For example, you will want to look into a mattress bag box in the size of your mattress, some blankets, plastic covers, furniture pads as well as moving straps. You should also look into a moving trolley – or try contacting some friends who are willing to help you move the mattress.

Then, start thinking about disassembling your bed. When you are moving it or preparing it for onsite storage containers, you will improve its security if it is disassembled. By doing so, you can properly secure each piece, wrapping it in protective materials and packing it separately from others.

So, you will want to examine your bed from all sides. Figure out what its various parts are before you disassemble them. For example, if there is a storage drawer under the bed, you will want to remove it and pack it separately. Most of all, though, you will want to take out the mattress and lean it on a wall. Just remember that the handles aren’t for carrying but for putting it back into the bed.

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Keep the mattress safe from moisture.

If you got a mattress box with your bed, now’s the time to use it. Make sure you seal it properly once the mattress is inside, and it should protect it well. If there is no box, then you will need to use plastic to protect the mattress. You can also call our packing services for this.

Think about moving the mattress too

Packing the mattress is probably the toughest task you will have to do. It is also the most important. The rest should be easy enough. Once you disassemble the bed, carefully pack each piece separately. And then, the lifting begins. This might be the toughest part of the whole process. The mattress will be the heaviest, and therefore the toughest task to manage. You might even find resistance when asking friends for moving help due to the difficulty of the task.

If you still insist on doing it yourself, then here’s what you need to do. The easiest way to approach the problem is by using a furniture blanket. Spread it on the floor. Then, put the mattress on top. This way, you will be able to move the mattress by grabbing the edges of the blanket, then lifting and carrying it.

However, this can still lead to injury if you are not careful. Heavy lifting is a dangerous task, and you need proper preparation to tackle it safely. Because of this, carefully consider calling professionals instead. We are trained and experienced. Working with us means reducing the risk of injuries or damages. Therefore, it is always the safest choice.

a bubble pack
Bubble pack is your friend.

Meanwhile, it should be fairly easy to pack and move the rest of a king size bed once you disassemble it. Wrap each piece in a bubble pack carefully, and secure it with tape. This way, you are keeping moisture out of it – which is the biggest enemy of wooden furniture. The air bubbles will also protect the bed from scratches and bumps. Then, it will be pretty easy to lift each separate piece and carry it to the moving truck or the storage unit.

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