We think our mattress' design makes it pretty easy to move. We recommend that you take it apart and then reassemble at your new home. We recommend this for two reasons. First: The mattress is very floppy and hard to carry. And: It’s very heavy. You run the risk of damaging the mattress if you don’t take it apart.
It's really pretty simple. Basically, you open up the mattress, fold + wrap the latex, and take it away.
Feel free to adapt these to your particular situation. For instance, if you're moving the mattress in you minivan you may be able to skip the boxing step and just be sure to handle the foam packets gently. Using professional movers? You'll definitely want to box it up.
To start, lay a piece of heavy-duty 6 mil plastic sheeting on the floor. Fold the latex in half, wrap the plastic around it, and then tape it up. For one queen size bed you’ll need about one roll of plastic this size - 50' x 8' [4 mil].
Once you have the latex inside the plastic, fold it into an s-shape and insert it into a box. You’ll need three boxes [one for each piece of latex].
We recommend getting something around 30" x 24" x 24", but these aren't always readily available.
While it may require some cutting down;
- U-Haul has a 24" x 24" x 48" wardrobe box which many of their franchisees carry. On their site, enter your zip code to see what's in stock nearby.
- Home Depot also has a 24" x 24" x 34" wardrobe box -- check your local stores for inventory.
Here are a couple of links to the quick videos for folding and boxing.
Because it’s made of cloth the case and cover will be easier to handle. You can treat these as you would any soft goods.
Some things to note if you are storing the mattress folded and boxed longer than 3 to 4 weeks.
- Do not keep the latex folded or rolled for an extended period of time, i.e.: no more than three to four weeks.
- It's best to keep the mattress or the layers of latex flat. Hard folds may quickly distress the latex affecting its durability and comfort but that doesn't necessarily mean all is lost.
- Storing the mattress assembled is probably easiest, but we recommend taking it apart before moving it.
- We recommend wrapping it in 6 mil plastic and taping it closed. Place about 4 to 5 large packs of silica gel desiccants with the mattress to help prevent moisture build up inside the plastic bag which may lead to mold or mildew. Store it flat, hopefully raised off the floor.