Different Bed Parts
Most beds are composed of three separate and distinct parts:
- The bed frame
- The mattress
- The box spring
Of these, the box spring is actually the most difficult to move. That’s because unlike the mattress, it isn’t pliable. And unlike the frame, it can’t be folded up or disassembled.
One of the biggest problems people who try to move themselves have is getting a box spring around corners, through doorways, or downstairs. It can become a real geometry problem!
That’s why it’s always better to leave it to the professionals. We can move your box spring and other bulky pieces of furniture without damaging either your walls and ceilings or the furniture itself.
In some instances, we will place the mattress into a special mattress bag to protect it from dirt and moisture during the move. This usually is recommended during long moves, such as those that are cross country.
Once the mattress is inside the moving van, it is secured using tape or rope to keep it from shifting during transport. Plus, mattresses, box springs and other larger objects are typically packed into the back of the storage space, where they can be safely secured to a side wall to prevent any undesirable shifts.
What Not to Do
One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to move beds themselves is tying their box spring and/or mattress to the top of their car.
If you don’t have access to a moving van or pickup, this may seem like your only option. But it’s not a good one and here’s why: When you are driving, the relative wind speed is the same as your driving speed. For example, if you are driving at 45 mph, then the wind hitting the front of your car is about 45 mph.
Imagine trying to hold a mattress in a 45 mph wind and you can see the problem. Beds that are secured with twine or string can’t stand up to that kind of force and can easily blow off no matter how tightly you are holding onto them.
Once again, it’s best to leave moving beds and other large furniture to the experts!