How to pack a king-size bed

Moving cumbersome furniture is a real challenge. If you have an upcoming relocation, maybe suddenly your dear bed doesn’t seem so great anymore. Well, they are usually very large and heavy, but Good Neighbors Moving Company can help you with that. But even if you want to prepare before our movers arrive at your house, you might still find yourself overwhelmed by some of the following puzzling questions: How will you pack a king-size bed for relocation? How will you safely pack and transport such a huge mattress? What size truck should you rent to relocate a king-size bed? To make sure your moving process goes smoothly and that your bed survives transportation in good condition, just follow our tips. Here some of the easiest ways to pack a king-size bed for your upcoming move.

You should load your mattress into the moving truck before any other items. If possible, position it upright or sideways to save space

Steps for preparing a large bed for moving

When you are changing addresses, king-size beds are usually one of the most complicated pieces to pack and move. Their awkward size, bulkiness, and weight make them quite difficult to relocate. To properly pack a king-size bed for your Los Angeles residential move, you are going to need proper packing supplies and some essential hand tools. But before you can even get to work, make sure you obtain a quality mattress bag, some large moving boxes, plastic wrap, moving blankets, bubble cushioning. But the list goes doesn’t stop there. Get some packing tape, furniture pads, moving straps, and finally ropes. Don’t forget some basic household tools. It’s an extensive list, right?

Just follow the steps below for now and let’s see how you can pack a king-size bed for relocation

It takes time to pack a king-size bed
Make sure the bed, the mattress, and all its parts are absolutely clean and dry. Just to be sure, but the mattress in a spot with a lot of direct sunlight for a few hours.

1. Strip your bed of all its protruding parts and accessories

Put all the pillows, bed covers, blankets, sheets, and similar accessories away. this will make it easier for our local movers in Los Angeles County to prepare them for packing. Bed accessories are usually very bulky but very light at the same time, so you can use large cardboard boxes for this purpose. Then label the boxes that you pack them in by “bedding”, and you will be able to quickly find them after moving. That means you can easily and very quickly make your bed on your first night in your new home. You’ll be relaxing as soon as you move in! And you’ll definitely need it.

  • In order to pack a king-size bed with storage, you should empty the drawers and separate them from the frame. This way the bed will be lighter and easier to carry.
  • The next step is to remove the mattress from the frame. Grab the king-size mattress on one end, while your helper will hold it on the other end. Then push and pull it to the end of the box springs, and slowly drop one side of the mattress on the floor. Then easily lift the opposite end of the mattress together with your helper. Don’t bend the mattress because that can cause damage to the springs.

2. Take the springs out

Once you have the mattress out of the way, you should be able to simply take out the box springs. Normally, king-size beds consist of two twin-sized box springs. They are light in weight but cumbersome in size, so they are somewhat awkward to carry. Just be extra careful when carrying them out of your home.

3. In order to properly pack a king-size bed, you need to disassemble it first

The headboard usually comes apart easily because most of the time they come attached to the mainframe by a few simple screws. On the other hand, the frame could prove to be a bit of a challenge. Don’t be lazy with this step because it is very important to dismantle your king-size bed before long-distance moving. Smaller parts are much lighter and you will be able to easily carry them out of your old home. Loading them into the moving truck is much less tricky as well. Also, when you properly pack a king-size bed, you are significantly reducing the risk of any damage.

4. The protective covering is essential when you want to properly pack a king-size bed

You should wrap all the larger pieces of your bed with some protective gear, such as moving blankets or even old sheets. Moving blankets are extremely effective at preventing chips and dents on wooden pieces and frames. They are also very efficient when it comes to preventing metal frames from scratching other objects after you disassemble the bed.

After you wrap all the separate pieces properly, secure the coverings in place by using some packing tape. Wrap the smaller bed parts as well to ensure they are safe and sound. Label their location so you keep track of them. Pack all the tiny parts like bolts, nuts, screws, into separate ziplock bags and tape them to the piece they belong to. That way the reassembly will come extremely easy!

Teddy bear on a bed
Mattress bags for moving to provide excellent protection against dust, dirt, and moisture.

Before putting your bed on the moving truck:

Use a specialized mattress bag to pack a king-size bed during transportation. You can get these bags from a trusted moving company. They are usually very affordable. Call us to help you, because mattress bags come in different types and sizes, so we will be careful to choose one that your mattress will fit like a glove. This bag provides excellent protection against dirt, dust, moisture, and pests.

What is the best way to pack a king-size bed for relocation and move it?

Whichever option for the household you choose, keep in mind that you can’t pack a king-size bed and then move it without help. So you should invest in adequate moving assistance to ensure maximum safety and efficiency during this process.

Hire professionals who have extensive experience in shipping large and heavy pieces of furniture

Just imagine if you didn’t have to lift a finger, while your bed and mattress get quickly and safely disassembled, packed, transported and set up at your new home. You can request an accurate estimate from our movers who will pack your king-size bed with expertise and move it by contacting us via our website! We are here for all your needs and doubts.