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Prepping Mattresses For A Move

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As you get ready to move, you will likely plan how to pack boxes and protect small items from damage. However, you may not have considered how to pack and prep your mattresses for the move. Here are some things you can do to protect them from damage and ensure they are ready to use when they arrive at your new home.

Spot Clean The Fabric

Preparing to move gives you a great excuse for finally spot cleaning your mattresses. Use a cloth and warm, soapy water to spot clean any dirty areas, and use a fabric deodorizing spray to freshen your mattresses before getting them ready for moving. If you want to sanitize each mattress, consider using a handheld steamer with a sanitizing option. This can help to get a deeper clean, and it can also potentially kill germs hiding inside the mattress fibers. You'll want to make sure that the surface of each mattress is dry before taking further steps to get them ready for the move. take this opportunity to thoroughly wash and dry your bedding as well, and pack it in a box labeled "bedding" so you can quickly set up the beds in each room when you arrive at your new home.

Use A Mattress Cover

Covering your mattress can help to prevent rips and tears, and it can also defend your mattress against dirt that might otherwise be transferred to your mattress during your move. You'll want to find a cover made specifically for moving, as these covers are made to withstand the moving process. If you want to keep your mattresses smelling extra fresh when you remove the covers at your new home, consider placing a few dryer sheets inside before you zip them up. You can also slip a traditional mattress cover or fitted sheet inside so you can begin to get each mattress ready after being delivered to your home.

Label The Beds

Chances are, each bed in your home has a different firmness level, and you want to make sure that everyone gets the right mattress set up in each bedroom. One way to do this is to label each mattress before it goes into the moving truck. If you purchase your mattress covers, you can write directly on them. Otherwise, you can simply tape a piece of paper with the name that corresponds to each mattress.

Talk to your local movers about other tips you can use to prepare for moving day, and use these steps to get your mattresses prepped ahead of your big move.