How to Move a Tempurpedic Mattress

Moving a Tempurpedic mattress can be a daunting task. But with proper planning and execution, it can be done without any trouble. In this blog post, we will outline the steps you need to take to move your Tempurpedic mattress safely and efficiently. So whether you are moving across town or across the country, follow these tips, and you will have your mattress where it needs to be in no time!

How to Move a Tempurpedic Mattress

Moving a Tempurpedic mattress can be tough sometimes. This guide will provide tips and advice on how to move a tempurpedic mattress without damaging it. By following these simple steps, you can rest assured that your mattress will be in good condition when it arrives at its new home.

Why May You Need to Move Tempurpedic Mattress?

There are many reasons you might need to move your Tempurpedic mattress. Such as:

1. To Redecorate Room

If you’re redecorating your room, you might need to move the mattress out of the way. So this can be a good time to clean the mattress and maybe even flip it over. But you have to make sure that you put it back in the same spot, so all the pressure points line up correctly.

2. Moving to a New House

If you’re moving to a new house, then you need to take your Tempurpedic mattress with you. But you can’t just put it in the back of the truck and hope for the best. You need to take some precautions so that your mattress doesn’t get damaged in the move.

3. Getting Rid of an Old Mattress

If you’re getting rid of an old Tempurpedic mattress, then you need to know how to properly dispose of it. You can’t just put it out on the curb for the garbage truck. You need to take it to a recycling center or a landfill that accepts mattresses.

Now that you know some of the reasons why you might need to move your Tempurpedic mattress, let’s talk about how to do it.

Things You May Need to Move a Tempurpedic Mattress

  • A truck or van
  • Moving blankets
  • Furniture dolly
  • Ratchet straps
  • Tape measure
  • Cordless drill

How to Move a Tempurpedic Mattress in 5 Easy Steps

Step 1: Measure the Mattress

The first step is to measure the mattress. You need to know the dimensions so that you can determine what size truck or van you need to rent. You also need to know the dimensions so that you can properly wrap the mattress in moving blankets.

Properly Wrap the Mattress

Step 2: Clean the Mattress

The next step is to clean the mattress. This is a good time to spot-clean any stains. But you also need to vacuum the mattress to remove any dust or dirt. But make sure that the mattress is completely dry before you move it.

Step 3: Wrap the Mattress in Moving Blankets

Once the mattress is clean and dry, it’s time to wrap it in moving blankets. You want to make sure that the entire mattress is covered. And you want to use at least two layers of blankets. This will help to protect the mattress from getting damaged.

Step 4: Place the Mattress on the Furniture Dolly

Once the mattress is wrapped, you can place it on the furniture dolly. Make sure that the mattress is secure and won’t fall off. But you have to be careful not to roll the dolly over any bumps or obstacles.

Step 5: Move the Mattress to the Truck or Van

Now it’s time to move the mattress to the truck or van. If you’re using a truck, then you can just put the mattress in the back. But if you’re using a van, then you need to secure it with ratchet straps.

Some Additional Tips to Move a Tempurpedic Mattress

1. Gather the Necessary Tools

In order to move your Tempurpedic mattress, you will need a few supplies. Make sure to have a hand truck, furniture dolly, and some moving blankets on hand. But be careful not to use regular blankets, as they can tear easily. It’s best to invest in some good quality moving blankets specifically designed for furniture protection.

2. Measure the Stairs and Doorways

Before you begin moving your mattress, you’ll need to make sure it will actually fit through the doorways and up the stairs (if applicable). Measure the width of the doorways and the height of the stairs, and compare those numbers to the dimensions of your mattress. If everything looks good, you can proceed with the move.

Measure the Width of the Doorways

3. Prep the Mattress

Before you attempt to move the mattress, you need to prep it. Start by removing all of the sheets and any other bedding. Then, fold up the mattress so that it is about half its normal size. This will make it much easier to maneuver.

4. Lift with Care

Now it’s time to actually lift the mattress. Make sure to use proper lifting techniques, and have someone else help you if possible. Slowly and carefully lift the mattress onto the dolly or hand truck. Once it’s in place, secure it with straps or rope.

5. Move Carefully

Now that the mattress is secured, you can begin moving it to its new location. Be careful not to jar or jostle the mattress too much, as this could damage it. If possible, try to avoid going up or down stairs with the mattress. If you must go up or down stairs, take your time and be extra careful.

6. Set Up the Mattress

Once you’ve moved the mattress to its new location, it’s time to set it up. Start by removing the straps or rope that were securing it in place. Then, unfold the mattress and lay it flat on the ground or bed frame. Finally, put on the sheets and any other bedding. And that’s it! You’ve successfully moved your Tempurpedic mattress.

Some Precautions While Moving a Tempurpedic Mattress

1. Do Not Attempt to Fold or Bend the Mattress

The memory foam filling in Tempur-Pedic mattresses is designed to return to its original shape after being compressed. However, repeatedly folding or bending the mattress can damage the foam and affect its ability to return to its original shape, permanently damaging the mattress.

2. Do Not Use Sharp Objects

Do not use knives or other sharp objects to cut the mattress cover or to remove the mattress from its frame. The memory foam filling is very delicate and can be easily punctured or sliced open, causing permanent damage to the mattress.

Remove the Mattress From Its Frame

3. Do Not Put the Mattress in the Storage

Because of their sensitive nature, Tempur-Pedic mattresses should not be placed in storage for extended periods of time. The constant pressure of being in a confined space can damage the memory foam, affecting its ability to return to its original shape. If you must store your Tempur-Pedic mattress, make sure to do so in a cool, dry area and for no longer than 3 months.

4. Do Not Use Harsh Chemicals

Harsh chemicals can damage the memory foam filling in Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Do not use bleach, solvents, or other harsh chemicals on the mattress cover or on the mattress itself. If you must clean the mattress, use a mild soap and water solution.

5. Do Not Place Heavy Objects on the Mattress

Heavy objects can damage the memory foam filling, affecting its ability to return to its original shape. Do not place TVs, computers, or other heavy objects on top of the mattress. Also, make sure not to stand on the mattress, as this can also damage the memory foam.

6. Do Not Allow Pets on the Mattress

Pets can damage the memory foam filling in Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Do not allow pets on the bed, and keep them away from the mattress when it is not in use. If you must have pets in the same room as the mattress, make sure to keep them off of it and away from it at all times.

7. Do Not Use the Mattress Without a Cover

The memory foam filling in Tempur-Pedic mattresses is sensitive to dirt, dust, and other debris. Do not use the mattress without a cover, as this can damage the foam. Make sure to use a cover that is specifically designed for use with Tempur-Pedic mattresses.

Make Sure to Use a Cover


Now that you know how to move a Tempurpedic mattress, the next time you need to relocate it will be much easier. If you have any questions about moving your mattress, please feel free to contact our customer service office. We are always happy to help. Thanks for choosing Tempur-Pedic!

If you need to move your Tempurpedic mattress, be sure to follow these steps to ensure the safest and easiest transition for your bed. With a little effort, you can have your Tempurpedic mattress moved in no time. Do you have any other tips on moving a Tempurpedic mattress? Share them with us in the comments below!

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