Imagine you've finally found it - the perfect mattress. It's like sleeping on “Cloud Nine” every night, and you can't imagine your life without it. But there's a catch: the lingering worry of losing this slice of heaven to wear, tear, or mishaps, especially during a move.
Like any cherished possession, your dream mattress needs more than just admiration; it requires careful maintenance and knowledgeable handling, especially when relocating.
This guide is your roadmap to preserving that blissful sleep experience, covering everything from regular maintenance to the professional tricks of the mattress-moving trade.
In the world of sleep, variety is the spice of life. Foam mattresses conform to your body shape, offering pressure relief, whereas spring mattresses provide firmer support with a bounce. Hybrids combine both, giving you the best of both worlds.
Generally, a mattress can last anywhere from 7 to 10 years, but this varies based on type and usage. A well-cared-for hybrid might last longer than a neglected foam mattress.
However, it's time for a change if you're waking up with more aches than a marathon runner. Other tell-tale signs include visible sagging, lumps, or if your mattress has become more creaky than a haunted house floorboard.
Treat your mattress like a cherished car. Vacuum it monthly to keep the dust mite population in check. Spill coffee? Spot clean it with a mild detergent. And to keep it smelling fresh, a sprinkle of baking soda works wonders.
Think of a protector as a knight in shining armour for your mattress, guarding against spills, dust, and allergens. You might cringe at the initial cost, but a quality mattress protector will add peace of mind money can’t buy.
Flip and rotate your mattress every three to six months. It's like rotating tires; it ensures even wear and tear.
Quick tip– keep a rotate schedule paper between your mattress and base to write down when you last rotated and to which side. That will help you keep track and evenly spread the load.
A quality mattress protector will add peace of mind money can’t buy.
Accidents happen, but they don't have to be permanent. For most spills, a solution of dish soap and water will do the trick. Pat, don't rub!
A vacuum with a HEPA filter is your best friend here. Regular washing of bed linens in hot water also keeps these unwelcome guests at bay.
If your mattress is sagging, check the bed frame and base first. Sometimes the issue lies there, not with the mattress itself. A strong base will give you years of support for your mattress (and back!).
Flip and rotate your mattress every three to six months.
To move your mattress like a professional, you'll need a mattress cover bag, some sturdy tape, and patience. If you’re scared it won’t fit through the door, now is not the time to try and see if your top-tier Sealy Posturepedic can be folded like a taco.
Firstly, secure the mattress in a mattress plastic cover to protect it from dirt and damage. If you're unsure about doing it right, Wise Move is just a click away to help you get the services you need.
When you’re finally ready to move it, lift with your legs, not your back. And, always have a buddy. Mattresses can be surprisingly unwieldy. And dragging it may cause damage (to it or your furniture!).
In the moving truck, lay the mattress flat (however, don’t put anything on top of it) or prop it against the truck wall securely.
If storing, ensure it's in a dry, cool place to prevent mould. You can add some rice in a paper bag to help absorb moisture (that’s an old South African trick…).
Do what you need to, but make sure your mattress comes out of storage the way it went in. Nothing more disappointing than a dusty and mouldy R20 000 Sealy.
After your move, inspect your mattress for any signs of damage. Tears or bends can affect its functionality. Remember, most professional moving companies will have insurance, so if there is any damage, you could make a claim.
Remember, most professional moving companies will have insurance, so if there is any damage, you could make a claim.
Finally, let your mattress breathe for a few hours in a well-ventilated room to dispel any storage smells before making your bed.
Thinking of moving? Don’t twist your back over a mattress. Get the pros involved and ensure your comfort journey continues seamlessly in your new home.
Wise Move offers professional household moving services which includes moving your beloved mattress. With Wise Move you’ll have stress-free nights of sleep leading up to moving day! Sweet dreams 😴
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