Moving a Tempurpedic Mattress: Here’s What to Do

Moving a Tempurpedic Mattress

Moving home, thinking about moving a Tempurpedic mattress and want to know how to move it safely so you don’t damage your expensive, much loved mattress?

Here is everything you need to know to safely move your Tempur-pedic mattress:

Transporting Your Tempurpedic

When transporting your mattress in a van or lorry always lay the mattress down flat. Never stand the mattress on any of its sides or keep it in a folded position.

Standing a Tempurpedic up for long periods causes the layers of foam to bend and can put stress in between the layers and cause some movement.

The Viscoelastic layer will start to move and settle towards the bottom edge when stood on its side. You cannot repair this once it’s happened and the mattress is spoiled.

Folding Your Tempurpedic during Transit

Tempur themselves say that you can fold your Tempur-Pedic mattress to make it easier to move around for short periods of time. When folding only do so in the direction that has the top side folded inwards.

Don’t tie anything around the mattress when folded to keep in in place, neither place anything heavy on top to keep it folded. Doing so can cause damage.

Storing Your Tempurpedic

You can place your mattress into storage if you are not going to use it for a while. Always place the mattress down on a flat surface, and don’t lay anything on top of it.

It’s advisable to cover your mattress with a protective material like a plastic sheet. If stored correctly there is no reason why you can’t leave it in storage for years.  Not sure why you’d want too, but it will be fine.

Storing and Folding Your Tempurpedic in Cold Temperatures

If you fold your mattress to move it around in temperatures around 50 degrees F and below it will take some time to unfold as it warms up naturally.

Attempting to flatten the mattress out by force can cause some serious damage to the layers of foam inside and cause irreparable damage.

Using the Handles on Your Tempurpedic

There are handles on a lot of the Tempurpedic mattresses. However, these handles are to help you position the mattress on your bed and move it around a little. Not to carry the mattress around when moving home or carrying it to a different room.

When carrying a Tempurpedic the best practice is to have someone on each end carrying the mattress on its side. This way you can fit through doorways and down stairs, they are pretty heavy and not the easiest to move but for two people it’s manageable.

If you want to see a way to move a large mattress without hurting your hands check this video:

Cleaning Dirt and Spillages from Your Tempurpedic

It’s easy for dirt or spillages to occur when moving your mattress, or even when it’s at home. So here are some steps to follow to clean up your Tempurpedic without causing any damage:

Remove the cover and soak it in cold water with a little mild cleaning detergent. Hang to dry naturally and ensure it’s completely dry before putting back on your mattress. This will deal with spillages and remove debris and dirt.

If you’ve spilled liquid on the mattress use towels to absorb as much of the liquid. Then leave the mattress in a well-ventilated area to dry out. Don’t use detergent of cleaning products directly onto the mattress.

Wet and dampness can damage a Tempurpedic mattress. If you spill anything on it, it’s important you dry it as soon as you can. Never attempt to steam clean or use any similar cleaning tools.

You can also put most of the removable covers through a washing machine. Always check the label on your own cover for the exact washing instructions.

How to Ship a Tempurpedic Mattress

If you are going to ship a Tempurpedic mattress you need to take care packing it and make sure the shipping company know it’s a mattress and how to handle it.

The amount of time it spends on its side should be kept to a minimum. While on its side the foam layers inside compress and the consistency is damaged.

You should wrap carefully with protective sheeting and use some soft packing materials while keeping the mattress flat.

You can mark your item as high-value and add a note to keep it on its flat side whenever it’s not being maneuvered through doorways etc.