How to Move a Purple Mattress?

Move mattress carefully with help.
How to Move a Purple Mattress?
Tom Greenspan
December 21, 2022

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Memory foam mattresses are perfect for support and a great night's sleep, but when it comes to moving, these brutish mattresses can be a real challenge. Be under no illusion that the compressed mattress delivered to you flat and rolled in a box is dense and heavy, and moving it is not easy. If you are moving the mattress to a new location in your home or moving out to a new home, you will need to plan before moving your Purple Mattress.

This article will give you some pointers on how to move a Purple Mattress without too much hassle. We answer frequently asked questions bringing you factual information.

Let us get into it.

Is it hard to move a Purple Mattress?

It depends. Do you have help? Do you have easy access in and out of your bedrooms? Do you need to negotiate a staircase with right-angle turns? Moving a Purple Mattress is entirely different from having one delivered. The factory has a roller system to compress the mattress and a vacuum packaging machine. The mattress is still heavy in this state but can be maneuvered much easier when it is in a box.

Is a Purple Mattress hard to move? They are less demanding than any other premium memory foam mattress with dense foams. And, of course, it will depend on the size of the mattress you are moving.

How heavy are Purple Mattresses?

The mattresses are pretty consistent in weight across the range, only altering but 10 lbs or so. Here is a list of weights:

(Size, Dimensions, Height, Weight)

  • Twin
  • 38" x 75"
  • 9.25"
  • N/A
  • Twin XL
  • 38" x 80"
  • 9.25"
  • 70 lbs.
  • Full
  • 54" x 76"
  • 9.25"
  • 81 lbs.
  • Queen
  • 60" x 80"
  • 9.25"
  • 110 lbs.
  • King
  • 76" x 80"
  • 9.25"
  • 140 lbs.
  • California King
  • 76" x 84"
  • 9.25"
  • 140 lbs.
  • Split King
  • 38" x 80" (2pcs)
  • 9.25"
  • 140 lbs.

It is easy to see that the heaviest are the largest mattresses, as you might expect at 140 lbs. The weight of the mattress is not so significant for most people attempting to move a mattress. The bulk and volume of the Purple Mattress will tie you up in knots. It's cumbersome and weighty, which makes maneuverability challenging in certain places.

Some Purple Mattresses do exceed the weights shown.

What tools do you need to move a Purple Mattress  mattress?

It will be advantageous to have some basics for moving the mattress, but it will depend on how far the mattress is being moved. If you are moving the mattress to another room in your home, place a plastic mattress cover over the mattress and stand it on its side. Two people should be able to manipulate and bend the mattress enough through doorways and into another bedroom.

But, if you are moving the Purple Mattress onto the back of a vehicle from your bedroom, you should be prepared with at least:

  • Dolly hand truck that can take the weight of the mattress.
  • Plastic mattress protector.
  • Purple Mattress protector.
  • Ratchet straps.
  • Rope.
  • Strong tape.
  • Assistance.

Moving a Purple Mattress

Step 1

Prepare the mattress for moving. Make sure the pathway you will take is clear of hazards that could cause an accident.

Step 2

Place the Purple Mattress cover over the mattress, followed by the polythene mattress cover. They fit similarly to a fitted sheet and will protect the mattress during the moving process. The polyethylene outer will help the mattress slide on carpet and polished wood and tile floors.

Step 3

Fold the mattress, you will need assistance at this stage, and you should have your ratchet straps prepared and open, ready to be threaded under the mattress. Fold the mattress across the middle of the width.

Step 4

Secure the folded mattress with the ratchet straps. Place the steel hooks on the top of the mattress to avoid causing damage to the floors in the property. Compress the mattress as much as possible. You may need three or four ratchets to achieve this.

Step 5

Tie the rope around the mattress and leave enough rope to use as a guide, particularly if you are negotiating a staircase.

Step 6

Lift the mattress end fist onto the dolly hand truck and, with assistance, maneuver the hand truck out of the bedroom and onto the staircase. At this point, you may slide the mattress down the stairs for easy maneuvering, but if the stair has a bend, you will need assistance negotiating twists and turns.

Step 7

Once at the bottom of the staircase and you have a clear exit to the vehicle, place the Mattress back on the dolly hand truck and proceed to the vehicle. If you place the mattress in long-term storage, unfold it and load it on the vehicle. For temporary storage, the mattress will be fine if it remains folded for a week or two.

Storing your Purple Mattress

Don't keep your mattress in a very hot or very cold place. Avoid keeping your mattress in extreme cold, high humidity, or heat to prevent damage. For this reason, avoid keeping your mattress in a garage, attic, or basement. Be sure to make the person in charge of the storage unit of the temperature range the mattress can be stored.

It is essential that you store your Purple Mattress flat for long-term storage. Regardless of the type and style of the mattress, storing it flooded or on its side for extended periods will cause damage to the mattress.

Ensure the integrity of your mattress cover to prevent insects from setting up at home in this cozy environment.

What's the best packaging for a Purple Mattress in storage?

Use as much packaging as is feasible. You should maintain your Purple Mattress  flat and safe if it is in storage or moved for more than a day. They advise storing your mattress in a plastic bag before putting it inside a box and tightly taping it shut.