The world may be flat (figuratively, at least), but your mattress certainly isn't. Or at least, it wasn't until you read this guide on how to roll a spring mattress.
Forget the bulky, unwieldy cubes of yore; we're here to help you turn that spring mattress into a neat, portable cylinder. No origami skills required, just a little patience and this comprehensive guide.
First things first: is it even possible to roll a spring mattress? Contrary to popular belief, you can, but not all spring mattresses are created equally. Some are designed to be rolled and transported with ease, while others may suffer structural damage if improperly rolled. Here's what you need to know:
When in doubt, check the warranty or consult the manufacturer. Rolling a mattress the wrong way could void your warranty.
There are several reasons you might need to roll a spring mattress:
Let's get down to the nitty-gritty. Rolling a spring mattress involves a few more steps than just, well, rolling it.
Ensure the mattress is bare, removing all sheets, pillows, and any mattress protectors.
Make sure the mattress is lying flat on the ground, without any incline or angle.
This is where the fun begins. Fold your mattress in half, lengthwise, taking care not to damage the springs.
Use heavy-duty ropes or straps to secure the folded mattress, ensuring it stays folded as you proceed to roll it.
Begin rolling the folded mattress from one end to the other, taking care to roll as tightly as possible.
Once rolled, use more ropes or straps to secure the rolled mattress.
Before you go all gung-ho on your mattress, consider these factors:
There are some risks involved in rolling your spring mattress:
Rolling a spring mattress may seem like an enormous undertaking, but with the right steps and precautions, it's a manageable task. Whether you’re moving, storing, or just looking to save some space, rolling your mattress can be a practical solution.
Just make sure you consider the type of mattress, its age, and condition, and you'll be on the road - or down the stairs - in no time!