Planning a Move with Kids
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Planning a Move with Kids

I feel kids are one of life’s greatest gifts to parents. However, planning a move with little ones in your home can be extremely stressful. While you vigilantly pack belongings in boxes, your kids might begin determinedly unpacking them. Or you may not find the time to pack your things until your children go to bed at night. At that point, you might feel too tired to get started. If you can relate to these scenarios, consider hiring a reputable moving company. Professional movers can do the heavy lifting for you while you do what you know how to do best, take care of your kids. On this blog, I hope you will discover the undeniable benefits of hiring a moving company and how you can handle a move stress-free.

Planning a Move with Kids

How To Properly Move A Mattress

Florence Gomez

Your mattress is one of the most important pieces of furniture that you own. However, due to its large size and heavy weight, moving a mattress to your new home can be a difficult process. Thankfully, there are a couple of things that you can do to ensure that you are able to easily move a mattress without it becoming damaged.

How to Pack a Mattress

First, you obviously need to strip the mattress of all the sheets and bedding. You'll want to package these things in separate boxes to make the process easier and quicker. It's a good idea to wash all of your sheets so that you'll have a clean bed once you move in.

While you can't wash the mattress itself, it's a good idea to take a look and make sure that your mattress is clean. You can stand the mattress up and beat it with a broom handle to get most of the dust off, and wipe away at stains to spot clean them. Avoid getting your mattress wet, as this can cause mold growth.

Next, you'll want to put the mattress into a mattress bag. This helps protect your mattress from any potential water damage, and also ensures that bed bugs and other pests do not find a way to infest the fabric. You can find mattress bags at most hardware and moving supply stores. Most mattress bags can zip themselves shut, but if not, make use of painter's tape or something similar to seal the bag against dust and other things in the air.

How to Move a Mattress

Once you've put your mattress into a bag, you can move it. Get at least one other person to help you carry it, due to the unwieldy shape and weight. You'll want to avoid corners, sharp objects, and any sort of bending of the mattress, as all of these can cause damage.

Avoid stacking things on top of your mattress if you can help it. For short moves, you can store your mattress, however you'd like, but for longer moves that will take multiple days, be sure to store your mattress horizontally. This is because storing it vertically can cause the stuffing to shift, creating a misshapen and uncomfortable surface on your mattress.

It's also a good idea to load your mattress into your moving vehicle last so that it is one of, if not the, first thing that you unpack so you have a bed to sleep on. Asking movers for assistance is also a wise choice.