When it comes to queen size mattresses, moving them can be tricky. They’re a little awkward, large, and require some strength to move around without banging them into walls or corners, especially when going down stairs. So you may have wondered about your options for moving a queen size mattress to a different location.
There are really two ways to go about it: DIY or pay somebody to move it for you.
Which you pick depends on your situation. A DIY move is going to cost from a few dollars up to around $60, depending on your location. To have movers come move your mattress, it’s going to be in the $150 range.
If you’re going to do it yourself you need a few things:
- Protection for your mattress
- A truck
- At least 2 people to move the mattress
Your cost will depend on how easy it is for you to get each of these things.
Mattress Protection: You’re going to need a plastic cover for your mattress and another for your box spring. You can pick these up at the hardware store, self-storage place, or moving truck rental facility for $10 or less. If you have time, you can find them on the Internet for a few bucks. You can also hit up the local mattress shop. They go through a ton of them and are likely to have a few lying around you can have for free.
A Truck: You can get by with a pick up truck if you have access to one and it’s a nice day. Otherwise you’re going to rent a truck from a place like Home Depot. There will be a truck charge, a per-mile charge, and fuel costs. This will run you on average in the $60 range total. If you live in the middle of NYC or have to take your mattress 50 miles or more some place else, this number could vary dramatically.
Movers: Do you have bros that can help you move a mattress? Do you have kids who you trust can move a large mattress without banging up the walls? Friends, neighbors, or folks you see at church or the gym can all be good sources of cheap/free labor. If you don’t have any of those available to you or don’t feel comfortable asking somebody your next choice is to involve movers.
The disadvantage to hiring professional movers to move your mattress, especially if you’re not moving a bunch of other things at the same time, is the cost. Compared to what you can do it for yourself, if you’re so inclined, you can save some real money. While this is the case, there are also a bunch of advantages to using professional movers to help you move your mattress.
- You get two men and a truck to help you and they bring all of their own supplies
- They are trained to move objects without banging up your home. Perfect if you have tricky steps or need to move in a tight space.
- They carry insurance should something go wrong
- It saves you from possibly injuring yourself during the move
If we’re looking at $60 to DIY it versus $150 to have professional movers, the $90 difference could easily be worth it in saving yourself from possible injury, damage costs, and in general stress.
If you need a professional mover, we’d love to help. Give us a call at (910) 512-6999 for an accurate quote!