Transporting the mattress – it’s so easy

Moving is already associated with a lot of effort and costs. Every time you buy a new mattress doesn’t seem very practical and once you’ve found a good model, you do n’t want to just leave it behind in the old apartment.

A mattress may be large and bulky, but transporting it can be carried out with a little care. Here you can find out how you can transport a mattress undamaged.

A major problem when transporting the mattress will be the size of the mattress . Mattresses usually have dimensions of at least 160x200cm and are therefore not so easy to store in the trunk. But renting a vehicle just to move the mattress seems just as expensive.

One solution is therefore to roll up the mattress. Some mattresses are already rolled up and transported to save space. This applies, for example, to the Casper mattress , the Emma One mattress and Thomas the mattress . These consist of a foam that is flexible and can be rolled up.

But not all materials can be rolled up without any problems. If the mattress consists of a spring core or latex , it is better to leave it in its natural shape. Otherwise the inside of the mattress could be damaged and sleeping comfort could suffer.

The mattress should be stored upright for a few days before transport . This dries it and the risk of mold formation is reduced. So it might be helpful to spend the night on a different mattress before moving.


Rolling up a mattress is hard work. The mattresses are so stable that they can hardly be rolled up on their own. It is best to do this work with a helper.

Take the mattress off the bed and place it on a clean, level surface. Both people are on the same side and each grab a corner to roll up the entire mattress.

Step by step, the mattress is rolled evenly as tightly as possible. A result that is as space-saving as possible should be expected in pairs.

Now it must be ensured that the rolled up mattress does not unfold again. It is best to use your body weight to keep the mattress from rolling up. With the help of tension belts , the ends are secured and the mattress can no longer roll out. Without tension straps, you could use strong adhesive tape and pull it around the roll several times.


Not all mattresses can be rolled up. If this consists of a spring core inside or if it is a latex mattress , it must not be rolled up or kinked. Otherwise the springs could be damaged or the latex could tear.

Then transport on the car roof remains open as a further option. You have to follow the prescribed rules of §22 StVO .

The combined vehicle and load must not be wider than 2.55 m.
The load may protrude up to 1.50 m to the rear.
The load must be secured in such a way that emergency braking is possible without the load slipping or falling.

It is therefore important to ensure that the mattress is adequately secured . Use suitable lashing straps so that the load can be transported securely.


Transporting the mattress unprotected can lead to some nasty surprises. You should protect them even for relatively short distances. Otherwise, it will be dusted and polluted. To prevent this from happening, you should protect them.

Use a special film, blanket or sheet for this. How you protect the mattress is up to you. It is only important that the protection is resistant so that the stresses of transport do not penetrate to the mattress.

If you follow these tips, transporting the mattress is no problem. Get a helping hand and the mattress should arrive safely and undamaged at its destination.

Jamie Clark

Hello, I’m Jamie Clark, 32 years old, and I have been living in the USA for a few years.
Since I was a child, I have suffered from a house dust allergy, severely affecting me. I felt the effects both while exercising and while sleeping. Constant sneezing after getting up and difficult breathing were the consequences. The allergy has also developed into asthma, which is still a sporting restriction today.

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