October 31, 2016
IF YOU OWN a king-sized mattress, you know how heavy and difficult it can be to rotate.
I, however, didn’t.
As a new owner of a king, it wasn’t until I tried lifting and rotating it with my partner that I discovered the realities of having such a large mattress: the additional 16 inches of width (compared to a queen), and the luxurious layers of materials, add a lot of extra weight.
Back-breaking weight. Ouch.
Since it’s important to regularly rotate your mattress every couple of months for even wear, I asked some of our Comfort Coaches at Verlo for tips and techniques on how rotate a king sized mattress without needing physical therapy afterwards.
Here’s what three of our Comfort Coaches had to offer:
Rotating a mattress is easiest when two people are doing it. Safety should always be the primary concern.
The handles on the mattress shouldn’t be used for lifting the mattress, as they can rip and damage the mattress. Use the handles only to slightly move the mattress into place. Remember to grab the thick band on the bottom of the mattress for lifting.
For safety purposes, always use a partner when rotating a king-sized mattress.
Move the nightstand to a different area of the bedroom to allow room for rotating the mattress, and to avoid knocking a lamp down. Make sure you have cleared the area around your bed. You don’t want to be tripping over shoes or other items on the floor when you’re lifting a mattress.
If you use a dust ruffle, it will probably shift out of place when you rotate your mattress. To prevent this from happening, safety pin the dust ruffle to the fabric on the bottom foundation, taking care to pin all around the edges. (It’s best to do this when your mattress is completely off the foundation.)
What happens if you live alone, or there are physical restrictions that prevent you or your partner from lifting the mattress? If that’s the case, my advice is to call in the troops: