How to Move a Bed by Yourself

A bed is the one thing that screws up DIY moves most often. Everything else is easy to move; you can fit it all in your car, and you’re good to go, except for the bed. I mean, do you really need to hire some Texas movers just for a darn bed?!

No, you don’t. However, you need to be ready to do some work on your end, because moving a beb by yourself is sweaty-tough. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Disassemble frame – Hopefully, your bed can easily be disassembled. If so, make sure to label each piece, so you know how to put it back together again, and save the bolts and screws in a baggie.
  2. Put frame in car – Put your bed frame pieces in your car. If you have a sedan, you can leave long ends sticking out the window a bit.
  3. Tie mattress and box spring to roof – Your mattress will not fit in the cat, so prepare to tie it to the roof. Use sturdy rope, and weave it through open windows. Also, make sure to have a cross-tie, so the bed doesn’t slip out. Read more about how to tie a mattress to a car.


Learn about your other options for how to move a bed.


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