Tying a Mattress to a Car
Mattresses are the caviar of furniture.
They are stupid expensive, even though they are covered 99% of the time and have no aesthetic purpose. So, when you already own one, the idea of selling it and buying a new one for $500+ isn’t too appealing.
So, how can you join in on the fun and successfully strap a mattress to your ’01 Corolla?
Steps for Tying a Mattress to a Car
Tying a mattess to a car isn’t rocket science. Rather, it’s a neanderthalic application of dumb strength and excessive rope usage. Still, there is a basic method to follow when tying a mattress to the roof of a car:
- Buy sturdy rope – Nylon or Polyester based
- Put a piece of rope on the roof of the car that goes from back bumper to front bumper.
- Put the mattress on top of the car and rope so that it goes length-wise with the length of the car (see pics above).
- Roll down all windows
- Tie the rope that you placed the mattress on in place.
- Weave rope through the windows and around the mattress at least four times, twice in front and and twice in back, including the length-wise rope already in place. Tie each section firmly.
Is Tying a Mattress to a Car Legal?
Tying a mattress to a car roof falls in a grey area of legality. Many states don’t have any laws that prohibit it, but you can bet that if you do it poorly enough, a police officer will stop you with the safety of others in mind.