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How Do I Set Up My Bed in a Box?

Buying a mattress is nothing like it used to be—instead of being limited by what you might be able to find in the store down the street, now you can order the perfect mattress online and have it delivered straight to your home. Modern materials and construction make it possible to pack a mattress compactly into a box that is easy to ship and move. If you’ve never set up a bed in a box before, you’ll be surprised at how simple it is. Here’s how to set up your new IDLE Sleep mattress:

Get the mattress into the room where you want it: Your mattress will expand a lot when you get it unpacked, so the first step is to take the entire box into the bedroom your new mattress belongs in. The box can be heavy, especially if the mattress is queen- or king-sized, so make sure you get help and lift it properly to avoid injury.

Unbox the mattress: Once you have it in the right room, remove the roll-packed mattress from the box. Please take care not to cut into the mattress if you’re using scissors or a box cutter to cut away the packaging.

Position the mattress on the foundation surface: IDLE Sleep mattresses can be used on platform frames, box springs, slats, adjustable bases, or even the floor. As long as your choice provides even support, it will work! Put the mattress roll in place on top of your chosen surface.

Unwrap the mattress from the roll wrap: Your rolled-up mattress is encased in a plastic sleeve. Pull on the loose end of the plastic to remove the sleeve—if it is too tight to slip off easily, you can use scissors to cut it off, again taking care not to puncture your new mattress in the process. Once the packing material is removed, unroll your mattress and position it properly on the base.

Watch it expand: Once you’ve gotten your mattress unrolled, it will expand quickly until it reaches its full size. Don’t walk away or you might miss the whole thing! Unlike some other boxed mattresses, IDLE Sleep mattresses will be ready to sleep on right away—no need to wait days for them to finish expanding. While you might notice a slight odor at first, all foams used in our mattresses are CertiPUR-US certified or natural, meaning they’re made without dangerous chemicals and have low VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions, which is important for maintaining good indoor air quality.

After that, all you need to do is dispose of the packing materials, put on your favorite set of sheets, and get ready to enjoy a fabulous night’s sleep on your new IDLE Sleep mattress! With a full range of sizes and styles and different levels of firmness to choose from, IDLE Sleep has something to suit every kind of sleeper. All of our mattresses are built with quality in the U.S., using the latest in cool-sleep technology to give you superior rest night after night. Ready to find out which IDLE Sleep mattress is right for you? Click here.

September 19th, 2019

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