2-Step Guide to Unpacking Your New Mattress in a Box

So – you ordered a mattress in a box and now it’s here! What do you do? First, congratulations on your new purchase! Second, it’s time to unpack that mattress, and we’re here to help.

Follow along with our easy step-by-step guide to unpacking and setting up your mattress in a box. You’ll be sleeping better than ever in no time!

Remember to always read the instructions that come with your mattress to ensure you don’t miss any essential steps.

Step 1: Open Your Mattress in a Box

Take care not to damage your new mattress! When opening the box, cut away from yourself. Lift the seam of the box as you cut to ensure you don’t accidentally damage the mattress or the packaging that keeps it sealed in. We don’t want to open that up before we’re ready.

Step 2: Remove the Packaging and Mattress

Once the box is open, it’s time to remove the mattress from the rest of its packaging. Carefully take your mattress out of the box completely before opening the bag it comes in. You don’t want it to pop out at you! The safest way to do this is to direct the bed where you want it to go as it unrolls and expands. It’s a good idea to keep kids, pets and breakable items away from the mattress’s as it unrolls for a smooth unboxing.

Make sure you have the mattress placed where you want it, such as on your bedframe or boxspring, for the easiest unboxing experience. Once the bag is open it will start expanding immediately. Discard any remaining packaging from the mattress once it’s fully unrolled, and voila! You have unpacked your mattress in a box.

Extra Tips + Info

The best practice for your new mattress is to let it unroll and settle for as long as the manufacturer recommends so it can expand to its true shape. There is no set timeline; different brands will recommend different timeframes, often between 12-48 hours, so it can also be helpful to go by your best judgement. If your mattress in a box looks well expanded, it’s probably good to go! You won’t damage it by sleeping on it too early, so do what works best for you.

Another thing to keep in mind is your mattress rotation schedule. For best practices and to get the most out of your mattress in a box, rotating it every 3-6 months is ideal. You can quickly set up a reminder on your phone or write it down on your schedule, so you never forget when it’s time to rotate. Consistently rotating a mattress allows for a more even weight distribution over time, which ultimately helps to increase its lifespan. Learn more about the importance of rotating your mattress with our guide.

We hope these tips help you successfully unpack your new mattress in a box. If you’re looking to complete your bedroom setup, we recommend checking out our pillows, bedding and sheets to find the perfect complementary accents that will bring your whole bedroom together.