How to Move an Adjustable Bed

Are you looking for a way to move an adjustable bed? Moving heavy furniture can be difficult, especially if it’s something like an adjustable bed. Not only is it large and awkward in shape, but it also has mechanisms and components that make maneuvering the size even more challenging. 

How to Move an Adjustable Bed

Don’t worry—moving your adjustable bed doesn’t have to be overwhelming! With careful preparation and the right strategy, you can easily transport this bulky piece of furniture with minimal hassle. In this blog post, we’ll provide helpful insights into how to move an adjustable bed with ease!

Why Won’t My Adjustable Bed Move?

Adjustable beds are designed to move—up and down, side-to-side, and in many other directions. However, if your adjustable bed isn’t moving as it should, you may be wondering what the problem is. There are a few common reasons why an adjustable bed won’t move, some of which can be easily fixed.

One reason your adjustable bed might not be moving is that it’s not plugged in properly. Check the outlet and plug, as well as the power cord that connects the bed frame to the headboard or footboard. Make sure everything is connected properly and securely.

Another possible issue is a malfunctioning motor. If the motor is not working properly, it may cause your adjustable bed to become stuck in one position. To test if this is the problem, try turning off the power to the bed and then turning it back on again. If this doesn’t work, you may need to replace the motor.

It’s also possible that something is blocking the bed from moving. If there’s debris, such as pet hair or dust, inside the frame of the bed, it may be preventing the motor from functioning correctly. Try vacuuming out any debris that may be stuck in the frame.

Finally, check to make sure all of the connections between the headboard, footboard and frame are secure. If any of the connections are loose or broken, they may be preventing the bed from moving properly.

10 Methods How to Move an Adjustable Bed

1.  Picking the Right Mattress

Pick the Right Mattress

The first step in moving an adjustable bed is to pick the right mattress. There are a variety of mattresses on the market, so it’s important to choose one that will be comfortable for you and provide the support you need. If you have back pain, for example, you may want to choose a mattress that is designed to reduce pressure on the spine.

Additionally, consider the size of your adjustable bed frame and make sure you purchase a mattress that is compatible with it.

2.  Assembling the Bed Frame

Once you have chosen a mattress, you will need to assemble the bed frame. If you are using an adjustable bed frame, it is important to follow the instructions carefully so that the frame is assembled correctly. Once the frame is assembled, you can then place the mattress on top of it.

Be sure to follow any additional instructions that come with the adjustable bed frame. Though it may seem like a tedious task, assembling the bed frame is important for the stability and safety of the adjustable bed.

3.  Connecting the Mattress to the Bed Frame

If you are using an adjustable bed frame, you will need to connect the mattress to the frame. This can be done by attaching brackets to the side of the mattress and then connecting them to the frame. Make sure that the brackets are securely attached so that they don’t come loose while you’re using the bed.

Once the mattress is attached, you can adjust the bed to your desired position. Make sure that the mattress is properly secured before lying down on it.

4.  Adjusting the Bed Frame

Once the mattress is connected to the bed frame, you can then adjust the frame to your desired position. Most adjustable bed frames have a variety of different positions that you can choose from, so take some time to experiment until you find one that is comfortable for you. 

Generally, you will be able to adjust the head and foot of the bed separately, allowing for maximum customization. Be sure to read your bed’s user manual for instructions on how to properly adjust the frame. If you’re still having trouble, consider watching online tutorials or even reaching out to the manufacturer for help.

Adjustable Bed Frames

5.  Adding Sheets and Pillows

Once you have adjusted the bed frame to your desired position, you can then add sheets and pillows. Make sure that you choose sheets and pillows that are comfortable for you and will provide adequate support. For example, if you have back pain, you may want to choose a pillow that is designed to reduce pressure on the spine.  

Additionally, consider adding a mattress pad to your bed. This will help ensure that you get the best night’s sleep possible while also protecting your mattress from any dirt or debris. Once you’ve chosen the perfect bedding, you can place it on your adjustable bed and make yourself comfortable for a great night’s rest.

6.  Making Adjustments as Needed

As your needs change, you may need to make adjustments to your adjustable bed. For example, if you start having back pain, you may want to adjust the bed so that it provides more support for your spine. Additionally, if you start snoring at night, you may want to adjust the position of your head or neck so that it doesn’t block your airway.

If you find that your adjustable bed isn’t providing enough support, it may be time to purchase a new mattress. If your mattress is still in good condition, you may want to consider investing in a mattress topper. A mattress topper can provide an extra layer of cushioning and support, making it easier to find a comfortable position.

7.  Cleaning Your Bed Frame and Mattress Regularly

It’s important to clean your adjustable bed frame and mattress regularly in order to keep them in good condition. Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to remove dust and dirt from both surfaces. You may also want to use a mild soap and water solution if there are any stains on either surface.

Allow everything to dry completely before using the bed. You should also check for signs of wear and tear on the frame or mattress and replace any parts that are worn or damaged.

Use a Vacuum Cleaner to Clean Bed Frame

8.  Replacing Broken or Worn Parts

If you notice that any of the parts on your adjustable bed are broken or worn, it’s important to replace them as soon as possible. You may be able to find replacement parts online or at a local furniture store. Be sure to double-check the measurements before you purchase new parts to ensure that they are compatible with your adjustable bed.

If you are unsure of what type of parts you need, consult your owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer. Once you have obtained the necessary replacement parts, you can install them yourself. It’s important to follow the instructions carefully and be sure that all screws and bolts are securely tightened.

Reattach the mattress and make sure that it fits snugly on the adjustable bed frame.

9.  Checking the Motor and Connections

If you find that your adjustable bed is not moving as smoothly as it should, the motor may need to be checked. If there is an issue with the motor, it may need to be repaired or replaced. Additionally, make sure that all of the connections are secure and that none of them are loose or broken.

If you need to replace any of the electrical cords, use a UL-rated cord that is in good condition. After checking the motor and connections, your adjustable bed should be working properly.

10. Enjoying Your Adjustable Bed

Once you have completed all of the steps above, you can sit back and enjoy your adjustable bed! With a few simple adjustments, you can customize your bed to fit your needs and preferences perfectly. 

This will allow you to get the best night’s sleep possible. You may find that with your adjustable bed, you can sleep better and longer than before. The best part about adjustable beds is that you have the control to make the changes you need.

Repairing Your Adjustable Bed

By following these steps, you can move and use an adjustable bed with ease. With a little bit of preparation, you can make sure that your adjustable bed is comfortable and safe to use. Enjoy the benefits of having an adjustable bed today!


Though it may seem daunting to move an adjustable bed, it is fairly easy as long as you have a few people to help you and the proper tools. With these steps in mind, you should be able to move your adjustable bed with ease! 

Now that you know how to move an adjustable bed, the process should be much simpler. Remember to take your time and be careful with each step. With a little patience, you’ll have your bed moved in no time!

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Adrian Green

Adrian is a woodworking hobbyist and has loved Woodworking since he was 10 years old. Back then in childhood, his father used to have a furniture shop. He used to help his dad and learned a lot from him about how to fix woodworking furniture, basic carpentry knowledge and also about how to work hard and take care of business. He enjoys woodworking as a hobby. He loves the feeling of creating something with his own hands, and the satisfaction that comes from seeing his finished products used by others.

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