How to Move an Adjustable Bed Base

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Written by: Alex Savy
Read 4 minLast updated on August 23, 2022

Moving an adjustable bed base is not as easy as it seems. The wall bolts are the main culprit for this difficult move. If you have never moved one before, it may take a few tries to move your bed without damaging the walls or the frame of your bed.

In this article, we will share with you how to move an adjustable bed base properly so that you don't have any problems!

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Moving an Adjustable Bed: 4 Simple Steps

Based on my experience, the process is not complicated, but you have to follow all of the steps mentioned below. 
Hint: Be very careful and ask for help to avoid injuries. 

Step 1: Remove the Mattress

You will need to remove the mattress from the bed frame first. This can be done by lifting up on one end of the mattress and pulling it off of the bed frame. Make sure that you don't damage the mattress in the process!

Step 2: Lift the Adjustable Bed Frame

Now that the mattress is removed, you can lift the bed frame. This can be done by grabbing onto the handles on either side of the bed. Be careful not to damage the wall or your floor as you move the bed!

Step 3: Move the Bed to Its New Location

Once you have lifted the bed frame, it is time to move it to its new location. This can be done by walking or pushing the bed to its new spot. Again, be careful not to damage your floor or walls in the process!

Step 4: Reattach the Mattress and Wall Bolts

Now that you have moved your adjustable bed, it is time to put everything back together. First, re-attach the mattress by lifting up on one end of the mattress and moving it onto the frame of the bed. Make sure not to damage anything in order for a successful re-attach!

Lastly, reattach the wall bolts by screwing them back into the holes on the bed frame. Make sure that they are tight so that your adjustable bed stays in place!

What to Think About When Moving an Adjustable Bed

Since adjustable beds are usually bulky, they can be difficult to maneuver. Before moving it is important to disconnect all electrical cords and detach any electrical wires that may be connected to them. Also, you will likely need a friend or family member's help as adjustable beds are usually very heavy. I had a situation when I was trying to move an adjustable bed by myself and pulled my back. I was unable to work for almost a week due to pain in my lower back. 

The legs of the bed are usually made from metal and can be easily removed by twisting them. One should also consider carefully any fragile parts that may break if not handled properly during transit, such as electrical covers or buttons which you have to press in order to change positions.

Now you know how to move an adjustable bed base without any problems! Follow these simple steps and you will be able to do it yourself without any issues.

We hope that this article has helped you move your adjustable bed base successfully!


  1. It’s going to be tough. Why can’t I just get somewhere to donate it abd they collect.
    It was bought and then hardly used for my uncle has not been in use since 2013.

    1. Hi Jill,
      Thanks for your comment!
      Yes, moving an adjustable bed frame might be somewhat challenging, but it’s an excellent solution for people who want to save some money.
      That being said, you can absolutely donate your bed frame if it’s in good condition. For instance, you can contact your local Goodwill. Some locations offer pick-up, so chances are you won’t even have to drop the frame off yourself.

  2. I’m putting new vinyl flooring in – can I turn my adjustable bed onto it’s side while moving it out of the way?

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