How To Fold Air Mattress

How To Fold Air Mattress

If you’ve purchased an air bed and need to store it when not in use, we can show you how. There are six easy steps you need to follow to get your air bed folded and stored for the time being. Hopefully, this will prevent any accidents or damages from happening when you’re using your handy new sleeping surface.

How To Fold Air Mattress

How To Fold Air Mattress In 6 Easy Steps

Folding an air mattress is a breeze in just six easy steps! As long as it’s not in use and has no air inside, it can be folded and stored when not in use. Folding the mattress itself is easy, but you’ll also want to remove all bedding from the surface of the bed before folding. 

And even though your air mattress shouldn’t take up too much room, you’ll want to fold and store it properly so that there aren’t any kinks or creases that could interfere with its performance during use.

Remove All Bedding

Before folding your mattress, remove all bedding from the surface of the mattress. This includes sheets, pillowcases, and even blankets if applicable. If you’re planning on replacing sheets and blankets after folding and storing your mattress, it’s best to keep them separately so that they’re easy to find later on.

Deflate The Mattress

Once you’ve removed all bedding, you’re ready to deflate your air mattress. This can easily be accomplished by using a flat surface, such as the ground or another firm floor surface. Alternatively, there are several products available that let you deflate an air mattress through the use of a special “deflating pump.”

When your air mattress is wholly deflated, spread out on the ground, or an even surface, this maximizes its potential for use and reduces potential harm to furniture and flooring surfaces.

Lay It Down And Spread

Now that your air mattress is deflated and spread out on the ground or a flat surface, it’s time to add some “extra space,” eliminating creases and kinks that could otherwise interfere with use. The easiest way to do this is by laying down a flat sheet (such as a comforter or mattress pad) over the surface of the mattress.

Fold Your Air Mattress

Fold your air mattress by grasping it along the side, then folding it into thirds. This makes a thick stack, which you can hold in the air or transfer to another surface. While not holding the stack, fold one-fourth of the mattress width outwards. Then fold it in half again so that it is folded into thirds. Finally, turn your mattress on its side and place it on top of your other bedding.

Roll Up The Mattress

Roll up your air mattress by grasping it at one edge and rolling upwards until all bedding is rolled tightly towards a small center point. Tuck in the end and roll again until it is snug.

How To Fold Air Mattress

Pack For Storage

Once you’ve rolled up your air mattress and have it tucked into a central point, place the entire thing inside your air mattress carrying case. This will help prevent any air from escaping and help maintain the shape of your air mattress throughout transportation.

While you can fold an air mattress using several different methods, I typically prefer to fold it by starting with one corner at a time; that way, I can ensure that every part has been folded without disturbing the other pieces.


How Can I Make My Air Mattress Smaller?

To make an air mattress smaller, you need to place the mattress in its original box. Close up the box and fasten it with tape or rubber bands, so it stays closed.

How Do You Store An Air Bed?

Air beds are usually stored horizontally in a cabinet. If you don’t have a place for an air bed in your home, keep it vertically in the back of a closet. Air beds are heavy and can easily slip off their support or on one another if not stored properly.

How To Pack Air Mattress To A Storage Bag?

The first step is to lay the bed out flat on its side. Next, fold one side of the bed towards the middle so that there is a small space between both sides. Then fold the other side of the bed to match what you just did and line up all three folded sides with each other. After that, roll up the folded mattress and place it in the storage bag.

Nick Favreau

Nick Favreau is an expert mattress writer, whose unbiased reviews and in-depth analyses of mattresses have made him a trusted source of information for those looking for quality sleep.

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