Last updated on 17 May, 2022

How To Fold An Air Mattress In 5 Simple Steps

– By Eric Smith

How to fold an air mattress

Folding an air mattress can be a difficult chore, but it can be done with ease if you know the proper procedure. If you want to pack your mattress perfectly in its bag, then first, you need to fold it perfectly.

Some people don’t know how to fold an air mattress, due to which they do not do this task correctly and as a result, it gets damaged. If you are one of those, then you should definitely read this guide so that you know what to keep in mind while folding an air mattress.

Most air mattresses have different designs and different ways to be folded, but you can fold any air mattress after reading this simple 5 steps guide. So, let’s jump into it.

Step By Step Guide On How To Fold An Air Mattress

Step 1: Deflate The Air Mattress

Our first step is the most crucial in folding any mattress, so make sure you do not make any mistakes while doing it.

Basically, you have to remove all the air out from the air mattress to deflate it completely. Make sure there is no air inside as it may cause problems later, so take it out as much as you can.

Different airbeds deflate in different ways, so make sure you follow the proper procedure according to your air bed, and if you face any problems, you can take help from our deflation guide.

Step 2: Unplug The Cord

If you are using an electric or built-in pump to deflate your air mattress, then don’t forget to unplug the cord and put it inside the cord storage section of the mattress.

You can skip this step if you are not using any power source to deflate it.

Step 3: Fold By Sides

In this step, we will fold the mattress on both left and right sides with some tips, so make sure you read it carefully.

Now, lay down the bed and arrange it in a proper rectangular shape.

Take the side which is away from you and make a fold according to the width of the box ( folded width must not exceed the box width otherwise, you’ll have to face problem while inserting it into the bag ) and then do the same with the other side which is near you. Now just make a final fold by putting one layer over the other.

Keep applying pressure again and again whenever you make a fold. It will make your mattress flat and remove all the unwanted air from it at the same time.

You need to pay some attention here. Remember where your built-in pump is located if it is a self-inflating airbed. Fold one side up to that point where the pump area starts, and then fold the other side.

Step 4: Roll It Up

After successfully folding the mattress, now it’s time to fold it up. And here we have two methods by which you can roll up your airbed.

The first method is for those who have circular carry bags. Here, you have to roll it by simply pushing one end ahead. And keep pushing it until it reaches the end.

This method is for those who own a rectangular box, the one in which air mattresses usually come.

Now, hold end one of the mattress and join it to the other end, and here you got two endpoints again. So, repeat the process until it reaches the size you want for your box.

Step 5: Pack It In Bag

Folding the mattress can be completely useless if you don’t pack it in the bag or box, as the chances it may damage are very high.

So, it would be best if you pack it in its bag every single time you fold. It is the best practice to protect it from any threat and keep it usable for a long time.

While inserting it into its box or bag, you may feel it a little tight, but don’t worry, it will fit.

Finally, you have folded and secured your air mattress. Now, just keep it away from your children and pets.

In The End

No matter from which brand your air mattress belongs, and also whether it has a headboard or not. After going through this guide, you can fold any of your air mattresses like a pro.

This was all about how to fold an air mattress. Now, it’s your turn to implement it by reading the above steps. We guarantee you’ll not face any problem while doing it.