How to Set Up Your Bed-in-a-Box

Thanks for purchasing one of my world-famous Bob-O-Pedic mattresses. Not only is this new foam mattress super comfy, but it’s also fun to set up! Your mattress-in-a-box has been professionally compressed and vacuum packaged. This was done at the factory to allow for easy shipping and handling. Just follow these simple steps to unpack your bed-in-a-box:

1. Lay the Box on the Floor

Carolina and Miguel lay Caroline’s new bed-in-a-box on the floor | Bob's Discount Furniture
Carolina and Miguel lay the bed-in-a-box on the floor

Even though the mattress is compressed, the box is still heavy, so ask a friend to help you lay the box on the floor so you can remove the mattress. When placing the box on the floor, allow plenty of room at the top of the box to remove the mattress. Try to place the box in your bedroom so it’s easier to place the mattress on your foundation or bed once you’ve taken it out of the box and removed the outer layer of plastic.

2. Remove the Mattress from the box

Carolina and Miguel take the mattress out of its box | Bob’s Discount Furniture
Carolina and Miguel take the mattress out of its box

Now that the box is on the floor, open the top and remove the compressed mattress. Have your friend grab the top of the box as your pulling the mattress out of the box. Remove the box from the area of the room you’re working in so you have space to unfold the mattress in the next step.

3. Remove the Outer Bag

Carolina removes the outer bag from the mattress | Bob’s Discount Furniture
Carolina removes the outer bag from the mattress

Unroll your mattress so it lays flat on the foundation or platform. Tear open the protective covering.

You’ll see the mattress was tightly compressed and folded at the factory and that it’s enclosed in two bags: an inner bag and an outer bag. A word of warning before you start cutting anything: Use caution so you don’t accidentally puncture your new mattress!

4. Unroll Mattress and Place Mattress on a Foundation

Carolina and Miguel unroll the mattress and place it on a frame | Bob’s Discount Furniture
Carolina and Miguel unroll the mattress and place it on a frame

Next, unroll the mattress and place it on your foundation or bed. If you can see the logo at this point, place that end of the mattress at the foot of the bed.

5. Remove the Inner Bag

Carolina carefully cuts and removes the inner bag | Bob’s Discount Furniture
Carolina carefully cuts and removes the inner bag

Again, use caution with this step. To avoid puncturing your mattress, find the seam of the bag and cut from there. You’ll start to see the mattress expanding as soon as you start cutting the bag. Remove the plastic when you’re done.

6. Position Your Mattress

Due to its design, your bed-in-a-box may take several hours to expand | Bob’s Discount Furniture

Due to its design, your bed-in-a-box may take several hours to expand

Adjust the position of your mattress on your bed or foundation, then step back and wait for it to fully expand. Due to its temperature-sensitive design, your mattress may need several hours to fully expand (the chillier the mattress, the longer it will take). You might also notice a slight odor after unwrapping your mattress. This “new car” type of smell is completely harmless and will fade with time.

7. Make Final Adjustments

Carolina adjusts the corners of the mattress | Bob’s Discount Furniture
Carolina adjusts the corners of the mattress

Once it has fully expanded, manipulate the corners and sides to make it nice and square. Now here’s the part you’ve been waiting for — kick off your shoes and test out your new mattress!

Carolina relaxes after setting up her new bed | Bob’s Discount Furniture
Carolina relaxes after setting up her new bed

A Bed for your Head

Once you have your perfect mattress, don’t forget to buy a good pillow to go with it! | Bob’s Discount Furniture
Mattress shown with Bob-O-Pedic Classic Queen Pillows

Don’t forget about your head! A proper pillow is just as important to good sleep as a quality mattress. My Bob’s Pillow is filled with Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam and has the perfect blend of support and comfort, all for just $30! Are you a side sleeper, a back sleeper or a stomach sleeper? I have pillows that cater to each position. Check out my stomach sleeping, back sleeping and side sleeping pillows.

 Dress up your Mattress

Top off your new mattress with a stylish comforter set | Bob's Discount Furniture
Mina 8 piece king comforter & coverlet set

Add the finishing touch to your mattress with a new comforter set. Starting at just and $69.99 for twin sets and $99 for queen sets, my comforter sets are stylish and budget-friendly!

Once your new mattress is set up and decorated, let us see it! Tag us on social media using @mybobs and we might feature your images on our feed.

*PLEASE NOTE: Mattresses shipped via FedEx under Bob’s Value Express program do NOT qualify for removal of old mattress and foundation.

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