Have a couple year old squeaky spring box mattress that keeps getting worse? Thinking about buying a new one? Don’t! Before you go out and shell $$$$ for a new box spring, I can show you how to fix it in less than an hour for almost no money!
My mattress + box spring mattress are probably 7+ years old and had noticed lately that the box spring mattress has gotten noisier and noisier. So I did some googling and YouTubing and found a couple ways to fix the noise. (Put socks/glue on the hollow parts, plywood in between the box spring and mattress, and remove the cardboard)
I chose to remove the cardboard and here’s how I did it.
- Remove the regular queen sized (or whatever size) mattress and put it to the side.
- Put your box spring mattress (my box spring mattress is split into two) and put it on it’s side. You should see a light fabric stapled to the wood.
- Either remove the fabric by removing the staples first or just pull the fabric off. Pulling the fabric is faster and easier.
- Make sure the noise is coming from the cardboard. Find a squeaky spot, and fill in the hollows with socks or any cloth. If the noise stops, it’s the cardboard’s fault.
- Remove the cardboard. Carefully (without tearing the top fabric) make a hole and remove the cardboard by yanking it off. This will take a while but is generally faster than cutting it out.
- Go to your local store and buy a mesh like fabric that will fit your box spring. Amazon sells a pre-cut version here. Or if you’re like me and don’t my the underside being exposed then leave as is and go to step 8.
- Staple or tape the fabric. One of my box spring mattresses was actually taped.
- Place the box spring mattress and the regular mattress back as normal.
Ta da! That’s all you have to do. Sorry I didn’t get any pictures and thought about the pictures after I was done. I was highly considering buying a new box spring and mattress but didn’t want to spend tons of money. If you’re considering buying a new one, try this method first.
Leaving the bed without cardboard will probably wear the regular mattress down a lot faster if the hollows in the box spring are big. Another alternative is putting a couple of 3 by 4’s (or a size that fits your box spring) in between the hollows for more support. See, fixing your box spring is that easy! Let me know if you’ve tried this before!