How to Connect Twin Mattresses

What You'll Need
A bed bridge designed specifically for twin mattresses
A commercial mattress cleaning spray
A clean rag
A king-sized mattress cover
Plenty of rope
A tape measure

Connecting twin mattresses is a task that the typical household handyman is liable to find somewhat intimidating. But fear not, connecting twin mattresses is a very simple procedure that virtually anyone can complete in a timely and stress-free fashion. Furthermore, it's a lot more cost effective than splurging and purchasing a new mattress. So if you've been thinking about combining twin mattresses in your bedroom, read on to learn everything you'll need to know.

Step 1 - Prep Your Mattresses

Before your mattresses can be combined, they must first be stripped of any mattress covers, sheets or comforters. After all, you'll be using king-sized mattress accessories from now on. Once your mattresses have been completely stripped, lightly spray them with a commercial mattress cleaning spray and vigorously wipe them down with a clean rag. Remember, you're essentially getting a new mattress, so it's in your best interest that it be nice and clean. After your freshly cleaned mattresses have had ample time to dry, push them together and proceed with the next step.

Step 2 - Take Your Preliminary Measurements

Before you can begin connecting your mattresses, you must first push both mattresses together and take some preparatory measurements. Although you can perform this step with the aid of a tape measure, it is generally recommended that you use a long rope, as the rope is able to be wrapped around both mattresses at once. Once you've measured the width of the combined mattresses, you'll be ready to position the bed bridge.

Step 3 - Apply the Bed Bridge

Having performed your measurements, you're ready to apply your bed bridge. Before you apply the bridge, you should confirm that it is a bridge designed specifically for twin mattresses. Using the wrong kind of bridge is sure to result in improperly combined mattresses. After making sure that your bed bridge is nice and flat, carefully position it between your mattresses. Make sure that the bridge is firmly in place before proceeding with the next step.

Step 4 - Tie Your Mattresses Together

Now that you've determined the width of the combined mattresses and properly positioned your bed bridge, use your rope to firmly tie the mattresses' ends together. Make sure to tie them as tightly as possible, as this will help prevent them from unexpectedly coming apart in the future. Once the mattresses have been tied together, get on top of them and gently move around. This will confirm whether or not your mattresses were successfully combined. If your movement fails to separate the mattresses, you're all finished. Adorn your new mattress with a cover and some sheets and enjoy a comfortable night's sleep.