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« on: May 26, 2011 02:16:46 PM »

My daughter moved 4 times in 4 years of college and we learned a lot about moving! For two years, she had a mattress in a loft bed, but that thing was a huge inconvenience to disassemble and reassemble, but she loved the mattress and wanted to keep it when she moved to a new apartment for senior year. I didn't want to shell out bucks for a box spring and I had just had it with that loft bed, so as I was walking through Wal-Mart, I was struck with inspiration when I saw a bunch of plastic milk crates for sale. We bought 10 milk crates, bunches of Velcro cable ties, a foam mattress pad, and a bed skirt (my daughter insisted on the bed skirt!). Ten milk crates was perfect for a twin/single bed.







My daughter swears that this was an extremely comfortable set-up. The best part was that when we were moving her out, we used the milk crates to pack up her stuff and move her back home. No boxes!

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011 02:31:11 PM »

Amazing idea!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011 03:10:16 PM »

That's pretty ingenious.  I wish I had thought of it when I was moving to and fro.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011 06:42:13 PM »

That's a very interesting and handy idea.  Any thoughts on how it's holding up? 
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2011 10:20:25 PM »

Very clever and convenient!
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2011 11:45:30 PM »

so clever.  I have a son going off to college and he always complains that beds are too short for him.  Now I need to find some milk crates.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011 07:19:29 AM »

@Linnybelle: I took these pictures just before disassembling it to move her home, so it was used for 9 months with no problem. My daughter said it was very comfortable and stable. The only problem with the whole set-up was that the foam mattress pad (egg-crate looking thing) that I put between the milk crates and the mattress to hold the mattress in place actually caused the mattress to slide a bit. Maybe the cover of the mattress was a bit too slick to stay put.

Right now, all those milk crates are in her room at home waiting to be unpacked!
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011 10:13:57 PM »

I'm definitely using this idea when I move! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2011 06:26:34 PM »

Genius idea!  Bookmarked.
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Pure genius!!!
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