Recently, we moved to a new place and we got help from a local moving company. As the movers were manually and physically transporting items to their truck, the ergonomist in me could not resist to offer them some suggestions to make the job easier. One suggestion was to use a slip-on canvas mattress carrier to transfer mattresses, which allows the users to slide the mattresses rather than lifting them. At first reluctant, but willing to try, they purchased the $20 mattress carrier during their break and, no surprise, they had highly positive feedback on the carrier.
Written by: humantech on January 13th, 2011