How do I get a 198 lb box up two stairs and inside before it rains?
May 21, 2014 9:29 AM Subscribe
FedEx freight just delivered a mattress but did not bring it inside. The mattress is in a rectangular box that is 198 lbs and I need to get it up and over two stairs so that I can slide it into the house through the front door.
posted by anya32 to Home & Garden (26 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am not strong enough to lift it up on my own, beyond a few inches, and it needs to clear two stairs and 2 additional inches to slide into the house. I would be less concerned (a friend could probably help in 6 hours) but it is supposed to rain. Any thoughts? I have been trying my best to incorporate my AP high school physics into my strategy, but so far have not succeeded (trying to lift the box onto it's shorter side and then flipping it into the house does not work, because I cannot get it up on my own). The box is at least 8 feet tall by 3 feet wide, and 2 feet deep. A note: I have considered opening the box but based on past experience, I think the mattress (which is compressed) will be too challenging to hold onto, on my own. Thanks!