Measure the box spring. Box springs are about the same size as the mattress they support. Full-size beds are 75 inches long and 53 inches wide, queen-size beds are 80 inches long and 60 inches wide, and king-size beds are 80 inches long and 76 inches wide. Use this guide to ensure that you pick the right size cover for your box spring.
Remove the mattress. Allow yourself enough room to handle the weight of the mattress. Set the mattress aside, preferably standing upright against the nearest wall.
Lift the box spring halfway off its frame. Position yourself to balance the weight and size of the box spring. Have the cover in hand, ready to place it on the box spring.
Slide the cover over the box spring. Starting with the cover halfway on, maneuver yourself to the opposite end of the box spring and pull up. Leverage the box spring so that you can slide the cover over it.
Zip the cover closed. Make sure the cover is airtight to help prevent exposing the box spring to any allergens, dust mites, dirt and bugs. Position your box spring back on the frame. Replace the mattress.
- Consider using a box spring encasement to protect against bedbugs. Encasements are available for protection against bedbugs, dust mites and other allergens and are certified bedbug-proofed.