No need to remove the mattress before installing this bed skirt which enables you to do it on your own. Received it neatly packed...in fact, after setting up the ironing board to iron it before putting it on, ironing wasn't necessary. It was packaged very nicely. Grommets are well spaced to use the upholstery-type screws to hold it in place. Coming in 3 pieces was brilliant, making install even easier. VERY pleased.
I did not realize that the bedskirt was pinned into the box spring when I bought it, but I love it. I was lucky that I had a box spring. If you don't have a box spring, it won't work for you! Great bedskirt - beautiful, although a little more ivory than pictured, and very easy to put on the bed.
I loved everything about this product, except I wish it were available in a 21-inch drop. We had a Tempur-Pedic bed, so the dop is quite long. The 17" length wasn't enough to allow us to tuck in the bedskirt under the matress, so we attached the bedskirt with tailor's tacks. At least our handiwork can't be seen when the bed is made!