Should I Buy A Used Mattress?
My friend told me that she recently got a great deal purchasing some used mattresses. I thought that sounded terrible until she explained it to me further. Apparently, she bought some twin sized mattress sets from a friend of hers. This friend bought them for her children, but then decided that her children had outgrown their twin beds, and needed to be moved into double beds. My friend looked at the mattresses and thought they were in excellent shape. She decided to buy them for her twins, since they too were going to have twin beds, but most likely not for a long time. After I thought about it for a little while, I decided that she was probably making a very wise decision. Why pay a lot of money for something that you know you are not going to be using for very long. Especially if you know the person you are buying the mattresses from, it may not be a bad idea. I do not think that I would buy used mattresses from a complete stranger, but if you could find a way to get the mattresses cleaned prior to using them, it may be a good way to save some money. Friends hand down a lot of items to each other, and especially those items for children. Children grow so quickly that it just does not make a lot of sense to spend a small fortune on some particular items. It’s good to read this best rated mattress page to learn more on the best mattress.
If you are uncomfortable with this idea, there are plenty of other ways to save money on mattresses for your children. You can shop for mattresses that are on sale. Lots of furniture stores have mattress departments, and they usually have regular sales several times throughout the year. You can also purchase mattresses from a wholesaler. There are many mattress outlet stores around that offer great deals on mattress so that you do not have to spend a great deal of money that you may not really have on something that is not going to last you very long.
In the meantime, I am still wondering if I should look into the possibility of buying a used mattress. I am sure that I have friends who are looking to move their children from a twin bed into a larger bed like a double or even a queen, who would love to make a little money off the sale of their twin mattress sets.