Figuring out what to do with your old mattress. Depending on certain factors like size and condition, it can be easier said than done to get rid of your old one. Here are a few ideas how you can get rid of your old mattress.
Free Delivery/ Free Takeaway
If you watch enough TV, chances are you will see commercials for furniture stores that are having a big sale. Whether it is a going out of business sale or President’s Day sale, high savings are advertised. With this sometimes comes the offer to deliver your new mattress and take away your old one.
This may be the best course of action because this way you do not have to lift a finger. They not only bring you your new mattress, but they take the guess work out of what to do with your new mattress. Even if this service is not advertised at the time of sale, you should bring it up with the store’s sales associate. If you cannot get it for free, you may get it for a small fee.
Ask A Friend
Before you make any definitive plans for your old mattress, you should ask your circle of friends. Among them may be a friend in need. This is a great option because it helps you and them too. Everyone is a winner.
Sell It/ Give It Away
Take a good, long look at your old mattress. What kind of condition is it in? You may be ready to upgrade to something bigger and/ or better, but could it be of use to someone else? The best way to find out is to try and sell or give away your old mattress.
You could try social media, and sites like Craigslist to get the word out about your mattress. There may be someone out there who would be happy to take this off your hands for free or cheap. You will never know until you try.
Throw It Away
Same as above, take a look at your old mattress. If it is still in good shape, you could consider selling it/ giving it away. If the opposite is true, then it is better off going to mattress heaven. It may have stains, mold or have broken springs. Whatever the case may be, it has worn out its welcome, and is no use to you or anyone else. It may be time to toss it, and here are some ways to do so.
One easy and potentially effective way to unload your mattress is to drag it to the curb and put a “free” sign on it. Your mattress may not be in the best shape, but never underestimate the power of free stuff. Someone may take a chance on your free mattress and take it away. They may use it, or they may figure out it is junk. Whatever the case may be, it is now their problem to deal with.
If you happen to live in an apartment complex, you probably have one or more large dumpsters around your building. take advantage of this by tossing your mattress in the dumpster. It is recommended you do so when it is not very full. If you do not live in an apartment, and nobody wants your free mattress, it may be time to find a friend with a truck and take your mattress to your local city dump.
Getting a new mattress can be a fun and exciting process. Getting rid of your old mattress? Not so much. Fortunately, you have options for discarding an old mattress.
Taking advantage of a furniture store’s delivery/ take away promotion may be the easiest course of action. Consulting a friend will help you and them if they are in need. Selling or giving away the mattress to a stranger could be an effective method.
If none of these work, there are several ways to get rid of your old mattress. Depending on what method you use, it can be effortless or painful to get rid of your old mattress. Regardless of how you do it, a nice new mattress is your reward. So next time you need to get rid of an old mattress, consult this guide. You will be glad you did.