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Planning a Move? How to Decide Whether or Not You Should Keep Your Mattress

Posted by Lisa Floyd on Aug 21, 2017 1:38:21 PM

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You’re moving to a new place and are trying to justify what you should take and what you should leave behind. Moving is often an overwhelming chore, especially when you’re not exactly sure what you need from your old home. For bulky items like your mattress, you really should weigh your options to determine whether its worth taking with you or leaving behind. How will you decide?

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What’s the Age of the Mattress?

How old is your mattress? Experts at Consumer Report Magazine recommend a replacement after 7 to 10 years. The warranty of 20 years, given by your mattress provider, is there to cover workmanship and other parts, like the springs. If your mattress is close to hitting this recommended age mark, leaving it behind is a viable option. You could donate it to charity, give to a friend, or try selling it. Buying a new mattress can be a great way to start in your new home.

What’s the Cost of Moving it?

Sometimes moving trucks run out of room to accommodate valuable household items. Generally, mattresses (especially if not packed well) are very bulky items. If the space to include other valuables like furniture, electronics, and other important items are limited, you could consider leaving the mattress behind. The cost of transporting the mattress should be reasonably lower than the cost of buying a new one.

What Condition is Your Mattress in?

If your mattress gives you the comfort you deserve, you don’t have to leave it behind. Looking for a new mattress that offers the same comfort might be unreasonable. You get to know that your mattress is in good condition if you don’t toss and turn a lot throughout the night. A comfortable mattress lets you enjoy your sleep and wake up rejuvenated, ready for another day.

Leaving your mattress behind doesn’t mean you can’t get some value out of it. You could sell your mattress to a friend or give it to a relative that is in need of one. If you are moving to Sarasota, Florida or Venice, Florida, consider coming into Land of Sleep for a variety of comfortable mattress options. We’ve provided quality sleep proudly, since 1974. Contact us today.

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