Creative Uses for Your Old Mattress

January 28, 2021 6:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Once you’ve made the decision to purchase a new mattress, you’ll need to figure out what you’re going to do with your old one. You don’t necessarily have to haul it to the dump—there are some other ways you can dispose of or reuse it.

Here’s a quick look at some of the options available to you with your old mattress after taking advantage of mattress sales in Manhattan, KS to invest in a new one:

  • Donate: There are some options to donate a mattress to a charity or thrift store. Of course, you’ll need to use your best judgment here—not every mattress is in good enough condition where it makes sense to donate it. But, if it still has some life in it, you can donate to the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, local charities or furniture stores or mattress disposal companies.
  • Sell it: Again, you’re only going to want to sell mattresses that are in reasonably good condition, but you may be able to get a bit of cash for your mattress by selling it secondhand on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or to secondhand stores.
  • Pet bed: If you wish, you can cut down the mattress and reuse it as a bed for a cat or dog. This is best done with memory foam, which is more easily cut down to size. Put the foam on the floor or in a basket, cover it with a blanket or towel and your cat or dog will have a brand-new area for napping!
  • Recycle fabric and foam for other items: You can easily reuse some of the foam and fabric in mattresses to create other items, including cushions, filler for stuffed animals or bean bags or new pillows for a bed or couch.
  • Recycle other parts: Some other parts of the mattress might be able to be used for crafts or DIY projects around the house. These include fabric, buttons, stuffing and metal springs. You can keep those parts, or recycle them elsewhere so they don’t wind up sitting in a landfill.
  • Compost: Old mattresses can be used to make containers for compost. For example, a wooden bed frame can be rebuilt into a crate for holding compost. The mattress filler and fabric can be used to create a lid for a compost crate to ensure you keep the compost dry. This is one environmentally friendly way of reusing at least some of the mattress.
  • Repair: If you wish, you could attempt to repair a damaged mattress rather than purchasing a new one. There are articles and videos online that detail exactly how you can fix a sagging memory foam mattress, for example, or how you can patch up holes in the mattress with just a needle and thread. There are a lot of ways to revive old mattresses that can be effective and also save you some money over buying new.

For more information about some of the things you can do with your old mattress, contact Beds For Less or visit our mattress store in Manhattan, KS today.

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