Counting Sheep: What To Consider When Mattress Shopping

Posted on: 4 April 2023


Are you in the market for a new mattress? Are you tired of sleeping on a too-firm or too-plush surface and need better support? Shopping for a new mattress is a great way to update your bedroom space, finish your guest bedroom, or have an excuse to get rid of your old mattress. Here are just a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a new mattress.  

What to Do With Your Old Mattress

Buying a new mattress may leave you wondering what on earth you will do with your old one. After all, getting a mattress and box foundation out the front door is no easy feat. Look for delivery service options that offer to take away your old mattress. This is an excellent way to immediately clear out your old space to make room for your new mattress without having to do any of the dirty work. Another option is simply using your old mattress as a guest bed. If you have a spare bedroom and have company over often, you can easily transform your space into a cozy room for guests to relax in. 

Mattress Size

While the mattress size you think you want seems like a no-brainer, think again. Many people purchase mattresses only to regret not getting a larger one so don't let this be you. Consider your needs. Will the mattress be in a child's room? Is the mattress for a single person? Do you have a partner who sleeps next to you that loves to toss and turn at night? These are just a few examples of factors that can contribute to picking the right size mattress. When in doubt, it's always best to go a little bigger than you originally planned. This will give you plenty of room to stretch out and get that quality sleep you deserve. 

Delivery Options

When it comes to getting your bed delivered, you will probably find that you have a few options to choose from. If you're looking for a more economical option, many retailers offer parcel delivery of mattresses that come in a box. While these mattresses are definitely less costly, that does not take away from the fact that they are extremely comfortable and supportive. If you would prefer to have someone directly deliver the mattress to your home, ask for a full-service delivery. This will also include the installation and assembly of other furniture including bed frames which can save you a ton of time and energy. 

Visit a local mattress store to learn more.