How to Buy a Mattress

Are you moving long distance? If you are, you may not want to bring your old mattress with you to your new place. That means that you’ll have to buy a new mattress, but walking into mattress store after store is really an odd experience. It’s difficult to sit on a mattress for a few minutes, and figure out if it’s the one that won’t hurt your back in a week or so. Sure, stores offer return policies on mattresses, but returning a mattress is kind of hard to do too (and most of us never get around to doing it, right?).

To help clear up some of the mattress confusion that can result from moving long distance, here are some ways to buy a mattress without frustration.

  • Don’t pick a mattress according to color and style. Have you ever noticed that some mattresses have fancy black or pink or other colored signs strewn across them, and some even say things like “the Royal Suite mattress?” Yeah, that’s all marketing. Don’t buy a mattress based on the names that companies create – that’s the most important rule, and it’s the one thing that most people ignore the most too.
  • Never buy a mattress that doesn’t come with a guaranty. Some stores will try to sell you a cheaper mattress that doesn’t have a guarantee, but it takes weeks to really break in a new mattress, so make sure you have at least thirty days.
  • Note that a mattress only lasts ten years. If someone tries to sell you something that will “last a lifetime,” don’t buy into this line at all.
  • Skip the mattress pad, the mattress spray, and the other extras. You can just buy the mattress, and there’s a good chance that you don’t need a pad or spray or anything else. And if you are buying a mattress pad, why not just go for a softer mattress?
  • Think about the coil type and steel thickness – not the coil counts, which is why most salespeople tend to talk about.
  • If you sweat a lot at night, you may want to look into natural fibers – a mattress that isn’t made of natural fibers will make you sweat more, so that’s something to think about if it’s hot in your bedroom or if you happen to sweat while you sleep.
  • Most people that don’t like a mattress in the store won’t like it when they get that mattress home either, and it’s within the interest of the salesperson to sell you something that you will like, or you’ll just return it. So, it’s not a bad idea to listen to a sales person.

How About Negotiating?

When it comes to mattresses, or any other large item really, manufacturers simply set the same price across the board for every retailer out there. Some retailers sell mattresses higher, but most simply sell them at the lowest possible price, so you might not be able to negotiate unless you are buying more than one mattress. Unlike cars, most retailers won’t negotiate when it comes to mattresses, but you can always try your luck!

Help Moving Long Distance

If you have decide to bring your old mattress with you when you’re moving long distance, hire a long distance moving company that can move that heavy mattress for you – you don’t want to break your back! Exodus is a long distance moving company that offers everything you could want when it comes to moving from packing to unpacking and including getting your mattress to your new home, up the stairs, and onto your bed frame.

Call us for moving prices and quotes — and let us know what you need help with when it comes to moving!

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