If you’re planning on changing your mattress, you’re moving, or considering buying a new one, think about what are you doing with the old one.
Mattress removal can be a little stressful, you can’t just throw it away in the landfills and get rid of it. You can either hire a mattress removal service to do all the work or if you have the time you can do it yourself.
So here are some creative ideas on what to do with your old mattresses.
1. Donate it
You can always donate your mattress to a thrift store or charity could give it a new lease of life. Like the old saying, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
2. Recycle it
Recycling an old mattress means giving it a new life, rather than throwing it away. Every state has different options for mattress recycling.
3. Sell it
If you can’t donate your mattress you can some extra money by selling it. Click here for a handy guide to help you clean and sterilize your mattress before you sell it. Try to post some pictures on Facebook with a good description and watch how fast it will go.
4. Repair it
Repairing a mattress costs less than buying a new mattress and is easier. You could sew up any holes with a simple needle and thread, fix mattress sagging with plywood, or a good clean is enough to bring it back to life.
5. Reuse the Mattress and Springs as Decorations
Buttons are found on more decorative mattresses, can be repurposed into new buttons for clothes and furniture. The buttons can be used to add to pillows, for artwork and repairs.
The filling of the mattress can be used when upholstering furniture and pillows too, especially if you need extra soft materials.
- Wine bottle holders
Wine is well known as an effective help in getting to sleep, but on the other hand, bedsprings can return the favor and offer a home for all your wine bottles to live. By getting a few bedsprings and a plank of wood, you can staple the springs onto the plank and, you’ve got yourself a bottle holder and conversation piece.
Make sure you space the wine bottles regularly apart and that they are well sustained though.
- Photo holders
The photo and noteholders will arouse the appetite. By using just a staple and a bedspring, you can create a series of notes and photo holders. It’s very simple, just place the larger side of the spring downwards, cut it in half, and then place a pin at the smaller end.
- Bulletin board
Rising your old mattress springboard on the wall can provide an easy way to get systematized. Simply base the board via your favorite method and add some washing line clips. Unexpectedly, you’ve got yourself an attractive bulletin board.
- Hanging light display
All you need to do is take the whole of the mattress border and hang it up strongly before assigning bulbs into the springs. Then you’ll have your countryside-looking hanging light display.