Let’s face it; your mattress is (literally) the centerpiece of your bedroom. If your mattress isn’t right, the rest doesn’t matter because your sleep environment is nothing without a solid, supportive mattress in place.
But your mattress is also the biggest investment piece for your bedroom—choosing a mattress shouldn’t be taken lightly. Not only does the wrong choice affect your #sleepgoals, it can also burn a hole in your wallet. Here are a few ways to get the best sleep ever, without breaking the bank.
DIY – Make your own foam mattress
According to Weekend Craftsman, creating your own foam mattress is easy and affordable to do. If you can DIY this, then you can probably DIY anything. Check out the post here.
Negotiate – Markups on mattresses are high
It’s no secret that markups on mattresses are ridiculously high. An episode of the Freakonomics podcast uncovers the reason why there are so many mattress stores: it’s because markups can easily be 40, 50 or even 100 percent. Don’t let that pushy salesperson tell you any different—there is more than enough wiggle room to bring that mattress price down.
Check your nearest big box retailer
You may not think about your local Walmart or Costco when it comes to finding your dream mattress, but they are in mattress selling business too. Hop onto their website to find their mattress selection—the only downside is that if you have to return, you’ll be on the hook for getting it back to the store yourself. Thought with the generous Costco hours, even for the busy professional, this shouldn’t be a problem,
Buy a mattress online
We live in a time where the internet has made getting anything delivered to your doorstep possible — including a mattress. Not only are online mattress retailers bringing disruption to the brick and mortar mattress business, they’re coming out with higher quality products at a more accessible price. Most online retailers even offer free shipping. And because we live in a time where tech is upgrading all the things, new mattresses come with more innovative features like innovative textiles for a cleaner sleep.
Buy a bed on Kickstarter
Some of the best products were launched on Kickstarter, and mattresses are no different—the popular Purple mattress was created on this platform. The benefit of being in the know on Kickstarter is that up-and-coming mattress retailers have been known to offer some hefty discounts to their early adopter supporters. Luckily, the next big mattress launch on Kickstarter is coming up soon—Silk and Snow is coming out with a self-cleaning memory foam mattress in 2017.