You cannot sleep peacefully on your bed without having the right mattress. But when shifting to a new home or changing your bed, it becomes hard to decide what to do with the old mattress. In that case, the first thing that comes to mind is to change the mattress, which, if you know, will be pretty pricey.
The most beneficial way of overcoming this problem is to resize the mattress. It is environment friendly because you don’t have to reinvest in the mattress resulting in more participation in recycling.
And more than finding the right size for your bed is quite challenging. So, here’s simple guide on How to Resize a Mattress.
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How to Resize a Mattress?
Steps to reduce the size of the mattress
First of all, measure the mattress and plan the size of the bed you need. Next, the method is easy and simple to follow and more accessible than increasing the bed size.
Here’s a great guide I have found if you are trying to cut short your mattress for RV:
Why Resize A Mattress?
Now you know how to resize a mattress but there are many reasons why you should resize a mattress, and some of them are as follows:
Sometimes we get attached to our old mattress, and we cannot deny the fact. And for some people, a mattress becomes their only comfort zone.
In some cases, certain people need a specific type of mattress to sleep on, a patient with hypermobility syndrome or conditions similar to that. That is why, if the bed becomes a part of your life, it gets tough to part from it. A new mattress cannot ensure a similar experience and comfort as the old ones do.
🛏️ Dumping is not the best choice
If you do not know, let me tell you. About 20 million mattresses are dumped into the junkyard, and surprisingly just one bed can cover upto 40 cubic feet of space. Apart from that, a mattress can be a part or host of other health issues. So if you are thinking of dumping your old one then, it won’t be a wise decision to make.
Discarding a mattress is not only costly but also consumes much energy for transportation and the effort involved. It also affects the environment in various ways:
🛏️ Investing in a new one is expensive
Now, suppose you decided to buy a new mattress for your home. Nowadays, some particular types of beds are costly to buy. And later, if you need to get rid of the mattress for various reasons, you won’t be able to. This becomes a complicated situation for many people.
If you are willing to spend money, you can quickly get a mattress with the same preference, but if you don’t, resizing is the perfect option for you.
🛏️ Utilizing the old ones into something creative
Another easy yet enjoyable solution one can find is, transforming the mattress into something creative. Recreating cute things like cushions for your couch or comfortable space for your pet is fun. Making your soft accessories or coming up with new ideas to build something new is always fun!
Even in some cases, if you want to, you can make pillows for your bed. Some materials used for mattresses are incredibly cozy to use; It becomes a convenient and money-saving method to enhance your decor.
There are many ways to rebuild, so get ready with your tools to recreate, reuse and recycle!
Some ideas which one can use are as follows:
🛏️ The shifting process is not easy
If you plan to shift into your new home, it becomes tough to change the bed from one building to another. And moving without the help of a professional is quite risky. How? For instance, if you plan to shift your mattress, if you do it without the assistance of an expert, there is a chance that you can damage other property while moving or cause an accident while driving.
But there’s a silver lining to it! If you love to sleep with your old mattress, it’s compulsory to move it. Therefore resizing your bed and then shifting makes the process much easier. When you move your right size mattress, the effort and the cost become much less than hiring a professional to move the superior and old mattress from one place to another.
Ways to enlarge or upgrade a mattress
There are various alternative to upgrade your mattress in case you want your mattress to be extended:
This method requires less effort, as all you have to do is just extend the mattress by adding a mattress of your choice with the existing mattress. In other cases you can add the small mattress with the same quality on both sides.
Cutting the mattress
This method is very easy compared to others, just cut the mattress ends and then buy another mattress with a size of your choice and put the pieces together. Though it seems easy, it pinches your pocket.
frequently asked questions (FAQs)
1.Is it Ok to fold a mattress in half?
Depending on the construction of the mattress, folding can be possible. If the mattress contains springs like an innerspring or hybrid type, folding can damage the bed.
2.Where do you store extra mattresses?
Anyone can store it in many ways; you can store it in a storeroom or can reuse it as a sofa for your personal space. You can even keep it in the attic if you are not using the mattress anymore.
3.Is it bad to leave the plastic on a mattress?
You should remove the plastic as soon as possible because late on while you sleep, it can affect the air circulation within the body, leading to damping of the mattress due to sweat.
Before diving into How to Resize a Mattress, you need to remember that a warranty will not always have your back. Therefore carefully reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of the method, one should go ahead with the process.