3 Tricks To Help You Save Money When Buying A New Bed
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Buying a bed may not seem like it, but it’s actually one of the most expensive things you’ll buy for your home. Especially when you consider a family of four or five needed separate beds. There’s the bed frame, mattress, pillows, comforter, and any other accessories to think about as well. Slowly but surely, it all adds up, particularly when you remember that quality matters too. Some people try and save money when buying a bed by getting substandard mattresses and frames that may cost less but lead to a worse night of sleep.
So, how do you find the right balance and save money while still being able to sleep well? Here are some of the tricks I like to use to bring the cost of beds down for my family.
Assemble The Bed Yourself
This is a smart little trick I learned, and it will save you a good deal of money on your next bed frame. Basically, you have an option to buy pre-assembled beds or purchase ones from shops, and they send people out to build it for you. This seems very convenient, but it costs a lot more than if you assembled it yourself. So, look for beds that aren’t already assembled and that come with instructions to do it yourself. Think of it as a nice little DIY task that’s even more fun because these beds cost less. Or, as the video below shows, you can try building the bed from scratch!
Compare Mattresses Before You Buy
The mattress is the most expensive part of your bed, but you should think of it as an investment. Buy a good mattress, and you’ll have it for a decade or so before it needs replacing. Buy a bad one, and you’ll be paying to replace it every three years, meaning it costs more over time. The key here is comparing different mattresses before you buy. As you can see on Mattress-Guides.net, there are loads of mattress comparisons out there for you to look at. This will also help you figure out what type of mattress is right for your body. By comparing you can narrow your choice down to the most cost-effective one and ensure you don’t overspend when better options are out there.
Choose The Right Size
We all want to have massive beds with a lot of room, but the bigger the bed, the more it costs. You’re way better off figuring out the size you need and just settling with that. You can see on overstock.com that there are loads of different sizes available for you and your family to choose from. Does it make sense to spend a lot of money on a king bed for your child? Of course not! Downsize to a twin bed or smaller and save loads of money. The same goes for the master bed in your house, if you and your partner are happy with a queen bed, then you don’t need to pay extra for a bigger one!
Give these tips a try the next time you’re buying a bed for your family. I suspect you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how effective they are.