Most people are not cautious during the process of purchasing a mattress. Let’s face it; it’s not the most exiting household item to shop for. From trying it out publicly at the store, to the gruesome days of waiting for its manufacture and delivery, the process is hectic. The good thing is that we only buy it once in 7-10 years. It is, however, one of the most important items in the house.
Mattresses can cost hundreds of dollars. We are always looking for an opportunity to save some coins on important purchases that are expensive, such as mattresses. One of the best ways we know how is by looking out for sales on these items. That is why it’s exciting when mattress sales coincide with your need for one. Here are some pointers on the best times to get some amazing mattress sales and the dos and don’ts when considering on getting one.
Buying a mattress online is one of the surest ways to get a discount of up to 50% to 60% off the retail price. Most people prefer to buy their mattresses in the store so that they can test it. This makes a lot of sense of course, but if you decide to shop for yours online, most of the retailers will offer the same brand mattress as instore. Most of them also give the consumer a trial period where if not satisfied, they can return it. Shopping online will give you a wider range of international mattress brands to choose from. One of the downsides of shopping for a mattress online, however, is the long wait for delivery. Some retailers will cushion this by offering free deliveries.
If you need a new mattress, then you need to be on the lookout on the best times or periods when stores have mattress sales. Most stores will offer sales to get rid of their inventory right between February and May to replace with new models. On July 4th, Thanksgiving, Labor Day and president day to name a few, almost all stores give crazy offers on major holidays, giving you deals from 30%. Even with deals like these, you’ll probably pay more when you shop instore than when you get your mattress online, wherever you choose to purchase the mattress from making sure to take your time to research.
Just like everything else, especially if it’s a big purchase, you should budget for your mattress. Have a specific figure in mind that you prefer not to go over. Research a mattress that is within your budget. Remember not to be persuaded by salespeople who might woo you into going over budget. The goal here is to save as much as you can on the purchase. If you decide to buy instore, you have an advantage of negotiating. Most stores will tag the price a little higher than it should be. Do not be misled by the discounts. If it is not possible to negotiate the price on the mattress, negotiate on shipping or on other beddings you might be getting along with the mattress such as pillows or sheets.
Now that we know exactly when to get sales on mattresses to let’s know how to choose the best ones as we enjoy these deals. The number one quality you are looking for in a mattress is comfort. Do not choose a mattress because it’s expensive, or because of reviews. Choose the best mattress according to your comfort standards or your preferences. Comfort comes from choosing a mattress with the right size, firmness, and correct materials.
Make sure to test out the mattress before you purchase, especially if you are shopping instore. Most retail shops will let you test. Lie down, especially in the position that you usually sleep in and get to feel how comfortable it will be for you.
A firmer mattress is not always the best choice. A mattress that is too firm will cause health issues to your spine. The same goes for a mattress that is too soft. The excess softness will cause the mattress to sink in the middle and cause the same issues with the spine and other parts of your body brought on by poor posture.
There are different types of mattresses according to the materials and construction. The memory foam mattress is preferred by most because it’s softer, and they find it more comfortable. However, there is contrary opinion in that memory foam retains a lot of heat and so one ends up sleeping hot. Many manufacturers have taken steps to make the foam mattress cooler by adding gel, graphite, and others to help regulate the heat.
The latex foam is soft like the memory foam, but it’s lighter. Most of the time latex foam is naturally derived. It also gives a little bit of bounce.
Spring mattresses have multiple layers of coils that make up the actual mattress. They are common to older people. The number of coils a mattress has, the more comfortable the mattress and the more support the user gets. Also, under the spring mattress is the hybrid mattress. The hybrid is made from spring, memory foam, latex foam, and other materials. The hybrid has more bounce and solid edge support.
A mattress is an important purchase that you will have to use for over ten years. Don’t take minutes choosing one. Especially if it’s on sale, you might feel pressure just to take one and go before it ends. Focus on comfort while getting one. It’s the most important quality while buying a mattress. Consider your personal preferences, budget, preferred size, a thickness which most buyers prefer to be 10-14 inches and 5 to over 20 inches for a spring mattress. You should also check out for indicators that you need another mattress. If your mattress is more than eight years, you wake up more tired than you went to bed or the mattress is not responsive, that is it does not regain its original foam after being laid on, it’s time to get a new mattress. So look out for those mattress sales!