Many people wonder whether they can sell a used mattress or not. Some say that it's better to discard used ones after some time since they are no good. Ideally, you should not use it for more than 10 years, and most mattresses only last that long. – This is valid only if they are cared for correctly.
However, there are some people who may want to replace their mattress before this time. No matter what their reason is. It can be because they have moved to a new place, have changed their bed, bought a different size bed, and so on.
This can be one of the reasons why you may also want to replace your bedding. In such situations, the main question is what you should do with your old mattress. You can dispose of the mattress, recycle it, or even sell it. The latter option is nonetheless the best option if it's in good condition.
Can You Sell a Used Mattress?
Yes, you absolutely can. However, there are many factors that come into play when you want to do so. The main question is – how can you sell it and get a fair price for it.
How To Sell a Used Mattress?
We have listed some important points to help you in earning some money for your used mattress. It really doesn’t matter how you choose to do it.
1. Select a Shop
First of all, you need to find a willing buyer of used ones and this may be difficult to do, as not many shops are eager to buy old mattresses. This is because shops can buy new ones at wholesale prices and in bulk. Plus, they also want to maintain their reputation in the market by selling new products and not the used ones.
Still, there are a few shops that buy trade with second-hand products and this is where you offer your mattress. However, these shops generally pay less in order to maintain their own profit margin. So, if you do not want to sell your used one to a shop, you can also trade it yourself. Read on to find out how you can do so.
2. Check the Law
Before you decide to trade your old mattress on your own, you must know the rules and statutes of your city. There can be a law in your state that forbids you to sell a used item.
Therefore, you must check and save yourself the hassle of getting into trouble.
You must consider your options of advertising your used mattress. It is crucial that you choose the right path or platform to advertise. Ensure that the way you select suits you as well as your target audience.
Otherwise, it will just waste your time, money, and efforts. You can turn to newspaper classifieds. forums, online listings, etc.
The best place to advertise would be the one that is popular to this particular field. For example, papers and websites that specialise in mattresses or sleep related products. Also, you can take advantage of word of mouth, since your family and friends trust you as well as your old items more than strangers.
Things to Consider before selling
It's not really ethical to sell a bed that's not in good condition. If it's one of the highest rated mattresses you can rest assured that it will last for a decade and still be in good condition. Here are some tips to increase the lifetime and sell value of your bed.
- Use a mattress protector from get go
- Don't let your pets play in bed, they can ruin your mattress and sheets
- Don't let your kids jump on it
- Wash your sheets regularly
- Rotate on a regular basis
- Don't spill anything
- Innerpring beds will usually last more than mattresses filled with memory foam
Yes, it is possible to sell a used mattress. You can either trade it to a shop or sell it on your own, directly to the customer. Make use of the above-mentioned tips. No matter whether you choose to sell your old mattress to a shop or directly to the customer.
Jill Zwarensteyn is the editor for Sleep Advisor and a certified sleep science coach. She is enthusiastic about providing helpful and engaging information on all things sleep and wellness.
Based in Los Angeles, she is an experienced writer and journalist who enjoys spending her free time at the beach, hiking, reading, or exploring new places around town.
She’s also an avid traveler who has a personal goal of being able to successfully sleep on an airplane someday.