Post # 1
4 of fiances’ family members are staying with us for a week before the wedding…we have an “official” guest bed for 2 of them but need 2 additional beds for the other 2. I borrowed 2 blow up air matresses from my mom and inflated them this morning…they are less than comfortable.
Does anyone have any (cheap!) ideas? Don’t want to spend a lot as I don’t see ever needing them again.
Post # 3
@Brightlight: Air mattresses are pretty much the cheap option. You can deflate and roll them up to store them elsewhere after the guests are gone. Another option would simply be to put them up in a motel nearby for the duration, or consider getting a used futon, or day bed with a trundle, to use, but that’s up to you.
Post # 4
@Brightlight: You might be able to find nicer air mattresses, but that’s the cheap option. You could also try to get used beds.
Post # 5
Aerobed ! It’s really the only air mattresses I’ve slept on the was actually comfortable !
Post # 6
We just went to costco and bought two new twin beds for 120 each. That was the cheapest option that wasn’t a complete waste since we plan on having 2 or 3 kids who can eventually use them.
Post # 7
I’ve found that air mattresses are more comfortable when they aren’t fully inflated. Maybe try that? Otherwise, I wouldn’t feel obligated to go too much out of your way to accommodate these folks. If they don’t want to pay for a motel, they can deal with what you’re able to offer. Stick with the air mattresses.
Post # 8
@Brightlight: i bought an amazing queen size air matress from costco for $75. it is high enough to sit comfortably on. my 60 year old mother finds it very comfortable as well, as she is picky about beds.
you could just throw a lot of blankets down or get a camping sleeping pad?
Post # 9
Have you looked into renting a bed? My parents did that once, I have no clue what it cost.