Get new mattress or save some $ for wedding?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Should I spend my tax refund on a mattress, or save it for wedding?
    Get the mattress-- it affects your immediate health : (37 votes)
    95 %
    Save the refund for the wedding : (0 votes)
    Save the refund for the wedding and save up for a mattress sometime in the next year : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Other suggestions? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I would get the matress. A good night’s sleep is very important to me. If I was suffering pain and/or having issues sleeping because of my matress I would make it a priority to replace it.

    Post # 4
    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Mattress hands down. You spend a third of your life on that piece of furniture and if you both are already in pain it’s only going to get worse as time goes by. You’ll both be happier and healthier with a good mattress which I imagine will help you handle the stress of wedding planning more easily.

    Post # 5
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    Get the mattress.  I deal with back pain issues too and a good mattress is critical for me.  Check out Groupon and LivingSocial, though.  In my area, there is always at least one deal going for Mattress Firm or another chain mattress store.  We were able to save a ton of money by combining a Groupon during a big sale they were having.

    Post # 7
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    As a college girl on a budget who recently bought a mattress, I say go for the mattress!! You won’t regret it!

    Post # 8
    9856 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Creiddylad:  we bought a new bed 2 years ago instead of putting the money against debt/my tuition.  Best decision I ever made.  I still praise that bed, I love it it’s magic.

    Post # 9
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    @Creiddylad:  I’m actually in such a similar situation! I’ve been in full blown denial that we need a new mattress though :/ 

    Get the mattress! I think I might shop around for one too!

    Post # 10
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We bought a new mattress a couple years and it didn’t break the bank. It was from Ikea! We were there just wandering around and ended up testing their beds. We fell in love with one! A couple months later we took the plunge and bought it. Best decicision ever. I looove my memory foam bed. Since it was so inexpensive (<$600) I’ve been expecting to see the dips where we sleep but nope! Still looks amazing.

    Best part of all? I have a bulging disc in my lower back and it has brought so much relief sleeping on a nice mattress that I can function normally again!

    Post # 13
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Creiddylad:  They do deliver. They hauled away our old mattress and we kept our old boxspring since Ikea mattresses don’t have boxsprings. You’d still have to actually test them out and see if you’d like them and that’s really, reaaally far.

    Post # 14
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Creiddylad:  This sounds sooo much like my FI. He bought this crazy expensive mattress about a year before we met. At first it was the comfiest thing ever but then it started to sag and I felt like I was clinging to the edge to not roll into FI at night. 

    First, check to see if the mattress has a warranty. Ours did but it wasn’t “broken enough” so we couldn’t use it. If it is supposed to last 20 years then it probably has a warranty and someone will come out and measure the sagginess and determine if you can get a new one. I think they let you choose up to a certain value so you could try a different type instead of getting the same exact one.

    Second, I see you are in New England so you probably know Bob’s Discount Furniture? They have soooo many mattresses in their “basement” section. We just bought ours from there and we really love it. The prices are marked down like crazy and they have loads of different types. 

    Also, both FI and I were having bad back problems and they mostly went away as soon as we switched mattresses. It’s a really important thing to have a mattress that works for you.

    Post # 16
    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    @Creiddylad:  do you use a box spring or saggy platform? that might be the culprit. you could tell by putting the latex mattress on the floor and seeing if it still sags. if it turns out you only need a new platform, that will save you a lot of money. 

    also, if you want to save money, there are some stores that sell “almost new” mattresses – like when a customer tried a new mattress for a week and returned it. they get sold really cheap.  I bought one and put a mattress pad on it so I didn’t have to be weirded out by the fact that it was owned by somebody else. 

    if you do spend a lot on a mattress, I recommend getting one that can be flipped over. (for example, you can’t flip most pillow top styles.)  if you can flip your mattress, it will last many more years.

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