Often, we continue sleeping on the same old, saggy mattress for years on end which is not at all good for your health and sleep. Every mattress has a shelf life that ranges from 8 to 10 years. If ignored, can cause severe back pain and sleep disorder such as Insomnia.
But how can an old mattress cause back pain? When the mattress has worn out, it doesn’t provide good support. This leads to poor posture, spinal misalignments and strained muscles, all of which can contribute to low back pain. So eventually, the time will come to dispose of an old mattress that no longer serves you. The big question here then arises is how do you get rid of old mattresses?
Here are 5 best ways to dispose of your old mattress:
There are some local non-profit organizations and homeless shelters who would willingly take your used mattress. Keep in mind to clean it nicely in order to increase the chances of getting accepted as a donation.
If you are unable to donate the mattress due to poor condition, then recycle it. Did you know that over 90% of the old mattress can be recycled? So, visit any recycling centre near you as they will recycle the individual parts and might even pay some cash to you in exchange.
Other than serving the purpose of providing a comfortable support for sleeping, the mattress after worn-out can be repurposed for other projects as well. The foam can be reused to stuff pillows and cushions or the mattress can become a bed for your pet.
Ask the retailer
You can reach out to the retailers who sell new mattresses. They can sometimes help you in collecting your old mattress and replacing it with a new one for free!
Sell it to an Animal Rescue Organization
Many animal rescue organizations happily accept mattress that is in decent condition. It is used as beds for the rescued animals.
When is the right time to change your mattress?
For old mattress disposal, it is very important to know when to change your old mattress. People usually end up losing track of how long the same mattress is being used for sleeping and if it still feels comfortable, can make you more ignorant than ever! On an average, an adult loses half a pint of fluid each night and sheds a pound of dead skin cells each year. So, the more you delay, the more are the chances of moisture and dirt getting accumulated over time. So, even if you buy a good mattress, changing it after every 8-10 years is a must! But to make it last for so many years is a task in itself. Read our blog on how to clean a mattress at home to make your mattress last longer.
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