Your bed is one of the most used items in your home and it only gets replaced in most people’s homes once or twice in a lifetime! Believe it or not buying a bed is a lifetime investment and if you are in the market for buying one, do you know what to look for?
From pricing, to firmness and size, to health issue considerations, buying a bed is a big deal. Here are tips to ensure you make the right choice for you and your bedroom.
- Prioritize what is important: Beds are similar to appliances, you can invest in the best or you can pay less and get lower quality but save money. Everyone has different price points they feel comfortable with and knowing how much you can afford should be considered before you start bed shopping. The next consideration should be the size of your bedroom and how much you and possibly another person – or a family – may need! While you may love a California king size bed, your small apartment bedroom may not accommodate it. Once you have prioritized what’s important to you, it’s time to go shopping.
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- Know the competition: Buying a mattress and then considering the headboard and footboard may need to be separated in your shopping trips. The mattress shopping spectrum can be a feat in itself. Research prices, firmness levels, health related varieties, sizes, and warranties. If possible try them out! Lay on as many mattresses as possible to ensure you are getting exactly what you want. If you buy online, ensure there is a trial period to test in your home or research the shipping policies to send it back if you are not satisfied with the mattress. While buying a bed may seem like a lot of work, your body will be rewarded for it every evening.
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Before buying a bed, know what is important to you. If you share a bed with a partner, kids, or pets, keep this in mind before you purchase a bed. Knowing your lifestyle, budget, and size requirements are essential. For those of you with health concerns – allergies, body aches, limited mobility and more – research beds that will help you alleviate many of these concerns. Buying a bed shouldn’t be a stress. Follow these tips for years of happy sleeping.
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