When you are shopping for your new mattress – make sure you know the difference between a NEW Mattress & one that has been used.
Check out what a refurbished mattress can look like when you “Look Under the Covers”:
As students return many are buying beds for the school year. Most retailers are straight forward if they are showing you a new or a “reconditioned or used” mattress. Here are some tips & a video for you to use to become a smarter shopper:
Just because the mattress is covered in plastic & has a clean white top – doesn’t mean you would want to sleep on a refurbished* mattress.
*Other names commonly used for used mattresses – refurbished, renewed, sanitized, comfort returns, customer returns, remanufactured, the list goes on.
When you are buying a new mattress – look for a clean white tag with a current manufacture date (less than 12 months old). If there is NO tag, or the tag is stamped “USED”, or has a red dot/yellow dot, or red or yellow tag – you are not buying a new mattress.
A typical mattress gains between 3-6 pounds during the first 3 years of use. This mostly due to the accumulation of dead skin cells, dust mites and their bodily excretions.
BED BUGS – are common and you should take steps to prevent an outbreak in your home.