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Tips for Purchasing High Quality Furniture for Low Prices

When I moved into my first apartment as an adult, I had no idea how to find good furniture that wasn't expensive. We had a local budget furniture store and a high-end luxury store, and while I didn't like the feel of the items from the budget store, I couldn't afford the prices of the luxury store! Although I was eager to prove my independence, I called my mom and asked for help. She told me that I was looking in the wrong place and led me to another store just outside my city that had quality furniture and great prices. She found great furniture for me that was high-quality and in my budget. She has since given me many tips about furniture to help me when I make new purchases in the future. I plan to share them here!

Tips for Purchasing High Quality Furniture for Low Prices

Mattress Shopping Made Easy

by Wayne Watson

If you are buying a new mattress, then knowing the specifics you want and need is very important. When you have a clear picture of your wants and needs, finding the right mattress becomes much easier. Here is more information to help make your mattress shopping journey a smooth one: 

Don't assume you know the size of your mattress

Some sizes of mattresses can seem so similar it can be easy to make a mistake and end up with the wrong size of a mattress. You may end up with one that doesn't fit the bed, the room, and/or all of the bedding. For example, there are different lengths of twin mattresses, full and queen mattresses can look similar, and there are different sizes of kings. So, you need to make sure you know the exact size of the mattress you are replacing and that you double-check the size of the one you are purchasing. 

Make notes of the things you like about your current bed

Think about all of the things you like about the bed you have right now. You may want to make notes so you don't forget any of them when you are shopping. Do you like the firmness, the softness, the springiness? Do you like that you can flip it or do you like that you don't have to flip it? Knowing what you like gives you a good idea of the things you want to look for in your new mattress. 

Make notes of the things you don't like about your current bed

You also want to make notes about the things you don't like about the bed you have now. Do you wake up stiff because it's too hard? Do you not like that you eventually ended up feeling the springs when you lie on it? Do you not like how tall it is and wish it was easier to get in? When you know what you don't like in the bed you have now, then you know what you don't want in the next one. 

Determine what type of mattresses you prefer

You can simplify the whole shopping experience greatly by having a good idea of the type of mattress you want. 

If you are shopping with a tighter budget, but you still want a long-lasting mattress, then a latex one may be a good idea. It will offer you good support and it will maintain its shape for a long time while also being easier on your budget. If you want good support, but you also want a soft and cushiony bed to sleep on, then you might do best with an innerspring mattress with a pillowtop feature. It will move with you, but also offer both support and softness at the same time. If you prefer to melt into the bed and almost feel cradled to sleep, then you should look at the memory foam mattresses.

To get started with mattress shopping, contact a local mattress store for more information.