Mattress Removal: When and How to Get Rid of Your Old Mattress

Everything You Need to Know About Mattress Removal

Thinking about replacing your mattress but not sure if it’s the right time?  Mattresses should typically be replaced every 5-10 years depending on the condition of the mattress.  That means you’ll face this dilemma many times throughout your adulthood.  There are a lot of reasons why we have to periodically replace our mattresses.  Doing this ensures that we’re giving ourselves the best night’s sleep we can, which is very important.  To decide what you should do with your mattress, consider the following mattress removal and replacement tips by Junk Crusaders.

Reasons It’s Time To Get a New Mattress

  1. It’s uneven.  Have you started to feel lumps and bumps in your mattress?  Or worse: springs sticking into your back?  If so, there’s a minimal chance you’ll be getting a good night’s sleep on an uneven surface.  If this is happening in your mattress, it’s wearing out and needs to be replaced so you can get quality rest.
  2. Your back hurts.  The wrong mattress can be a real pain, literally.  If you find yourself consistently waking up feeling stiff, achy, and uncomfortable, your mattress is probably to blame.  A better choice in mattress could make a huge difference in how you wake up feeling every day.  We want you to wake up feeling energized and ready to tackle your day, not in pain.
  3. You’re just uncomfortable.  Are you sinking into your mattress?  Or is it so firm that you don’t sink enough?  Different people have different preferences when it comes to how their bed feels.  Sleeping on a bed that works for you and your preferences is very important.  If your current bed just isn’t working for you, consider replacing it with a bed that would better suit your tastes.
  4. It’s infested.  Bed bugs, although an unpleasant nuisance, aren’t the end of the world.  Usually, they aren’t even the end of your mattress.  Most bed bug infestations can be resolved without having to get rid of your mattress.  However, if you previously had bed bugs and they have returned, you might want to consider tossing the whole thing.  Persistent bed bugs that keep coming back might be hard to resolve, so it’s a good idea to save yourself the trouble and say goodbye to your mattress.
  5. You’ve had it a really long time.  As mentioned, it’s recommended that we replace mattresses every 5-10 years or so.  There are a ton of reasons why this is important.  First, they become less supportive and uncomfortable over time.  Secondly, they host all sorts of things you don’t want to sleep on every night, such as dust mites, dead skin cells, bodily fluids, pollen, and other allergens.  Who know your mattress could be partly to blame for your allergies?

How To Get Rid of a Mattress and Box Spring

  1. Haul it off.  If you have a vehicle capable of transporting a mattress, you can easily get rid of it by taking it a center that disposes of or recycles mattresses.  Not all dumps and donation centers accept mattresses and others charge a disposal fee, so this option might require a little bit of homework before you go.  If you find a facility near you that takes them, this is a quick way to be done with your old mattress for good.
  2.  Sell it.  Is your mattress still in good condition?  You might be able to get a little extra cash out of it.  Consider re-selling it or giving it to someone that you know could use it.  A lightly used mattress at an affordable price is a huge blessing to some people!
  3. Take it apart.  Mattresses are pretty large and cumbersome, so maybe you want to break it down into manageable sections.  It isn’t a very  difficult task if you have the time to do it.  To start, all you need to do is cut the fabric at the seems around the outside of the mattress.  You’ll be able to wad up that fabric, grab any foam or padding, and throw these pieces away in the trash easily.  Then you’re left with the box spring.  Here is a more detailed resource you can use to get you through this task.
  4. Return it.  Some manufacturers will pickup your old mattress when they replace your new one.  This isn’t always the case, but it’s worth asking if they’re willing to remove it for you.  This could save you the hassle of handling it yourself.
  5. Hire junk removers.  If you aren’t replacing your mattress with a new one and thus can’t get a manufacturer to remove it for you, you can still have someone else handle your mattress removal for you.  Junk Crusaders picks up and hauls just about any item.  That way, we’re a great resource if you need something gone.  We’d be happy to meet you at your property and load up your mattress.  You can tackle your mattress removal without even lifting a finger!  Give us a call to go over how our mattress removal process works.