I need a new mattress

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Shortly after Lizze and I got married we bought a new Queen size mattress set from Value City furniture.  This turned out to be a huge mistake.

Within a few weeks, the mattress began falling apart, literally.

They came out twice to stitch it back together. We even bought the extra insurance but that turned out to be a mistake as well.

Shortly after it was fixed, Gavin spilled grape juice and stained the pillow top.  This shouldn’t have mattered because of the extra insurance. However, apparently there was a clause that said the stain had to be reported within something like 24 hours and we didn’t know, so we didn’t report it in time.

Because of the stain not being reported right away, the warranty has been voided.

Fast forward a few more years and the mattress is collapsing and very uncomfortable to sleep on.

Lizze and I have a really hard time falling asleep on the mattress because there is absolutely no support left.  In fact, the only way to get comfortable is to sleep corner to corner.

Because Lizze is so sleep deprived, I’m moving to the equally uncomfortable couch so that Lizze has a better chance of getting some rest.

I had planned on replacing it with tax return, this past January but the frigging van broke down and was then stolen.

I’m praying that I can replace it ASAP.

There are a lot of options out there,  Sleeping Guide has reviewed an organic bed called Avocado. I may consider this one!

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Have you tried looking at a site called freecycle?   &nbsp ;http://my.freecycle.org/  people list things they are giving away and you can put in a request for things you need.  I got a hp all in one printer for free for a very nice person on that site.  If there is a group in your area give it a try.


Rob, I can totally empathize with the mattress problems!  My mattress was 15 years old and braking apart.  The wooden pieces of the frame were falling out–the springs were escaping as well through the sides of the covering.  I was finally able to replace it when some unexpected money came our way.  The cheapest way for me to get a good quality one was to buy it from Sam's online store.  It is a 14" thick memory foam mattress with a stand (no box springs).  It arrived in a huge rectangular box and there were few instructions.  When we got… Read more »


You could always get a memory foam topper at least temporarily. They're like $40-50 at walmart and they make any uncomfortable bed feel really nice.


Be careful if you choose to go the memory foam route. A quick Google check will show you that a lot of people with migraines etc. can't tolerate the chemicals in memory foam. We purchased a topper for our bed a few months ago and the smell was so strong that both my daughter and I were miserable with headaches almost immediately. Even my husband who doesn't suffer from migraines found the smell offensive. We were shocked to find out that this is a common problem, and also not happy that since we had opened the topper it was not… Read more »


That's interesting. Couldn't you have juts returned it to the store though for money back or even store credit? Mine came with a 3 yr warranty since i wasn't sure if I'd like it.
(Also they make regular foam toppers too that aren't memory foam)


You could always try to resell it via ebay or something since you never got to use it. Sucks that you couldn't return it, my topper came with a 3 yr manufacturer warranty. We had a regular foam topper for a while before the memory foam one got on sale at walmart. Mine never had any weird scent and I'm very sensitive to smells, so maybe it was the brand?