Did you know that mattresses should be replaced every 6 to 8 years? Most people try to extend their mattress’s lifespan many years after that.
That plan, however, tends to take a toll. An outdated mattress can lead to serious backpain, stress, and lack of quality sleep. Some of you have probably noticed the signs and the need to toss it.
See below for an in-depth guide on how to get rid of an old mattress you no longer need.
1. Know the Signs
Even with budget-friendly mattress companies like Casper and Nectar Sleep, a new bed is a sizeable financial investment. That’s why so many people tend to hold on to their current one as long as possible.
It’s important to understand the signs you need a new mattress. Some of the most pressing ones include:
- Frequently waking up with headaches
- Noticing saggy areas in your mattress or bed frame
- Waking up to pent-up muscle stress in your neck
- Going several nights without quality sleep
- The mattress makes too much noise
If you’re unsure whether these conditions are tied to your mattress, then use yourself as a guinea pig. Sleep on a different mattress (EX: hotels, friend’s house, etc.) and see if you experience a better night’s sleep on it.
If so, it’s time to take the next step in how to get rid of an old mattress and make way for a new, state-of-the-art one.
2. Consider Your Options
The results of your sleep may determine that it’s time to remove the mattress from your house, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it can’t be repurposed.
Whether it’s residential junk removal or commercial, we always recommend that our clients consider the 3 options for removing their junk: sell, toss, or donate.
Unless the mattress is in great conditions (2 years or younger), you likely won’t have many suitors for selling it. In that case, your top options are to either toss the old mattress—which you were likely planning on already—or donating it.
There are many great charitable organizations in the Tampa Bay Area that could benefit from a donated mattress to care for others.
A mattress is considered to be in “good condition” for a donation as long as it’s void of:
- Bed Bugs
- Permanent Odors (such as cigarette smoke)
That begs the questions: how are you going to either toss this mattress or get it to a charitable organization? The answer to that lies in our third point below…
Hire Experts to Remove It
Mattresses aren’t exactly something you can place outside the front yard to be thrown away; most HOAs forbid it.
For that reason, you need someone to come in, carry the bed out, then distribute it to the dump or a nonprofit that could benefit from it.
When that time comes, be sure to call us directly at 844-858-6546; we’ll get you a quick quote and stop by to pick up the mattress—and any other junk you want to get rid of—in a jiffy.
How to Get Rid of an Old Mattress: Hire Junk in the Truck Co.
No need to go to all the effort of tossing a mattress by yourself. We’ll give you a fair quote and do all the heavy lifting ourselves. You don’t have to lift a finger!
For more information on junk to get rid of, be sure to read this blog article on how to start decluttering when you feel overwhelmed.
If you know the parameters of your junk removal project, then feel free to book our services online and we’ll fulfill all your needs at once.