You’d think it would be as simple as going out and buying a mattress set, but apparently it is not. Do we make it more difficult than it needs to be? Probably!
It seems like with so many things I keep saying “we need to do this” and we don’t and then I get to the point where I just go into the store, pick the first one I see and am done with it. I feel myself getting to that point with mattresses.
We needed new family room furniture when we moved to Texas. Our regular sofa was too big for the tiny little famly room we had there so we decided to get a love seat and a recliner. Vince will always have a recliner and he didn’t want to sit on the sofa so the love seat and recliner worked. We drove to four or five surrounding towns after not finding what we wanted in Brownwood. I wasn’t picky — a reclining love seat and a recliner. I honestly didn’t even care what color. We had Speck who got on the furniture. We eat and drink (or we did) in the family room . . I just didn’t care. Vince found furniture online and he’d call and he’d ask questions and he’d call back and ask more questions. Over a year later, I just didn’t care. Bring in a cardboard box and that will work for me!
We were in a nearby town one day and Vince stopped at a flea market. There was a furniture store next door. Vince went in the flea market. I went in the furniture store. They had a brown love seat with a matching recliner. They would deliver to Brownwood. I bought it! I went next door. Told VInce I bought furniture and it would be delivered next week. You can about imagine how that went over. He never liked it . . I knew he wouldn’t. He sold it . . it’s history.
But, I feel myself getting to that point with the mattress.
We bought two bedrooms of furniture from Jeremy and Angie. Well, three actually but only the furniture for the master bedroom – not the mattresses.
For the other two bedrooms, they told us the mattresses were old but we got a good price on the furniture so we were good. It ended up that the mattress set in Addie’s room is just awful, but she loves it. But . . at some point, an adult is going to need to sleep in that bed and that is not going to be good. I’ve slept in it once . . never again.
Getting a good night’s sleep on a comfy mattress is pretty important to me. There are reasonably priced mattress sets that will work for us, but I’m not opposed to paying whatever it takes . . I just don’t see a lot of sense in paying more than we need to. We never keep a mattress set more than 10 years. Some people do – that’s fine. There’s no law that says it has to be changed every 10 years. I don’t think we’ve ever gotten rid of a mattress after 10 years that we weren’t amazed at much nicer the new mattress felt so . . that’s how we do things.
When we lived in MO the first time, I bought a Restonic mattress set for the guest room. That was probably in 2007. Vince wasn’t using a CPAP then and I ended up in that bed lots of nights due to snoring. Then when we moved to Texas in 2011, that was the only mattress set we moved. We slept on it for maybe a year til we bought a new mattress set in probably 2012. I’m guessing at these dates but they’re close. Then, no one slept on the Restonic set for a while. The mattress set we bought in 2012 developed a sag in probably 2019. We contacted the manufacturer, sent pictures, jumped through their hoops and they sent us a refund so that mattress set was history. We moved the Restonic set into master bedroom to sleep on til we got a new set for the master bedroom. By the time we did our usual shop for a year routine, we knew we were moving so we never bought a replacement mattress and kept using that Restonic set but it was over 10 years old and didn’t make the move.
I got the apartment in Nevada, MO in January, 2020 and bought the same Restonic set from the same store for the apartment but, because of COVID, only spent three nights in the apartment. So, we brought that set to the new house and that’s what we use now.
Vince doesn’t like it . . he thinks it’s too hard, even with a nice topper. I love it and feel like it’s the best mattress ever but I know there’s something out there we’ll both be happy with.
When we had that mattress set off the bed the other day working on the ceiling fan, I looked at the tag. That set was made in 1991. It looks as bad as it feels so there’s no doubt it has to go. Addie loves a soft mattress. I do not. She’ll be the one sleeping on it but it also needs to be something an adult would be comfortable in for when we have company.
The Basement Bedroom:
Vince likes that mattress set and I don’t mind it. It’s a bit . . I don’t know the word . . one person flips over and the other one feels the waves. It’s soft but not saggy. It’s also old and if we were using it a lot, we’d get rid of it. Last night Addie and I slept on it. I wouldn’t let her sleep in the basement by herself but she likes it . . ok . . so I think the plan is to move that to her room.
I love sleeping in the basement and am hoping Vince will agree to sleep down there during the summer. It’s so cool and quiet and dark. Chad and I were talking yesterday and he said if he ever builds a house, it will have a main level and a basement master bedroom. There is a nice bathroom right off the basement bedroom so there’s no reason we can’t sleep there during the summer.
Buy a new mattress set for the basement bedroom, move the basement set up to Addie’s room.
A friend’s son bought a “bed in a box” from Sam’s for around $450 I think she said. They bought it for a second home but he said it’s more comfortable than the way more expensive adjustable bed they have at their house. That’s what I’m leaning towards for the basement bedroom. My friend’s son is a big guy and his wife is always hot so that sounds a lot like us. I think if they’re happy with it, we’ll be happy with it.
That’s kinda what I’m thinking. Not so sure what Vince is thinking but I’m ready to make some decisions and get this done and forgotten about! I’m hoping by this time next week, the mattress making decision will be history!