4 Reasons to Never Buy a Second-Hand Mattress

Shopping at a thrift store or used bookstore is a great way to save money on most items. But for other home goods, like mattresses, buying new matters. According to The Guardian, most humans spend roughly a third of their life asleep, so your bed is not the area to cut corners! Here are four reasons to avoid buying a second-hand mattress.

1. Unknown Sleep Quality

A bedroom showing a bed and nightstand with a red checkered bed set in Columbus, OH

When purchasing a used piece of clothing, it’s easy to see if there is significant damage or deterioration. The same isn’t true for mattresses, however. Foam, springs, and other materials can diminish in quality over time. Many used mattresses may appear to be in good condition, but it’s impossible to know the quality and the state of the material without sleeping on the mattress first. By then, the damage may already be done. When purchasing new, it’s easy to have all of the information including tips on how to choose the right mattress for you.

2. Poorly Cared for by the Previous Owner

The previous owner may have left his old mattress out in the rain, transported it improperly, or even let it become infected with bed bugs. On top of this, humans naturally release bodily fluids, such as sweat, into mattresses over time, making them potentially very unsanitary.

3. May Need to Be Replaced Sooner

A used mattress may be more affordable up front, but it may need to be replaced much sooner, driving down the return on your investment. Buying a discounted mattress only to have to replace it in six months is often less affordable than buying a new one that can last for double the time, or more. This means buying new mattresses is sometimes more affordable in the long run! New purchases also often come with financing plans.

4. Outdated Materials and Technology

Like cars and computers, the technology and materials that go into making mattresses improve with research and time. Therefore, buying a used bed is like buying a car that is years old—it may be cheaper, but one can’t expect the same ease of use of a newer model.

Although buying a used mattress may be tempting, some things should simply be purchased new. If you’re looking to buy a new mattress, CLS Direct can help you know where to start. Call us today at 614-436-0357 to speak to one of our sales representatives, or visit our location in Columbus to see our extensive inventory.

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Mattress

There are a variety of mattress options, each with its own firmness level, material composition, and conforming toppers. Ensuring comfort and good sleep involves careful research and shopping.

Shop within a Budget

Add-ons and accessories can really add up. Before wandering through stores or browsing websites, determine a spending cap to avoid overspending. After deciding the price limit, it’s possible to narrow the selection to the products that fit within this price range.

Determine Physical Needs

Back support preferences usually play a large part in determining the best mattress option. For example, someone with back pain might be happier with a firm spring-based bed. Some people opt for a memory foam product that helps reduce pressure points, which can be a source of pain.

Test Before Buying

After setting a budget and narrowing the selection to fit physical needs, savvy consumers visit stores to try various beds. The best way to test a mattress is to lie on it in a typical sleeping position for several minutes. Relaxing in this position will give a little insight into what a full night’s sleep will feel like.

Following these three tips will help shoppers zero in on the best mattress for their bedroom, budget, and physical demands.

Lacey Dining Room Group

The rich contemporary design of the Lacey dining room group by Signature Design by Ashley Furniture. The Lacey dining room group features faux marble and a subtle rustic beauty to create a sophisticated atmosphere that is sure to enhance any dining experience. The thick profiled faux marble table top is covered with a clear polyurethane finish and is supported by the straight lined contemporary legs bathed in a dark brown finish. The brown upholstered chairs feature stylish stitching and a button tufting to further enhance the contemporary design of this dining collection. Create a sophisticated style for your dining room decor with the inviting feel of the Lacey dining room group.

Commando Black Living Room Group

Sofa $399, Loveseat $375, Chair $349, Ottoman $249, Full Sleeper $649

Rich faux leather upholstery and plush design makes the Commando Black upholstery collection adds a sense of sophistication to the atmosphere of your living room. The comfort of the pillow top arms and plush bustle back design complements the contemporary style to create a living room furniture collection that fits into any home decor. The smooth looking faux leather upholstery tailors beautifully over this contemporary living room furniture, you do not have to sacrifice style or comfort.Create the living environment you have always wanted with the style and comfort of the Commando Black upholstery collection.

 

Cottage Retreat Kids Bedroom Group

Bookcase $249, Dresser $299, Desk $275, Hutch $199, Mirror $99, Media Chest $299, 5 Drawer Chest $299, Door Chest $449, Twin Poster Bed $349, Full Poster Bed $399, Queen Poster Bed $449, King Poster Bed $499
The Cottage Retreat youth bedroom group takes early American country design to create a fun and inviting cottage retreat perfect for any girls bedroom. The cream cottage finish and graphic leaf design patterns and bead board panel accents create a relaxing atmosphere that is sure to make any kid feel at home. Create the special kid’s bedroom with the refreshing design of the Cottage Retreat youth bedroom group including a poster bed, drawer dresser, nightstand, vertical mirror, five drawer chest and media chest.

Since 1999, we’ve offered a tremendous amount of deals to our customers. We specialize in quality living room furniture, living room groups, bedroom furniture, bedroom groups and mattresses for all of Columbus. We’re not located in a high retail Columbus location and do not have a fancy Columbus showroom. We want to be able to pass on as many deals on quality living room furniture, living room groups, bedroom furniture, bedroom groups and mattresses as possible to our customers throughout Columbus and that is how we do it.

We offer a variety of living room furniture, living room groups, bedroom furniture, bedroom groups, mattresses, accessories, spas, and most recently cabinets. Over the years, we have developed great relationships with some of the top product manufacturers and are able to offer high quality furniture at an affordable price backed by a full warranty to our great customers throughout Columbus.

Check out our full product catalog for great furniture and mattresses from Ashley, Corsicana Bedding, Dream Maker Spas, KraftMaid Cabinetry, Pinnacle Spas, Simmons, United Furniture Industries and more, for furniture and mattresses for your:

  • Living Room,
  • Living Room Groups,
  • Bedroom,
  • Bedroom Groups
  • Dining Room,
  • Dining Room Groups,
  • Leather,
  • Mattresses,
  • Kid’s Furniture,
  • Accessories,
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  • Cabinetry

Larchmont Dining Room Group

With grand Old World design and a rich finish, the Larchmont dining room collection brings a classic beauty to the decor of any dining experience. The rich burnished dark brown finish flows over the Old World construction of the planked and pegged table tops with the thick built-up edge and the massive table legs that have a two-sided taper shape. With a strong horizontal design and stitched faux leather upholstery on the chairs, this furniture captures the true essence of Old World design. Create the perfect dining room decor with the grand style of the Larchmont dining room collection.

 

U.S. Leader and Entrepreneur’s Association 2010 Outstanding Leadership Award

CLS Factory Direct is proud to announce that owner Chris Sauter received the 2010 Outstanding Leadership Recognition award.

PRESS RELEASE

WASHINGTON D.C., December 15, 2010 — Chris Sauter has been selected for the 2010 Outstanding Leadership Recognition Award by the U.S. Leaders and Entrepreneur’s Association (USLEA).

The USLEA Award Program recognizes highly regarded individuals and companies throughout the country that we believe have demonstrated leadership and admirable drive in 2009. Each year, the USLEA identifies companies and individuals that have confirmed autonomy and leadership skills such as courage, determination, a will to succeed, and have earned respect through aptitude, competence, and fair and honest dealings with coworkers, customers and business relationships. Recipients of these awards lead by example, and enhance the positive image of entrepreneurs, self-reliant individuals, and small businesses which will once again prove to be the moving engine that will allow recovery from the tough economic times.

The USLEA locates outstanding leaders in various fields, with help from third-parties and through its own extensive research, and recognizes them with these distinctive awards. The USLEA understands what leaders and entrepreneurs signify for the country, and it is their determination and drive that we are most in need of.

About U.S. Leaders and Entrepreneur’s Association (USLEA)

U.S. Leaders and Entrepreneur’s Association (USLEA) is a New York, N.Y. based organization funded by individuals across America who wish to share a voice for small businesses and thriving individuals that are taking risks and making individual efforts to find success through hard work and honest dealings. The purpose of USLEA is to promote small business, to provide tools, share a voice for legislation towards small business in the country, and encourage thriving individuals who deserve recognition to continue their efforts to be successful.

Our mission is to support leaders and entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Leaders and Entrepreneur’s Association

Tips on making your Bedroom Furniture always look Fresh and New

Furniture buying involves a lot of patience, understanding, time and more importantly cash. One thing for sure, you would want it to stay for a long time. The secret to keep your bedroom’s modern furniture longer is in the superiority and the manner of maintaining it.

Good quality fixtures may need a big amount; however, you will realize that it will pay off. Good quality furniture usually is very durable that you can even hand it down to the next age group.

A yearly examination of your bedroom furnishings will keep them in good condition and will make them to stay longer. Loose bolts, screws or brackets must be tightened as well as handles of drawers. Secure loose boards by using wood glue to put them back where they belong to.

Cleanliness must be observed to make them always looking fresh and new. However, bedroom furniture made from wood must be conditioned so as not to make it too dry. Dust and filth will easily make the finish of your furniture dull and dry so dust them once in a week. The weather in your area will decide how many times you need to condition your furniture.

Check the labels for harmful chemicals as these will lead to the depreciation of your furniture finish. A soft cloth is all you need to clean wooden furnishings. You can also make use of a dash of furniture shine. A mixture of mild soap and tepid water can be used for deep cleansing but ensure to dry the wood totally and that water will not be infused in.

Blemishes can be prevented by using a mattress topper. This will make it unsoiled and at the same time more comfy. Children must not be permitted to treat your mattress like a trampoline and do not stand on it. Sitting on the border of the mattress for lengthy hours will give perpetual serrations on the area. Your mattress will stay for quite a long time than its expected life span if you turn it over every 3 to 4 months.