Ways to repurpose old mattresses

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It is a good idea to dispose less and reuse more, and this should apply to your mattress as well. The fact that it is time to get a new mattress does not mean there is no use for your old mattress. There are ways in which you can reuse, repurpose and recycle the mattresses instead of throwing them. The following are some of these ways.

Move to guest room

You can move the old mattress to the guest room for use by guests. You can give them to older children when they move out to cut on expenses. Moreover, one of your relatives may need another mattress so you can check around to see if someone else needs it.mattresskeftfsaghd

 

Sell online

If your old mattress is still in good condition, then another way to repurpose it is by selling it online. First clean it thoroughly the post its pictures with your ads. Many people today spend up to two hundred dollars on used mattresses if they cannot afford new ones, so you are likely to get someone to buy it.

Convert it to a day bed

For twin mattresses, you can opt to make them daybed for the sitting room, sunroom or guest room. Daybed frames are cheap and can be stylish. They are used as a bed or couch and can provide more seating if necessary.

Used in gardening and arts

If you are frugal and crafty then another way of making use of your old mattress in art projects, to hold your wine bottles and in gardening. You can get wood from the spring box and use foams and fabrics as packaging materials.

Recycle used mattress

The box spring and other parts of the mattress can be recycled. The coil system, for instance, is made of steel which you can recycle. All the reinforcement materials of a mattress can be recycled. You only need to find out from the local recycling center if you need to disassemble the mattress yourself.

Convert it into a dog bed

dosbedsfavdgbhcfnvIf you have replaced your mattress, then you can consider converting the old mattress into a bed for your pet. This is possible by sealing it in a mattress protector then put some fitted sheet on it to make it more comfortable for the pet. Alternatively, you can cut down foam mattress into any size of your choice to make a bed for your pet.

There are a lot of things you can do with your old mattress if you are creative and get the best out of it instead of throwing it.

Tips for hiring maid services

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If you want to get the services of a maid, then you first have to understand the pros and cons associated with it. It is a privacy invasion to allow somebody to get into your home. Some, however, believe that when you hire someone saves you a lot of time, energy as well as peace of mind. You need to consider the following factors when hiring a maid service.

Hire those recommended

Choosing a maid to some people is like choosing a doctor. This means that you should look for a maid who is reliable if you value your house. It is wise to make this decision after considering recommendations from other people. This ensures that you get a trustworthy and reliable maid service.maidsleftasfgdhjk

Interview them

Most maids are usually happy at the news of going to a client’s house. Before you call the maids to your house, ensure you ask them important questions over the phone. These questions need to be about issues like what they do, their licensing information and referrals if any.

Type of services expected

This is determined by whether you are looking for diverse services. Maids offer even jobs like folding clothing and making beds. The disadvantage is that whenever the maid falls sick, you do not have a back-up. Apart from this, if you hire a maid getting a good coverage when there are incidents can be difficult.

The advantage on the other hand when you hire a maid service is that you are sure you will have a back-up if your maid falls sick or goes on leave. You may however not get personalized attention.

Let them survey your house

Before they come to see your house, make sure it is not clean. This will help them know how much work they will be handling. The usual state of the house will let them have an idea of how much work they need to quote.

Be honest

maidrightsatdghfjvTrust your guts and ask any question you feel like asking to remove your concerns. Being candid and honest is a good idea. This will ensure your house will be in good hands. Hiring a maid service is a great idea if you do not want to do the dirty job. But if you tend to enjoy cleaning the house and you do not need to see a stranger daily then it is advisable to do the chores on your own and leave the idea of hiring a maid service.