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.
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
If 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.