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Top tips for buying a new bed

Fri 06 March 2020

Top tips for buying a new bed

If the time has come to invest in a new bed, you’ll probably want to find one that meets all your needs. Think about your available space, preferred style and budget ahead of time, so you know what your limits are. A bed should have a long lifespan; even a mattress should last for up to 10 years before needing to be replaced, so you shouldn’t rush into making this decision. 

Beds can also be an expensive investment, and not everybody can afford to make such a big purchase outright. This article will offer you tips on how you can get the bed of your dreams without breaking the bank, so you’ll be sleeping soundly in no time.

Measure your space

Before you start bed hunting, make sure you have correctly measured the space you have available. You need to decide how much of your bedroom you want to fill with a bed, whilst still allowing space for other furniture. Use a tape measure to get an idea of what size you can fit. A king-size may sound lovely in theory, but if you only have a small space to fill, it might not be ideal. There’s no point splashing out on a brand-new bed only to find it doesn’t fit. 

Test different mattresses

Doing your research is important when it comes to buying new furniture, and this is particularly true for your bed, which will probably get a lot of use. There are many different types of mattress out there, and it’s difficult to know which type is right for you until you’ve spent a night or two on them. Are you a fan of sinking into memory foam, or do you catch more z’s on a pocket sprung? Some mattresses have a money-back guarantee, allowing you to test it out for up to a month and send it back if you aren’t satisfied. 

Shop in person

If you order a bed online, the colour, material, shape or size might not match up to what you were expecting. You are more likely to choose the right bed if you’ve seen it in person first, so pick a few stores nearby and make a day of it. With a friend or partner to help, it could actually be quite a fun trip.

Wait for the sales

Instead of rushing into your purchase, plan accordingly so you can find the best deal for your dream bed. Bed retailers will often run sales, especially near Black Friday or at the beginning of the year. You could save yourself a lot of pennies this way and even bag yourself a bargain. 

Buy a second-hand frame

If you want to cut down the cost of buying a new bed, consider buying a second-hand bed frame or base. You will still need to buy a new mattress, but this approach can really cut down the cost, as new bed frames can be expensive when bought from retailers. Look at selling sites such as Gumtree or Facebook marketplace; people who are moving house or replacing their bed may be selling cheap frames or bases. If it’s in your local area, you can even arrange to collect it yourself to save money on delivery charges. 

Buy on finance

If you can’t afford to buy your bed outright, many stores will offer a payment scheme on finance. This might be worth looking into. Check with the store you are interested in buying from and see whether they can offer you an interest-free payment plan. When it comes to payment plans, always be responsible and only agree to a plan you know you can afford.

About Morses Club

At Morses Club, we want to help you feel a little more in control of your finances, but we understand that unexpected costs can sometimes throw you off course. We are one of the UK’s leading doorstep lenders, providing small cash loans (often referred to as doorstep loans). Our doorstep loans aren’t the most suitable option for everyone, so if you are considering applying, it’s important you understand how it works.

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