Have you been using your air mattress for a couple of years now and feel like it’s time for a change or do you simply just want to replace your existing air mattress with a trendier one? Whatever is your reason, do not just throw it into your garbage. Your air mattress will just end up in a land fill and it will take years before it gets decompose.
If you are a fan of Mother Nature, you will not want to do that. I wish someone could have told me about the information I’m about to share with you. About 2 years ago, I also face the same predicament of what I should do with my old air mattress. Here are some ideas:-
Recycle: Alright, the first thing you can do is to recycle your old air mattress. It is the right thing to do and of course, you will feel good about it. I couldn’t stress how important it is to preserve the Earth. With a growing population, we are using an increasing amount of resources and throwing away tons of garbage. Look at our landfills. You can get a rough idea of our current situation. Besides saving the environment, recycling your old air mattress can also earn you some money. However, before you decide to recycle it, make sure you call your local recycling center whether do they take in old air mattresses.
Sell it: The next thing you can do is to sell your old air mattress if it is still in a moderately good condition. Not many people can afford to buy a brand new air mattress. Although it may take some work, you can at least gain some money to purchase your new bedding. There are several options on how you can sell it. First of all, you can try putting it up on Craiglist and see whether there is any progress. Otherwise, you can try listing it in your local newspaper. If all that come to an end, then, you can have a garage sale.
Donate it: Well, what can be more generous than to donate your old air mattress? However, do make sure that it still can be used. I’ve donated mine to a homeless shelter and I know that it will be put into good use. Do you know that they will turn away homeless people if they don’t have enough beds to go around? So, it is a wise decision to donate it to charity and tonight, you can sleep soundly knowing that there is one less homeless person on the street.
Reuse it: Finally, you can put your creativity into motion. I know that one of my husband’s friends uses his old air mattress as a canvass to cover the back of his truck. It’s an excellent idea. Besides that, if your old air mattress comes with layers of foam, you can actually cut it out and use it to stuff new pillows or even bean bags. Your living room will look livelier with a new complimentary bean bag from your old air mattress.