This is a collaborative post.
For the last maybe year or so our bed has become more and more broken. Slats have slipped out and snapped. It’s gotten so bad recently that Adam is mostly sleeping on the broken sofa in the living room and I have a pile of various things under the bed trying to support the mattress. In fact we are considering just getting rid of the frame altogether and sleeping on the mattress on the floor for the time being. We wanted to get one and then lockdown happened and it’s been a bit of an issue, as we needed to dismantle and get rid of the old frame as well as get the new bed built but these services are only just back up and running again.
I’m not opposed to buying second hand. This bed was originally new but a display model so was on sale. We’ve had it over seven years, and the frame was probably being tested in store for a while. The only issue with second hand is not having a van to get it here or to get rid of the old one. It’s something we’d have to work out.
Buying a bed is expensive, but it’s absolutely the mattress that puts the price up. It’s worth looking for a mattress sale to get a good quality mattress for your bed, you don’t have to buy the bed and mattress together if you have found a great price elsewhere. Mattress sale uk has been a good source of information for reviewing mattresses. I’ve got the Leesa mattress myself and have had this since I was pregnant with Felix so it’s only a few years old and still going strong. Thankfully we just need a new bed frame.
Being two bigger people and sharing a room with a cot bed means we are limited in space. We need a king size frame to fit the mattress and I’ve been considering ottoman storage beds. Being in a flat with little storage space means we need under the bed storage but I feel like an ottoman bed would keep things nice and neat.
Now Evie is going to her dads regularly again our plan is to get Felix to spend the afternoon with Nanny so we can dismantle the bed and clear everything out to make space to build the new bed. We can get that done over a weekend. With a clear space in the room it’s a good excuse to shift some stuff from the cupboards in the room too and have a good declutter of stuff we don’t need or use. Then we can focus on getting a new frame set up and hopefully a better night sleep.