If your mattress is in particularly good condition, you may want to sell it to earn some extra pennies, which can be put towards replacing your mattress and getting a new one. Typically, used mattresses tend to sell somewhere in the region of 20-30% of the original retail value.
Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Shpock or Gumtree are good places to start listing your old mattress, as they target local buyers. This is ideally what you need as they will be able to remove the mattress from your property and take it off of your hands quickly.
What’s more, selling and reusing a mattress improves its longevity and lifespan, which is good for the environment since it prevents it from needing to be disposed of or put into a landfill.
However, there are also drawbacks of selling your mattress, such as the fact that It can take a great deal of effort to sell your mattress, from taking photos to creating listings, replying to queries and messages and actually completing the sale. It is a time-consuming process and likely not ideal for those that lead an already busy life. Even once you have listed your mattress, there is also no guarantee that your mattress will sell at all, so you may have to find storage for your old mattress until it sells.