One of the most popular questions we hear is "What should I spend on a new bed?". This is a very important question to consider. There are two different angles to approach this topic. The first is based on your personal circumstances. You should factor how much money you can put aside, and for how long, to set the budget range for your next bed purchase. In a perfect world, it would be easy to say that you should put about $10 a month away for your next bed purchase. In reality, this is not often possible and realistic. If you are like most bed shoppers, you will never have a defined moment where you know that your bed needs to be replaced, and you will not consider the cost of purchasing a new bed until your old bed needs to be replaced. Once you do determine that your bed is no longer comfortable and supportive, it may be 3 – 6 months before you begin shopping with the intent of making a purchase. We recommend that rather than waiting for the time when you must purchase a bed, begin saving as soon as you realize that this purchase is needed.
The second way to consider the amount you should spend on your next bed purchase is by the importance of the purchase. As we mentioned before, a bed is more of health-impacting purchase than a car, and can have a profound impact on your health and well being, both physically and mentally. With that consideration, we believe that no reasonable price is too much for a bed. If you consider the number of days and years that you will use your bed, you will see that the actual cost of ownership for a $2,000.00 bed is actually about $0.55 per night over 10 years. In perspective, that is about the same cost as a pack of gum from a vending machine every day. Granted, buying a pack of gum daily is easy compared to making a $2,000.00 purchase all at once.
Another factor to consider is what actually needs to be replaced. If you have a solid base which does not allow flex and has no signs of sag, then your current foundation or box spring may be sufficient. Replacing only the mattress, if possible, will potentially save you hundreds of dollars at the register. The same thing applies to the frame. Another way to save a few bucks is to purchase the smallest size which will suit your needs or to purchase the same size you currently own. A king size bed is 16 inches wider than a queen, and while it is nice to have the additional surface space, a typical bed priced at about $1,000.00 for a king size would normally be about $750.00 for a queen. This price is for a set, including the foundation. If you purchase a queen and use your base, rather than upgrade the size of your bed, then you could potentially save up to $500.00 or more on a the same model.
Nobody in the world can tell you what the best bed for you is, or the best price. You need to determine the answer to this question based on your needs and budget. Of course, Beds.org is here to help you, every step of the way! To help you get the best price possible, Beds.org has negotiated some outstanding deals which are available only to our members. To get your free membership, sign up now.