Mudcat Café message #3893872 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161248   Message #3893872
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
13-Dec-17 - 10:59 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Have helped rearrange other people's clutter today; a co-worker (the one with new wood floors) got rid of what he realized was an ancient mattress when he emptied his house in preparation for the flooring work. He has been pricing new mattresses, and after extra expenses on the floors feared he'd have to sleep on his air mattress for a long time until he can afford the new mattress. But wait! My ex has a barely-used queen-sized mattress in his garage.

The backstory: he bought a high-end latex mattress, they are incredibly heavy and durable. When the box was opened, there was a conspicuous cosmetic flaw. He called to complain, they replaced it but said "don't return the other one." The shipping was too much for a return. The second mattress also had a major cosmetic flaw, so they sent a THIRD expensive latex mattress. So, he took the standard mattress off of our son's bed at his house, put it in the garage, and put the flawed latex on the box springs. I claimed the other one when my standard mattress began to cause back pain from years of use.

The standard mattress in the garage was wrapped in plastic, and is in excellent condition. My friend will borrow a truck and pick this one up, freeing room in the garage and sparing himself much more time on the air mattress.