When I left Wyoming and moved to Kentucky nearly four years ago, one of the things I knew I had to get was a mattress -- and I knew I wanted a foam mattress. Already on my list of things to-do en route was to stop at Ikea (duh, I was going to be living in my first apartment totally solo) and I knew I'd be able to find a mattress there that fit my requirements (because you can find pretty much anything at Ikea). When Evans and I moved back to Denton from Florida two years ago and lucked into a two-bedroom apartment that we knew would house visitors (the whopping two we had in our year there) we decided to get a second mattress -- this time opting for a cheap -- but new! -- number we were able to score at Goodwill.
Both of these mattresses served us well and the prices couldn't be beat -- less than $500 in both instances. But the problem with an inexpensive mattress is that the quality is usually about on par with the price -- like with many products. And while we primarily use the Ikea foam mattress, it's about time we set our sites a little higher -- especially with #babything on the way. I'mma need to maximize on those few precious moments of sleep I can get between now and the time the kid goes to college, and I don't think our current mattress situation will be able to help me out.
I've been looking into Tuft & Needle, which intrigues me on so many different levels: Ethically and domestically sourced everything, inexpensive ($600 for a queen) and honest. Plus, I can totally get behind any company that uses tacos in a promo video. I'm dying to try one out, and this video only exacerbates the yearning.
As a broke-ass, I love that Tuft & Needle has free shipping and you don't even have to consider plunking down a grand to score one of the mattresses. I've also been rather fond of the foam mattress rather than the spring options.
According to their website, not only does it ship free in a small box (no need to call the burliest of burly guys to help you out), but you also get a free 100 night trial, which is super baller. I mean, you want to know if it's a good fit, right?!?