Traditional mattress delivery consists of the truck from the local furniture store pulling into the driveway. Workers carry the mattress upstairs and take away the old one. The only thing left to do is make the bed and it is ready for sleeping that night. That scenario is playing out less and less these days as more and more people are ordering mattresses online.
In a Box?
The variety of new memory foam formats, and the combination of materials, makes it easy and cost-effective to roll the mattress up, wrap it in plastic, and ship it out. The convenience and lower cost is what allows manufacturers to offer free shipping to customers. The size of the box will depend on which mattress is chosen from which company, but most can be easily carried into the house. One of the first companies to offer a mattress in a box, Casper, made memory foam mattresses an excellent value and affordable to most everyone
Taking It Out of the Box
The process of rolling and packaging foam mattresses tends to leave behind an odor. The term used for this is “off-gassing” because the mattresses emanates the smell as it begins to breathe and return to its original shape. Most off-gassing is mild and can be alleviated by opening a window, and a few may take up to three days for the odor to completely dissipate. The instructions in the box will advise customers of the process for the specific mattress.
A new mattress will not be ready for sleeping right away. It has to be unrolled and laid out flat for one to three days for it to reach maximum height and firmness. That is an important factor to keep in mind before getting rid of the old mattress. Set aside space for the mattress to be unrolled right when it arrives to minimize the off-gassing and begin the breathing process. Some review and blog sites got info to share regarding this issue as well.
Do Not Let the Box Fool You
The mattresses coming out of these boxes, for the most part, are high-quality ones with innovative designs, patented technology, and ten to twenty year warranties. Sleep trials are also offered with mattresses in a box. Some are thirty days, but most are one-hundred days. This is standard because most of these are only available online and people cannot try them out before making the purchase.