Thank you to Shona for putting together this post!!!
NHM readers suggested uses for old cot mattresses
I asked the Friends of my “Louise nhm Smith” profile on Facebook “What did you do with your cot mattress when you didn’t need it any more? I don’t really want to dump it but I’m sure you can’t recycle mattresses. Seems such a waste to take it to the tip”. Thank you very much to everyone who responded, here are the suggestions:
Please note, these are in no particular order!
1. Animal Rescue Centres
Karen suggested trying animal rescue centres as they sometimes take them and use them as beds.
2. Re-use / Upcycle
(Suggested by Poppy, Karen, Susan, Michelle and Karen)
If you have the room to keep them then old mattresses are great for a selection of uses, such as:
- To get out for the kids to jump on when they feel the urge to jump on the sofa or bed
- A spare bed for when you have friends staying over with little ones or for camping trips
- As a base for tent/den making
- Smaller mattresses (such as moses basket mattresses) make great bathroom or garden kneelers
- Recover and use as a window seat cushion
3. Send out to Romania
Vicki suggested contacting Ruth at Christ Church Chineham as she arranges for old mattresses to be sent out to Romania.
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