Understanding the Policy of Selling Used Mattress

At home, one of the furniture or items that we prefer to be in a great condition and quality is the mattress because it is where we actually spend most of our time, sleeping and just lying down on a weekend or a holiday. For me, even if I do not have a bed frame or a nice pillow, as long as I have a nice mattress, I will not have any problems. However, no matter how careful we are when it comes taking care of our mattresses, there will come a time when we have to buy a new one. But instead of disposing the mattress, I personally think that it is better to sell it for various reasons:

  • Saves you money when buying a new one
  • Will save you time thinking of where to put your used mattress
  • Will help other buy cheap mattress

Since re-selling mattress is the best option when deciding to buy a new one, a lot people preferred this option. However, in some countries you cannot easily do this as they have laws for the resale of mattresses. One of those countries is Texas. In Texas, the government has an existing laws for the reselling of mattress. They are preventing people from buying a used mattress that is not worth its price because there are many cases wherein the mattress has stains and lots of bacteria inside it. Texas, still allows the resale of such item, but the mattress must pass a certain standard before entering the market. Sellers must carefully clean the mattress inside and out and fix all damages.

In country like Texas, it is the government that takes care of sale of used mattress. The condition of the mattress must pass standards indicated in the Texas Administrative Code Rule 205.8.

When it comes to cleaning and treatment of mattress, the government states that treatments that involve chemicals are allowed and other commercial services are allowed.

There are many sellers that conceal damages and stains using covers. The Texas government does not allow the use of covers and must be eradicated even after undergoing treatment methods.