10 Creative Uses for Old Mattresses


Create Art

If you're feeling particularly crafty, you could reuse your old mattress as a canvas for a new art project. As a whole or disassembled, a mattress provides large opportunity for creativity. You might even be rewarded for your old mattress design. Organizations trying to promote reuse and recycling often sponsor design competitions with sustainable themes. For example, the Discarded Dreams: Used Mattress Design Competition encourages artists, designers and innovators to turn old, discarded mattresses into new and useful consumer products. Along with your submission, you must include a detailed plan on how to make the new product, as well as a business plan for how you would roll out production on a large scale to save as many mattresses as possible from ending up in the landfills. Search the Internet and your local community papers for similar design challenges and competitions for discarded items