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Question DetailsAsked on 10/30/2017

Do you sell or give away children's beds?

I need beds for three girls.

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Afraid other than commercial furniture store listings, Angies List does not have a category for that - and Angies List does not "have" any possessions and the Angies List Marketplace is no longer in existence.


Your options that I see include:


1) new furniture/bedding stores, of course - though of course pricey. Also web sales places like Amazon too but watch out if free shipping or not to your locale.


2) some box type stores, in limited selection


3) used furniture stores (though I would be dubious about buying used mattresses)


4) Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc - most or all of them carry used beds, some also carry mattresses


5) it a qualified person (by income - if on welfare or AFDC or such say) contact United Way to ask which agencies under their umbrella might provide bedding for children


6) paying attention to age limitations (not safe for very young children because their face can get stuck to the plastic if exposed by accident) inflatable mattresses run about $20-50 each at box stores and Amazon and such - add a good thick mattress pad to reduce puncture risk and it is a lot cheaper than a mattress - though puncture by a kid playing around with it may happen, and you need to check that sharp toys are not getting in under the edges.


7) Hand-built (DIY or Handyman) 2x4 or even cinder block frame or supports under a piece of plywood cut to right size with a bit of trim around the edge to keep the mattress in place can make for a cheap bed. Another option I have seen used is a deep set of low bedroom drawers (or two back-to-back for older kids) with plywood and trim edging sticking up to hold the mattress on - large drawer units might not even need the plywood for a single or twin size mattress - plus you get the underlying useful storage space.


8) Craigslist or other similar local for-sale website - they have a LOT of furniture and bedding and such for sale - just be sure to carefully inspect the mattresses for contamination/stains before buying, and disinfect well before use - and bear in mind the risk of importing bedbugs or fleas or mites or such too (or pesticides on the mattress from previous owner trying to kill them) - a good reason not to buy used bedding. There are encapsulation plastic covers for mattress to "lock-in" bugs - but I don't know that I would trust such to my kids.


Depending on ages - bunk beds might be a possibility too - a lot of them show up in our local Salvation Army store I know, as kids outgrow them and move up to adult-sized beds and the parents get rid of them.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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