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    Would you go to a single bed

    I have a roommate situation! Really happy about it. We are both in transition so maybe just for 5 months and the re evaluate. I saw free twin mattress and box sprin, the room is small and i am a small person. I would put my bed frame in storage and the mattress needs to be replaced so just let that go,,

    Hmmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe Girl View Post
    I have a roommate situation! Really happy about it. We are both in transition so maybe just for 5 months and the re evaluate. I saw free twin mattress and box sprin, the room is small and i am a small person. I would put my bed frame in storage and the mattress needs to be replaced so just let that go,,

    Hmmmmm
    Yes, that is doable. Sounds like a flexible choice that is consistent with your new flexible living options.
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    The first I would downsize if I were single would be my bed.

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    Due to bed bug risk, I would not take a bed/mattress/box spring unless it was from someone I knew well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    Due to bed bug risk, I would not take a bed/mattress/box spring unless it was from someone I knew well.
    That was my thought too. A single bed is so much easier to move so I think that's a good choice if you know your going to be moving again. Maybe check and see how much a delivered mattress is from several sources..amazon, bed in a box, local mattress place. Heck, I'd even consider a higher end air mattress. My husband slept on one for over a year when his back was at its worst. He found it more comfy than our new bed.

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    I'd do it temporarily, as it makes moving about so much easier. Those foam tri-fold mattresses are quite comfy, and cheap too.

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    I would have no problem with a single bed. In fact, I think the "upsizing" of mattresses to be another funny phenomenon in the culture. I remember asking one of my new project managers to go to Sweden with me for a project, and she was aghast because her hotel room had a single bed, which was totally unacceptable to her. What's the big deal? How much real estate do you need in a sleeping state? I understand if you're single and actively inviting "company" over from time to time, but from just a comfort perspective, I'm equally comfortable in a single, full, or queen.

    My kids had to tell me that "nobody sleeps in a twin bed, Mom." Even my 4-year old grandson has a queen bed.
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    Totally forgot about the bug issue, but the other mattress options even a futon sound good, hmmm

    I can go and revive some of my old ways of living, but maybe not resurrect the lentil spaghetti recipe from those total veggie days

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    I’ve been sleeping for the past month on a $40 (came with pump) 8” high Coleman twin air mattress from Target. My big wood antique spindle bed I was given 13 years ago is falling apart. Mattress is horrid to sleep on now. I can’t find anyone from the mattress stores who will take the whole thing away. They will only take the mattress/box spring. So I need to find friends who could get rid of my bed.

    Anyway, air mattress is on the floor in a corner of bedroom. Actually very comfy!

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    I've always had a double bed, which is ironic because I'm not a co-sleeper, and never have been. The next bed i get will be a twin but that means I'll need to invest in new sheets. It will be worth it if it means I can make the bed more easily.

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