A friend of mine is using her mattress for her last belongings from a furniture company that’s closing its doors.
It’s an odd move to make, considering the company has been around for decades.
“It’s just the right thing to do, really,” says her friend, Krista Williams, 34.
She says she and her husband were considering buying the mattress for $30,000 to replace a mattress that she bought at a flea market.
Instead, she says they found it on eBay for $14,000.
“We just couldn’t get into it,” she says.
“I mean, we had the money, but we were just not into it.”
So when the company announced it would be closing its Chattanooga-area stores, she decided to do something about it.
“When I saw the deal, I said, ‘I think we’re gonna do this,'” she says, noting she and Williams also found an empty house for the price.
So they bought it.
They say they plan to keep it there for the foreseeable future.
“Our furniture is a bit of a specialty, so it’s not like we’re making furniture for everybody,” Williams says.
But, she adds, they plan on selling their stuff, which is something that they plan would help them pay the bills.
And, for her, the mattress is a new addition to her wardrobe.
She has a pink, yellow, and white mattress in the living room.
She also has a yellow one on the kitchen table, and a black one in her living room bedroom.
Williams says she bought it in February because it was cheaper than other mattresses in the house.
But now, she said, she feels like she has a few things left over.
“What’s going to make it last?” she asked.
“There’s a lot of things that will make it stay.”