Do you turn your mattress?

Currently on my wish list!
Whilst looking at some rather fabulous bed lining online  the other day, I was asked by my partner what size our bed was.  "It's King Size" I replied quite confidently until I heard the words "Are you sure?".... I had to stop for a minute and think what size the last set of bed lining I bought was!  It always amazes me how those 3 words can make me doubt myself in a second!

I found myself referring to a rather useful buyers guide from Tesco Direct on mattresses and not only does it give you the measurements on each of the bed sizes it also gives you a guide on what each size would ideally be used for AND the different types of mattresses that are around.

I would love a super king-size bed again.  We used to have one a few years ago but when we moved we really didn't have the room for it so we downsized, but what I didn't miss was turning the mattress!   At least with our current one I can do this one on my own, but a super king really is a two man job!

To turn that big old beaut I would have to grab the ends, shimmy it up against me, raise it up above me and then fold it in half (yep a big no no in the mattress world).  This involved me bending over WITH the mattress, sometimes that took a couple of attempts..... I couldn't just flip it over due to lack of space plus it would just flick back on itself (and me!).  So once folded in half I would rock it slightly, balance across it and flick  the bottom out - usually sending me flying in the processes!!

So with that being said, I'd go for a mattress you don't need to turn if I ever went big again - I am liking the sound of the non-turn pillow top!

Do you have any stories on turning your mattress or is it just me that finds the difficulty route?

I was right by the way.... my bed is king size :-)

Written for Tesco

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