Guest Post by Lynne Cimino
When you are living small, the ability to customize items in your home is key to making it all work. A mattress that is few inches shorter and thinner may not matter to the rest of the world, but could make all the difference to you. The only problem is that the word “custom” usually comes with a few zeros behind it, especially when it comes to bedding.
Sleeping on your yoga mat may have seemed like a good idea in the beginning, but if you are now looking for a little more comfort, a Twist mattress may be the ticket. The Twist Mattress Kit offers the ability to make your own mattress, exactly how you want it. The bonus is an affordable price and the ability to make your mattress from all natural materials. The mattresses kits come with a set of long canvas cases that you can fill with any material you wish. The filled covers are then twisted together to form your mattress. If you need it shorter or more narrow, just remove some rows!
Organic buckwheat hulls are a great choice for filling your DIY mattress as you can get great support from a relatively thin layer. You can buy the kits at OpenYourEyesBedding.com A long twin size kit will run you $198. Fillings must be purchased from other suppliers. The owner of Open Your Eyes Bedding, Lynne Cimino, can help you find the fillings that are right for you and your budget. Lynne suggests looking local first to avoid expensive shipping costs on your fillings.
If you need a mattress that rolls and stores away, look into using a buckwheat hull mattress topper. You will be surprised how comfortable and supportive two inches of buckwheat hulls over two inches of natural foam can be!
For the true DIY’er, there is an instruction kit for $39.99 that shows you how to sew your own kit. This way you can customize your kit even more using materials you may already have on hand.
Visit openyoureyesbedding.com for more information.