When you are a young bachelor and you have your very first apartment, you tend to rely on a futon as your lounging piece, your study chair, and your bed for sleeping at night (or during the day). Your futon is your centre piece in your one-room apartment – and that may be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your behaviours and habits.
Unfortunately, the more you use your futon, the less comfortable it begins. Before you know it, you’re relying on duct tape, wooden boxes, and layers of sheets to remedy the discomfort, and to keep the futon standing on its own.
You will eventually search on Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo: “How to make a futon more comfortable.” Well, you have come to the right place!
Of course, the best thing you could do is purchase a high-quality futon. When you’re young, you’re on a budget, and you will inevitably find the best furniture item for your wallet. There are life hacks that you can employ to ensure your futon isn’t like sleeping on a jagged rock. Here are five tips to make your futon more comfortable:
1. Find the Best Mattress for Your Futon
You either need to buy a futon that comes with an inferior mattress or you need to purchase a futon without a mattress. It is best to go with the latter.
For the most part, it isn’t the futon that is the problem – wood or steel – but rather the mattress.
When you’re in the market for a futon, you need to concentrate on the mattress.
2. Add a Mattress Topper When Sleeping
Want to ensure that your mattress never flattens and remains comfortable for the entire year? It’s simple: add a mattress topper to the futon when you’re sleeping. This ensures not only that your mattress remains in great condition, it won’t suffer from any unwanted bacteria, dirt or mess.
3. Regularly Change the Sheets
We get it! The average person changes their sheets once every couple of months, even though they should change them once a week. Well, which camp do you fall under? Whatever the case, it is important to wash and change the sheets frequently.
Indeed, fresh and crisp sheets can do wonders for the comfort of your futon!
4. Layer Your Mattress with Comforters
When you want to be really comfortable sleeping in your mattress, it would be prudent to layer your mattress with comforters. This makes the futon a bit plumper when you lie down to go to sleep, or to simply relax.
Like your sheets, it is important to wash your comforters at least once or twice a month.
5. Change Your Mattress Annually
Let’s be honest: every futon mattress will inevitably flatten. No matter how much you take care of the futon mattress, you will find it to be quite uncomfortable after a year or two. Considering your schedule and energy levels, you can’t miss a night of sleep.
Solution? Change your mattress once a year. This is the best solution to employ should you begin to feel that your mattress is as thin as a compressed box.
Futons are the go-to furniture item for young bachelors, families that need something for the guest room, or a household that doesn’t have a big enough home for two teenagers.
Although some may think that futons do not have a long lifespan, it is about how the consumer selects and maintains a futon. Everything from the style of futon to the mattress to the supplier, you need to perform your due diligence and necessary research to make sure that you have a futon that can last a long time and remain in good shape for as long as you need it.