Posted: Oct 4, 2012 4:10 pm
This may be super gross to some people, but check craigslist. There are tons of old ladies & people moving that get rid of mattresses/box springs cheap. Some people even give them away for free. Check the listings in nicer areas to find the best deals.
I bought one for $30 when my mom came to visit. I used a can of Lysol & poured a whole bottle of KidsNPets cleaner on it, let it sit out in the sunshine to dry/air out. Once it was all dry & clean I put it in a couple of plastic mattress covers (just in case!) It's one of the best beds in the house.