Bedding on the cheap

Bedding on the cheap

I'm about to move across the country and won't be able to take my present (pretty nice) mattress with me, simply because I have a really small car. So, I'm looking for any tips on finding cheap, decent-quality mattresses or ways of arranging for bedding. I'm considering futons, too, especially this one from Ikea. Any tips? Would it be a better option to just ship my present mattress & box spring? I don't have a set budget, but I'm looking to spend as little as I can while still getting a decent set-up for myself. Thanks in advance.
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new room!

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Cheesecake

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April bedroom post now complete.

Another new person!

Another new person!

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