When was the last time you unzipped your mattress, washed its cover and fluffed up its inner workings? Oh, that's right - you can't really do that with a normal mattress! That explains why the concept of building a DIY mattress that can be cleaned, refreshed and revived seems so novel and brilliant.
Watching Nest Bedding owner Joe Alexander put together a DIY mattress in the video demonstration below I had to wonder why this practice isn't more common. Standard mattresses are big burdens – cumbersome to deliver and move, difficult to clean and, once they're worn out, you have to replace the entire thing. The Build-A-Nest kits solve all of these problems — layers of padding (organic quilting, wool or foam latex) are zipped inside a mattress cover making it easy to replace individual components. It also makes it a cinch to clean — remove the washable cover and put the padding out in the sun for a few hours to kill dust mites.
In addition to Build-A-Nest kits, Nest Bedding offers other natural bedding — from buckhweat hull pillows to organic sheet sets.
(Images: Nest Bedding)