Towards a Greener Summer

Posted on Aug 3 2017 - 3:51pm by Ella

Summer is finally here! While we’re all excited to run out, play, and have some summertime fun, we know that after a long day at the office, sometimes all you want to do is lay down and rest on your comfy bed. The thing is that many of us don’t have all that comfortable a bed, as much as we use it for relaxation in the summer. When the temperature is heating up and you need a bit more comfort in your sleeptime routine, some people resort to sleeping on the couch or even outside instead of a bed that offers no support. Luckily there’s another, more convenient, and definitely hipper option: the Bed-in-a-Box.

We cannot deny the fascination that comes with watching a bed magically unfold right before your eyes. Beyond all that drama and the Transformers-like set up, we often pay attention to added benefits of purchasing a Bed-in-a-Box, like the cheaper costs, smaller packaging, and less use of “real estate’”. One thing we tend to forget is the fact that the Bed-in-A-Box is made from more natural and environmentally-friendly materials.

For instance, Brentwood Home’s natural latex collection is made from 100% pure latex, and the spring collections are made from more natural products than the traditional bed and mattress. And with the fact that the package is way smaller than the conventional bed, it’s easier to ship even with regular delivery service. This ensures that the carbon footprint associated with trying to move a large piece of bed  is reduced. There is really no need to drive out of your house in search of where to purchase a bed or mattress. It’s also not necessary to have some really big truck driving halfway through the city just to deliver your bed. With such a small box, it’s easy to even throw it in your trunk and move on. Some of the bed models even have wheels to make it easier for the customer to pull. As such you can make a purchase from a nearby store, stroll back home talking with your friend while effortlessly pulling on the bed.

All these make for a win-win for everyone:

  • The price is way more affordable to customers
  • It is easier to move around
  • The materials are natural and green
  • The retailer does not spend as much on inventory storage and delivery
  • Order fulfillment by retailer is much faster

This poses the question – with all these praises for the Bed-in-a-Box, can anything be wrong with the it? Because I am a millennial and I really love innovative solutions, it may seem as though I would not have concerns about this product. But my concerns loom large.

In a bid to keep costs down, manufacturers may fail to use quality materials for their Bed-In-A-Box which may result in the form getting deformed within a very short life span. There are also concerns about the sturdiness of the bed considering the materials have to be flexible and convenient enough to fold up. The beds may be produced and stored up over time, posing the risk of damage to the materials and the possibility of the bed not returning to its proper shape upon unpacking.

These concerns are genuine and valid, and I am sure a lot of people out there looking to buy beds this summer may have these concerns and more. The good thing about Brentwood’s beds is that they are made-to-order, so you won’t have any mattress wrapped up tight and sitting in storage for any length of time. This means that there is almost zero risk of damage. And as mentioned above, Brentwood uses only the highest quality materials for their beds, so you don’t have to worry about them cutting costs in some areas in order to keep other costs down. Overall, these beds are sturdy, sound, and most importantly, comfortable during your relaxing summer at home.