Are you replacing your mattress topper? Or just simply don't need it anymore? Don't throw it away- repurpose it! Instead of sending it to a landfill, your old topper can be reused to benefit other areas of your life. Here are our 7 best ways to recycle your memory foam mattress to your advantage.
Why recycle/reuse your memory foam mattress topper?
Reuse your memory foam mattress topper to save money
Reuse your memory foam mattress topper to protect the planet
Our 7 best tips for reusing your memory foam mattress topper
1- For office chairs or car seats
2- For benches, deck chairs or outdoor beds
3- As a camping bed
4- As a play mat for little ones
5- As cushions for your 4-legged friends
6- As cushions for dining chairs
7- To create a headboard
Your memory foam mattress topper may have lost its elasticity or may no longer fit your current mattress. Rather than throwing it away, recycling or reusing it has many advantages. Not only do you reduce your waste, but you can also save money by finding new, practical uses for it.
Now that you’re convinced to recycle your mattress topper, you might need some ideas on how to repurpose it. We’ve pulled together our top bedding expert tips for clever and creative ways to upcycle your mattress topper. All you have to do is choose your favorite!
We've all felt numb after sitting too long in the car or on an office chair, your old mattress topper can be your best friend when it comes to adding comfort to your car or office seats. All you have to do is cut the foam to the right size and place it on the seat of your choice. The memory foam will adapt to your body shape and reduce pressure on your body just as it did when you slept on it. Thanks to the power of memory foam, you will feel less numb and much more comfortable for those long sitting sessions.
Your old mattress topper can be a great use for your deckchairs, benches or outdoor beds. When the weather permits and you want to rest outside, your old mattress topper can be a great way to bring comfort to your outdoor furniture. Be careful however, if you want to use the mattress topper for your chairs or loungers close to the edge of the pool, make sure to protect them with a cover or a waterproof mattress protector. The memory foam won’t last as long with high exposure to a lot of moisture and humidity.
Are you going camping soon and want to add some extra comfort to your experience in the great outdoors? Use your memory foam mattress topper as an extra bed. Whether you sleep in a tent or in an RV, simply place your mattress topper on the floor or over the existing mattress to create an extra layer of comfort. Make the most of your stay by sleeping more comfortably, even on hard floors. In addition, it’s a practical solution since the mattress topper is relatively easy to transport. If your topper had a cover, then you can simply toss the cover in the washing machine after your trip! We still advise you to put a tarp under your mattress topper if you’re using it on the ground. This will prevent any extra moisture from absorbing into your topper.
If you have children or maybe often babysit nieces and nephews, your memory foam mattress topper can turn into a comfortable play mat. Its texture offers a comfortable play area where the children can have fun in complete safety. Whether it's board games, puzzles or just for downtime, the mattress topper provides extra support for knees and elbows, making activities more enjoyable.
You can also use it as an awakening mat for your baby of any age, whether for their first four steps or first weeks. The memory foam makes the activity mat more comfortable and secure for baby tumbles.
You can easily use your memory foam mattress topper as a cushion to give your pets a cozy place to rest and relax. Whether in a shopping cart, on the couch, or even in the car, memory foam provides optimal support for their joints and spine. Just like the previous tips, you can cut the foam however you want for the baskets or leave it as is if you have multiple animals.
To add some comfort to your table chairs, you can cut your mattress topper any way you want for any chairs. You’ll just need to add chair covers that suit your style, and you can easily find covers at most home retailers. This trick allows you to add comfort to your chairs by creating personalized cushions to your tastes.
This is a great tip for people who suffer from back pain or rheumatism when they have been sitting for too long. The memory foam cushions the seat and adapts to the shape of the body to reduce pressure points.
For our more creative friends, your mattress topper can be transformed into a headboard. You can attach it to a wooden panel by stapling the upholstery of your choice. As a result, you will have a headboard personalized to your taste and comfortable to lean on thanks to memory foam. You can enjoy your reading time and Netflix with optimal comfort.
You now have our top tips and tricks to giving your memory foam mattress a second life, so have fun!