Rent a portable bed or folding mattress
Bed rentals offer flexible, affordable solutions for both short-term and long-term needs. Whether you're having a houseguest over for an extended stay and need to set them up with a place to sleep or want a new bed without making a major financial commitment, bed rentals are the answer.
You can rent anything from a luxurious king-size memory foam mattress, box spring and headboard to a smaller portable bed or folding mattress for your spare room. Rentals are available for as little as one month at a time, and you can save a significant amount of money on your monthly rate if you commit to an extended lease. Rent to own furniture is another option you may want to consider.
Why Should You Rent a Bed?
Conventional wisdom says that it is always better to buy than rent, but there are situations in which conventional wisdom suffers from short-sightedness.
The only way to know for sure whether you want a particular type of bed or mattress is to sleep in it, and laying down on a furniture store's floor model won't really tell you what you need to know. If the bed you're eyeing up doesn't come with a money-back guarantee and you want to test it out before you commit to buying it, a bed rental is a risk-free, affordable solution.
Also, the new bed you've got your heart set on may need to be financed. If you've already taken on a lot of debt, or if you don't have the best credit rating, you may be out of luck… unless you rent the bed for a monthly rate that you can easily absorb into your current financial plan.
Finally, it obviously makes more sense to rent if you need a guest bed or portable bed for the short term. If you need them, accessories like portable bed rails can also usually be added on for a negligible extra charge.
Renting to Own
If you would prefer the option of having the benefits of ownership, consider getting a bed on a rent-to-own basis. This is a "best of both worlds" option if you're looking at renting or leasing a bed for an extended period of time. Essentially, with rent-to-own furniture, you agree to rent the bed for a specified period of time and are given the option to buy it at the end of the rental period by paying the difference between the purchase price and the amount you've already paid.
Many furniture stores offer beds on a rent-to-own or straight rental basis, even though these options may not be advertised. You can also make arrangements with online rental furniture companies in your area for fast, easy delivery.