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#1 Keddie

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:20 PM

I think my mums is about 10000yrs old.

They harbour dust mites and germs and sweat but we spend 1/3 of our life on it.

How old is yours!?  Time flies.  

Just a bit of fluff.....

#2 =R2=

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:27 PM

2 months old  biggrin.gif .

The one before that we had since we moved into our first house 12 years ago. Probably even conceived one or both children on it   laugh.gif .

#3 dorkalicious

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:29 PM

5 and half years.... how long do they recommend you have one for?
We definitely need new pillows  ph34r.gif  do not even want to consider what they are harbouring

#4 Chocolate Addict

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:30 PM

About 5 years old, maybe 6??

#5 Stardusties

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:30 PM

About four years. I need a new one since this one is making my back worse.

#6 *LiMa*

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:32 PM

We got ours a week after our wedding, so it's 2 years, 7 months old.

#7 R2B2

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

a smidgen over 2.

#8 ChickenortheEgg?

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:35 PM

Almost 4 - I really need a new one. My whole body aches due to it's sh*ttest.

#9 Zahhy

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:35 PM

5 years. Definitely need a new one, it was a cheapie from fantastic furniture and you can feel every spring.

#10 Liadan

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

I change my mattress every day! (come on, you knew SOMEONE was going to!)

In all seriousness, it's 5 or 6 years old. It needs replacing. It wasn't a cheapie, but I can feel the springs, and it is most uncomfortable when they dig into my ribs.

#11 Daisy Chain

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:40 PM

About twenty one years old. Really do need a new one, but other priorities.  unsure.gif

#12 Nicole-Bris

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

We bought a new mattress about 5 months ago and LOVE IT.  Our old one had a spring breaking through so we really needed a new one.   We joke around and say if we seperate - who gets to keep the bed.  The worst thing though is that DH hates going away now because he misses his bed too much.

#13 melaine

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:49 PM

About 13 years old I think. Need a new one - too small (it's a double) and the frame (only a few years old but dodgy Ikea one) is getting wobblier and wobblier.

#14 *melrose*

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

just over a year old, but we could do with some new pillows. might just get some tomorrow after reading this lol

#15 Bluemakede

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

10 years old. It's still nice and comfy though, so I'm very loath to change it, though I know I should get a new one considering its age.

#16 ZECA

Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:13 PM

We bought a new one when I was pg with DS so approaching 6 years ago. The one we had before that, DH had bought when he'd moved out of home!! It was really uncomfortable being that it was well over 10 years old!!

#17 Mishu

Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:38 PM

Mine is approaching 9/10 years old but it is still extremely comfortable. I did splurge on it though (latex comfort top, I think it is called) so I was expecting it to last a decent amount of time. When I no longer sigh with comfort when I get into bed, it will be time to get a new mattress  wink.gif

#18 Cranky Kitten

Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

2 years and 2 months for us - we used our wishing well gifts from our wedding to purchase a king size bedroom suite and new linen original.gif

#19 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

About 10-12 years old, it was DH's bed before we met.

#20 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:48 PM

It's aboutthree months old and was a replacement for a saggy old wreck (no, not DH) that we had for about 20 years.

#21 bailee

Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:57 PM

Mine is 12 years old. Really time for a new one but it is really comfy. I've started looking for a new one but I really just want one the same as the old one but I bet they aren't the same anymore!

#22 Chazee

Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:06 PM

8 years old and we really need a new one. One side of it has lost support and angles down. Very low on the priority list at the moment though!!!

#23 Purelle

Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:06 PM

Twelve tears old. I've had it since I bought my first house!! Time for a new one but I want a whole new bedroom suite so hanging in there. Prob end up 14 years old because oldest needs braces and seven months off maternity leave again sigh - oldest needs a queen because he is sooo tall, just bought a toddler bed, need new pram, etc etc etc unsure.gif

#24 Purelle

Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:06 PM

Twelve tears old. I've had it since I bought my first house!! Time for a new one but I want a whole new bedroom suite so hanging in there. Prob end up 14 years old because oldest needs braces and seven months off maternity leave again sigh - oldest needs a queen because he is sooo tall, just bought a toddler bed, need new pram, etc etc etc unsure.gif

#25 Gudrun

Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:07 PM

35.  My side's alright still. happy.gif

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