Unboxing the Truth Why a Mattresses in a Box Might Not Be Your Best Bet

Unboxing the Truth Why a Mattresses in a Box Might Not Be Your Best Bet

Unboxing the Truth: Why Mattresses in a Box Might Not Be Your Best Bet

March 2024

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The convenience of online shopping has revolutionized the way we buy everything, including mattresses. Mattresses in a box, also known as bed-in-a-box mattresses, have become increasingly popular. However, while the idea of a compressed mattress delivered to your doorstep may seem appealing, there are some important factors to consider before jumping on the bed-in-a-box bandwagon.
1. Limited Testing Opportunities
One of the primary drawbacks of mattresses in a box is the limited opportunity for in-person testing. Unlike traditional mattress shopping, where you can feel the texture, support, and overall comfort in a showroom, buying a bed-in-a-box often involves relying on online reviews and descriptions. This lack of hands-on experience can lead to a mismatch between your expectations and the actual feel of the mattress. That’s why Montgomery’s offers pressure mapping technology to ensure you get into the mattress that will fit you.

2. Questionable Durability

Mattresses in a box are compressed and rolled for shipping, which can potentially impact their long-term durability. The compression process may compromise the structural integrity of the mattress, leading to a shorter lifespan compared to traditional mattresses. If you’re looking for a mattress investment that stands the test of time, a traditional mattress will be a more reliable choice.

3. Limited Customization Options

Personalized comfort is a crucial aspect of a good night’s sleep, and traditional mattresses often provide a wider range of customization options. Many bed-in-a-box brands offer a one-size-fits-all solution, limiting your ability to choose a mattress that truly caters to your specific needs, such as firmness, support, and sleeping position.

Here at Montgomery’s, we know that sleep is essential to the overall health of an individual. That’s why we offer sleep technology to ensure you’re getting into the right mattress for quality sleep. At all of our stores, we carry mattresses that are backed by research & development proving the quality of the products we sell.

With our sleep promise, you’ll sleep soundly knowing you’re in the right mattress or we’ll replace it. There’s a reason we’ve been serving eastern South Dakota for 136 years – we’re committed to our customers!

Ready for a better night’s sleep? Schedule a pressure mapping appointment today!

Three Easy Ways to Clean Your Mattress

Three Easy Ways to Clean Your Mattress

A Fresh Start: Three Easy Ways to Clean Your Mattress

March 2024

Our mattresses are sanctuaries for rest and rejuvenation, providing us with the comfort we need after a long day. However, over time, mattresses accumulate dust, allergens, and stains that can impact our sleep quality and overall well-being. In this blog post, we’ll explore three simple and effective ways to clean your mattress, ensuring a fresh and hygienic sleeping environment.

Vacuum Away the Dust Mites and Debris
Dust mites and debris can accumulate on the surface of your mattress, contributing to allergies and respiratory issues. The easiest way to combat this is by using a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment. Begin by vacuuming the entire mattress surface, paying extra attention to seams, crevices, and any areas with visible stains. This method helps remove loose particles and allergens, promoting a cleaner and healthier sleeping space.

Revitalize Your Mattress with Natural Deodorizers
Over time, mattresses can develop odors from sweat, spills, and everyday use. To refresh and deodorize your mattress, you can turn to natural and simple solutions. Start by sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda evenly over the entire mattress surface. Baking soda is known for its ability to absorb and neutralize odors.

After applying the baking soda, gently rub it into the fabric using a soft brush or your fingertips. Let the baking soda sit on the mattress for at least 30 minutes to an hour – allowing it to absorb any unwanted smells. For an extra boost of freshness, you can add a few drops of essential oil to the baking soda before applying. Popular choices include lavender, tea tree, or eucalyptus, known for their pleasant scents and antibacterial properties.

Once the deodorizing magic has happened, use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to thoroughly remove the baking soda from the mattress. This simple yet effective method not only eliminates odors but also leaves your mattress feeling revitalized and ready for a peaceful night’s sleep.

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Invest in a Mattress Protector
Prevention is often the best cure, and a mattress protector is a valuable investment for maintaining a clean and hygienic sleep environment. Waterproof and hypoallergenic mattress protectors act as a barrier, preventing liquids, dust mites, and allergens from reaching your mattress. Regularly washing and changing the mattress protector can extend the life of your mattress and provide an additional layer of defense against stains and allergens.

A clean mattress is essential for a healthy and restful sleep experience. By incorporating these three easy cleaning and prevention methods into your routine, you can maintain a fresh and hygienic sleeping environment. Take the time to care for your mattress, and you’ll be rewarded with a cleaner, more comfortable place to rest each night.

Want to know more? Check out this blog post.

Embrace the Local Advantage Elevating Your Home with Window Treatments at Montgomerys

Embrace the Local Advantage Elevating Your Home with Window Treatments at Montgomerys

Embrace the Local Advantage: Elevating Your Home with Window Treatments
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March 2024

In the vast world of window treatments, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of options offered by big box stores. However, when it comes to window treatments, choosing a local expert can make all the difference in transforming your living space. Choosing Montgomery’s is easy with all that we have to offer for window treatments.

Personalized Expertise
At Montgomery’s, our team of local window treatment experts goes beyond merely selling products. We understand that each home is unique, and window treatments play a crucial role in reflecting your personality and meeting the specific needs of your space. Unlike big box stores, our experts take the time to comprehend your vision, guiding you through a myriad of options tailored to your preferences.

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Unparalleled Knowledge
When it comes to window treatments, knowledge is key. Our team boasts in-depth expertise, offering insights that extend far beyond what you might find in a generic retail setting. We’re here to answer all your questions and provide comprehensive information on materials, styles, and functionalities. Say goodbye to the frustration of being left in the dark at large retailers; with us, you’ll have a dedicated team to guide you at your own pace.

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Installation Services
Never feel frustrated again trying to install your hard window treatments. Trust us to ensure that your chosen blinds or shades are seamlessly integrated into your home, enhancing aesthetics and functionality. With our team, the process becomes stress-free!

Custom Creations
Are you dreaming of a unique drapery or curtain for your space that perfectly complements your decor? Look no further. Our skilled seamstresses can turn your vision into reality with custom designs. A dedicated team of professionals creates each product in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Attention to Detail
At Montgomery’s, we believe that the magic lies in the details. From complimentary design services and measurements, we go above and beyond to ensure that your blinds or shades are not only stunning but also the perfect fit for your windows.

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In the world of window treatments, the local advantage is a game-changer. The experts at Montgomery’s are committed to providing a seamless, personalized experience that goes beyond what other retailers can offer. As the vibrant South Dakota spring approaches, now is the perfect time to refresh your home! Whether you’re looking to embrace the natural light with sheer curtains, elevate your sliding glass door window treatment, or sleep better with blackout window treatments, we have you covered.

Contact Montgomery’s Window Treatments experts today to learn more about recent projects and the services provided.

Serta Connection System at Montgomery’s

Serta Connection System at Montgomery’s

Rare Cutting Edge Technology

Serta iComfort Hybrid Mattress

The search for the right mattress has always been highly important to our customers. The real obstacle we had in the past was pairing the right mattress for our customer’s body type. When Serta came out with its highly advanced Connection System, we were one of the first retailers in the Midwest to add this to our showrooms. We are still one of only 18 dealers in the nation to have the complete system in all three locations.

How Does the Connection System Work?

The journey begins in our “comfortpoint,” theater. Individuals are asked a series of questions about their sleep patterns, sleep issues, and what they prefer. After the sleep lifestyle has been determined, an overhead display shows real-time pressure-mapping profiles of the customer’s body. The Connection system narrows down the number of choices based on its findings in the home theater.


Real Comfort

The Connection system can eliminate a number of sleep issues:

  • Tossing and Turning
  • Lack of Support
  • Sleeping Too Hot or Too Cold
  • Partner Disturbance
  • Mattress Roll-Off & Sagging

A number of our customers are surprised by just how comfortable they are after purchasing their new mattress through the comfort point system. The heat mapping technology takes the subjectivity out of the process and makes the decision much more scientific. To ensure that everyone loves their new purchase, our 365 sleep promise allows for a whole year to test out just how comfortable you are. Our Perfect Sleep Promise also offers free delivery for your new mattress and free delivery if you decide to exchange it.

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Sleep Health Facts

Sleep Health Facts

Sleep Education

Our sleep specialists at Mattress 1st are surprised at the number of clients that are uneducated about sleep health. In light of our big mattress sale, we couldn’t think of a better time to help our viewers improve their sleep health. This blog includes a collection of information, fun facts, and advice.

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Let’s review our healthy sleep checklist. If the following healthy habits do not fall under your sleep lifestyle, it may be time to reevaluate your sleep routine. Better mornings are just around the corner!

  • You average 7 hours of sleep every 24 hours.
  • You usually sleep through the night without long sessions of being awake or disturbed.
  • You fall asleep within 15-20 minutes of lying down.
  • You feel alert and productive the following day.
  • Your partner & family do not notice snoring, pauses in breathing, restlessness or other odd sleep behaviors.
  • You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.

Failing to confidently check every point off? No worries, 1 in 3 adults do not receive enough sleep every night. You are not alone and Mattress 1st is here to help.

Sleep Solutions

Sync Your Schedules

Listen to your body’s internal clock. Following your natural sleep pattern is one of the essential strategies for restoring sleep health. If you fall asleep and wake up at the same time, you will begin to feel much more energized when your alarm clock rings. This sleep pattern is more beneficial than sleeping for 7 hours every night at different times. You’re probably wondering by now, and the answer is yes- avoid sleeping in on the weekends. The more your weekend and weekday schedule varies, the more exhausted you will feel. A quick tip- to help your body find it’s natural sleep schedule, let natural light enter your bedroom in the morning. Natural light encourages your body to start the day and will help your body follow its internal clock.


Be selective when taking naps. Even though naps do help the body catch up on missed hours, it can make falling asleep much more difficult. If you struggle with insomnia, always avoid naps or keep them below 20 minutes long. Try to fight the after dinner drowsiness, if you are feeling groggy from after your dinner, avoid laying down. Get up and do something mildly active to prevent falling asleep before your usual time.

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20-Minute Rule

If you are not tired, do not force your body to fall asleep. After 20 minutes of trying to drift off, leave your bedroom and transition to a different setting. Settle your body down by doing something relaxing; reading a book, take a bath, listen to music, etc. Sometimes taking a break from your bed is the insomnia fix you need!

Bed Time Meals

A large greasy meal before bed can be a recipe for insomnia. Avoid foods that cause indigestion, instead, choose light healthy snacks if feel hungry before bed.

Create a Bedtime Routine

Utilize the 20-30 minutes before bed to prepare your body for a full nights rest. Take a bath, read a book, listen to music but above all avoid stressful activity. Psychologically stressful activities can cause the body to secrete the stress hormone cortisol which can cause alertness and keep you awake. If you do tend to experience stress when your head hits the pillow, write down your thoughts and set them aside for tomorrow.

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How old is your mattress? A majority of problems with your sleep lifestyle could be the cause of a unsupportive or old mattress. If your mattress is 7 years old, it may be time to invest in a new mattress. At Montgomery’s Mattress 1st we have one of the ONLY heat mapping theaters in the nation. This highly advanced technology will use 4,000 tiny sensors to find your pressure points and lead you to the right mattress for your body and lifestyle. We have a wide selection of top quality mattresses in the industry. Our top specialists will help improve your sleep health, come visit! View our Mattress 1st page here

Interesting Sleep Facts

  • People spend 1/3 of their life sleeping.
  • The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
  • Within 5 minutes of waking up, you have forgotten 50% of your dreams.
  • Sleep deprivation will kill you before starvation does.
  • If it takes you less than 5 minutes to fall asleep you are actually sleep deprived.
  • Sleep deprivation reduces pain tolerance.
  • Snoring is the main cause of sleep deprivation in 90 million US adults.
Guest Bedroom Essentials

Guest Bedroom Essentials

Is your guest bedroom ready for visitors?

You’ve put a lot of effort and heart into decorating your home, but maybe you ran out of steam when you finally got to the guest room. Or, maybe you’ve decorated it but feel like it needs something more. Why settle for a guest room that’s only ok?

Think back to times you’ve stayed at someone else’s house (or even a hotel). There are usually some little things that would improve your stay. Do you ever tell your hosts about those things? Like most of us, you probably politely say how well you slept but secretly wish you had a different pillow that didn’t make your neck sore.

Treat your guests to a great stay by taking a few steps to transform that spare bedroom into a true getaway. Improvements can be simple and don’t have to break the bank.

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Assess Your Situation

The best way to figure out if your guest room is comfortable is to spend a couple nights sleeping there yourself.

Pay attention to the bed, lighting, storage, and where they might put their belongings. Listen for noise coming from the rest of the house as well. This will give you a good idea what and how much they hear from you after they turn in for the night.

If you find yourself crawling back to your own bedroom after the first night, improvements can probably be made for your guests.

Now that you know what you’re dealing with, let’s whip this room into shape.

Start with the Guest Bed

Although the bed is the most important part, many of us are guilty of shipping our old mattress off to the guest bedroom. If it’s still in good shape, it’s smart to reuse it, but it’s also best to avoid making your guests sleep on something you wouldn’t sleep on.

Montgomery’s Mattress 1st Manager, Clint Richards, recommends purchasing a medium to medium-firm mattress to appeal to a wide range of sleepers. A traditional coil mattress is the safest buy. If you have a regular guest, you might consider a mattress more to that single guest’s liking.

For most guest rooms with intermittent use, Clint recommends buying a mattress in a middle to low price range. However, if you end up sleeping in this room often because of a partner who snores or steals the covers, buy something closer to what you would sleep on in your master bedroom.

If you have a tight budget for guest room improvements, focus your money here. Your guests will appreciate the great night’s sleep more than anything else you do.

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Offer Bedding Options

When it comes to completing the bed, give your visitors options. The right pillows, blankets, and sheets blend together to make the secret sauce for a good night’s sleep.

Clint recommends a basic cotton sheet set for most guests. “Microfiber can sleep hot, and other materials like flannel may sound great to one guest and like a furnace to another,” he says.

If you know some of your regular guests love flannel sheets, keep a spare set ready. Always ask your guest their preference before putting anything other than cotton sheets on the bed.

Clint recommends providing medium-firm pillows or have multiple options handy. Make at least one option hypo-allergenic since some people have allergies you may not be aware of. If you can, provide two pillows per guest in case they like to sleep propped up (for those heartburn-y kind of nights).

Finish off the bed with a couple layers of lightweight blankets, a bedspread or a comforter. Layers offer your guest the ability to add more or less heat through the night, depending on their comfort level. Also, keep a couple extra blankets in the room in case they feel cold.

Now that the bed is comfy and cozy, focus on other guest room must-haves.

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Think About Organization & Electronics

You’ve arrived at your destination and you’re shown to the room you’ll be sleeping in. You notice right away the bedside table and lamp are not on your side of the bed. You like to read before going to sleep. Hard to do when the lamp is on the wrong side of the bed, especially if your spouse is traveling with you. Has this ever happened to you?

To solve this problem, put a nightstand or small table on both sides of the bed. Add lamps to each table that are tall enough to reach from the bed. Matching lamps will help tie together mismatched tables or bedroom furniture. No room for a table and lamp on both sides? Keep a clip-on reading light handy near the bed.

With tables and lighting are taken care of, give your guests options for organization so they don’t have to live out of their suitcase or keep their things on the floor. Put out a luggage rack, make space in the closet for hanging clothes, and add decorative but functional hooks to a wall or the back of the door to hang jackets, purses, or wet towels after a hot shower.

Finally, guests always come with one important little electronic: their cell phone. If you don’t have an outlet within easy reach of the bed, add an extension cord so they don’t have to crawl half under the bed to reach one.

Finish it off with Creature Comforts

For most guests, it’s the little things you do that really matter. Put a box of Kleenex along with a wastebasket in the room. Tuck a lint roller in a drawer. Add a night light for easy late-night navigation.

Add a basket filled with a couple bottles of water, a snack or two, lotion, aspirin, antacid, extra toothbrushes, and even some essentials for the ladies. I actually had a guest once with such bad heartburn in the middle of the night he went to the convenience store six blocks away for antacid because he couldn’t find where we kept it. See how great that basket of goodies would have been? I learned my lesson!

If your guest room doesn’t have a ceiling fan, offer a table-top fan for your guests to use. A lot of guests need air movement to sleep well. And the fan helps drown out household noise as well.

Guest Room Essentials Accomplished

Now that your guest bedroom is ready to make visitors feel at home, orient your guests to the room. Show them where to charge their phone and hang their towel, where the extra pillows and blankets are stashed, and how to get out if there’s a fire (especially if you have any doors or windows that are difficult to open).

After their first night, encourage them to share with you if they found a need for something that wasn’t there. And find out if they slept well or need something adjusted with the bed. Tell them you’re trying to get the guest experience just right in your home. They’ll be happy to help with recommendations if they have any.

Did we miss anything? Let us know if you have something special you do for your guests. And don’t forget to enjoy your time with them.