Introducing Vispring Handmade Mattresses

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Vispring Luxury Beds have been on the forefront of superior mattress craftsmanship. Using premium materials including cashmere, silk, and Shetland wool, each Vispring mattress is meticulously constructed by men and women who have tempered their craft through years of training.

Each mattress is hand-stitched, including a side-stitching technique that takes years to master, and gives the mattress an exquisite, tailored finish. Most importantly, side-stitching gives the mattress edges a strong and supportive strength that others accomplish by using metal rods or foam incasements.

Not only are the materials of premium quality, they are all-natural as well. Vispring does not use synthetic foam or glue and contain twice as much upholstery as most other mattress brands.

In 1901, Vispring pioneered the Pocket Spring which has made a resurgence in the past few years with mass produced mattresses.

The mattress is created with you in mind, customized to your preferences and backed by a 30-day in-home-trail and a lifetime warranty. Should the mattress ever fail through faulty workmanship, Vispring will repair or replace your mattress. Every Vispring mattress is guaranteed to stand the test of time.

We have these wonderful mattresses set up on our showroom floor and they are ready to try out! You can really see the quality of each mattress…. they are solid and simply fantastic to look at! The Plaza Boulevard Gardner’s location is the only store in Pennsylvania that you can find these handcrafted wonders. Save the road trip to New York City or Washington DC for fun and leisure… make the trip to Gardner’s in Lancaster PA to find the great night’s sleep you deserve!

After all, we’re all about knowledge, outstanding customer service and helping you wake up happy and pain free!

Find a specialist supplier of Vispring luxury beds

See that Red “VI” circle by Philadelphia? THAT’S US!

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Introducing PranaSleep Latex Mattresses

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We’re proud to introduce PranaSleep brand mattress sets, available at Gardner’s Mattress & More. PranaSleep is an addition to our growing line of latex mattresses and offers great pressure relief and support, as well as the latest in temperature control fabrics.

PranaSleep was founded in 2004 and built upon the Schiller family’s 40+ years of experience in the mattress industry. From the PranaSleep website:

“Jay Schiller, a pioneering retailer in the industry, founded his mattress company with two guiding principals: always offer the highest quality at a fair price, and treat people the way we would want to be treated.

In 2003 Stephen Schiller, 2nd generation owner, built on his 20+ years of experience and began to develop PranaSleep.”

What makes PranaSleep different from our current lineup? PranaSleep’s latex is manufactured with a proprietary-formula: It uses three times the natural rubber as ordinary Talalay latex and offers a perfect balance of support and comfort. The top layer of the mattress uses a NASA-developed material called Outlast, which contains micro-capsules that are applied to the threads and woven into the top quilt of the sleep surface. This material stores heat when needed and either disperses it or recirculates it back to you… depending on the conditions inside your room. This provides the best temperature control of any mattress available on the market today and ensures that you get a comfortable sleep, night in and night out.

Available in 12″, 13″ and 15″ thicknesses, each mattress addresses specific needs of every individual. PranaSleep latex mattresses can be bought as a mattress or mattress set. The foundation options include a traditional foundation or with adjustable wooden slats to maximize comfort.

Contact us at the store or stop by and try one out for yourself! Gardner’s is Pennsylvania’s sole provider of PranaSleep latex mattresses and we take that privilege seriously. For someone looking for a mattress that will stand the test of time, PranaSleep is sure to help you wake up happy and pain free!

 

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Reorganized, Re-energized!

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Reorganized and Re-energized! The warmth of Spring can’t come fast enough! I don’t know about you but I sure am tired of the Winter Blues. So much so that we’ve turned our Cabin Fever energy into something positive: A new layout for our Plaza Blvd location!

If you’re familiar with our store, you know that we have a wide variety of mattresses to choose from: Traditional Innerspring beds, Hybrid beds, Memory Foam, All-Latex Foam and even a new category: Cooling Gel Beds. As we added new lines to the floor, we realized a trend was developing. Most of the new lineup falls into an Organic/Natural category. Soooo…..

The Plaza Blvd store is now made up of two sections: Organic/All Natural on one side and Memory Foam/Hybrids on the other. You’ll still find the top selling National brands such as Serta and Tempur-Pedic, however we’ve expanded our Gold Bond selection to include more pocketbook friendly choices. Great, all-natural beds that are perfect for kids, guest rooms and even adult couples. You’ll get a great quality mattress set, with no harsh chemicals or plastics, at an affordable price.

We’re also increasing our popular Pure Latex Bliss lineup to include a few more choices, and the great organic mattresses from Savvy Rest are still here, waiting to be customized! Sometime soon we’re going to introduce the Prana brand beds, another latex choice as well as luxury mattress brand Vi-Spring, from England.

With all of these changes and additions, it’s no wonder that Gardner’s has become a unique destination for mattress shoppers… we’ve had folks from Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, and New York travel just to see what we have to offer.

It’s an exciting time for us at Gardner’s and 2015 looks to be a great year for anyone looking for a new mattress purchase. Contact us by phone, email us, check out our facebook page for more updates or just stop by sometime and we’ll be happy to show you why Gardner’s has been voted Lancaster’s Favorite Mattress store 5 years in a row by Lancaster Newspaper readers.

All About That Base (No Box Spring)

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No, I’m not writing about Pop Sensation Meghan Trainor’s catchy hit “All About That Bass”, I’m going to touch upon the benefits of upgrading to an Adjustable Foundation. Although before we start, have you noticed that the melody of the bridge portion of “All About That Bass” is identical to the melody of an early Phish song entitled “Contact”?

Well, Mysteries of the Universe aside, we’re a Sleep Shop and we’ll stick to what we know: Giving you the sleep you deserve and “Helping you Wake Up Happy and Pain Free.”

Most Big Box stores have a few adjustable foundations on display on their showroom floor but nowhere near the selection, knowledge and experience the staff at Gardner’s brings to the table. Some companies sell Televisions, Sofa Sets, Washing Machines and Mattresses all under one roof, others just want to sell you the manager’s Sales Special, whether or not it’s the right fit for you. I’m sure it’s 50% off, today only. Their lack of specifics and product knowledge will frustrate you to the point of steam shooting out of your ears! We have a unique advantage because we are passionate about what we do and work to earn your trust by being open, honest and ready to help. Best of all, we’re a small, local business and the money you invest in your new sleep system will stay right here in Lancaster County!

What’s the Use?

If we start from square one, an adjustable foundation replaces your traditional metal frame and box spring. They are heavy things that, once installed, generally stay in the same place. If you’d like to move them, some people put felt moving pads under the feet, for easier sliding. Adjustable Foundations feature a flat top surface and and a moving head and foot section to suit a particular need or desire. The foundation is remote controlled (usually, sometimes the remote is wired to the underside) and features vary by manufacturer and usually include massage options, USB ports, and wireless connectivity. Some include a nightlight, extra lumbar and head tilt features, or even a speaker system controlled by Bluetooth!

From there, the next step to understanding the benefits of an adjustable foundation is to simply experience one. Gardner’s has a variety of adjustable foundations on our floor from Serta, Tempur-Pedic, ReviveSleep and Carpe Diem. If you’re in the market for a new mattress and would like to experience the benefits of an adjustable foundation, just ask! We make it a point to show them off to everyone that walks in our door, so that you are at least aware of the option… even if it’s only a brief mention and demonstration.

All foundations have similar operating angles and speeds. They glide up and down evenly and at a pace that’s fast enough for you. The head-end adjusts upright, allowing one to comfortably read or watch TV in bed. Once you’ve customized the head and foot angles to your liking, you’ll notice the pressure relief on your lower back. The word most people use to describe this sensation is: bliss.

Backwards Down the Number Line

Some people have different needs when it comes to a customized foundation. Folks that suffer from snoring or acid reflux may only need the head tilt feature. Many people run around all day all day and love to come home and prop up their feet. Most enjoy the vibration massage, paired with the Zero Gravity setting to relax the long day away. Adjustable foundations are great for alleviating stiff backs and pain from arthritis or injuries. If you read or watch TV in bed and love a home theater experience, there’s all-in-one options for you, too. In short, there is a wide variety of adjustable foundations available to you and we’ll be happy to run through them with you at over the phone or at one of our stores.

Adjustable Foundations also have varying leg lengths, allowing them to fit into almost every space and Headboard/Footboard setup. The height of your bed may be an afterthought, or it may be one that is important in the final decision. Perhaps you have an occasional pet that may feel like snoozing with you throughout the night? Maybe your pet cat has been known to frequent the bed… especially a few nights ago, as the temperature outside around 11pm was a bone chilling seven below! Whatever pet you have, be it dog, cat, llama, possum or ocelot, know that we can ensure that everyone can make it up to the bed (or cant, if you need your space) with you at night.

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Adjustable Foundations are crafted to be sturdy and operate for years of enjoyment. They are fairly simple machines and their motors run on a standard wall outlet. They only use electricity when being adjusted or while operating one of the extra features. Warranties will vary, however the most common are 10 or 20-year prorated warranties. Again, the exact coverage varies by brand and we’ll be happy to walk you through that if you’d like. In all the years we’ve been working with the Adjustable Foundations, we’ve rarely run into a manufacturing defect that we can’t handle– a testament to the durability and quality of the product. Any hiccups in the road are corrected, as 100% customer satisfaction is our goal. As always, if you have questions about anything, even if it’s twenty years later, give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to help you out.

Our Delivery team will set up and ensure that your new Adjustable Foundation is operating by running through a checklist of tests. After everything is done, we’ll even walk you through the features of your new remote control and answer any questions you may have. No need to worry about waste or cardboard; we’ll clean up any packaging that comes with the product. This is all part of the delivery process, all that you will need to do is make the bed and go to sleep!

All Things Reconsidered

Investing in an Adjustable Foundation makes sense for many, many people. From the person who is sick of propping themselves up on pillows to read, or the wife who is fed up with her partner’s snoring. Acid reflux, back pain, circulation and arthritic joints may be relieved with the touch of a button. USB ports provide easy device charging and help to free up wall outlets. Vibration massage functions makes relaxing even more enjoyable and Bluetooth capabilities allow for extra remotes (in the form of an App on Android or Apple) and pairing up your preferred music service to listen to your favorite soundtracks though a fantastic speaker system. With all of these functions, it’s no mystery as to why Adjustable Foundations have been in such high demand. After considering everything these is to know about these wonderful machines, it starts to make a lot of sense! Top it off with an optional night light function and it’ll be easy to see why so many people have been excited to add an Adjustable Foundation to their current sleeping setup.

 

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REM-fit ACTIVE now at Gardner’s!

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Gardner’s is happy to introduce a nifty little gadget to our product lineup: The REM-fit ACTIVE from Protect-a-Bed. This wearable device monitors activity, distances and most interestingly (to us anyway) Sleep Quality. The concept is simple, wear it at night when you sleep and it will monitor your movements and calculate the amount and quality of sleep you get. The device uses a free, downloadable app (Android or Apple) and connects to a smart phone or tablet via bluetooth. 

REM sleep is the important, restorative sleep that we need to feel rested and alert during the day and the REM-fit ACTIVE will track that for you.

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REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep should occupy about 20-25% of your total sleep at night and will start around 90-120 minutes after your first fall asleep. During the course of one night, a person usually experiences four or five periods of REM sleep; shorter periods at first and then longer as the night goes on. The longest period of REM sleep generally occurs in the early morning, right before you wake up. Although the science of detecting REM sleep in an individual is fairly sound, the precise functions of REM sleep are still debated. It is, however, widely accepted that REM sleep is an important aspect of getting a good night’s sleep. Folks who are deprived of quality REM sleep can experience anxiety, irritability, hallucinations and difficulty concentrating. In short: If you don’t get enough REM sleep, you’re gonna have a bad time.

Making the REM-fit ACTIVE a part of your daily routine will help paint a complete picture of your fitness and sleep quality and may help you better understand and plan your routine in the future. Features of the REM-fit ACTIVE include:

  • Active Score – How active are you throughout the day? The REM-Fit Active gives you a score based on your activity, not just the number of steps you’ve taken.
  • Steps – Take every opportunity to rack up your steps REM-fit ACTIVE tracks your daily totals
  • Distance – REM-fit ACTIVE tracks distance walked/ran
  • Calories – REM-fit ACTIVE will calculate how many calories you’ve burned based on usage and exercise
  • Sleep Points – REM-fit ACTIVE will monitor your movements during sleep and calculate your time spent sleeping or tossing and turning.
  • Advanced watch – REM-fit ACTIVE also functions as a watch displaying the time, date and remaining battery life.
  • REM-fit ACTIVE uses a OLED display, a wireless sync to iOS or Android apps and up to 1 week of battery life. It’s worn like a watch or on a belt clip (included) and carries a 1 year warranty.

For people jumping into an active lifestyle (or those who are already there), this is a great little device to keep you organized, informed and on task. Stop by one of our stores and ask for more information and ask a sleep consultant to demonstrate one for you… we all have one and we’d be happy to show you how easy it is to operate.

 

Free Box Spring Event @ Gardner’s, now through March 2nd!

This month through March 2nd, Gardner’s is hosting Serta’s Presidents Day Sales Event: the Purchase of any Serta iComfort or iSeries mattress qualifies for a Free Box Spring. Serta also has a savings of up to $1000 on it’s adjustable foundation lineup as well.  It represents a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has been looking for a new mattress set.

To keep the momentum rolling, we have decided to expand Serta’s “Free Box Spring” offer to a majority of brands on our sales floor! Serta, Five Star, SpringTime, Gold Bond and Pure Latex Bliss brands are all qualified for big savings! Due to manufacturer policy, we are omitting Tempurpedic and Savvy Rest brands from the event.

So now is the time to stop by and pick out a new mattress set. Children’s beds, guest beds and adult sleepers all can benefit from the President’s Day Sales Event at Gardner’s — it’s a deal that is very difficult to beat.

Stop by our Plaza Blvd store, across the street from Park City Mall or our Outlet Center on Lincoln Highway, next to the Adidas Outlet and speak with one of our Sleep Consultants. We’ll find the perfect fit for you and have you waking up happy and pain free!

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212° Customer Service Promise

You wouldn’t buy a New Car from a Junkyard and you don’t buy Fresh Produce from a Garden Supply store. So why in the world would you buy a mattress from a Big Box Electronics store? Or a Department store? Sure, these places like to pretend they have the best prices but most consumers are smarter than that. I can double the price and say “50% OFF!” and hope to fool as many people as possible but as a small business operating solely in Lancaster County, we rely too heavily on our past customer’s satisfaction to play these  careless and outright dishonest games. Plus, we sell mattresses and accessories. That’s it. We know our stuff and we are more than happy to spend the time with you.

Your satisfaction, from the moment you step into one of our stores, to the moment you lay down on your wonderful new mattress at home, is our only concern. We appreciate you and we know what it means to be appreciated. If there’s a problem with your mattress, even 5 years down the road, call us and let us know. We’ve built our business around this idea. Without you we’re nothing and that thought gives us gratitude. In return, we stand by Our Promise.

The concept is simple: At 212° water begins to boil, but only at 212°. The one degree between 211° and 212° makes a world of difference. That one extra degree changes everything and it is with this in mind that we created our Customer Service Promise.

 

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  • Purpose. At 211°, others just sell you a mattress. At 212°, Gardner’s Mattress & More strives to improve the lives of others through a better night’s sleep.
  • Customer Service Beliefs. At 211°, others just deliver a mattress. At 212°, Gardner’s Mattress & More puts you before us. We’ll say what we do, do what we say and demand excellence in ourselves in all that we do.
  • Mission. At 211°, others only seek to sell more mattress this year than last. At 212°, Gardner’s Mattress & More strives to move from “success” to “significance”, to help you wake up happy and pain free.
  • Guiding Principles. At 211°, other hide behind the fine print. At 212°, Gardner’s Mattress & More knows that “Integrity is what you do when no one is looking and if you always tell the truth, you won’t have to remember what you said.”

 

So rather than trusting a Big Box “Jack of All Trades/Master of None” retailer with something as important as a quality night’s sleep, contact us at Gardner’s or explore our website for more information. It’s a decision that will allow you to rest easier for many years to come.

 

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New Year’s Resolution: Sleep

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One week into the new year and we’re wondering: Have you made a New Year’s Resolution? More importantly, have you stuck with it? People everywhere use this time of year to seek a positive change in their lives- some folks vow to exercise more, others want to quit a bad habit. Whatever it is, one way to help ourselves along the path of positive personal development is simple: Quality Sleep.

Although it’s obvious why we sleep (we really don’t have a choice) getting the proper amount (7-8 hours a night) and the best kind (uninterrupted, restorative) is often difficult and seemingly out of our control. Over the years, we’ve heard many tips and techniques that people use to get to sleep. Sometimes traditional sometimes not, one thing is for certain: everyone is different and there is no Best Practice For Falling Asleep. However there is a certain consistent stream of information that seems to come back, year after year.

The best, most practical advice we’ve heard or read about is simple: Set a bedtime.

Sure it sounds funny… I’m a grown adult! No one tells me what to do! Bedtimes are for kids! Robblerobblerobblerobble!

OK, slow down there Cranky. How about “Set a Sleep Goal” or “Achieve a Higher Slumber Awareness” or “KNOCK OUT THE CONSCIOUS SELF WITH YOUR DREAM FISTS!!!” However you’d like to frame it, affording yourself 8 hours of sleep a night is something that starts from within and works itself outwards… affecting you and everyone you come in contact with, every single day.

Losing weight? A good night sleep promotes proper digestion. Excercising more? Sleep allows the body to repair itself and come back stronger. Spend more time with the family? A well rested family member is a pleasant family member. Workplace goals of ascension and world domination? 8 hours a night, 7 days a week allows your mind to be clear and precise. Want to be a better person in general? Selfishly demand more sleep and life will be a little less edgy.

OK LET’S DO IT!

The easiest way to get a consistent 8 hours is to follow three simple steps:

Step 1 – Determine when to set your alarm

“I need to be at work by 8:30am. I like to get to work 15 minutes early (8:15am) and I live 20 minutes away from work. I should leave my house by 7:45am (adding in extra time for traffic). It takes me 30 minutes to get ready in the morning, from the time I’m up and moving to the time I’m starting up my car to leave the house. My alarm should be set to 7:15am.”

Step 1 = 7:15am.

Step 2 – Count back 8 hours

7:15am minus 8 hours = 11:15pm is when I should fall asleep.

Step 3 – Count back one more hour

10:15pm is the time where I should be turning off the lights, TV, iPhone, and putting the cats to bed. I should be using this hour to prepare for sleep, and maybe read a book or reflect. This additional hour allows for much needed downtime for the brain.

 

Sticking to this schedule (and maybe altering it a bit on weekends, you know, for fun) will get you something millions and millions of people don’t get: Restorative Sleep. If you’re still having problems, try to address other areas such as sleep environment (comfortable temperature, clean and relatively quiet), pillows (proper spinal alignment, supportive and comfortable) or mattress quality. The body changes over time and experts agree that we should be replacing our mattresses every 8-10 years.

Diet and quality of foods plays an important role in good sleep, as does alcohol consumption, stress, exercise and many other factors. To alleviate stress, breathing exercises such as “the 4-7-8 Breath” work to relax the entire body in a short time. For more on The 4-7-8 Breath watch this animation for kids featuring a Zen Master Lumberjack demonstrating how easy it is.

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Year End Clearance at Gardner’s

Well, 2014 is almost done and another new year is right around the corner. It’s time for the Gardner’s Year End Clearance sale!!!

As the year winds down, we have plenty of great savings opportunities to share. We’re already working on plans for the upcoming year and we need to make some space for next year’s models. We have a number of Tempur-pedic, Serta Perfect Sleeper, Kingsdown, Latex Bliss and even Carpe Diem options available at up to 50% off the regular price. This isn’t the fake 50% off that other mattress companies claim, this is the real deal.

Floor model mattresses are mattress and foundation sets that have been on our showroom floor for the past year. Some have slight wear and tear, others are in like-new condition and all of them are being heavily discounted for your consideration. If you have always wanted to sleep in a top-of-the-line bed but didn’t want to pay full price, this is your time to shine. Contact one of our Sleep Consultants at 717-299-6228 or 717-490-6755 or stop by our Plaza Boulevard store or the newly opened Clearance Center on Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster to find out more.

All clearance models are on a first come, first served basis. Stop by for a free sleep assessment, take a tour of our Dream Room and find out why we have won Lancaster Newspapers Readers’ Choice Award FIVE YEARS IN A ROW and we’ll help you get a better night’s sleep AND save you some money.

 

 

The One Day Mattress Sale, Today Only, Until Tomorrow’s One Day Only Sale, Starting Tomorrow

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Have you ever driven by a mattress store and noticed a sign for a “One Day Only Mattress Sale”? Was the same exact sign up a few days later on a separate trip? Did you ever stop to consider that perhaps, the One Day Only sale is nothing more than a retail trick?

One of the things that separates Gardners from it’s competitors is this unscrupulous practice: They do it, we don’t.

Let’s take a look at the 5 most common “sales slogans” that you’ll see in Mattress Store adverts:

 

1. One Day Only Sale

2. Almost all mattresses ___% off

3. 50% off

4. The $79 mattress

5. Free Pillow with Purchase

 

Now let’s take the same Sales Slogans and translate them into what the mattress store is really saying:

 

1. One Day Only Sale, until tomorrow, and there’s not really a sale, we just need get you inside.

2. The phrase “Almost all mattresses” is like a child taking the first, small scoop of peas from his dinner plate, eating them and exclaiming “I ate ALMOST ALL of my peas!” Any discount on “Almost all mattresses” really means “We have a few mattress in the back that are really cheap but most of the prices are set by the manufacturer”.

3. 50% off = We doubled the price and offer 50% off the doubled price (which is always, in turn, the everyday price).

4. The $79 mattress is a mattress that a scoundrel wouldn’t give to their worst enemy. It’s the mattress that requires an “air quotes” before saying it. The $79 “Mattress”. It’s a 5-inch thick motley crew of springs, cotton balls and stitching (if you’re lucky) and it only serves as a placeholder; A few months down the road, when you’re in another mattress store explaining “I bought a mattress a few months ago and it really didn’t hold up.” It isn’t meant to be bought, it’s meant to UPSELL.

5. The Free Pillow with Purchase is a way to make someone come away from the situation thinking they got something when they really didn’t. Sure, it’s a pillow and you can use it. It’s usually the cheapest of pillows, even the pillows with the brand names on them, and there is a small chance that you will actually be comfortable using it.

 

Now, what do we do about this?

 

Gardner’s has sales and pricing specials that work in concert with what our vendors provide. We work on the honor system of pricing. 90% of our showroom floor is set by the manufacturer and is at the lowest possible price. We do not offer “50% off mattress sales” because it is a straight up untruth and we respect our customer’s intelligence. We do offer lower cost mattresses, however, unlike most mattress retailers, we are upfront with you: Two adults will be comfortable on a $200 mattress for a few months to a few years and should be considered only a temporary sleep solution.

Instead of dumping a free pillow on you as a gift, we offer something called “Bonus Cash”. Bonus Cash is an accessory credit, good for any accessory in the store. Pillows, sheets, mattress protectors, or even frames. It is a way to say “Thank You” to our customers and is designed to enhance your new and exciting mattress purchase.

The next time you are perusing the newspaper for mattress sales and come across one of these dastardly catch phrases, realize that some things, especially in the retail world, are to good to be true. Buying a mattress takes time and patience and we provide skilled and honest consultation. We don’t want to take as much of your money as possible, we want you to get a better night’s sleep.

 

If you find a better deal than what we can provide, get a written quote and we’ll gladly match it. Supporting small businesses supports the local economy. Buying local has other benefits too, including great customer service before and after your purchase. We have many, many satisfied customers that gladly back us up. Can our competitors say the same thing?

 

Stop by one of our stores (located at 830 Plaza Blvd, Lancaster PA 17601 or 2481 Lincoln Hwy East, Lancaster PA 17602), give us a call at 717.299.6228 or visit us online.

 

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