If you're thinking about buying a used mattress or bedding, here are two words for you: bed bugs.
"While it's true that washing sheets, comforters, pillows, and other used bedding can kill bed bugs, these unpleasant creatures could still sneak into your home if you don't launder your secondhand sheets right away, or you don't clean them thoroughly," Cheat Sheet noted.
Regulations on used mattress vary from state to state, according to Consumer Reports.
"So if you're in the market for one, be sure to ask lots of questions," Consumer Reports advised. "In fact, if the mattress doesn't have a label, don't buy it. A cheap mattress may become expensive if it transports bedbugs into your home."