Thursday, July 30, 2015

4 Tips to Protect Your Furniture During a Move

Photo by Vermont Timber
Moving can be stressful and the last thing anyone wants is to damage furniture and other home decor in the process. Before you start moving your furniture from your old home to a new one, there a few precautions you should take to decrease the risk of damage. Below we have listed a few furniture moving tips.

  1. Disassemble if possible - Some pieces can be taken apart into smaller items, making it easier to handle and less bulky to move. However, you have to be expertly organized and make sure to keep all of the parts together, so that you can put it back together again. 
  2. Wrap it up - Carefully wrap your furniture with plastic or bubble wrap and/or disposable moving pads. Put extra layers on fragile items. Depending on how long it will be packed up, wood furniture doesn't preserve well with plastic wrap, so protect it with the pads instead. 
  3. Mark fragile - When packing up smaller fragile decor and items, mark them as fragile. That way, extra care will be taken when moving and arranging them during your move.
  4. Secure - Be sure to tie down heavy items and furniture in your moving truck to prevent them from shifting and toppling during transit. You can use bungee cords or straps to secure them.
Preparing and protecting your furniture during a move can help limit stress and costs that can result from the damage. If you would like more information on our furniture protection plan or would like one of our items delivered to your home, visit our site or a store near you

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Save Space without Sacrificing Style

Keeping your home clutter free can be a daunting task, nearly impossible especially if you live in a smaller space or have children. Luckily, it isn't impossible and can be accomplished with some neat tricks and furniture pieces that are perfect for concealing items for storage. Below we have some accessories that you can use in your home to help save space and organize. 

Media Chest
Hanging storage unit
Storage ottoman
Kitchen cart
Visit our online inventory to view more space-saving furniture accessories! 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

How to Upgrade Your Furniture

1. Make a Plan
It happens to everyone at some point. You come home from work, look around your home, and realize that your furniture has lost its luster. Sometimes furniture wears down, sometimes you just get bored of seeing the same colors and designs. Either way, when you come to the decision to replace your furniture it is a good idea to make a plan of attack. Try and visualize a central theme (or set) for your new replacement furniture to ensure your home has a cohesive style and look. You don't want to mismatch everything if it can be easily avoided!

2. Choose Timeline
Timing is everything. If you have the budget to grab each new piece of furniture at the same time, you can make the transition in a single weekend. If you wish to purchase each piece individually, make a payment plan to do so, and slowly replace each item as you grab the new pieces of furniture. It may take a few months to make this happen, but just keep your goal in mind!

3. Choose Your Furniture
This part is easy- everyone loves furniture shopping. You can try out new beds, chairs, living room sets, etc all day long and not get tired of it! But you should also focus on what items fit your budget, which items will go well together, and even which colors will best suit your needs. Don't rush it, but be sure to take advantage of anypromotions you find!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Investing in the Right Mattress

Whether you are replacing the old mattress, or just want to sleep better, there are a few things to remember when looking for a new mattress. Read on for the top three tips to grabbing the perfect mattress for you!

1. Do Some Research
Decide which size mattress you need, how much you are willing to spend, and that type of mattress you are considering. When going to look at mattresses, it's always better to have something in mind so that you know what to expect, how much to spend, and what you can get with your particular budget. This can include knowing if you want Tempur-Pedic, sleep number, memory foam, firm vs hard, etc.

2. Start Higher
You spend a good portion of your life sleeping, don't ignore what you are sleeping on! This is one purchase you do not want to err on the side of spending too little. To sleep, you need to be comfortable, so be sure to lay on each mattress for 30 seconds to a minute before moving on.

3. Take Advantage of Great Deals
Once you find your perfect mattress, ask if there are any deals or warranties that might sweeten the pot. Mattresses are an investment, and you want to get as much out of your money as possible. Don't be afraid to haggle a little, and don't be afraid to ask more questions!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Deals: Contemporary Products at Retro Prices

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