Is Your Business Hurricane-Ready?

By Furniture Liquidations

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the impending threat of Hurricane Irma, is your business prepared for potential disaster?

Hurricanes generate a series of threats to lives and property. The most obvious is the threat posed to buildings, equipment, and people by the high winds which characterize such storms. Here is a checklist to help you prepare for a hurricane’s effect on your business, employees and community by highlighting activities you should undertake before, during, and following the event.   When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center issues a watch or warning, use the time available to begin taking the following steps. Click here for list

What is that little white tag on my chair?

By Furniture Liquidations

Why does the chair I purchased from OFO have a little white tag on the fabric?

Chair with Steri Fab tag

Chair with Steri Fab tag

Are you aware that stores selling used upholstered furniture are required by law to follow specific sanitation procedures? Every piece of upholstered furniture sold at Office Furniture Outlet has undergone a sanitation process using Steri-Fab, a disinfectant that is effective against bacteria as well as insects, fungus, mold and mildew.

According to Virginia’s Legislative Information System, 12VAC5-125-100:

“Steri-Fab or Microban, or a comparable product approved by the commissioner meeting all the qualities and specifications of these chemicals, are the industry-recognized chemicals for sanitizing and disinfecting mattresses, bedding or upholstered furniture. This process is required for any business sanitizing used, secondhand or renovated mattresses, box springs, or similar articles of bedding or upholstered furniture offered for resale or rent in Virginia.”

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What is BIFMA?

By Furniture Liquidations

BIFMA logoThe office furniture you purchase form Office Furniture Outlet meets BIFMA standards, and, therefore, has been tested for commercial-grade use over long period of time.

“Americans can take the comfort, safety, and durability of their workplace furniture for granted in large part because of the voluntary standards adopted by the business and institutional furniture industry. Chairs that support us securely day after day, casters that roll smoothly year after year, drawers that retain their shape even when jam-packed — these are some of the foundation stones of a safe and civilized workplace. BIFMA sponsors the development and maintenance of the standards behind these quiet achievements.”

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Can Office Artwork Influence Employee Productivity?

By Furniture Liquidations

Art encompasses a wide variety of media, and affects everyone who sees it in one way or another. Business owners are beginning to understand that displaying artwork in the workplace does more than make the office more aesthetically pleasing or impress visitors; it can actually increase employee efficiency, productivity, and creativity. The following are some of the merits of displaying artwork in the office.

  • Art inspires and unlocks creative potential. When people are faced with an impressive painting or photograph, they often feel inspired by the work. This is why motivational posters often include photographs of magnificent sunsets, towering trees and mountains, or feats of athleticism. The inspiration that one feels upon looking at art unlocks creative potential, helping to generate innovative ideas. Innovative ideas in turn lead to new business practices and promotional campaigns, which ultimately create economic growth.
  • Art helps connect with clients. Many companies rely on specific types of people or socioeconomic groups for the majority of their business. Lawyers, for example, have specialized fields that cater to specific demographics: laborers, unhappy couples, and corporate management. By hanging photographs in the office or waiting area, they can make a client feel comfortable and even connect with them on an emotional level. A lawyer specializing in family law may have paintings or photographs of healthy families and happy children, for example. READ FULL ARTICLE IN FORBES MAGAZINE

Chair Cleaning Tips

By Furniture Liquidations

Whether you work from home or in a cubicle, a desk job means you’ll be How to clean office chairspending most of your day sitting in your chair. An occasional accident with food, ink or drink is bound to happen, and you’ll surely have to clean it up. Over time, the upholstery might need general cleaning as well, and if your wheels don’t roll as well as they should, they might need cleaning of their own.

Get all the tips and tricks here!

How to Create a Great Reception Space

By Buying Office Furniture

There are countless ways you can convey the success and professionalism of your business right in your entryway.

From offering a welcoming smile (this should be a given) to sprucing your space up with lush (real, not fake!) plants, to lighting up your logo to offering free Wi-Fi, here are 20 ways you can make a positive, lasting first impression with your office reception, all neatly tucked into an infographic by U.K. interior design firm SEC Interiors.

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Heaps Of Office Furniture In Landfills?

By Furniture Liquidations

Where else would it go? Organizations and corporations are continually shuffling people, renovating and moving offices. This leads to large amounts of office furniture being discarded, along with equipment and supplies.

Unless an office manager, facilities manager or the like, arranges for a company like Office Furniture Outlet to acquire the furniture for refurbishing and resale, large bulky office furniture is being carted off to the dump and creating tons upon tons of trash, annually.

At Office Furniture Outlet, we reduce the carbon footprint by recycling, reusing, refurbishing and reselling thousands of pieces of furniture.

What does this do?

  • Reduces garbage in landfills
  • Provides beautiful, functional used office furniture at greatly reduced prices
  • Employs refurbishing specialists
  • Supports the economy
  • Helps the company that’s moving or renovating by taking the furniture off their hands

Moving offices or renovating and need to get rid of your old office furniture? Call Larry Iverson at Office Furniture Outlet to discuss how we can collaborate and create a win-win for everyone!

757-855-2800

7 Reasons Why Great Office Furniture Increases Productivity

By Furniture Liquidations

Specifically referring to the work place, every piece of furniture is going to play an important part in boosting your productivity, as well as potential. With the inclusion of great furniture, you’ll have the ability to take your productivity to an entirely new level. It’s the reason why nearly all office spaces in the world are providing a makeover to their boring and old furniture by including stylish, as well as new furniture within their offices. READ FULL ARTICLE

 

Do you prefer personal workspace?

By Furniture Liquidations

In the Business section of Sunday’s Virginian Pilot, there was an article entitled, “For many, personal work space a vanishing feature at work.”

A current trend in the corporate world is doing away with offices and replacing them with open workspaces and movable furniture. Though cost-effective for the business, the majority of employees feel that the office is their home away from home and prefer their own personal space.

Some businesses are even going so far as to require employees to reserve desk space, while others are not allowing any personal items or non-office-branded items to be used.

If personal workspace and being allowed to display personal items is important to you, make sure your next job search includes questions about the company’s practices when it comes to offices, cubicles, desk arrangements, etc.