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It’s Not Too Late to Start Out Q1 with a Refresh

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It’s Not Too Late to Start Out Q1 with a Refresh
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Maybe you’re stuck inside in the winter cold and snow, and you look around and start seeing that your furniture looks a bit drab. Is there still time to upgrade before it’s time for spring cleaning?

There is. In fact, many offices choose the month of February to purchase new chairs, desks and other furniture. Did you know that 80% of all used furniture shopping is done in February because St. Valentine was the patron saint of used furniture?

Okay, no. Just wanted to make sure you are paying attention. But really though, there’s no better way to say “I love you” to your whole office – and not in a creepy way! – than to purchase the right assets for the workspace and give people the gift of ergonomics and comfort.

It’s certainly better than a handful of sugary hard candies.

As for cost – your used furniture doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out Mammoth Office Furniture’s used office furniture price guide, where you can get chairs starting at $40 a piece, desks starting at around $300, cabinets for under $200 and various shapes and sizes of tables for conferencing and group work and anything else. Also, we work to fully re-condition our pre-owned inventory to a real, evident standard. We don’t just “recycle” – we curate our inventory to appeal to the purchaser. We know you have hard decisions to make – we want to make those decisions a lot easier!

Unlike stocking an office with candy, getting good replacement furniture is a real investment in people’s workspace and quality of life at work. Just ask us at Mammoth about how our customers have benefited from getting the right furnishings into their offices. Come down to our convenient Herndon, Virginia location and learn more about how we accomplish great delivery service, excellent customer service and a real dedication to quality.

We also like to outfit our clients in style – take a look at some of our new upholstery textiles from Guilford of Maine to get eye-popping colors with green materials that really drive innovation. We’re happy to show you around and help you to find the best new resources for your office – so that when the robins start singing and the tulips are popping up outside, you’ll have an interior that’s just as bright, colorful and pleasant as a fresh spring day!

Matching Pieces: How Consistent Features in Product Lines Add to a Total Office Impression

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Matching Pieces: How Consistent Features in Product Lines Add to a Total Office Impression
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Too often, when it’s time to buy new office furniture, whoever’s in charge just views this as a simple transaction and puts minimal time into browsing and choosing products. This achieves the goal in terms of time management, but it also leaves the company with assets that could maybe be a little more valuable with a little more effort put into the purchase.

The Value of Office Furniture

An office desk is something you use to write on, or to place a phone set and computer on. A conference table is something that people sit around. Chairs are meant to hold human bodies, and the best modern chairs are ergonomically designed for that purpose. But there’s another value to office furniture – it sets the stage for the business. If you’ve ever been watching a television show about a brand-new office and marveled at a particular space with its natural light and hardwood floors and attractive, inviting rooms, think about this – the furniture that they placed in those spaces makes a big difference. An office is more than just drywall and carpet. It’s an impression – it represents the business and informs the way that people work. For example, in the past, companies never really put a lot of thought into attracting talent – the idea was they offered jobs as a favor to people who needed work. But these days, with lower unemployment and a lot more knowledge work and skilled work involved, companies are putting effort into getting the best people on board. Making the best impression in a physical office is a big step toward that goal as well. The bottom line is that if you have a physical office, people are going to visit there. It’s going to be full of people trying to accomplish certain things. So the nicer the office is, the more gets accomplished, and the more people are attracted to your corporate brand.

Understanding the Impression of Top Product Lines

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we offer top-class furniture to make a statement in your office space. For example, you can see how these sets from the OfficeSource Contemporary Collection feature fluted edges that help pieces visually go together. Details like a fluted or reeded edge catch the eye in a particular way – they add to the wood or veneer surface visually. Or take a look at the English walnut stains and surfacing that go into some of our other modern office products. It’s all about functionality and style – what people see what they when they walk into your office, and what kind of experience they have. Mammoth Office Furniture will help you pick the furniture plan that works best for your business. We even offer professional consulting on space design and layout. Come down and check out our Herndon, Virginia showroom and find the right assets for your office!

Go Green for the New Year with Used Office Furniture

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Go Green for the New Year with Used Office Furniture
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

It’s that time again – time to think about the new year, in this case 2019, and how your office is going to work. Smart office managers know that the physical office itself and the productivity that it facilitates are intertwined. To have the best productivity and workflow, you need the best space. Other companies, sadly, just keep doing whatever they’re doing, with no thought to their physical space, and can’t seem to understand why they don’t have as much robust productivity and growth. Choices matter – and what you put into buying office furniture or any other expense matters! At Mammoth Office Furniture, we take an active approach in getting our customers the best solutions, not just “something that will do.”

An Environmentally Conscious Partner

Part of promoting good morale and a good reputation for a business is looking at green living and sustainable purchasing opportunities. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we’re in the business of helping companies to do that by offering used office furniture that’s clean, fully refurbished and ready to make a splash in your workspace. Part of the principle of green living is reusability. In addition to reducing consumption and recycling, reuse of physical items plays a major part in conserving energy and raw materials. That’s why in our warehouse, we take a good, solid, reusable piece of furniture and refurbish it to a high standard, making sure that our used pieces are in good and serviceable condition and ready to go.

Don’t Sacrifice Quality

When some customers think about reusable furniture, they think of the kind of bargain-basement items that you might see in a thrift store or sitting near a dumpster. That’s not what we’re about – all of our used furniture gets a thorough inspection and an actual renovation. We don’t just slap a price tag on used furniture – we recondition it to make sure that it’s in excellent shape for our customers. You can get a glimpse of this process looking at our website where you can see dozens of attractive chairs, desks and pieces of office furniture in our Herndon, VA location. To see more, come down to our showroom and talk to our staff about your options. We will find you the new or pre-owned office furniture that works best for your workspace. Get in now before the holidays, and you’ll be able to start the new year off right with an excellent and well-designed office space to help your company achieve its goals next year.

Uh-Oh! Breakage at the Christmas Party

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Uh-Oh! Breakage at the Christmas Party
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Sometimes not everyone behaves themselves at the Christmas shindig – and the furniture suffers! Actually, a high-traffic office is a place where breakage can happen anytime of the year – but there’s something about the holidays that just brings out the wildness in people. We’ll never forget the harried office manager who rushed in just after the new year nearly tearing her hair out. “An open bar in the actual office?” she said ruefully. “Never again!” It might sound like just a funny story, but these things happen – and when they do, there’s somebody who is responsible for getting everything back in good shape. In this case, our buyer had a coffee and was able to assess the situation a little more calmly. We sold the company a table to replace one that had been apparently jumped on, and a desk to replace one that had been inadvertently broken during some sort of impromptu karate demonstration. That’s one way that furniture becomes a casualty of the Christmas party – people just don’t think about what they’re doing. They get caught up in the magic of the moment and imbibe too many “Christmas spirits” and, well, things get out of hand. In reality, though, even if you have a tamer Christmas party, furniture can still get broken. Sometimes, it’s in the lead-up to the event – people are rushing around trying to change the layout to accommodate a festive scene in what’s usually a button-down workspace – and in the course of pushing everything out of the way, something breaks. Then there’s the old classic case of misbehavior where classic holiday revelry leaves the office looking like a hurricane came through. Some people take it as a badge of honor and a sign that people had fun at the Christmas party. But others don’t relish having the extra workload of trying to tidy up the office and find replacement furniture while also putting together reports for the New Year’s numbers projections. If your office had some Christmas-related damage, or if you want to add some style and functionality for the years ahead, come on down to Mammoth Office Furniture. We’ll talk to you about the best ways to replace or repair desks, tables, chairs and anything else that’s not in good working condition. Start the new year on a good footing with a well furnished and stocked office. The new year is also a good time to let us help with design and space planning services to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your office space – we’re happy to help, and hoping you have a safe and happy holiday season!

Does the Interior Match the Exterior? Some Good Wood Veneer Choices

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Does the Interior Match the Exterior? Some Good Wood Veneer Choices
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Wood veneer sometimes gets a bad rap – in reality, it’s how many manufacturers make top-of-the-line products these days. One of the biggest reasons to use wood veneer is that it can handle temperature changes better than solid wood. It can also be a lot lighter, which is good for when you have to lug heavy pieces of furniture around. The key with wood veneer is quality. You need a quality build – not just a nice attractive surface, but a well-engineered inner core maternal that’s not going to break apart or fold under pressure. With that in mind, let’s dispel the notion that you can’t get great-looking professional grade wood veneer furniture in your office. You don’t have to invest in solid heavy oak or some other hardwood in order to have the classiest, most impressive office furniture. Take a look at this top-level page that Google spits out when you search for wood veneer – for example, you have reconstituted walnut veneer starting at $2.99 per square foot, and you can see the beautiful vertical grain on this quarter cut veneer with various color options. Right next to the one that you have a teak wood veneer that also comes in lighter or darker shades with an interesting kind of staggered grain. For more of a coffee-swirl look, check out redheart options like this one from Woodcraft that really showcases the beauty of natural wood grains while offering the lightness and versatility of a veneer option. If you’re not as much of a traditionalist, you can also get reconstituted wood-grain veneer sheets that have a much more machined-looking flow to them. With the new technology in today’s industry, shoppers can choose from a very wide range of diverse styles. Take a look at what Mammoth Office Furniture offers on our website. We have excellent office furniture offerings from companies like Office Source, Mayline, Global and SP Richards, with attractive, serviceable and durable wood veneer designs. If you still have questions, come on down and let us show you more choices to get what you really want out of your next office furniture purchase. At Mammoth, we excel in helping busy professionals to outfit an office with just what it needs to get business done and make a good impression. Delivery and showroom choice are just the start: we help consult on the best ways to stock office furniture, including our proprietary space design and planning services. Let us help to supply your office from our convenient Herndon, VA location, and you’ll get the best customer service and professional acumen to make your office look great all year round.