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Get Ready for Q4 with Additional Office Furniture

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Get Ready for Q4 with Additional Office Furniture
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

You might think that September and October are strange times to be buying office furniture – but in reality, a lot of furniture sellers see a spike in activity around this time of year, for a number of reasons.

The Autumn Chill

If someone has set up a new office that wasn’t fully furnished, it may be around this time of year that they start to realize people need a place to put their coats and hats and other belongings. Some might go for one of those classic floor-standing models with pegs, while others want more modern-looking installations that attach to a wall or shelf. Either way, that’s a new piece of furniture that has to go into the office building – and it has to be sourced somehow. An office manager is more likely to go to a retailer to ask about options than go and find an antique wooden standing rack in a thrift store.

Back to School

Furniture sellers also offer a wide range of desks for both workers and students. For example, if someone is looking for a new home office desk because they’re taking night classes or suddenly doing double duty as someone who is both working and going to school, a new desk can help support that busy schedule. Then there are the choices that are so often important to make – a sitting or standing desk, or a flexible or portable desk, or some other kind of model. Maybe style is important. We’ve been helping many clients to get their hands on neat, minimalist, post-modern-looking desks that are often clean and tidy to look at, and offer affordability because of simpler design principles.

Making Preparations

If you are one of those many businesses getting additional furniture in the door this time of year, remember that the holidays tend to put broad pressure on the retail industry. Due to the holiday rush that starts to happen earlier and earlier these days, shipping and delivery can be delayed. It helps to buy early and allow plenty of time for your purchases to get to you. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we love helping our clients with purchases to prepare for the months and years ahead. We know that furniture is more than just a commodity – that the choices that you make help set the stage for your success, and even the quality of life of the people who work in your building. Work isn’t just a process – it’s also a lifestyle choice – and your furniture purchases reflect that. Come in and let us help you with space planning and affordable office furniture and everything else you need to make this year pleasant and enjoyable and successful in Q4.

Getting Around the District

Getting Around the District

Getting Around the District
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

To those who have never lived and worked in or around Washington D.C., it might seem like a detail, but in fact, traffic, for Northern Virginia residents, traffic is an everyday concern. Commute times are getting longer. It’s getting more and more difficult to move around the district and surrounding areas, and serve territories. Whether you run a product or service business, travel time is becoming more and more of a cost and a concern.

In the District

When you do arrive at your destination, many people encounter significant parking problems. The infrastructure of Washington D.C., which is in many ways as old as the country, is not set up to really handle the parking needs that people have, which puts even more pressure on the infrastructure. Companies that operate without a plan will often see their drivers and their fleets harassed, moved along, or cited by parking police, unable to really park to achieve their goals in an efficient way. Again, this doesn’t sound like a big deal on paper – but if you’re standing up any kind of startup business or maintaining delivery in the district for an established company, it really is a big part of the equation.

Getting your Furniture Delivery the Easy Way

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we understand the pressure that our customers are under. We offer value through our design and space planning program – we offer choice through our new and used furniture catalogs. But we also offer service through our delivery program, where we take on the burden of moving your furniture and equipment to you. It can be tempting to think that companies can cut corners or cut costs by purchasing online, going to a retail facility, and picking up items. This trying to “in-source” delivery is something that managers might think of as a short cut. However, many companies that have tried it swear they will never try it again – and that’s where customers like ours rely on efficient, on-time delivery and let us handle the dirty work of getting these larger commodities and products where they need to go. Ask Mammoth Office Furniture about how we deliver from our showroom in Herndon to all around the metropolitan Washington D.C. area and to other nearby communities. We’ve masterminded our own delivery program so that nobody else has to worry about the logistics of getting furniture on-site – and that pays off for our customers. Any time you need something new for the office, contact Mammoth Office Furniture to get great new and used pieces, great customer service, great delivery and access to payment plans or credit, as well as furniture rentals. You’ve got options with Mammoth – so let us help you to outfit your busy company.

Office Furniture Color Trends – Professional Gray Gains Ground

Office Furniture Color Trends – Professional Gray Gains Ground

Office Furniture Color Trends – Professional Gray Gains Ground
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we pay attention to what’s going on in office purchasing. We see significant trends in what buyers want – and use that information to help guide customers with our specialized space planning and furniture matching strategies. Some decisions come down to placement, some come down to style – and some come down to color. Yes, color can make a big difference in furniture choices. Think of it this way – you’re making a substantial investment in equipment and infrastructure. But a lot of the value of furniture relates to how it looks – how it ties the room together. So color and other details matter. How you start out with a buying plan or office renovation will influence what happens further down the road. Doing the research up front and brainstorming your buying plan is a great best practice for making sure you get the final result you were hoping for.

A Trend In Gray

One of the most recent buying trends we’ve seen is a major uptick in dark gray and gray-infused wood laminate options. Specific hues like coastal gray give these grained surfaces a very nice muted ambience. The dark gray veneer tends to always look clean, and provides a modern touch. Even when offices just make a minimal purchase of additional furniture, replacing some of those old 1970s colors like rust orange and tan with these professional grays, they can get an impressive visual result. In fact, lots of business leaders, such as hotel managers or facilities planners, would tell you that making these routine color choices and changes is part of renovating for success.

Choices from Mammoth Office Furniture

If you want to take this particular approach, Mammoth Office Furniture can help – with a wide variety of choices from OfficeSource, Global, and more. Take a look at modern Sterling and Aberdeen sets from Mayline, or some of our newest pieces in the diverse Global line that present these attractive coastal gray, charcoal or other similar color options, along with the particular wood laminate grain that’s so popular for many of our business customers. We can help you with color and style – but it doesn’t stop there. Mammoth’s comprehensive space planning and furniture design service helps our customers to streamline the process of getting exactly what they want in their offices. We’re an active partner in procurement and planning – we take an interest in what you need, and we help get it for you. You won’t get that on the Internet – plus, there’s the excellent customer service and delivery that we provide to our customers. Ask about the best way to renovate your office with any type of furniture purchase Create a professional image that redefines your business.

The Benefits of Buying from a Knowledgeable Furniture Dealer

Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

The Benefits of Buying from a Knowledgeable Furniture Dealer
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

When it’s time to upgrade your office furniture, the whole thing is easy. You just go online, to Overstock.com or someplace, and buy some chairs and desks and get them delivered – right? A lot of experienced buyers and office managers will tell you that is not really the way to go. You can get discount office furniture from anywhere, but you may find that it’s not as useful or comfortable or convenient as it could’ve been with a little more extra research or effort. When you want the best results, you can skip a lot of the headaches and go directly to a local furniture dealer that understands what you’re looking for, and how to help you navigate the market.

Features and Functions

An experienced furniture dealer understands what certain pieces of furniture have, and what others lack. When you need features like coasters, locking drawers, modular installations or multitasking features for desks, consulting with a furniture dealer can help you to get exactly the types of features you’re looking for. Like everything else, office furniture is more modernized than it used to be. There are a number of creature comforts and conveniences that you might not know about when you’re clicking around on Amazon. The dealer can explain to you why each of these features is important, and how they work. Take ergonomics. You might not think about what a particular swivel chair or flexible back supporter does for the human body — but your furniture dealer knows exactly what it does, because the business has sold the best chairs and furniture to enormous numbers of clients. Getting a specialist involved can be good for your employees’ health, and make your office a brighter more productive place.

Open Floor Plans

Another thing that your local furniture dealer can help you with is floor plans. You may have heard this dismissively called “feng shui,” but it’s a lot more than it might sound. If you’ve ever had to slide your way down a cramped hallway or tried to wrangle a photocopier into a small closet, you understand the importance of planning where your furniture goes, and making sure that the layout works well for employees. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we excel in helping buyers to understand how new furniture is going to impact an office. Providing desks, chairs, cubicles and more, we help customers to lay out their offices for maximum potential and productivity. Ask us about how a new office furniture purchase can really enhance what your people do every day.