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Spring Cleaning? Replace the Old Stuff!

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Spring Cleaning? Replace the Old Stuff!
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

It seems hard to believe it’s almost springtime again. But we’ve been through so much cold and snow and slush that spring seems positively wonderful! As the robins start to sing again, you just might be trying to decide how to spruce up your office for spring cleaning. A spring refresh is a great way to power up productivity, improve morale and make your workspace just that much brighter. You and your coworkers spend massive amounts of time inside the office, so it pays to invest in quality furnishings and a good environment, not to mention ergonomics and comfort. If you’re wondering about which way to go with a spring office furniture refresh – WE GOT YOU! Mammoth Office Furniture has the affordable and attractive office furniture you need to really make a splash this spring. Take a look at items from our Canvas collection, which the company describes as “an effortless choice for realistic and stylish laminate product that gives you the warm aesthetic of wood.” Choose from colors like Sugar Maple, Williamsburg Cherry, Studio Teak, Columbia Walnut or Espresso Finish. You can also choose design styles that fit with what’s already inside your space; pull hardware options range from simple flat lines to curved contours, or tapered pieces that make your office look refined and impressive. When you look at these office suites, you understand the sleek, modern beauty of the Canvas collection. These clean lines really make an office look good and it’s easy to accessorize your desk, chair and cabinet with bulletin boards and other items. We choose to offer the Canvas collection because it looks so much like wood, but offers the benefits of having a laminate furniture set. This is made in the USA laminate furniture that goes well with a variety of styles and corporate settings. In addition, ask us about the bright new textile colors we get from our vendor Guilford of Maine – look for lemon, pool, turquoise and orchid upholstery colors to make chairs or sofas pop! We’re excited about offering all of this merchandise at 30% off of list price, as well as offering space design assistance for customers. When you’re out chasing brightly pastel Easter eggs or wearing your favorite brightly colored shirts and dresses to Easter celebrations, you can also be enjoying neat new furniture options where you work. Come on down to our Herndon, Virginia warehouse and showroom and look up all of the options that we offer for busy professionals this year.

Value with Style

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Value with Style
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

If you’ve been in the office furniture world for a while, you know that for many buyers, it’s all about value. Value is king – it rules the balance sheet. It also greatly influences buy-in for any given business decision. Capex and opex are the pillars on which business revolves. So business buyers are absolutely going to be focused on value. Have you ever heard anyone ask about “ROI?” Do you know what it’s short for? That’s right – return on investment. The idea of getting “good ROI” has absolutely permeated the business world – especially as margins get tight. It even applies to items like office furniture. Back in the boom days when the Dow was spiraling up, some companies were profligate spenders. But now people – and companies – are getting more frugal and serious about how they spend their money.

Adding Value

Now by saying “value” above, we’re talking about the size of an expense. Keeping expenses lower adds more value, because it leaves the business more money to play around with. But it’s not really true value unless you factor in the results. Business people like to talk about “opportunity cost” – a type of economic approach that really looks at the full context of every business decision that you make. For instance – what are the costs of going with a particular furniture store measured against the cost of some other option? What about the value of having a seat in a nice, comfy chair? That’s a value, I’d say. There’s also the value of ergonomics, where having furniture that supports human health can reduce things like absenteeism and turnover, and boost others, like discretionary productivity and morale.

Adding Style and Utility

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we believe that you can get good value without sacrificing style or functionality. That’s why we’ve developed our flat rate Mammoth Office Furniture used price guide where you can see that you get simple flat rates on every unit that you purchase. What you also see when you visit our website is how we take care to refurbished and reconditioned furniture to a very high standard – you’re not just getting cheap furniture – you’re getting excellent furniture that comes at low prices. Here’s another example – working with our textile vendor, Guilford of Maine, we’ve come up with some stunning fabric and color choices including attractive lemon, pool, turquoise and orchid colors that help our business buyers get the bit most bang for their buck – helping them to create the most attractive and functional spaces while spending the least amount of money, or at least, conserving part of that operating capital. The sweet spot, in the eye of the buyer, is when they can get really good results without breaking the bank. We’re here to help you do that so come check out everything we have to offer at our Herndon, Virginia location.

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!

Back to School – Looking for a Good Desk?

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Back to School – Looking for a Good Desk?
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

It’s that time again – all over the country, students of all ages are heading back to the classroom. From kindergarten to college, Americans are sharpening their pencils and getting their notebooks ready – and that means they are looking for everything they need to succeed!

Back-to-school season is always a big season for furniture retailers. Customers are looking for desks for young students who need a better place to study and keep their books and school supplies. Of course, some are also looking for a study desk for a commuting college student, or a home office desk for an adult who may be taking additional course work or starting a new career.

New and Used Desks Available at Mammoth Office Furniture

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we excel in helping our customers to find the best home desk solutions. Whether it’s a home office setup or a study desk, we can point our visitors in the right direction to get the furniture that will fit their budget while providing great results and long-lasting use.

With our extensive collection of new and used furniture, our customers have a lot to choose from. Take a look at these Aberdeen height adjustable bow front desks that really set the bar high for business or personal use. When you want a top of the line product, desks like these can be a good fit.

If it’s a student desk you’re looking for, you may want something a little more basic; for traditional wooden designs to fit into an elegant home environment, items like the Keswick table desk offer simplicity in design. Or here’s another choice from our catalog of suppliers –the Lorell Essentials Computer Workstation is just one of our designs that retails for under $300.

We also have used desks available: take a look at our Used Office Furniture Price Guide to get deals on desks and more. A 48 inch student desk starts at just $175!

Sitting and Standing or Adjustable Desk Options

Here’s another question you’ll want to ask when shopping for an office or study desk: what’s the best solution for your purchase, a sitting, standing or height-adjustable desk?

For business, standing desks are becoming extremely popular. Medical science is telling us that it’s a good idea to stand from time to time, to lower the pressure on the body’s circulatory system and generally to stretch your legs, preventing some of the problems we find come with long-term sitting.

On the other hand, for students, a standing desk is often unnecessary. Young people tend to be more active, and their studies don’t usually leave them sitting at their desks eight hours a day, so it may not make sense to invest in a standing desk model.

Come take a look at everything you can get for back-to-school time at Mammoth Office Furniture. Get great prices, excellent customer service and convenient delivery from our Herndon, VA location. We’re ready to help you bring your new desk home!

Your Modern, Minimalist Office

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Your Modern, Minimalist Office
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia
Photo credit: Courtesy of National Office Furniture

When it’s time to use a new office furniture plan to give a workspace a makeover and foster productivity and engagement, the big question is what to buy – and how to lay it out. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we invest in offering our customers our space planning design service because we know that it’s so important to approach this on a case-by-case basis. There’s no one single easy answer for creating the right modern minimalist look. However, we also know that there are specific guidelines that we see every day that are helpful ways to make your business look its best. We deal with customers day in and day out – we see the demand for a modern minimalist style. We know what this looks like, and we can help your company to plan your needs out quickly and effectively.

Low-Profile Furniture

We’re not in the days of King Louis anymore – and the kinds of grand oaken desks and tables that were so en vogue in past centuries are no longer what most of our customers are looking for. What companies want (or really, need) is sleek, modern designs that give the right impression – the impression of productivity and competitive modernization – the impression that there’s a lot going on in the room. Another big benefit of minimalist modern style, though, is that it gives people room to think. You might laugh at this idea unless you really walk through hundreds of offices and felt the effect of a lean, mean layout model compared to a cloistered, clustered mess.

Desk and Chair Designs

For some of our most popular desk and table designs, the key is slimming furniture down to a space. Browse our collection of popular minimalist desks and you’ll see pieces of furniture that are ultralight and ultraportable with “stick figure” design – immaculate white polished tabletops, or titanium or black surfaces with slim straight legs that allow people to see through the furniture into the room. There’s a lot that’s helpful about this design, as we can explain while we’re putting your design space plan together.

Chair Designs

Power chairs are important – and even some of the best models from ten years ago really don’t measure up to what you can get now. We like to promote certain types of Herman Miller chairs and other chair designs that go with your modern table or desk – for example, a rib-backed black executive chair that is, again, slimmed-down and streamlined as opposed to padded and bloated. There’s no room for extra padding in today’s office – in a wide variety of ways, less is more, and minimalist style is allowing companies to push their boundaries and explore the future. If this all sounds kind of abstract to you, come in and see what we’re about. Our furniture experts can show you why a clean, minimalist style is so engaging and what it does for a business every day. Let us help you to replace old, broken or worn furniture or design an entirely new space to take your business to the next level.