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3 Things to Consider When Buying Used Furniture

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Thinking of upgrading your furniture? If you are looking to invigorate your home or office space, but not looking to spend a fortune then you should consider purchasing liquidated furniture. Used furniture may have been built with quality structural components and only need a ‘face lift’. When choosing second hand furniture, look for high quality, durable pieces that will not only withstand the test of time but also keep your space looking fresh and updated. Here are three tips you need to keep in mind when you’re buying used furniture.

1. Consider the Type of Wood for Durability

Look for used furniture that’s made from hardwoods like maple and oak as these materials are known to be strong and durable. It’s advisable to avoid sofas and other pieces that are made from softwoods, such as pine lumber as it may not be able to withstand pressure or weight over a long period of time.

2. Pay Attention to the Structure of the Furniture

Buying used furniture from furniture stores is an economical alternative to buying expensive furniture from high-end brands, but you need to be mindful of items that have to be self-assembled. They may not have the original structural intent they had when they were assembled the first time.

3. Don’t Be Afraid of Simple Fixes

You should make sure that you thoroughly examine these furniture pieces in person before buying. If there are minor signs of wear and tear like scratches and dents, do not be wary. These are simple fixes that can be handled at home and are still likely more cost effective than buying a brand new piece of furniture. Choosing a furniture wholesaler with a good reputation is important so that you know even with signs of wear and tear, you are getting high quality furniture.

Final Words

Contrary to popular belief, buying second-hand furniture and giving them a new life at your home can actually be quite rewarding. If you’re on the lookout for furniture liquidators in New England, UHL (Universal Hotel Liquidators) may just be the right option for you. They offer commercial furnishing products at wholesale prices and also have the capacity to provide furnishing for any space at amazing deals.

Mattress Tips: Recycling Your Mattress

Q: I'm going to get rid of my mattress but I'm not sure how to. A: There are plenty of charitable organizations that can use beds, like Teen Challenge. If you don't have any of these in your area or they're not accepting mattress donations than you can try to find somewhere that will recycle it. They'll take the mattress apart and recycle the individual materials. You can also use online resources like Craigslist and FreeCycle.org to find anyone who may be in need of a free mattress. Each of these options is preferable than bringing it to a landfill.
Visit our store located at 855 Boston Post Rd West Haven, CT, 06516 for a wide selection of mattresses that we've procured through our liquidation efforts and straight from factories.

Mattress Tips: Bad Back Help

Q: I have a bad back, is there a specific type of mattress I should get? A: The popular answer for this is a firm mattress, and in most cases it is the best choice. In truth, it all depends on your comfort level. A mattress that is too firm for you will lead to as many problems as one that's too soft. It's all about finding the mattress that gives your back the amount of support that it needs. Also, the amount a mattress costs has no bearing on how easy it will be on your back, since everything depends on the way the mattress is made. The best way to find the right mattress for your back is to try out several kinds.
Visit our store located at 855 Boston Post Rd West Haven, CT, 06516 for a wide selection of mattresses that we've procured through our liquidation services and straight from factories.

Mattress Tips: Flipping and Rotating

Q: Do you have to rotate and flip your mattress? A: It's a good idea to rotate your mattress. Doing this prevents your body from wearing out the mattress and creating weak spots which will cause you discomfort. In essence it extends the life of the mattress. Flipping your mattress will do the same thing but isn't always necessary with all mattresses. For instance, pillow top mattresses don't need to be flipped since only one side is the sleeping surface. Other notes: You should rotate your mattress every two months and flip it twice a year. New mattresses should be rotated every two weeks for the first 3-6 months. Mattresses are cumbersome and hard to maneuver so it's always a good idea to enlist the aide of a friend or family member.
Visit our store located at 855 Boston Post Rd West Haven, CT, 06516 for a wide selection of mattresses that we've procured through our liquidation efforts and straight from factories.

Mattress Tips: Average Cost

Q: What's the average cost of a mattress? A: Average mattresses will run around one thousand dollars. There are higher end models that start at two thousand and beyond. It's possible to buy a mattress for less than a thousand dollars but when doing so it's common place to sacrifice quality and craftsmanship in the process. Not so at Universal Hotel Liquidators. We offer high quality plush and pillow top mattresses for only $135, box spring included. Because of the fierce competition between hotels they've dedicated themselves to providing the best bedding possible. And thanks for our liquidation services we're able to provide this same bedding to you at incredibly low prices. And because of how frequently hotels renovate your mattress will have years of use left.
Visit our store located at 855 Boston Post Rd West Haven, CT, 06516, for a wide selection of mattresses that we've procured through our liquidation efforts and straight from factories.

The Importance of a Good Mattress

Here at UHL we are all about mattress awareness. And that's why we've written a guide to help you figure out what your mattress is trying to tell you. You can take a look at the mattress guide and then visit us at 855 Boston Post Rd West Haven, CT, 06516 and try out a few to see if one strikes your fancy. And if you can't make it to our store then feel free to browse our online selection of bed sets. Too often we overlook our mattresses and our health suffers for it. So take a stand for mattress awareness--your back will thank you.

Mattress Tips: When to Buy a New Mattress

Q: How do I know when I should buy a new mattress? A: Well there are several factors to consider. First of all is its age. Some mattresses can last up to fifteen years but the normal time frame is between eight to ten. But most important of all is how you feel after sleeping on your mattress. Do you feel relaxed and rested? Or are you sore and achy and still tired? If this describes you in the morning then you should consider purchasing a new mattress. Having a high quality mattress can make it easier to fall asleep and easier to wake up in the morning. Sleep plays a huge part in our level of wellness which means having a good mattress is paramount to being healthy.
Visit our store located at 855 Boston Post Rd West Haven, CT, 06516 for a wide selection of mattresses that we've procured through our liquidation efforts as well as straight from factories.