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Furniture Maintenance: How to Keep Your Furniture Clean and Intact Forever

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We at National Furniture Liquidators not only want you to get high-quality furniture from us, but also maintain it for years to come. That’s why we thought we’d go over the basics of furniture care, so life doesn’t take too much of a toll on your beautiful furniture. 

Heat = Damage 

Heat is one of the most common causes of furniture damage. Spilling hot beverages, forgetting about hot mugs and irons, and other forms of heat can warp or melt the furniture that it’s on, which makes the furniture deformed and less useful. Never put extremely hot items on your furniture, because it can be the quickest way to turn your beautiful furniture into a nightmare. 

Mold and Mildew

Just like heat, excess water can also be a huge problem for your furniture, especially if it is wooden. Water, if left unchecked, can breed fungi and mold onto your furniture, which looks terrible and can be hazardous to your own health. To get rid of fungi or mold, make sure the room the furniture is in is as dry as possible. A humid room will activate and accelerate mold spores, but once the room is dry, they become dormant. Making the room very cold will also make the spores dormant, and then the mold can be safely removed. Generally, you want your furniture in a cool, dry area to have the best results. If your furniture is leather, be sure to wipe up water as soon as it is spilled; otherwise, it can discolor the leather and it will be an eyesore.

Wax On, Wax Off

The same way you’d give your care or your body regular maintenance, your furniture needs regular maintenance too. We recommend waxing your furniture once a year, to rejuvenate it from the use that it has to undergo throughout the year. Also, it’s important to regularly flip or rotate your furniture. This is because sunlight can also slowly make colors fade, so you’ll want to move your furniture periodically so any fading or discoloration over time is even on your furniture. 

Move With Care 

When moving your furniture around (especially heavy furniture), make sure you don’t move it incorrectly and torque the joints and screws in the process. This can significantly weaken the integrity of your furniture, and increase the chances of it breaking and needing professional repair or downright replacement. Ask for help if you need to move furniture, be it for a remodel or just for spring cleaning. 

If you have questions about your furniture care or are in the market for new furniture, National Furniture Liquidators can be your one-stop-shop for all things furniture. Call us today or stop by to see what we can do for you!

Mistakes to Avoid When Making Your Home Office

Woman has an important phone call in her well furnished home office

So you’re thinking about working from home, and want to know what you need to make your own home office? Well, you’re certainly not alone, as 5.2 percent of people in the U.S now work from home, up from 3.3 percent two decades ago. That’s over 8 million people! However, the same way an employer may think about the layout of the office to increase productivity, you’ll need to make those same considerations when making your own office. Mistakes can make you uncomfortable, less inspired, and even make you less productive in the long run. Here are just a few of the mistakes you’ll want to avoid as you craft your home office:

#1. Treating it like a traditional office

Just because it’s an office, doesn’t mean it has to be bland and uncomfortable like one. There’s no reason why adding a little color and personality to your space shouldn’t be allowed; on the contrary, making your space personal can lead to more productive and creative work sessions. You’ll also need to consider comfort, since you’ll be by yourself for extended periods of time. A home office should be just that—a mix between a home and an office. We have a number of options for your work space, so be sure to check out our options to see what works best for you and your style.

#2. Not Getting Away From Distractions

The worst thing you can do when considering your home office is to not make a space for yourself. Trying to have your office in the kitchen or dining room, for example, will just lead to distractions and loss of productivity. Try to find a small space to yourself that you can use, or even use the guest room from time to time when you don’t have any guests. Just make sure you have a place you can be left alone for extended periods, so your family and friends don’t drive you crazy when you try to work. 

#3. Ignoring Storage

Anyone who’s worked in a traditional office knows that a lot of work often means a lot of paperwork and items you’ll need to keep track of. The same goes for your home office, but this is often neglected or is an afterthought for most people considering a home office. Always make sure you consider storage, because clutter can lead to lost productivity because you can’t find what you need in a sea of papers and sticky notes. In addition to chairs, desks, and lighting, we also have a number of storage options to fit your design and storage needs.

Want to hear more mistakes people make when making their office, or hear what we have to offer for your office project? Call us today or visit us to see what we can do for you!

Hosting a Summer Party With the Right Outdoor Furniture

 

summer party

Summer is here El Paso! If you’re planning an outdoor gathering, it’s time to get your backyard ready. We’ve mapped out the key furniture pieces that will provide your guests with a place to enjoy themselves. So whether you’re planning a small intimate get-together or a large birthday bash with friends and family, your backyard will be ready for the fun.    

Outdoor Dining Tables

When there’s food involved, you definitely want to provide a comfortable place for eating. Sure it’s possible to stand and eat but why not give your guests a table big enough for everyone! An outdoor dining table is the best way to ensure your family and friends can enjoy that T-bone steak you’re going to grill for them or the messy burger that they’ll create from all the topics you’ve laid out.

Fire Pit Chairs

A fire pit is the perfect summer staple. Who doesn’t love a s’more on a hot summer night? If you have a fire pit, consider adding some chairs around it. This way your guests can enjoy the sights of the flames as they catch up with a friend they haven’t seen in a while.  

Outdoor Sectional

To truly bring the party outdoors you’ll want to add a nice outdoor sectional. Creating a living room-esque backyard involves a comfortable sectional with some throw pillows and a large ottoman for support. For full party mode, consider adding a square cocktail table where guests can put down their drinks.

Have Fun With Your Backyard This Summer

Summer is the best time to show off your backyard so why not have as much fun as possible with it. Hang some LED string lights, invest in an outdoor sound system, add some plants, and take your backyard to the level with the furniture and decor. 

National Furniture Liquidators has everything your backyard needs at prices no other furniture store in El Paso can beat. So even if you’ve decided last minute that you want to throw your spouse a surprise birthday party and are rushing to get the backyard ready, we can help you find the perfect pieces and deliver them just in time. 

Come visit our showrooms in El Paso and Albuquerque today!

Tips for Protecting Your Furniture from the Weather, Pets, and More!

living room furnitureOur furniture can see a lot of wear and tear over the years. If you’re the type of person who likes to see their furniture last for years to come–as we’re sure most people are–you’re always looking for ways to preserve the beautiful pieces of furniture that you love. These tips, brought to you by us here at National Furniture Liquidators, can help you take care of the furniture you love and preserve the pieces you want to keep for years to come.

Tip #1: Keep Your Sofas Clean

We spend a lot of time on our sofas. From watching our favorite movies to eating food and cuddling with our pets (though hopefully not at the same time), our sofas see a lot of wear and tear over the years from our frequent use. Keeping them clean, using blankets or covers while eating or spending quality time with your pet, and getting them deep cleaned after major spills can all help to prolong their lifespans.

Tip #2: Protect Your Outdoor Furniture from the Weather

Outdoor furniture is often used less than any other piece of furniture but they often get the most damage. From crazy weather patterns to pets and wild animals such as birds and squirrels can all have negative impacts on our furniture. For better furniture protection, it’s ideal to cover each piece when you’re not using them, store them somewhere safe during the winter, and to make sure everything is held down properly during some of El Paso’s notorious wind storms. This way, you can reduce the damage done to your outdoor furniture no matter the weather.

Tip #3: Protect and Preserve Wooden Furniture

Over time, wooden furniture can become scratched, faded, and dull. Using protective covers and hardwood oils and finishes can protect the furniture from future damages while also restoring its current shine and glamour.

Tip #4: Buy Furniture From a Trustworthy Furniture Seller

The point of purchase is just as important in how long your furniture survives as maintaining it over the years. Reputable furniture stores will be able to sell you the best of the best in furniture, meaning that you can rest assured knowing you’re getting high-quality, long-lasting furniture.

Visit National Furniture Liquidators Today!

If you’re in the market for high-quality furniture, visit National Furniture Liquidators in El Paso today! We carry a wide selection of beautiful, affordable furniture for all rooms of your home. Visit us or check out our selection online today!

Mistakes to Avoid When Furnishing a Kid’s Bedroom

Buying your kids furniture to decorate their room can be a great deal of fun. There are so many colors, styles, and themes to choose from. However, there are plenty of mistakes you need to avoid. When you shop at National Furniture Liquidators, our helpful showroom experts can help you choose the right furnishings so you avoid the classic mistakes.

Take Measurements

The biggest mistake you can make when buying kids furniture is going to the furniture store without measurements. Even if you are going to just browse, the first step should always be measuring your kid’s room. Be sure to measure the doorway as well to make sure the furniture will fit when bringing it into the room. When browsing the possibilities be sure to check to see if large items can be assembled in the room. The last thing you want to do is take a piece of furniture home only to find out it doesn’t fit in the room.

Not Involving the Kids

A lot of parents decide to visit the furniture without the kids. The convenience of kid free shopping is alluring but could end wrong. The nagging and fussiness you are trying to avoid may go on for years if you end up choosing kids furniture that your children just don’t like. On top of that, kids can often help make the right choice when it comes to a big selection.

Don’t Forget the Little Things

Another big mistakes parents make is forgetting about the smaller decor items. After the kids furniture budget has been spent on a bed, dresser, and desk parent’s sometimes forget about wall hangings, bookshelves, a toy box and other such smaller items that give the room character and organization.

Too Much Focus on Price

When parents focus too much on the price they may end up with low-quality items. At worst, the kids’ furniture they end up could even be faulty or unsafe. When finding the right pieces it’s important to think about quality as well. Be sure that items will not tip easily. Be sure to also make sure the furniture will not fall apart easily exposing sharp edges.

Don’t Focus on Fads

It is also important not to focus too much on fads. You don’t want the furniture to go out of style before your kids can outgrow it. Picking the right furniture means not only looking at durability and price but also design. Be sure to pick items that are timeless.

Visit National Furniture Liquidators Today

If you need to furnish your children’s room be sure to visit our showroom today. We have a wide selection of many styles and price points. You are sure to find what you need for your budget and style.

Cheap Furniture Only Has To Mean Low Prices, Not Low Quality!

Modern kitchen and living room cheap furnitureWhen you hear someone talk about cheap furniture, you probably picture something that is falling apart at the seams. This might be the context of their conversation, but maybe it’s not. Maybe they are not talking about the quality, but mean the price instead. Determining which one will definitely be important to you if you are looking for affordable furniture for your new home. If you are in the El Paso area, National Furniture Liquidators can help you find cheap furniture that will truly make your home look amazing.

Research And You Shall Find!

Many people are on the quest for affordable furniture because a lot of it on the market is super expensive and designer-made. The truth is that you can find nice-looking, quality furniture at a fraction of the cost if you do your research well in your local area. The right company will be able to give you a fantastic deal on furniture to complete your new or redesigned home. You shouldn’t have to stress about spending an arm and a leg when there are plenty of ways to knock down the cost on what you want. There are definitely ways to work with local warehouses in order to get a deal and get your home looking absolutely amazing.

A Warehouse Will Have Everything!

If you visit a furniture warehouse, chances are they are going to have just about anything you could possibly imagine or want for your home. From beds and dressers to sofas and storage, a warehouse will give you so many options you might be a little overwhelmed. You can prepare for your warehouse visit by making a list of everything you are wanting for your home. You can organize this however you want such as with a general list or furniture by room. This is just a great way for you to be prepared when it comes to searching around the store for exactly what you want. Being overwhelmed is the last thing you want when you could instead be enjoying picking out new furniture for your home.

We Want You To Have The Best

Our team at National Furniture Liquidators has been operating in the El Paso area since 1990. We know the importance of having a home that looks nice and put together in a way that you would want to show off. Our goal has always been to provide our customers with quality furniture at an affordable price. We offer a wide selection of quality furniture for every part of your home including bedrooms, living rooms, movie rooms, and much more. The best thing about us is that we carry a ton of stock, so chances are you will find everything you want at our store the first time around. Decorating for a home is exciting and we want to help you have the best experience possible.

Call National Furniture Liquidators Today!

Cheap furniture doesn‘t have to mean low quality, it just has to mean low price! With our team that’s exactly what you will get: high quality at low prices. If you would like more information on how we can assist you with finding furniture that you will love, please do not hesitate to contact us today!

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  • We needed a houseful of furniture after moving to El Paso. A kind neighbor recommended National Furniture Liquidators to us and we decided to give them a shot. We were immediately greeted politely and they were a big help at selecting our furniture. We got the best prices on everything we needed! Nobody beats Shorty!

  • Their prices on good quality furniture are the best. And they even delivered and set up my living and dining areas. And so friendly.

  • I furnished my entire apartment with National. At first I was only going to get my living room set up. But the prices and terms there were so outstanding, I was able to get everything I needed. I am so happy with my furniture!

  • Whenever we need to whenever we need more furniture, we shop at National Furniture Liquidators almost exclusively. They have the best prices and brands and a great selection. And with their recent expansion the selection is even more incredible. Have their staff is very friendly and helpful too.

  • I am very happy with the sectional I got at National Furniture Warehouse. And the staff was very helpful too. The guy who helped me even helped me assemble my furniture. Great bunch of people.

  • We were so very happy when our furniture arrived. Everyone we dealt with at National Furniture Warehouse was exceptional. This was my first time going there. But I know it will not be my last. They have a huge variety and selection, at great prices.

Contact Us Today!

If you have questions, feel free to give us a call, and if you’re in the market for new furniture, visit one of our many locations. We promise you won’t be disappointed with the selection of furniture and the personalized care from our employees that is available for you. Call today!