COVID19, also known as the novel coronavirus, is sweeping the globe with wide-ranging health effects for thousands of people. As the virus continues to spread and develop, governments, health professionals, and scientists like epidemiologists are providing support and advice on how to best guard against this new threat.
While there’s plenty of info on how to protect yourself outdoors, there isn’t much info on how to prepare your home. We wanted to deliver that crucial advice and compiled this list of tips for keeping your home healthy and COVID19-free.
COVID19: A Crash Course
COVID19 is a coronavirus, characterized by its spiky outer appearance. The virus primarily attacks the lungs and airways, making it especially dangerous for those with pre-existing respiratory injuries or conditions.
For most, the virus is mild and poses no threat besides a few uncomfortable days of sickness, but society’s most vulnerable are at considerable risk of needing emergency medical attention.
Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Cough (dry being the most common)
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
The virus will typically last longest on surfaces made of metal and plastic like railings and door handles.
As a result, governments around the globe are implementing emergency measures to slow the spread of the virus, including banning large gatherings, administering thousands of tests, and encouraging isolation. Many people are self-isolating and even working from home to stop the spread.
Working from home doesn’t necessarily mean safe, though, so adhering to the following tips could help you stay safe indoors.
Tips For Home Health During The COVID19 Pandemic
Regularly Clean Your Phone
Your phone is one of the dirtiest surfaces you come into contact with daily. People constantly check their phones, after touching doorknobs, keyboards, and other often-touched surfaces. This makes phones prime real estate for germs.
Many people will also touch their phones after washing their hands, hosting the same germs they just washed off. Thus, it’s important to regularly disinfect your phone to prevent this.
The way you clean your phone should be informed by the way your phone is made. Some phones use oil-resistant coatings on their phones (including iPhones), making harsh cleaning solutions not ideal. For phones like this, a half and half solution of rubbing alcohol and water may do the trick.
Clean & Disinfect High Traffic Surfaces
Like your phone, certain areas of your home are touched a lot, making them high-risk surfaces. Think your fridge handle, doorknobs, TV remotes, and other surfaces. You should put special emphasis on the surfaces that are touched right after coming into the house. That means your front door, counter, keys, etc. Other surfaces to disinfect include:
- Bathroom counters
- Game controllers
- Light switches
While the coronavirus does not linger on surfaces for very long, these surfaces may have the highest risk of infecting you or the people living in your home. First, you will want to clean these surfaces with soap, making sure not to miss any spots. Then, simple cleaning tools like disinfectant wipes and spray should be enough to kill the virus. Regularly disinfect these surfaces if possible to reduce the chances of contracting the virus.
Clean Your Clothes Often
While you may be keeping your skin from touching certain surfaces, it’s nearly impossible to keep your clothes from touching surfaces. To combat this, simply clean your clothes regularly, perhaps slightly more often than usual. Regular washing and drying cycles are mostly effective against viruses and bacteria.
Wear A Protective Mask If Coughing Or Sneezing
There is an epidemic of healthy people taking masks, which is making life more difficult for those who are infected or work in healthcare. However, if you are coughing or sneezing, it may be a good idea to use a mask. The mask can help keep the virus from spreading into the air and onto surfaces.
Regularly Disinfect Your Devices
Your devices (laptops, phones, tablets) are likely filthy. It’s estimated that Americans touch their phones over 2500 times a day, which means that many of the germs that we come into contact with every day are transferred onto our phones. To mitigate this, regularly disinfect your phones, tablets, and other devices.
Each device is different, so be sure to consult the manuals of each device to see the best way to clean them. Using the wrong chemicals may damage the screen or other components.
Stay Up To Date With Government Agencies
During the pandemic, it’s extremely important that you stay informed on the latest news coming from trusted news outlets, medical authorities, and government agencies. These entities may announce new information, like financial assistance, new medical advice, or even a vaccine. Do your best to keep up to date with the latest news and updates to the pandemic.
Choose National Furniture Liquidators For Your Home!
Planning on staying home for the near future? Make sure you’re comfortable with El Paso’s best furniture, courtesy of National Furniture Liquidators! We are offering great deals on comfortable, durable, long-lasting, and stylish furniture. Visit our store today!The World’s Most Expensive Furniture
If you know anything about National Furniture Liquidators, it’s that we have quality furniture at quality prices. We believe furniture shouldn’t have to cost a fortune, but that got us wondering—what is the most expensive furniture you can by? Well, we found some and let’s just say…you may be just as shocked at these prices as we are
1) Pininfarina’s Aresline Xten Office Chair – $1.5 million
Pininfarina is the design company behind some of Ferrari’s most jaw dropping cars. But one day, for whatever reason, they decided they’d try their hand at an office chair. But for $1.5 million, we probably wouldn’t even think about sitting in it.
2) The Badminton Chest – $36.7 million
Officially the most expensive furniture in the world, the Badminton Chest was designed by thirty different people and took 6 years to be fully built. The craftmanship is top-tier and includes some of the finest precious stones in the world. All for the low, low price of nearly $37 million. We’d call that a bargain!
3) Solid Gold Stool – $1.3 million
Stools can be uncomfortable after long periods of sitting, but would solid gold make it feel better? Probably not, but sitting on that much money has to feel pretty good, we’d imagine.
4) Ruijssenaars Magnetic Floating Bed – $1.6 million
So we all had dreams we were floating, but what if you were floating while dreaming? Architect Janjaap Rujissenaar thought it would be a great idea, and built a bed that can float 40 cm off the ground and stay afloat under 900 kg of weight. That’s nearly a ton! You’ll just need about 67 Toyota Camry’s worth of money to afford it.
Furniture for the Regular People
So if those prices seem ridiculous and astronomical, you’re not alone. If you’d like quality furniture without paying the price of a supercar, National Furniture Liquidators is the place for you. Contact us today to get the best deals on the best furniture!Tips for Protecting Your Furniture from the Weather, Pets, and More!
Our 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!Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom… So Perfect, You Might Want to Move In
Becoming a homeowner means welcoming your home to those who’ve welcomed you to theirs throughout the years. Be it your big sister, your parents, cousins from out of town, or your best friend who always gave up her bed when you needed a place to stay for the night. Think of a guest bedroom as a mini hotel. You want it to receive a 5-star review and you want guests to rave about their amazing stay. It might seem like a daunting task or one you’re not entirely up for but we promise you, if you follow these simple tips, creating the perfect guest bedroom will be a breeze.
1. Keep It Comfortable With the Bedding
Think pillows and fuzzy blankets. Follow the model of your favorite hotel and add enough pillows that a few will end up on the floor or by the feet and incorporate sheets that make you so cozy, you’ll wonder why you don’t have the same in your own bedroom. Once you’ve created the perfect bed, adding furniture around it will be the next step.
2. Add a Nightstand With an Alarm and Charging Station
Having a nightstand in a guest bedroom is important because many times your guests need to set an alarm and a place to charge their cell phones. Not only that, but it gives them a place to put a glass of water as they recharge from their long drive. Consider also adding a lamp, a frame or two, and a vase for flowers.
3. Make Sure There are Mirrors
Whether guests are staying for a weekend or a week, having a full-length mirror in the room makes it easier for them to prepare for the day. You might even want to add a smaller mirror on the wall. This will be beneficial if you have two people staying in the room so that they each have a place to get ready.
4. Hang Some Pictures On the Walls
The decor is what will truly make the room come alive. It’s also what will make your guests feel more at home. We suggest choosing a large painting or frame to make that the centerpiece then adding two or three smaller ones. Have fun with your decorations but make them pieces that anyone staying over would enjoy.
Bonus: Give it a Test Run!
Before the arrival of your guests, sleep in the bedroom for a night. See what it feels like falling asleep and waking up. This will allow you to determine what’s right, what’s missing, what you like, what you don’t like, and any other changes you’ll want to make before it’s ready for guests.
Find everything you’ll need and more right here at National Furniture Liquidators! Our affordable selection of beds, nightstands, decor, and lamps and rugs will make putting together your ideal guest bedroom easy and fun. If you have a vision in mind of what you’d like to create, present it to us and we’ll guide you in the right direction. Visit us today!Great Finds You Can Get at a Furniture Store
Visiting a furniture store is actually pretty fun if you think about it. There are so many possibilities and creative ways you can decorate your home, it makes these trips super exciting. While we all know you can find the basics at a furniture store, like beds, dining tables, and couches, you can also find so many other useful, and albeit cute, things at one as well. At National Furniture Liquidators, we have a wide variety of furniture for you to choose from. Let’s go over some of the unique things you can find at a furniture store.
Lamps and Decor
Every great room needs great lighting, which is we carry a variety of styles, colors, and sizes of lamps. Whether you need a chic desk lamp for your home office or a nice and tall one for your living room, we’ve got you covered.
We also sell other kinds of decor, like pictures, paintings, and vases. Styling your house doesn’t have to be hard when you have options like these.
When we think of buying new furniture for our homes, we almost rarely think about an office. In fact, home offices are usually an afterthought, like when we spontaneously start working for home or decide to turn a bedroom into an office after one of our kids moves out. Desks, shelves, cabinets, and more can really make an office come to life.
Rugs look good on just about everything; wood floors, tile, and even carpet! Whether you need a rug that’ll protect your carpet from spills and mishaps or one that will breathe new life into a room, we’ve got you covered. Bright, striped, dark, and everything in between; we have it all in our furniture store.
When we move into new houses, we usually expect there to be ceiling fans and lights in every room, but many older homes aren’t built with them or the capability to install them. Pendant lights are a fashionable way to make any room in your house shine without putting too much strain on your ceiling. They also provide a fun and easy way to add your own style to any room.
Quality Furniture Store in El Paso
If you are in the El Paso area and are in need of a much-needed upgrade in your home, stop by our furniture store! We have affordable, high-quality furniture that can last you a lifetime. Call us today for more information!The Importance of Good Mattresses
Sleep. Everyone needs it, but too many people do not get enough of it and 90 percent of those that are not sleeping well at night blame their mattress. Good mattresses are important because they help you get better sleep at night, which has numerous benefits for when you’re awake. If you’re in need of a new mattress, National Furniture Liquidators has many options for you to choose from. Here’s how to find the best mattress for you.
Go Out and Look for the Mattress of Your Dreams
You spend a lot of your life sleeping. Therefore, it makes sense that you should do your research when finding the right place to get a restful night. However, unlike most purchases these days, this one cannot be done online. That is because you have to lay on the mattresses to feel them and decide if you are comfortable. Everyone has a different definition of comfortable because they have different pressure points. Regardless of which mattress you ultimately decide to buy, make sure that it does not sag. Sagging is bad for your back.
You cannot try out mattresses by looking at a picture on a computer screen. You need to go to the store and play Goldilocks. Try out all the different mattresses in the store until you find the one that is just right. Then, ask about the warranty and have it delivered to your home as actually sleeping on the beds in the store is frowned upon.
Additional Mattress Tips
When it comes to the box spring, either get rid of it completely or replace it each time you replace your mattress. On average, you should get a new mattress every eight to 10 years. The same is true of the box spring. Moreover, vintage is not a word that should be associated with mattresses. After all, do you really want to be sleeping on someone else’s old bed?!
If you have allergies, be sure to check the mattress labels when you are shopping and buy a good hypoallergenic mattress cover. Also, if you are sharing your sleeping quarters with someone else, you may want to consider purchasing a mattress that lets the two of you pick your own firmness so that you are both comfortable. There are also beds available that limit the amount of motion you and/or your partner feels when the other moves in his or her sleep.
Finally, do not give in too fast to the notion that you bought the wrong mattress. Give yourself a week to get used to your new digs. If you are still tossing and turning with bags under your eyes, call and arrange for a return or exchange.
If you are in the market for a new mattress and are in the El Paso area, try out the the sleeping arrangements at National Furniture Liquidators.