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Not Getting the Right Measurements

Top 3 Worst Mistakes When Buying Office Furniture

1. Not Getting the Right Measurements

When it comes to buying office furniture, the first mistake a person can make is not getting the right measurements of the office. Forgetting to measure properly can cause costly errors to be made in the floor plan and space design. When taking measurements, be sure to make a note of all entry ways, electrical outlets, doors, and windows. This will help your designers and shoppers purchase the right size furniture. Remember the idiom: measure twice, cut once.

2. Not Looking for Discounts

If you’re looking to furnish an office fast, it may seem easier and more time efficient by just purchasing office furniture from your local mega chain store. However, these outlets often over-charge or have limited selections, causing you to lose money in the long run. The best place to look for discounts and to shop is online. When you shop online, you have a greater chance of finding exactly what you need and at a price you like. If you need your furniture now, many retailers now offer fast nationwide shipping that includes installation as well.

3. Not Prepping the Area

After you’ve measured your office, shopped for discounts, and ordered your items, it’s time for your furniture to be delivered. Before it arrives, make sure to prep the area. Vacuum, mop, and dust where appropriate, and move any furniture that will be in the pathway of the deliverymen. Creating a safe and open space for your furniture to be delivered will ensure the installation goes quickly and smoothly. On delivery day, when an office isn’t prepared, mistakes can and will be made; furniture that isn’t properly secured can be damaged, and installation takes longer.

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Posted by James Wilkie

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