Surplus Furniture Blog
Whether you’re living in a tiny apartment with limited space or in a sprawled-out home, storage is something we never seem to have enough of. Lately there has been a shift in focus towards smaller spaced living further reinforcing the importance of maximizing your space while tapping into smart and creative ways to achieve this. One of the most efficient ways is through proper storage and we’re pleased to offer a few tips.
Tip 1: Don’t Underestimate Your Bed
The bedroom is where you spend most of your time sleeping however, it’s also a great place for storage. Why not maximize your space by purchasing a storage bed?
Although it may not be Feng Shui and some experts may cringe at the idea of storing items under your bed, if you are lacking space, a storage bed is an efficient way to save space and take control of your inventory. Ideal for small starter apartments, modern storage beds come in a range of designs from very basic with clean lines to more luxe, upholstered options. Enter Surplus Furniture & Mattress:
This is a contemporary style luxurious chocolate finished three-drawers chest bed made with wooden frame. The lavish bookcase headboard combines modest with contemporary design and solid wooden detailing. The elegantly designed storage drawers give your bedroom additional space along with a simplified design. Striking and cozy this twin storage bed will enhance the beauty of your bedroom and it is a perfect choice for youth.
Tip 2: Choose a bedroom set that has enough storage
Aside from the style of your home and your personal style, functionality is key when choosing a bedroom set. Look for adequate storage so that you can declutter; Your bedroom is a sanctuary and having clutter will only affect the romance and feel of a room. This Harlinton 6-piece grey bedroom set from the Signature Design by Ashley, is urban chic and equipped with ample storage space for your clothing and accessories. The nightstand has quick-access drawers to store your bedtime essentials. To top it off, it is also equipped with a power cord and two USB charging stations for easy access to power.
Tip 3: Make use of your Coffee Table
Coffee tables are not just a pretty accessory! They’re perfect for storing and displaying your favorite magazines, household ornaments and small items. Opt for our Hatsuko Dark Brown Lift Top coffee table; With its clean lines and chic style, this coffee table is contemporary style at its finest. Dark finish pairs nicely with brushed-nickel-tone hardware, while roomy lower shelf offers ample space and keeps tabletop free of clutter. The Additional storage under lift-top surface makes this an exceptional space saver.
Tip 4: The Only Way is Up
When space is limited, look for tall and narrow dressers or armories and corner cabinets so that your space will look less cluttered and you can move around more. Add the perfect corner piece to any room with this versatile cappuccino accent etagere complete with five tray style shelves. This contemporary piece adds additional display space as well as compliments any décor in your home.
Space does not have to be a luxury, with these simple tips you can enjoy your living quarters without having to compromise too much on your precious belongings.
When it comes to off-road biking, 12-year-old Kaiden Trudel Whan is no stranger to success! With so many trophies in so many BMX competitions, it’s no wonder that Kaiden is well on his way to championship status.
This weekend was a winning one for Kaiden; On Friday June 29th, he won first place at the Race For Life. On Saturday June 30th he came in second at the Gold Cup qualifier and placed first over all in the provincial qualifiers in Gananoque. Kaiden also placed first in the Kingston provincial qualifiers on Sunday July 1st.
Kaiden is currently leading in the points race for his age group of 12-year-old novices and just last weekend Kaiden was in Milton, Ontario finishing 2nd in his first ever qualifier. With two more victories Kaiden will move up to the intermediate division and on August 1st he will be competing in the nation’s capital and Nepean Ontario, for the final qualifiers for the national championship.
Surplus Furniture & Mattress is extremely proud to sponsor Kaiden Trudal Whan & Kingston BMX Racing Club. We wish them continued success as they bike their way to the top.
*Pictured in the Kingston Ontario store with sales staff Bryan Colicchio (L) and Andrea Bolton (R)
Warranties are a funny thing; most of us scoff at the cost of a warranty at the time of purchase, thinking “what could possibly happen”, or “warranties never seem to cover anything if something does happen” so we smile while declining to purchase the extended warranty. However, it’s a decision we always regret when something does happen, and we hear those fateful words “Did you purchase the extended warranty?”.
According to Forbes, furniture is one of the largest purchases you will make, next to a home, car, retirement and education. And while we purchase insurances and warranties for each of these, why do we continue to ignore the warranty for our furniture?
Now it is true, not all warranties are created equal, and there is some diligence required on behalf of the consumer when it comes to taking full advantage of the warranty. So, let’s take a few minutes to discuss with one of our top DM (District Manager’s) what options are available when it comes to protecting one of your largest purchases.
Question 1. What’s the Difference Between the Manufacturer’s Warranty versus Extended Warranty?
DM: When purchasing furniture, there are a few options available for warranty. Unless stated, all upholstery purchases come with a standard one-year manufacturer’s warranty. This covers anything manufacture related, like if the frame breaks or if the fabric separates at the seams. Surplus Furniture is excited to offer the Total Care Protection Plan, which covers any accidental cut, rips, stains or burns. We also have additional plans that cover springs, frames and reclining mechanisms for the next 5 years. All the customer has to do is contact the warranty company provided in the protection plan kit.
Question 2. Can we purchase the warranty after the purchase?
DM: No. You can only purchase the warranty at the time of purchase. One big factor to consider is optics; if you initially refuse the warranty, but then purchase it at a later date and immediately file a claim afterwards, it appears to the manufacturer that you only purchased the warranty in order to cover a claim.
Question 3. Can you register your Protection Plan online?
DM: Yes. This is a common mistake from customers. When you purchase the Total Care Protection Plan, one of the first things the customer should do is register the plan online. That way all their information is registered and stored should they need to make any warranty claims at a later date.
Question 4. So a customer purchases the Total Care Protection Plan, registers it online and now something has happened and they need to make a claim. What steps do they take?
DM: All the customer needs to do is contact the 1-800 number provided on the protection plan kit immediately. Follow the directions over the phone or on the kit. Once the claim has been approved, the store can look after replacement or repairs of the components.
Question 5. What happens if I am a pet owner?
DM: Surplus Furniture is pleased to offer the 5 Year Total Care VIP Pet Protection Plan, which covers all unintentional and accidental damage from handling as well as damages caused by pets.
Question 6. What’s included in the Protection Kit?
DM: The Total Care Kit comes with the following:
1) A leather protector & conditioner to prevent leather from drying and cracking
2) A cream polish to give your wood surfaces a clean shine
3) A scratch guard to protect the wood furniture against scratches, and
4) Amodex ink & stain remover.
In addition, the kit comes with a detailed protection plan/service agreement number with details on the coverage and instructions on registering your warranty. You must keep that document as well as your original invoice should you have to file a claim.
Buying furniture shouldn’t be a stressful process. Customers should know that once they make their purchase, Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse will always be at their service to help with any concerns or questions. It’s this confidence and trust that we want to instill on our customers.
One of the benefits of shopping at Surplus Furniture & Mattress is the simplicity of it all. Our hassle-free and no-frills approach combined with our ability to offer a highly competitive pricing makes shopping at our stores a satisfying experience. At Surplus Furniture you won’t have to worry about hidden costs or even wonder who’s paying for all that fancy showroom displays with all the bells and whistles. What you see is what you get…and what you get is simply the lowest possible price on brand name good quality furniture.
But there’s more…Let’s face it--shopping is always better when you know you’ve received the best deal on the product you love. It’s even better when can walk into a store with a competitor flyer and know you are getting more than a price match. With our iSave Best Price Guarantee, shopping at Surplus Furniture couldn’t be better.
Here are a few things that you should know about our iSave Best Price Guarantee:
1. It’s a guarantee—This is not a gimmick. With iSave we stand by our promise to save you money on our in-stock merchandise.
2. We offer competitive pricing guaranteed. We will beat the in-stock advertised price of all local competitors by 5% - not just price matching you actually save 5%.
3. A flyer is all you need—Walk into our store with a local flyer (mobile or printed) and our sales associates will take care of the rest.
4. We make it easier, convenient and hassle-free for you to shop with us. With our same day delivery on all in-stock items, 100% FREE layaway as well as our flexible payment and financing options, there is no reason not to shop at Surplus Furniture! We believe in providing the best customer service while making sure you save!
Wondering how you can save? Here are three ways you can:
1. Visit any of our store locations across Canada
2. Sign up for our newsletter for exclusive deals
Maximize a room’s style with a well-placed mirror. Mirrors are a low-cost accessory that you can buy for your home, office, or shop. Interior decorators insist that a mirror completes the look of a room. They reflect light, open spaces and generally make a room look better. Mirrors, come in a variety of styles and personalities, so make sure you select the mirror that matches your room style. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and frames. The selection is extensive, so you won’t leave empty-handed.
Is a mirror really that important in a room? The answer is YES! Here are the benefits of having one or more mirrors in a room:
Create the illusion of space.
Mirrors are cunning and can deceive the eye. A well-placed mirror can help give the appearance of more space. They can enhance something or deflect attention away from something. Awkward spaces, such as rooms with sloping ceilings or gaps can be repurposed with the right mirror. If your room has no windows, then a mirror is a great substitution. Did you know that mirrors can boost the atmosphere of your space? Place a large mirror against a wall during an event, and you can effectively create the illusion that there are more guests at the gathering.
Simply place a mirror opposite, or next to a window to increase the natural light cast into the room. The mirror will harness the daylight and provide a brighter space. They effectively double your light source. If your space is cavernous and lacking in light, then place the mirror next to a lamp. You can even use mirrors outside to expand the horizon of an enclosed garden, or to catch a glimpse of wildlife, or to create the illusion of more greenery. The more natural light that enters your space, will save you on electrical costs.
In rooms with no fireplace or mantelpieces, a mirror is a great tool for dictating the centre of the room. A mirror with an ornate frame works just as well as a painting when it comes to decorating your home. Plus, be bold, try a different shape for the mirror. Sometimes a mirror with an unusual shape can provide a great wow-factor to a room.
Hide imperfections in a room.
If a wall in your home has an unsightly hole, paint scratch, or discolored paint, just hang a beautiful mirror in that spot and it immediately hides that imperfection. If you need a large wall area to cover, place an oversize mirror to do the trick.
Of all the benefits of a mirror, the most important one is its functional use. You use a mirror to check on yourself before leaving the house, for your grooming rituals, etc. Make sure that you clean your mirror periodically.
So now you have purchased your mirror. Now what to do? Here are a few tips for hanging your mirror.
Before hanging your mirror, make sure you know what will be reflected in it. For instance, do not hang directly in the path of the sun, as you may be blinded when entering a room. Or make sure it is not reflecting something unattractive, like the washroom.
Pick somewhere visually appealing, a mirror should always be hung at the appropriate height for the space. Unlike art, in most cases, mirrors should be hung at eye level.
Don’t be afraid of large mirrors, they create the illusion of space and depth, so they can make smaller rooms look and feel bigger. Full length mirrors leaning against a wall are always a decorative hit for tiny rooms.
Mirrors come in a variety of styles, modern, traditional, edgy and classic. It all depends on the frame, so consider what effect you want to create for your room.
Make sure you hang your mirror properly. A small nail hammered into the wall won’t cut it. User proper wall hooks or picture hangers (one on both ends). You want to ensure the mirror is flush against the wall. If the mirror is very heavy, have it hung by professionals. Mirrors that are not properly hung can be very dangerous.
Check out the wide variety of mirrors at Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse. Styles from Antique silver mirrors, cappuccino mirrors, Oak Wood Grain Mirrors, Beaded Mirrors and much much more. All at an unbelievable price starting from only $48. In stock and ready for same day delivery.
Shop where it makes sense and save at Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse.
3590 Sleeper Sofa From Ashley Furniture!
Is your room tight on space? Do you have guests frequently stay over? Then perhaps you should replace your existing Sofa with a Sleeper Sofa?
But wait, what’s a sleeper sofa? It’s a sofa, with a pull-out queen size mattress and frame inside? Is it a sofa? Is it a bed? Good news, it’s both.
Check out the Charcoal Queen Sleeper Sofa from Ashley Furniture at Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse. With a sleek minimalist design, striking linear pose with track arms and crisp box cushions, this Ashley Furniture sleeper sofa is guaranteed to freshen up your space. This sleeper sofa has an upgraded queen memory foam mattress that makes your overnight guests much more comfortable.
- Corner-blocked frame
- Attached back and loose seat cushions
- High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber
- Polyester/nylon upholstery
- Exposed feet with faux wood finish
- Included bi-fold queen memory foam mattress sits atop a supportive steel frame
- Memory foam provides better airflow for a cooler night’s sleep
- Memory foam encased in damask ticking
5% Nylon / 95% Polyester
- Width: 82''
- Depth: 38''
- Height: 38''
- Weight: 189lbs
- Distance of opened sleeper to arm: 51''
- Seat height: 20''
- Seat depth: 21''
- Distance between arms: 69''
- Leg height: 3''
- Top of cushion to top of back: 19''
- Mattress Size: Width 60'' Depth 72'' Height 4.25''
- Minimum width of doorway for delivery: 32''
- Distance from end of sleeper to outside back: 89''
- Arm height: 26''
- Top of sleeper mattress to floor: 16''
- Carton: Width 82'' Depth 38'' Height 38''
Save at Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse with Factory Direct Prices! No money? No worries with our exclusive Free Layaway Program or Financing options! Have this brand name Ashley Sleeper Sofa delivered the Same Day only from Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse!
Mattresses, like anything else in your house, wears out over time. The problem is, there are no solid signs for replacing your mattress. For instance, it’s easy to tell if you need a new roof, or new running shoes. If your roof starts to leak, or your running shoes develop a tear, then it’s time to replace them. Easy. But your mattress could look fine, yet still need to be replaced.
We use our mattresses every day, approximately 1/3 of our lifetime. And year after year, your mattress is collecting dust mites, bacteria, mold and fungus. Multiplying. This accumulation can cause asthma, allergies, rashes, and respiratory issues. So it’s important to protect and keep your mattress clean with sheets, covers and protectors. Especially, since we can’t toss the mattress in a washing machine.
Did you know: the average person replaces their mattress every 9 years, some even keep their mattress for 20 years. Would your running shoes last 9 years?
It’s important to point out that all mattresses are different, so they wear out on their own time frame. No different than their owners. Overtime our bodies change, our needs change, and mattress technology improves.
Listen to your body.
If you struggle to get out of bed each morning, then your mattress may be the cause. For instance, if you are tossing and turning throughout the night, or waking up stiff and sore, then these are calling signs that your mattress has thrown in the towel. Take a moment and ask yourself these questions:
- Are you sleeping better (or worse) than one year ago?
- Are you waking up stiff and sore?
- Does your mattress show signs of wear and tear? (ie: sags, lumps, valleys, creakiness)
- Would a new mattress improve your sleep?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time for a new mattress. Take a look at your mattress tag, it’s recommended that if your mattress is more than 8 years old, then it’s time to replace. Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse has tons of Serta and Signature mattresses in stock ready for Same Day Delivery! So stop resisting-a-rest and hurry into our warehouse today and let one of our sleep experts help you find the perfect mattress set!
Financing Made Easy!
Need furniture today, but can't pay in full? At times, Financing can be confusing, and stressful. Equal payments, Deferred payments, interest fees, what does it all mean. At Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse, we simplify the process by providing our customers with a variety of options.
100% FREE Layaway!
As one option, you can choose 100% Free Layaway. Although not a Financing Plan, this payment option is the easiest for most customers. There is no interest fees, no admin fees, no storage fees, no credit check, flexible payment options, with a minimal down payment required. The only downside, is the fact that you cannot take furniture home until it has been paid for. So for instance, let's say you purchase a sofa, and place it on layaway. As a customer, you can choose the initial down payment to start (most customers will choose $20), then you choose the payment schedule and amounts (all based on your income). Once the sofa has been paid for, you can schedule to take it home. It's that easy.
Financing - Deferred Payment!
Can't wait to get your furniture? Then this financing option may be suited for you. Deferred payment, means you delay the payment to a later date. So if you know you can pay for the furniture within the next few months, then this option is great for you. There are three options for this payment plan, either 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. The 3 month term has no admin fee, the 6 month term has a $69 admin fee, and the 12 month term has a $149 admin fee. In that time, you can set your own payment schedule and amount, and there is no interest fees, as long as the full amount is paid before the end of the agreed upon term. Things to note, the admin fee cannot be rolled into the financing, so it must be paid (along with the tax) at the time of purchase. If the full amount is not paid within the time frame, than an interest fee of 19.4% is applied and backdated to the date of the initial purchase.
Financing - Equal Payment!
This financing option is great for customers that require a bit more structure and simplicity. The Equal Payment Plan, takes the cost of the furniture and divides it into easy monthly payments. The great part is, there are no interest fees. So there are four payment terms with this plan: you can choose a 3 month term (no admin fee), a 6 month term ($69 admin fee), a 12 month term ($149 admin fee), or an 18 month term ($149 admin fee). Please note, the admin fee cannot be rolled into the financing, and must be paid (along with the tax) at the time of purchase.
Applying for financing is a fast and easy process! We only need some basic information to fill out an application, and you can find out on the spot if you were approved! When approved you can pick up the furniture right away, or set up a delivery to have it in your house that night!
Financing is the best way to have your furniture the SAME DAY, but not pay for it for up to a full year! It’s the most fun way to shop, and that’s why we call it FUNANCE!
Introducing motion beds by Serta!!!! What fantastic news we have this month. Not only have we just introduced our NEW Serta Mattress Line (Exclusive to Surplus Furniture), we are also rolling out our NEW motion frame.
The NEW Serta Motion adjustable foundation allows you to adjust the head and foot of your mattress, so you can find the perfect level of comfort and support. This upgraded design features:
Wireless remote: allows you to easily raise and lower the head and foot of the mattress without the hassle of wires.
One-touch zero gravity: allows you to adjust your legs to a higher level than your heart helping relieve pressure off the lower back and promote circulation.
Easy Connect: Easily synchronizes two bases with one remote.
One-Touch Flat: Preset button that allows you to return to the base in a flat position.
Quiet Motor: Head and foot motors engineered to preserve a peaceful sleep environment by creating very little noise when activated.
The motion frames are available for Queen and King beds with mattresses to suit your needs and sleep preference. King motion provides optimum comfort for both sleepers. Both sides are adjustable and do not interfere with one another. They fit into all normal Complete Beds.
These bed frames are phenomenal. Come in to get a professional demonstration from our bed professionals. They will guide you into choosing the perfect sleeper to suit your needs.
Make sure you package this motion bed frame with one of our NEW Exclusive SERTA Mattresses for additional savings. They are a sleek looking hotel style, with a variety of comfort levels, ranging from Firm to Plush, with an amazing 10-year non-prorated warranty.
While in ask about our same day delivery on all in stock product, as well as our industry leading layaway plan. We have fantastic financing options to suit your budget, and the best customer service in town. Don’t hesitate to get yourself comfortable!
Choosing a new mattress is an important decision – you need to be absolutely certain that the mattress you pick is going to be suitable for you, as it could impact your sleep for the next ten or fifteen years! There are many mattress types and sizes of mattresses, so be prepared before you shop.
Know your Budget
The first thing you should do before you head out to shop for mattresses is know how much you're willing to spend. Check your local mattress stores' flyers or web sites to see what's on sale. Make notes of model names and numbers that are within your price range, and when you get to the store, ask to see those specific models.
Look for the Mattress Features, Not Names
Be aware, the name of the mattress means nothing, it's how the mattress is made that is important. So knowing what is inside the mattress is key, and will save you tons of money. You want to look for a quality made mattress at an unbelievable value. For instance, you don't want to pay nearly $3,000 for a Serta cool gel, micro pocket spring mattress set that's exclusive with one company, when you can get the same Serta cool gel micro pocket spring mattress set for $948 with another company.
The following provides basic information on the different types of mattresses available today so that you are better equipped to choose a mattress that meets your needs.
An innerspring mattress
An innerspring mattress uses a steel coil support system. Manufacturers offer several different types of spring systems, including units with springs connected into a single unit and individually wrapped pocketed coils. Spring shapes, designs, coil gauge, and number of coils in a mattress can vary. The innerspring is covered by padding or upholstery materials, which can include various foams, fiber, and additional layers of smaller steel springs. Coil count can be more arbitrary, but the idea is that the greater the number of coils, the more points of support and greater distribution, thus the better the bed can contour and support the sleeper.
Foam mattresses use one or more types of foam as the support system. The foam may be polyurethane foam, memory (or visco elastic) foam, or latex foam, and can contain gel or other materials. The foam used in such mattresses can be manufactured in a variety of shapes and densities to offer consumers a mattress that has different comfort, feel and heat dissipation features. Gel mattresses use a type of foam that contains gel in the product’s support system, upholstery layers, or both. The gel is added to the foam using different types of technology. The gel foam can offer consumers different comfort, feel and heat dissipation features.
Testing Your Mattress
In order for you to know how well you like a mattress, you must test it out in the store. Search around looking for mattresses that meet your criteria, and then lay on each to see how you like them.
- Lay on each mattress for at least 2-3 minutes, and up to 15. The floor models are out specifically for this reason, so don’t be hesitant to lay in the store for a bit.
- Test the mattress in several sleeping positions, several minutes in each position. Get a feel for how soft or firm it is.
- Try a firm, a plush, and a pillow-top mattress to get a feel for which type you prefer. Compare these types all within the same mattress brand to get the most accurate idea of which you like best.
- Although floor model mattresses are changed every few weeks, it is important to note, they are tested by customers on a daily basis, so sometimes they may seem softer than the model you receive at home (which is direct from the factory). So you will need to give your mattress a few weeks to soften to your dimensions.
So to recap, before purchasing your mattress set, make sure you do your research and compare the mattress features with the pricing. Make sure you are getting a top quality mattress set that fits your needs all within your budget. Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse carries the top brand names when it comes to mattresses, ranging from a basic inner spring to the top of the line Cool Gel Memory Foam.
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