Furniture Tips

  • 4 Quick & Easy Storage Tips For Your Space

    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.

  • 6 Things You Should Know About About Our Protection Plan

    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.

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    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.

  • 4 Things You Should Know About iSave

    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

    3. We’re social! We hope you are too—follow us on Instagram and Twitter, Like us on Facebook and stay informed!

  • Benefits of a Mirror

    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.

    Increase lighting.
    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.

    Focal Point
    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.

    Practical use.
    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.

    Consider reflection
    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.

    Placement
    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.

    Think Big
    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.

    Style
    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.

    Hang Properly
    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.

  • Fabric Sofas? With Pets and Kids?!?

    Feeling stuck with Leather?

    Many people automatically assume that they are limited to purchasing a leather sofa when they have kids/pets at home – even though they'd really love to have fabric. Of course leather seems to be the smartest and safest choice where messy fingers and dirty paws are at play.

    While leather seems to be the practical choice, I have some fantastic news to share!! You don't have to trade what you want for fear of soiled fabric. Surplus Furniture sells a fantastic extended fabric warranty that will put even the most doubtful customers at ease.

     

    Total Care VIP Pet (5 Year Full replacement)

    The Total Care VIP Plan combines the coverage of the Fabric, Leather and Wood Protection Plans in one. All stains including: Accidental damage from handling. Damage caused by pets. Dye transfer. Punctures, rips or burns. Liquid marks, rings or household heat marks. Gouges, dents, scratches or chips. Nail polish remover. Checking, cracking, bubbling or peeling of finish. Glass or mirror breakage, chipping or scratches. Coverage for structures and mechanisms: Breaking of frames, panels, springs or mechanisms. Failure of integral electrical components. Lifting of veneers. Warping. Loss of silvering on mirrors.

    Talk about total peace of mine knowing not only are you supplied with 5 years of great cleaning products, you also have a replacement warranty for the major stuff – rips, tears upset bellies and so much more.

    Visit one of our locations and have one of our knowledgeable sales associates explain even more benefits. Remember options are out there. Let us help you purchase what you really want!

  • Furniture Trends 2016

    It's the start of the year once again and aside from our personal goals, some of us would want to start anew when it comes to our living spaces.

    Modern interior design ideas are in a state of constant change. What was fresh and inspiring two years back may no longer be stylish and interesting today. Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse has listed some of this year's design trends. At the same time, there are certain styles that tend to stay, remain modern, interesting, and inspiring. With this in mind, we have come up with a list of resolutions straight from the heart of your home.

    Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 4.09.45 PM1. Multi-functionality

     We are always looking to save space so furniture that can be used for dual purposes are ideal. For instance, a futon that doubles as a bed, or a sofa that folds out into a bed. It all comes down to the way we can maximize our space, which let's face it, is getting more expensive.

     

    2. Mix and match

    Mismatched furniture has replaced the traditional lounge suite. Interior designers are even putting together clashing colours and looks, with layering patterned fabrics. Nowadays, it is perfectly acceptable to incorporate vintage and modern. Take this classic sofa style and these colourful ottomans as the examples.
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    3. Keeping it light

    Minimalism and light furniture that appears to float above the floor has the added advantage of making a small room look light and airy, and consequently more spacious. This will continue to be a strong trend in 2017 and is particularly best applied in the dining room.

     

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    Metallics like copper, bronze, and gold were all big in 2016 and are still right on trend this year.

    To sum up, 2016 was all about the blending of traditional, contemporary, and modern designs. The focus is comfort and functionalism with modernistic approach to home decorating. Will these trends continue in 2017. For more options, visit surplusfurniture.com.

  • Surplus Furniture Experience

    Why Shop at Surplus?

    Furniture is the third largest purchase you will make in your life; right up there with cars and houses. Finding the right items for you that will fit your home and your wallet is difficult to say the least! So why shop at Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse? The answer is – we make it simple.

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    Warehouse Environment
    Many retailers invest a lot of money into showcasing their products to the consumer, using fancy displays, complete with wall coverings and accessories. Now this model poses a few problems; one, these displays incur lofty costs which then get layered into the retail price of the products. And two, these showrooms reduce the size of the warehouse space, forcing retailers to rely heavily on distribution centers to warehouse their inventory. This creates long lead times for delivery, normally 2 to 3 weeks. So not only are consumers overpaying for their furniture, but they have to wait for their delivery. An inefficient model to say the least.
    At Surplus Furniture you won't be paying for fancy showrooms or displays. Make no mistake, Surplus Furniture is a warehouse environment. No fancy showrooms, no fancy displays, just the lowest possible price on brand name, brand new, top quality furniture. Also, since Surplus Furniture is a warehouse environment, it means a lot of warehouse space for our furniture and all in-stock furniture is ready for Same Day Delivery. So low cost, brand name furniture, all ready for same day delivery is a very efficient model.

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    Financing
    Let's face it, we don't have extra money sitting in the bank. With increasing energy costs, property taxes, tuition fees and food costs, the cost of living has gone up 28% in the last 30 years. Has your salary? According to Stats Canada, salaries have only increased by 14%, so the 14% difference, is why financing options are a game changer when it comes to purchasing furniture.
    Most retailers have 24 month, 36 month, 48 months financing options, which is great, but remember, each option comes with a great cost to the consumer. For instance, 48 months financing normally comes with admin fees, and a lofty 30% interest fee. So that $1200 sofa set, on a 48 month financing plan, could cost you over $3,000.
    Surplus Furniture has several financing options available to customers, no different than our competitors. 3 month financing, 6 month financing and 12 month financing. However, Surplus Furniture also has a 100% Free Layaway option as well. This plan allows the consumer to dictate the payment terms and schedule, while avoiding interest fees. For instance, once an item is put on layaway, the customer sets the payment amount and the payment schedule. Pay every week, or every other week, or once a month. Up to the consumer. Also, every dollar spent on layaway, goes directly to the product.

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    All this seems great, right? But you're probably wondering about delivery. Why can most places offer free delivery? While its true, some retail stores offer Free Delivery, but as the old saying going, "the devil is in the details". For instance, the free delivery is normally contingent on a purchase amount, or only on specified area's and at the very least, is worked into the price of the items. So the question most consumers must ask themselves, would you purchase a sofa set at a higher cost, as long as it came with free delivery?

    Simple, fast and affordable – three, and certainly not the only, reasons to shop at Surplus Furniture.

  • Furniture for Small Spaces - You have more room than you think!

    With condo living on the rise, it can be sometimes difficult to marry style and function when working with small spaces. Surplus Furniture has items for every size of room! Here are some ideas to get you started:

    2495_CA Corner Shelving gives you somewhere to put your pictures and books without taking up major livingroom real estate. (sku 2495)

    Add the perfect corner piece to any room with this 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. Use it as a seasonal or holiday piece with it's unique peak design.

     

    8002_BG The orientation of this sectional can be made with the chaise to the left, right or center, giving endless opportunities to gain space without losing seating. (sku 8002)

    The Bulldozer Grey sectional is the perfect space-conscious piece for your living room. Simple and casual, this 2-piece sectional is covered in a soft beige microfibre. Microfibre is one of the most durable, resilient fabrics on the market that stands up great to everyday wear and tear and is easy to clean and maintain.
    The frame for the Bulldozer Mocha Sectional is made with hardwood and is hardwood braced for a strong foundation. High-density foam is wrapped in fiber to prolong the life of the cushions and prevent them from losing their shape. All the springs are 8.5-gauge and spaced evenly to provide comfortable, stable seating throughout the product.

     

    This 3-Piece dining set fits in a small kitchen without losing style. This 3-Piece dining set fits in a small kitchen, giving you a place to sit and eat your meals without losing out on style. (sku 1015)

    This casual three piece dining set offers a classic styling that will compliment any decor. The rectangular dining table features ample surface area, straight edges, and sleek tapered legs. The comfortably padded dining chairs are finished in a rich brown easy to clean leather look material. The simple lines of this dining set paired with a warm cappuccino finish will help create a timeless look that you and your family will love.

     

    Is your sofa up against a wall? Designed to easily slip under your sofa to keep it conveniently close, this is the ideal accent table to hold your drinks, snacks or even meals. Lounging on the couch has never been more convenient! Designed to easily slip under your sofa to keep it conveniently close, this is the ideal accent table to hold your drinks, snacks or even meals. Lounging on the couch has never been more convenient! (sku 3212)

    This modern accent table is the perfect combination of style and functionality. With a thick paneled table top finished in a stylish brown and beige marble look, this robust looking accent table will suit any decor. Designed to easily slip under your sofa to keep it conveniently close, this is the ideal accent table to hold your drinks, snacks or even meals. Lounging on the couch has never been more convenient!

  • Furniture Solutions for When You Move

    Moving from one house or home to another can be difficult in more ways than one. You have many decisions to make, including what to do with your existing furniture. You may want to hang on to each and every piece but your moving budget, time and energy don’t allow for moving everything you own across many miles. You may want to buy everything new but are afraid of what new purchases will do to your pocket book, already strained by the move. Luckily for you, you have inexpensive options that won’t break the bank and allow you to have the brand new furniture you want for your new home.

    Furniture stores with warehouse pricing, such as Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse, have brand named furniture at prices 10-25% lower than the competition. For prices that meet or beat the costs of refurbishing existing upholstery or wood furniture, you can have a completely new look at unbeatable prices! Why pay the costs associated with shipping or storing furniture when there is an economical way to start fresh with new furniture that suits your needs?

    Not only can you take advantage of inexpensive and stylish furniture, but you can save yourself the trouble and costs that come with moving very heavy pieces that have honestly seen their day and run their course. Further help yourself towards the already low price of furniture at Surplus Furniture by selling off your old furniture and putting that money towards your new purchase.

  • The Surplus Furniture Advantage

    It is a known fact that furniture is the third largest purchase each individual would make in his entire life, next to a house and a car. Indeed, it has been considered as a tangible investment already.  It is natural for anyone in that case to be very keen in selecting the furniture they’re getting before giving-away their hard-earned money.

    That is why Surplus Furniture is making sure that every single customer will have the luxury of selecting the best livingroom furniture from our wide collection of sofa sets and sectionals. I can proudly say that we have one of the biggest, if not the biggest, collection of livingroom furniture in the market today as compare to any of our competitors. We have our collection from different types of fabric as well as our high quality bonded-leather pieces.

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    To begin with, we have our “Microfiber collection”. Microfiber couches became very popular because of its very fine texture and well-knitted material, not to mention the fact that it is very easy to clean and maintain. Microfiber is also known for its smoothness and softness to touch.

    Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 11.04.44 AMAnother famous collection that Surplus Furniture carries is our “Herculon fabric collection”.  Herculon fabric couches are becoming more and more famous because of its distinct thicker quality fabric making it very suitable for heavy duty use.  It also has more versatility as it adapts to the pressure or load applied to it. You can even poke a pen through it and make a big hole and it will still go back to its original texture and weaving pattern afterwards just by lightly stroking the fibers.  Therefore, it is guaranteed to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use even better.

    Surplus Furniture Sales Associate
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

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