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Tips and Trends from Jackie

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Tips & Trends

http://findyourfurniture.com/blog/smart-tips-decorating-budget
03.05.10

So you’ve paid your taxes (early) and have gotten a refund -- or have saved up a little money -- and want to spend it on making your home more comfortable.

Where do you start?

First of all, let me commend you for setting up a budget. According to recent AHFA research, 87% of...

http://findyourfurniture.com/blog/fire-prevention-safety-tips-residences
03.05.10

When shopping for upholstered furniture, look for the gold UFAC hangtag. Upholstered furniture manufactured according to the voluntary Upholstered Furniture Action Council standard has been constructed to better resist ignition by smoldering cigarettes - which are the leading cause of fires...

http://findyourfurniture.com/blog/safety-tips-bunk-beds
02.15.10

After we received a recent question related to this issue, we decided to compile a list of safety tips applicable to bunk beds.

  • Bunk beds are not recommended for children under six years of age. Children under age six should not be permitted to play unattended in a room with bunk beds...
http://findyourfurniture.com/blog/keep-bunk-beds-safe
02.05.10

We just received this question from a concerned reader:

My twin sons are 4 years old, and they want bunk beds in their new room. Are there any industry guidelines for bunk beds?

Yes! There are very specific industry guidelines for bunk beds.

The first,...

http://findyourfurniture.com/blog/trend-watch-%E2%80%93-2010-outdoor-furniture
01.15.10

THE FRUGAL OUTDOORS

Improvements in Outdoor Living Spaces Offer Big Payback for 2010

As if week after week of dour economic reports were not gloomy enough, Americans were socked with record-setting cold temperatures and record snowfall throughout much of the United States this...