Monday, November 24, 2014

6 Fun Ways to Celebrate Turkey Day At Work!

With more and more companies demanding that employees work the Thanksgiving holiday, the least they can do is allow a little extra fun in the break room. Even if you don't have to spend your holiday at work, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy Thanksgiving with coworkers (and get rid of some of those leftovers)! For an office Thanksgiving party everyone can be thankful for, enjoy today's article!

Get in the Spirit


Getting in the holiday spirit with decorations is everyone's favorite way to celebrate this time of year. Dressing up the modular office cubicles with baby pumpkins and cinnamon sticks will not only help the office look the part, but also help it smell amazing! Sprinkling colorful leaves and cornucopia centerpieces on reception area coffee tables will earn a host of comments from guests as well. Don't be afraid to light a few scented candles to kickstart your fall-themed fun!

Easy Recipes


Store-bought is not a sin! One of the worst parts of an office Thanksgiving party for allergy sufferers is that they have to suffer through potlucks of delicious homemade dishes with skeptical ingredients. Making simple dishes, with recipes that can be printed offline and put on the table too, helps create a more allergy-friendly potluck all coworkers can enjoy. With this in mind, fill up the modern break room tables and ring the bell for lunch. We guarantee you'll have a grateful crowd in no time!

The Morning After


With all the hassle Thanksgiving dinner already is, sometimes trying to organize a potluck before the big day can feel like pulling teeth. The morning after though, no problem! Typically, the day after Thanksgiving, any sort of potluck is welcome by employees. A big work lunch or dinner with coworkers and their families will help to get rid of the copious leftovers that would go bad unless eaten!

Office Potluck


On a holiday that's known as the biggest dinner of the year, calling for a potluck the day after Thanksgiving is rarely an opposed event. Easy recipes like turkey-salad, turkey sandwiches, turkey-noodle soup, turkey pot pie, and turkey frittatas will be the obvious stars of the break room. Since most people tend to make the same foods on this holiday though, a sign up sheet is a must to ensure a diversified table. You may even choose to include a list of recipes for employees to look up for alternative Thanksgiving leftovers. Tons of suggestions are all over the internet this time of year. Include a few with the email invite to the potluck. We promise the training room and event chairs will be filled with folks wanting to share their new dishes!

Here's a few recipe look-ups that aren't totally turkey:

- Eggs in purgatory
- Vegetable samosas
- Fried stuffing bites with cranberry pesto (or gravy sauce)
- Stuffing-stuffed mushrooms
- Leftover veggie frittatas
- Potato cakes
- Stuffing cakes
- Fried veggies
- Turkey chili (okay, we cheated a little…)
- And if all else fails, paninis!

Party Tricks and Parades


After all that food, it's never hurts to participate in a few office party games to (hopefully) shed some of those pounds. Trash-bin basketball and office chair races are long-time favorites of the workplace, but shaking things up with Thanksgiving-themed events is fun too. Pin the tail on the turkey, cornhole, egg-toss, and potato sack races are all fun Fall Festival games that can be played outside. Of course, this is a lazy holiday after the dinner. For those that would rather relax, use office presentation accessories to set up a projector in the conference room. Watch the parade, football, or any other Thanksgiving favorites!

Pay It Forward


With all the shopping and overtime Americans are forced through this time of year, it's easy to forget that Thanksgiving is, first and foremost, all about being thankful. Thanksgiving isn't meant to be about finding the perfect recipe, slaving away in the kitchen, or shopping Black Friday deals. Taking time to be thankful and giving without expecting are the morals this holiday is meant to teach. For businesses, this means sending out appreciation notes to employees, participating in charity food drives, and letting the staff enjoy time with family this holiday season. The office task chairs will only be empty for a day, take the time to enjoy it!

We hope you enjoyed these holiday party tips!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2014

The 10 Day Boardroom Makeover Project

Professional Boardroom Furniture by Mayline
Faced with a tight boardroom makeover deadline? Rest assured you're not alone! Lucky for you, we're here to help. In today's post we'll share how with you the tips, tricks, and steps necessary to transform your professional meeting area in just 10 short days. Enjoy!

Day 1: Space Planning

The first step of any successful boardroom makeover project is space planning. Start by taking accurate measurements of your space. Be sure to notate all entry ways, windows, power outlets, and other important factors that will affect the way your furniture fits. Once you have your measurements, you'll be able to determine what size table, how many guests, and what accent furniture will work best for your project.

Day 2: Setting The Budget

Once you've obtained accurate measurements of your space, it's important to work with your team to set a reasonable budget for your project. The size, brand, and features of boardroom tables will all affect price. Chairs vary greatly in price based on ergonomic features and upholstery. You'll also want to account for important budgetary factors like room accents, delivery fees, and installation if needed. To get a rough estimate on the furniture and seating costs expected for your project, go online and browse around for items you like with your team. Make a list of brands, model numbers, and ideas you have that will make your space shine. On average small conference and boardroom makeover projects cost around $2500 while larger areas can cost around $7000 for high quality furniture.


Day 3: Shopping for Value

Now that you have your budget, it's time to shop for new boardroom furniture. First and foremost, contact a few dealers to determine which lines and brands are available on quick ship. Quick ship items will ship within 2 business days and are a must for our 10 day makeover deadline. Brands like Mayline, Offices To Go, and OFM all offer excellent boardroom solutions that fall into this important category. In some cases, if you order furniture before noon, the items can actually ship out on the same day!

With the list of liked brands and products you made on day 2,  start your furniture search on a comparison shopping engine like Google Shopping. This will allow you to organize products easily from a variety of industry leading brands. Search results can be sorted by price, those with free shipping, and even with coupons.

Next you'll want to contact your dealer of choice to discuss bulk discount pricing. As purchasing all your furniture and seating from one brand will cut down on the number of shipments you have to receive, it also provides a great avenue for savings. Bulk and quantity discounts are typically available on orders of over $1000 and will help you maximize your shopping budget. Once you've found the best value for your business, purchase your new furniture accordingly.

Day 4: Coordinating Delivery

Once your products are ordered, contact your furniture and seating provider to obtain the estimated ship date of your items. As boardroom tables and conference room chairs may have different ship times, instruct your dealer to have all products ship at one time. This prevent your business from having to receive multiple deliveries. As this service is only available by request, it's very important not to skip it! Leave no doubt, it will simplify your project and help you save time!

Day 5: Tracking

If you ordered in-stock and quick ship furniture on day 3 as suggested, there's a good chance your furniture will be shipping out today. Call your dealer at around 1:00 to obtain tracking if it's available. The order tracking information will help you guide your shipment in and provide you with a window to prepare your boardroom space. If you'd like to go a step further, contact the shipping company with any additional questions or to request a specific delivery window.

Day 6: Space Prep

While your furniture is in transit, it's important to prepare your space in an effective manner. Start by removing any old and unnecessary furniture from your space. If you're looking to recap some of your makeover budget, consider taking pictures of your old furniture and listing it on a classifieds site like Craig's List. Once your old furniture is removed, be sure to clean your room thoroughly.

Day 7: Create A Staging Area

Once your space is prepped and ready for your new conference room furniture you'll want to create a staging area to place your new products when they arrive in boxes. While most tend to bring furniture right in to the new boardroom area, this can make for an overly crowded installation process. Designate an area in your lobby, or hallway to stage furniture when it arrives to prevent this common mistake while helping you run a successful assembly process without being crammed for space.

Day 8: Paint

If you plan to paint your boardroom, today is the day! Painting your room is an excellent way to showcase your design ingenuity and let your business personality shine. While your room is empty and free of furniture, paint your boardroom walls with your team. If you choose to go forward without painting, consider this a day off!

Day 9: Team Meeting

As your furniture should be arriving tomorrow, it's important to host a strategy and planning session with your team. Inform them of the tasks at hand and devise a plan for the installation process. Designate jobs, notify team members of where the staging area is, and outline a plan of attack for tomorrows events. Be sure to stress safety and teamwork as these are always the most important!

Day 10: Installation

When your furniture arrives on day 10 it will most likely be palatalized and on boxes. While some delivery drivers will assist with off load, they are not required to under basic shipping guidelines. Be prepared to remove the boxes from the truck with your team and move them to the staging area created on day 7.

Once your furniture is offloaded and staged, it's time to start the installation process. Have two team members start on assembling chairs while two others assemble the conference table. In most cases this process is smooth and simple if you work together. Assembly instructions should be included somewhere in your packaging and followed accordingly. You'll want to have basic items on hand like allen wrenches, screwdrivers, a cordless drill, a tape measure, and first aid kit on hand to expedite the process.

Once your furniture and seating is in place, it's time to bring in and install room accents like wall cabinets and scones for aesthetic appeal. Work with your team to determine the placement of items to get the group involved. Once complete, it's time to kick back, relax, and host your first meeting!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

5 Office Chairs That Will Work For You

Working in an office, the last thing anyone needs is the distraction of physical pain. Thankfully, furniture manufacturers have been working hard to develop comfortable ergonomic chairs to relieve aches and pains, while also providing excellent utility. To help you narrow the search for your perfect office chair, we've compiled a list of supreme, highly ergonomic office seating solutions that will work for you. Enjoy!


Yoga fans and fitness enthusiasts everywhere have long appreciated the healthier seating solutions provided in Eurotech's renowned Chakra chair series. If your office could use a little zen and relaxation, these are definitely the option for you. All five of Eurotech's colorful Chakra chairs feature an open zoomorphic structure for a seating experience that's lighter than air. Seven independently moving cushions are designed to move with the user, always supporting the body's pressure points for maximum comfort. With an almost frameless design, as seen on the Chakra-Pink-Gray pink ergonomic chair, this seat looks as amazing as it feels!

Next on our list is a favorite of Global Total Office fans everywhere. The Arti 6670-2 ergonomic chair for pain relief was designed solely to enhance workplace comfort. The chair is equipped with articulating back mechanisms that actually mold to the human spine. Bending and twisting as the user does, owners of this chair never have to worry about lacking support. Up to 95% of this chair is easily recyclable, and in case your having doubts, Global also gives multiple colors for users to pick from!


For anyone seeking a price friendly chair to outfit the whole workplace, look no further than the affordable 654 OFM Vision Executive chair. Ergonomic features include a fully adjustable ratchet back, seat position sliding adjustment, and a removable, washable mesh cover. Of course, this chair won't boast nearly as much comfort as the others on our list, but for an affordable option capable of going anywhere in the office, the Vision couldn't be a better choice. For those looking to maximize workplace potential and increase style, this versatile executive chair  is the one!


It's hard to beat Global Total Office for chairs that are stylish, comfortable, and well priced. Perhaps that's why we can't get enough of their Spree chair series! Much like the Arti, Global Spree chairs are designed to revolutionize workplace comfort. The 6041 white ergonomic Spree chair by Global not only features a wrapped lumbar for constant support. It also includes a seat slider, flexible seat structure, pneumatic lift, and non-restrictive shape.


Finally, we leave you with the best of the best in terms of ergonomic comfort! The 22011 RFM Verte chair has long been reputed as one of the most comfortable ergonomic office chairs in the world. This highly developed chair was years in the making. It boasts eleven torsion spring loaded joints that take an exact impression of the sitter's spine and can be locked in place. This chair is a little pricier than most, but for office workers who have had extensive back surgery or suffer from constant pain, this office chair to improve health is the ticket!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Black Friday Office Furniture Sale 2014

This year sure has flown by! With Black Friday a little over a week away, we wanted to provide our shoppers with 10 outstanding deals for additional savings. Don't get too stuffed on turkey and miss out on these awesome specials! In addition to the 10 deals below, we've added our list of active coupons just for you. Happy holidays and happy shopping!

1.) Mayline Medina MNT5 Desk - $899.99 + Free Shipping!

Medina Desk

2.) Mayline Aberdeen Reception Desk - $630.99 + Free Shipping!

Aberdeen Reception Desk

3.) Mayline 6' Brighton Conference Table - $218.99 + Free Shipping!

Conference Table Sale

4.) Cherryman 16' Amber Boardroom Table - $1235.00 + Free Shipping!

Expandable Conference Table

5.) Cherryman Verde Corner Desk - $1011.50 + Free Shipping!

Verde Desk Sale

6.) Cherryman Verde Reception Desk - $706.50 + Free Shipping!

Verde Reception Desk

7.) Global 10' Zira Boardroom Table - $1847.99 + Free Shipping!

Zira Boardroom

8.) OFM Venice Desk - $715.99 + Free Shipping!

OFM Venice Desk

9.) OFM Marque Reception Desk - $993.99 + Free Shipping!

Marque Reception Desk On Sale

10.) OFM Conference Table - $648.99 + Free Shipping!

OFM Conference Table

Black Friday Coupons List:

Coupon Code: AMBER (Save 10% On Cherryman Amber Furniture + FREE Shipping)

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

What's Hot: Wind Linear Furniture by Global

Wind Linear FurnitureThe Wind Linear collection by Global Total Office is trending in 2014. This line of professional lounge and reception area furniture offers a distinctive modern look and the modular features needed to create one of a kind guest waiting areas. In today's post we'll highlight the Wind Linear collection and it's versatile benefits.

As an expansion of Global's long time favorite Wind reception furniture collection, Wind Linear is offered to help businesses maximize floor space and square footage. This extensive collection of professional grade furnishings is easy to spec, customize, and geared to work around your specific business needs

The Wind Linear line includes sofas, lounge chairs, and tables for upscale office waiting areas. Both the sofas and lounge chairs can be purchased in left, right, dual, and completely armless options. This customizable functionality makes for a well rounded line that's great for any space.

Wind Linear seating is available in fabric, vinyl, and leather upholstery options from Global.  Paired with attractive metal legs, this incredible furniture line offers the perfect blend of contemporary and retro style characteristics that are sure to impress office guests.

The attractive side, end, and coffee tables available from the Wind Linear line are available in a wide variety of laminate options including black, white, gray, and other unique tones you won't find anywhere else. Global's wide range of complimentary products available in these tones will allow your business to create cohesive atmospheres that showcase design ingenuity. Tables feature versatile storage compartments that can easily house magazines and other waiting room essentials. The Wind Linear connecting tables are great for joining sofas and lounge chairs together and help maximize floor space.

In addition to the professional seating and tables, Wind Linear includes ottomans and additional accent accessories that will help any business take there waiting area to the next level. Rest assured, using Wind Linear furniture in your lounge, reception area, or waiting room will generate plenty of positive compliments of your business. Pair Global Total Office Wind Linear furniture with a feel attractive lighting fixtures, vases, and greenery and take your corporate appeal to the max!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Successful Office Makeover Starts With You!

Ever wanted to redo your office, but not sure where to start? Don't worry, you're not the only one. Businesses everywhere are relying more and more on design in addition to great products and services to lure customers in. With all this great new design, an office that looks fresh from the Dark Ages won't get nearly as many visitors. Thankfully, there are lots of flashy new styles to choose from, and in today's article, we're helping you out! Enjoy these great tips on finding inspiration for your office makeover project!

Visit Surrounding Businesses


"Know thine enemy," right? Any artist will tell you that inspiration most often comes from other artists. Just as creative people draw inspiration from each other, so should you draw inspiration from your surroundings. When considering an office makeover, looking at other buildings and features in the area will help you get a better sense of what to do with your space, as well as a better sense of what others will accept. For example, you wouldn't want to put a building that looks like it came from Tomorrowland in a historic district. While it may look cool to you, others might see it as ruining the vibe. Visiting surrounding businesses will help you decide on a suitable theme!

Researching Design Trends


Just like visiting surrounding businesses, researching the latest design trends will help decorators to get a better idea of what others like and look forward to. Designing based on what your clientele may find appealing is an excellent approach for obvious reasons. Staying on the cutting edge with high end ergonomic furniture and accessories will also earn brownie points with the guests. Additionally, researching styles you like provides great food for thought about what you may like to include in your office redesign. Maybe a few views of different modern offices will make you a fan of space saving beam seating, or maybe the classic look will have you seeking out traditional chairs. Either way, you'll have a much better idea of what to look for!

Gather Employee Feedback


Getting employee feedback is another great way to fill up your pool of ideas. Like the clientele, employees will likely have a diverse range of tastes and thoughts about what the business needs. Remember, your employees are the ones business visitors will see and interact with, so they will provide a more direct link to the minds of office guests. One great way to gather employee feedback is with a meeting. Break out the conference room chairs and office presentation equipment and let the ideas start flowing!

Shop For Value


When designing, its never a good idea to let your eyes get bigger than your budget, and shopping for value is an excellent way to avoid this. Many online dealers that offer office furniture for sale will let you search by price range, so you won't even have to look at any expensive furniture that's just too tempting to pass up. Waiting for clearance sales, coupons, and free shipping offers is one way to shop smart and save big. Some reputable furniture dealers even offer bulk discounts for those outfitting an entire workspace. This way, you can save big on office chairs you've always needed! Any of these tips will help you get the most bang for your buck!

Ask The Customers!


This one may sound like a cop out, but for businesses where the customer is the first priority, what better way to find out what they want than to ask? Of course, everyone will have lots of different opinions on what to do with the space, but asking customers about the different services or features they'd like provided will help you know what they want. Keeping a suggestion box, offering them a survey while they wait, directing them to call, or providing an online survey on the company website are all excellent ways to determine the tastes of customers!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Veteran's Day Office Furniture Sale and Coupons

OfficeAnything.com is proud of our nations Veteran's. The men and women serving our country with pride deserve the utmost respect and love. In today's post we will be showcasing our Veteran's day sale items and coupons for extended savings. As always, all of the furniture and seating for sale here includes free shipping. Choose OfficeAnything.com for your home and business furniture needs today and save!

1.) Mayline Medina 4 Piece Office Furniture Set - $999.00 + Free Shipping!

Medina Furniture

2.) Mayline Medina Credenza Desk and Hutch Set - $961.99 + Free Shipping!

Credenza And Hutch Set

3.) Global Alba 8' Rectangular Conference Table - $565.99 + Free Shipping!

Alba Table

4.) Global Alba 6' Rectangular Conference Table - $480.99 + Free Shipping!

Conference Table Sale

5.) Cherryman Verde Table Desk Set - $2233.00 + Free Shipping! (Call for Extended Savings!)

Cherryman Verde Sale

6.) Ergo Contract Venice Chairs - $279.99 + Free Shipping! (Call for Extended Savings!)

Venice Chair

7.) Ergo Contract Status Chairs - $299.99 + Free Shipping! (Call for Extended Savings!)

ECF Status Chair

8.) OFM Rico Stack Chairs - Call for Exclusive Savings!

OFM Rico Chairs

9.) Cherryman Verde Meeting Table - $524.50 + Free Shipping! (Call for Extended Savings!)

Verde Table

10.) Mayline Brighton Reception Desk Set - $1456.99 + Free Shipping!

Mayline Brighton

Veteran's Day Coupons List:

 Coupon Code: FP3875 (Save $10 On Any Purchase of $199.99 or More + FREE Shipping)

Coupon Code: FP3600 (Save $25 On Any Purchase of $499.99 or More + FREE Shipping)

Coupon Code: FP3900 (Save $50 On Any Purchase of $999.99 or More + FREE Shipping)

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