Alabama Furniture Offers Tips for Going Green for the New Year

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Sofa Sherri says, make this year’s resolutions to “reduce, repurpose and resale.”

This year, Alabama Furniture is committed to going green more than ever. They are encouraging all their customer’s to join them in their New Year’s resolution to go green to save green. Alabama Furniture is offering tips on the best ways to go green in the new year.

Buy Local: Buying products from consignment shops and small businesses like Alabama Furniture promote the economy as well as reduce additional pollution caused by transporting and packaging goods from outside the area. Importing goods from outside the United States also leads to extra fees and shipping costs in the long run. Instead, buy local and avoid unnecessary extras on bills. Supporting the Heights community increases local jobs, supplements children’s futures and boosts school funding. The benefits are endless!

Use eco-friendly products at home: Giving a newly purchased armoire a fresh coat of paint can take it from traditional to shabby chic in a jiffy. Skip the typical paint from Home Depot and change it up with non-volatile organic compounds such as Portola. Not only does that mean less odor from toxic chemicals found in major paint supplies, but paints without volatile organic compounds contain zero odors, provide even coverage and reduce family health risks. An armoire found at Alabama Furniture for $499, originally retailing for $3,000, can regain a fresh face as well as increased value in the home.

Recycle furniture: This is a great way for people to put money back in their pockets. Tax season can be killer, so it’s important to start the year off right after overspending during the holidays. Maybe an old dresser would be a new treasure for someone else. If everyone used recycled furniture, it would greatly reduce the world’s ecological footprint. Check out http://www.alabamafurniture.com for more details on Alabama Furniture’s consignment option and send over some photos. Customers can make money while the store does the work for them.

Try buying pre-owned furniture: Making the decision to buy new or pre-owned furniture can be a tough one. There are two options: Letting go of hard earned money and paying retail or resale. If the markdown price tag for resale isn’t convincing enough, when furniture is newly produced it starts emitting harmful noxious gasses and chemicals into the environment through a process called “off-gassing.” When purchasing resale, even if the piece was originally made with toxic finishes, it has had a few years to finish off-gassing and no longer harms the ecosystem. Not only does it help the earth, but it can also be a cost-efficient way of having beautiful statement pieces at home on a dime-sized budget.

Purchase scratch and dent pieces: These are the new items that are simply thrown out from the showroom floor for minor blemishes or manufactured flaws. Alabama Furniture carries a large selection of scratch and dent furniture to fit any décor—and it comes with an attractively low price tag from the original retail face value.

Become a DIY guru: Don’t get stuck with the way furniture is “supposed” to be used. Who says a filing cabinet can’t turn into a rolling kitchen cart or an armoire into a full wet bar? It really pays off when purchasing a $79 three-drawer filing cabinet from Alabama Furniture and then transforming it into a $400 show stopper. Here are some ways Alabama Furniture’s savvy customers have used Pinterest and other DIY blogs for updating an old suitcase:

  •     Turn a small suitcase into a medicine cabinet. Add wood shelves inside, glue an unframed mirror to the top and affix to the bathroom wall.
  •     Make a shabby chic jewelry holder for the bedroom wall. Hot glue chicken wire to the inside for hanging earrings, add a painted wood rod for watches and bracelets, and display necklaces from old knobs.

Sofa Sherri of Alabama Furniture wishes everyone a happy new year. For more information, visit Alabama Furniture online at http://www.alabamafurniture.com/.

About the company:
Alabama Furniture & Accessories is a used furniture store located in Houston, TX. For more than 23 years, Alabama Furniture has been the area’s top consignment shop and the only place to go for shopping resale. Alabama Furniture has rock-bottom pricing on an array of furniture, artwork, accessories, décor, ornaments, and much more. Featuring the top brands, there’s always something new to find in store. Alabama Furniture is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 713-862-3035 or visit Alabama Furniture online at http://www.alabamafurniture.com/.

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