Amy Peeples, co-owner of Furniture of Dalton and Carpets of Dalton in Dalton, Ga., sat down with us over a cup of coffee to discuss her love for the business, customers, and community.
Spring is just around the corner, and we’re already envisioning longer daylight hours and more relaxed evenings outside. Now that all of the holiday decorations are packed away and spring cleaning lists are dancing in our heads instead of sugar plums, it’s the ideal time of year to turn your attention to sprucing up your home for spring. Many of us take a second look at our living rooms and bedrooms this time of year and sigh. We know they need a refresh, but it can be overwhelming knowing where to start—and exactly what you want for the space.
Furniture of Dalton, Georgia’s largest furniture and flooring store, has the perfect solution for your spring interior design needs with our expansive selection of custom upholstery fabrics and manufacturers. Many of us don’t realize the flexibility, benefits, and gorgeous outcome of custom upholstery. In our world of mass production and sameness, leading furniture brands like Norwalk, Smith Brothers, Mayo, and King Hickory offer so many beautiful custom options from sofas, loveseats, chairs, headboards, and more. You select your own fabric combinations and finishes to create a truly custom dream room within your budget.
“There is a real luxury to doing custom upholstery. It gives me the ability to create anything my client wants,” said Mia Newman from the Furniture of Dalton sales team. “I can showcase their individual personality and that is how a house is transformed into a home. The possibilities are endless.”
To make shopping custom upholstery easier, Furniture of Dalton has divided our large store into clearly marked brand sections with inspiration walls filled with stylish fabric choices. Selecting upholstery fabrics is an exciting experience with options ranging from more formal choices to performance fabrics for busy households with kids and pets. You can browse on your own or discuss your options with one of our skilled sales consultants—or even call on our in-house interior designer. We’ll walk you through the process from selecting the furniture, seating configuration, fabrics, nail heads, wood finishes, and more.
The final outcome? Your custom upholstery furniture will be all your own, with fabric and finish combinations that best suit your unique design style, family needs, and budget. We love seeing what our customers create and encourage you to share photos with us so that we can share on our social channels.
Are you ready to get started? Contact us today!
Posted on: October 8, 2019
Moving is a hassle under any circumstances.
If you have to be out of your home in a hurry, the stress is amplified.
A difficult task turns into something overwhelming that might seem impossible.
You're probably moving for a new job, a new school, or a unique opportunity, so in addition to the move, you have much more on your plate to worry about.
With that in mind, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself organized so you can beat your deadline.
No matter why you're moving, these tips will help you stay calm and as stress-free as possible as you go through the moving process.
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Ask For Help
Make A To-Do List
Use A System
Make Your Own Deadlines
You Can Do It
Loading heavy boxes and awkward furniture into a moving truck is a big job.
If your move is turning out to be too big of a job for you to do on your own, you might need to ask for help.
There are likely dozens of moving companies in your area that will help you get the job done, and most of them also offer packing services as well.
Having a team of professionals help you with your move will make everything much easier without any of the stress.
You'll have to pay for this service, of course, so be sure to get several quotes before you commit to one company.
Whatever you end up paying will likely be worth it to make your move as simple as possible.
If you don't want to spend the extra money, put on a big smile and ask your family and friends to help out.
Make it a "packing party" and have food and drinks and party favors in exchange for helping you get to your new home.
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Deciding to move can be a fantastic and stressful decision all at once, especially if you have to do it on a deadline.
The first thing you should do once you've decided to move is to get out a pen and paper and start your to-do list.
This will help you immediately organize your thoughts and give you the structure you need to make it through your move.
Start by doing a brain dump of everything you might need to do during the move.
Everything from packing socks to finding a moving company should go on your list.
Once you've dumped everything from your brain onto a piece of paper, do it again, this time organizing it in chronological order.
When you're done, make copies of it for everyone involved in the move, and keep it in your back pocket so you can refer to it whenever you need.
Add to it as you go; you aren't going to think of everything when you first start brainstorming.
Check off everything as you go, and communicate with everyone else involved, so your lists stay identical.
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As you pack, it'll be easier for you and everyone else if you follow a system that keeps everything organized.
The system will vary from person to person because no two people are alike, but there are a few constants that everyone should be aware of.
Gathering everything you'll need to get the room packed.
Use soft items like t-shirts or oven mitts to protect fragile items
Don't unpack clothes from their drawers. Secure them closed and move them as-is.
Use a color-coded labeling system with markers that allows you to see where boxes belong at a glance.
Make a list of the items in each box. This will keep you from looking for items that you need when you get to your new home.
No matter what system you use, consistency is key.
Follow the same system for every box and every room.
This will help you stay organized, and you will become more efficient as your system becomes second nature.
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To make sure you meet the deadline you have to be out of your house, you should set your own deadlines.
Go through your to-do list and set a deadline for each item.
To give yourself an extra push, set a few hard deadlines.
For example, schedule your donation pick up the same day you've planned to clean out your garage.
Since other people will be depending on you, you'll be more likely to stay on task.
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Moving is stressful, inconvenient, but a necessary evil.
If you've landed your dream job, found an excellent school system for your children, or just feel like a change of scenery, you'll have to move your things.
And that job usually has a firm start date, and the first day of school is going to come quicker than you realize.
If you use the tips we mentioned above, though, you will rock your move and be ready to being your new life before you know it.
If you're in need of new furniture after you move, visit the Furniture of Dalton.
Furniture of Dalton offers the highest quality furniture and interior design options in concert with a staff that understands the industry.