Spring break may sound like an odd time to redecorate your classroom, but it is actually a great time. The prices are lower because of the discounts on last fall’s furniture and students can give their feedback after they come back to class. In a sense, you get a test run on your decorating decisions before next year. The question is how to decorate and what to consider when doing so. Here are some tips.
Bright colors and child-friendly sizing make the Jonti-Craft Berries Plastic Chairs with Powder-Coated Legs or Chrome Legs a great choice for a classroom or preschool use. The frame is constructed of heavy-gauge steel. The powder-coated legs match the color of the easy-to-clean polypropylene seat or the chrome legs offer a bit of polish. The polypropylene material prevents annoying static electricity and has cutouts for easy grip. Non-exposed rivets prevent snags to keep children more comfortable as they sit. Nylon glides on the base of the legs reduce noise when sliding the chair.
Available in five colors, these chairs match Jonti-Craft’s Rainbow Accents® furniture to create a coordinated room. Choose from 10-, 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-inch seat size options to suit all ages. These chairs are backed by a five-year manufacturer’s warranty.
What’s missing in this picture? How about the Rainbow Accents Activity Tables by Jonti-Craft that match the Berries Chairs perfectly. The Rainbow Accents Kids Activity Table is perfect for the classroom or preschool playroom. Available in traditional Rectangle and Round sizes or fun shapes like Flower shaped, Clover Shaped, Kidney shaped or Trapezoid shaped. Finished in a pebbled gray laminate with your color choice of edgebanding that match all of the Rainbow Accent trimed furniture by Jonti-Craft. Includes extra-safe dual-screw leg adjustability system and nylon-based swivel glides. Legs can adjust in height from preschool 15 to 24 inches or standard 24 to 31 inches. Legs mount quickly for minimal assembly.
Every teacher’s nightmare – too many new students, and not enough chairs or desks to go around. Taking late enrollment students and finding seating for them can be a challenge, especially when new furniture lead times can extend in to your school year. Worthington Direct is offering a new "Quick Ship" program to get those needed chairs and desks to you within just a few days, bypassing the queue other customers must endure to get their furniture. In many cases, such as our Virco 9000 series chairs and popular size tables, it is as simple as "Order Monday, Deliver Friday" to most of the US.
A wider variety of stack chairs, tables and student desks are available to deliver in many cases inside of two weeks with our 5-day quick ship items from quality vendors such as Smith System, Midwest and Virco. Steel stools for drafting classrooms, art rooms and metal shop rooms are in stock and ready to ship in 5 days or less, even in July and August.
Need something specific, but not sure if it will arrive on time? Give Worthington Direct a call, or contact them directly online and their friendly staff will be happy to assist you in finding the right furniture for your needs, to fit your time table.
School furniture shopping has never been easier now that Worthington Direct has released the latest version of their website that includes an instant freight calculator, live chat and a PDF version of their catalog.
Worthington Direct (www.worthingtondirect.com), a supplier of school, church and early childhood furniture and equipment for over 11 years has launched a new version of their website that will make online institutional furniture shopping a snap. School purchasers, church committee members and daycare owners will save time, and as always save money, when they purchase their facility furniture online with Worthington Direct.
One major upgrade is real-time freight calculator that offers instant shipping rates for almost every item on the specialty furniture website. Worthington Direct’s technology director, Brian Heiland, says, "Today’s online shoppers are becoming more savvy and are expecting interactive websites with advanced features, like instant freight calculations. School procurement offices can now simply click to view their shipping rates and use that information to complete their requisitions in seconds flat."
Freight can be calculated on each item detail page for individual shipping rates, or multiple items can be added to a shopping cart and then rated for a combined shipping amount. Unlike some of the other school furniture sites, Worthington Direct does not hide any shipping fees inside their product costs. Some companies base their shipping costs on a percentage of the purchase total, but that is not an accurate amount for an item that is small with a high price tag, such as technology products. This results in having some of the lowest costs in the industry and avoids the customer from paying an inflated shipping amount. Gas prices are steadily rising so every effort is being made to keep shipping rates accurate and to a minimum.
Another great feature found the Worthington Direct website is the ability to participate in live chat sessions with trained school and church furniture experts. Although anyone that calls during business hours will never encounter an automated recording, some people just like the option to type over dialing. Live chat is a great way to get fast responses for questions that arise while shopping for school furniture. A full version of their printed catalog can also be viewed in PDF form on the web now. Customers can view and print single pages or a range of pages that can be used in last minute committee meetings or to attach to their purchase requisition.
Some other upgrades to the institutional furniture website are larger images and a faster checkout process. Worthington Direct continues to focus on website improvements and to maintain their quality customer service from its origins as a direct mail catalog company. With all of the new and advanced features found on their online store, customers are still always to welcome to pick up their traditional catalog and call for fast friendly service.
About Worthington Direct: Worthington Direct has been in operation for 11 years with an employee average of 13 years experience in the school supply, church and equipment industry, and knows what is important – selection, service, price and timing.
Our goal is to make your purchasing job easier. With competitive pricing, knowledgeable sales associates, and "In Stock" products for quick, efficient shipping, Worthington Direct is committed to be your furniture resource. Schools and churches look to Worthington Direct for competitive pricing for school furniture, church furniture, preschool furniture, early childhood furniture, student desks, classroom chairs, folding chairs, folding tables, seminar tables, AV carts, projector carts, science tables, stools, padded stack chairs, library furniture, desks, wholesale furniture, computer furniture, classroom furniture, dry erase boards, markerboards, chalkboards, office furniture, room dividers, partitions, cubbie units, storage cabinets, file cabinets, bookcases, lockers, classroom carpets, booktrucks, easels, display cases, cafeteria tables, activity tables, classroom desks, computer tables, desk chairs, lecterns, literature racks, office desks and risers among its large stock. Worthington Direct Launches New Website Packed with Advanced Features