Is It Time To Update Your School’s Furniture?

With summer winding down, it’s back to school season again which means ensuring you have the right resources and a prepared learning environment for a productive school year.  Safety, comfort, and a welcoming atmosphere are paramount for academic institutions so updating your school furniture accordingly can definitely help.  Here are several ways to determine if it’s time to pull the trigger on new furniture.

The first obvious sign is furniture that is cracked, chipped, or has other physical damage. Keep a running list of questionable chairs, fixtures, tables, etc. so you can assess what needs to be replaced immediately based on your school’s budget.  The last thing any school needs is to create any unnecessary liabilities.

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Café Furniture Sets for Growing Businesses

Now that your business is growing, you realize that it’s time to create a break room that’s big enough to accommodate everyone on staff, but how? We’d like to suggest that you consider purchasing café furniture sets. Since they are sold as packages, furnishing an entire room is quick, affordable and painless. Plus, there are a number of different café sets to choose from. Here’s a rundown on five of the best ones:

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Treat Employees to New Break Room Furniture

Everybody has had a job where the break room was avoided.  These rooms, filled with old, cast-off furniture, a refrigerator filled with items that may have been food but now look like a science experiment, give an overall unclean, unwelcome feeling.  Consider buying some new break room furniture to make the room more inviting.  Giving your lounge room a face-lift will not only make employees feel respected and honored, it may make them more productive.Break Room Cafe Table and Chairs

According to the National Safety Council, 83% of people choose to forego the breakroom and eat in their workspace.  However, a desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.  By making your break room a welcome environment, employees may be sick less, and will get more work done.

Break Room Tables

In your room, consider the space and choose tables that will fit well.  Cafe tables are an excellent choice because employees can gather in small groups and converse on their down time, and it gives the room a warm, welcoming touch.  If your room has to seat a lot of people in a limited space, or the tables need to be removed at times for an alternate purpose, consider folding tables.  While nothing fancy, most employees will appreciate a nice clean surface to eat their lunch.

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Mr. Bungle on Cafeteria Table Manners

Don’t be a Mr. Bungle when it comes to lunch room manners and eating at a cafeteria table.  While most boys today won’t  stop on their way to the lunch hall to comb their hair- if anything they would stop to tousle it a bit more.  Mr. Bungle does share some points of etiquette that are still respected in today’s modern school cafeteria.  Proper hand washing is a must this day in age.  So is a pump or two of hand sanitizer that can now found in tubs around almost every corner in schools and public facilities.

Watch this educational video from 1959 that spends a lunch break with the rude Mr. Bungle and then the students that learn to wait in line, quietly eat at the lunch table, clean their cafeteria table, and then sort their lunch trays when complete.  Now through March 31, 2011 Worthington Direct is not being a Mr. Bungle and are offering great deals on new cafeteria tables from Midwest Folding Products.  Enjoy, and please chew with your mouth closed!