Help us celebrate our 16th anniversary. 16% off all new furniture in September.
As we near our 16th anniversary, we’re publishing a short series of “news” blogs, one each to answer the 5 Ws of journalism: what, where, when, who & why.
Why is there a Furniture Works?
From what Ken the owner calls his Elevator Speech, “Someone in Olympia needed to sell good used furniture”. Shopping from Furniture Works provides several benefits. You’re shopping local, so you’re supporting your friends & neighbors but you’re also supporting your community. 48% of dollars spent at a local business are returned to the community vs. 14% from a chain store. Secondly, your tax dollars contribute to help keeping Olympia the 4th most livable city in US (from a recent survey). Another way that Furniture Works supports the community is through its Nickle Mondays program, where 5% of all Monday sales are donated to a local non-profit.
Lastly, good used furniture is a great way to get better quality furniture at a lower price. Ken’s rule of thumb for pricing used furniture is that even when it is perfect, it should never cost more than the same piece does new. That can save you hundreds of dollars, if not more. And you know that you’re helping keep that good furniture from winding up at the landfill. Think of it as doing good while doing well.