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4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be Ready for the Fall Semester

It’s decision time for students which means it’s crunch time for student housing managers. At Blockhouse, we understand the challenges you’re facing as you prepare for the start of the fall semester. As you wait for clear direction from your university on its reopening plan, there are four steps you can take right now to make sure you’re ready when students return to campus.

Here’s what you can do today to make sure your res life contract furniture is ready when student life resumes this fall.

Get Ahead of the Scramble

You don’t want to have to play catch up this summer once you get the go-ahead to make your res life furniture purchases. Delaying your order can trickle down to reduced inventory or shipping delays. Start talking to vendors now to understand their current stocking strategies. Identify which vendor will have the furniture you need in stock when you’re ready to buy to avoid additional delays.

At Blockhouse, our warehouse is currently stocked with beds, chairs, desks, wardrobes and more to make sure we have durable higher ed furniture in stock and ready to go the moment you need it.

Look for Innovative Features that Save Money Long-Term

Many university budgets are tight and facility managers need to find ways to make their furniture invest go farther. At Blockhouse, we offer high-quality, durable res life furniture that’s manufactured with innovative features like replaceable components. One example is our patented Key-Loc cushion technology. It allows you to flip or recover cushions rather than replace them, saving you money long-term.

Find the Right Partnership

Don’t try to navigate your furniture purchases alone, especially if you’re on a tight timeline. A reputable contract furniture manufacturer should be more than a supplier. At Blockhouse, we not only manufacture high-quality contract furniture, we also support you with floorplan design, fabric and option suggestions and product selection to make the entire process easy and seamless. Even if you’re not yet ready to place your res life furniture order, our team is still here to help you specify the furniture you need ahead of time so you’re ready to go the moment your university gives you the green light.

Tell Us What You Need Now

Right now, as you continue to determine your fall semester res life plans, our team at Blockhouse wants to know what you need! If you know the types of furniture you need but aren’t able to place an order just yet, let us know your wish list. We’ll make sure we have what you need so that when you’re ready to move ahead, you’ll be ready for fall.

Contact us today and our team will help you finalize your designs, select the right res life furniture for each student space, document your wish list or prepare your order. Whatever phase of the process you’re in, we’ll make sure you’re ready to go with high-quality furniture installed in time for the fall.