Ready to Plan Ahead? Here’s How to Have Your Res Life Furniture Needs Covered Before Students Return

Your university will be back in session before you know it. And, as soon as students and faculty are given the ‘all-clear’ to return to campus and resume classes, those students are going to need beds, desks, chairs and other residence hall furniture the moment they walk through the doors.

Being ready for your students’ return means moving ahead and taking care of your fall 2020 contract furniture needs now. Here are four steps you can take right now to plan ahead so you’re prepared for the new school year.

Figure Out Your Near-Future Furniture Needs Now
The 2020 fall semester is right around the corner and your university will have thousands of students in need of res life furniture on day one. Now is the time to plan ahead and determine the number of beds, dressers, desks, chairs, tables and sofas your facilities need come August.

Identify Which Partners Will Have the Inventory You Need
Universities who decide to hold off on their fall furniture purchases face the very real risk of being caught in the commercial furniture bottleneck. Now is the time to speak with your contract furniture manufacturer to see how they’re ramping up inventory to prepare for the anticipated summer rush. At Blockhouse, we’re working right now to add inventory and keep our warehouse stocked with the durable, easy-to-clean, comfortable higher ed furniture you’re going to need.

Finalize Your Budget Now So You’re Ready to Move Later
When we receive the ‘all-clear’ for university students and faculty to return to campus, have your budget finalized, approved, and ready to roll. We can help you put pricing into your budget so you have the approval you need to get res life furniture installed by the time students return.

Stay One Step Ahead with Easy-to-Clean and Disinfect Materials and Fabrics
Once students are back and campus life returns, our new normal is going to include giving students and families peace-of-mind that the health and safety of students is top priority. Choosing res life furniture that’s easy to clean and disinfect is going to be critically important this semester and for many years to come. At Blockhouse, each of our wood furniture pieces includes an anti-microbial finish that reduces the spread of germs and viruses. We also offer many easy-to-clean fabrics that make student living cleaner and safer.

Our entire Blockhouse team is here and working hard for you now so you won’t have to worry about your furniture needs when students return at the end of summer. We have furniture in stock and ready to ship. If you know what your potential furniture needs will be this semester, talk with our team and we’ll make sure the pieces you need are installed by your deadline.

To learn more about all of the ways we can support you now and as you plan ahead for the fall semester, contact us today.