Friday, November 27, 2009

Euro Check 5-Piece Down Comforter Set

The Euro Check down comforter is the perfect lightweight comforter for air-conditioned hot summer nights, but is also ideal for cooler climates when a little extra warmth is needed to stay comfortable. Perfect for all seasons!

Features:
  • Baffle box construction.
  • 280-thread count, 100-percent cotton cover.
  • White color option.
  • Damask weave.
  • White down fill.
  • 550 fill power.
  • Set includes Comforter, Two standard pillows, & Two standard Damask Euro Check pillow shams.

Dimensions:

  • Twin: 62 x 86 in. (21 oz. fill).
  • Full/Queen: 86 x 86 in. (28 oz. fill).
  • King: 102 x 86 in. (34 oz. fill).

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Sateen 600 Thread Count Duvet Cover Set

Update your bedroom decor quickly with this elegant and luxurious duvet cover set. Bedding is crafted with a silky sateen weave. Duvet cover features a button closure for ease in changing.

Features:
  • Update your bedroom decor quickly with this elegant and luxurious duvet cover set
  • Bedding is crafted with a silky sateen weave
  • Duvet cover features a button closure for ease in changing
  • Available in Pale Green, Taupe Lavender, White, Ivory, Silver Grey, and Blush color options
  • Set offered in twin, full/queen, and king sizes
  • Set includes: one duvet cover and two pillow shams (one with twin)
  • Duvet is made from 600 thread count (TC) cotton
  • Thread count is the number of threads per square inch of fabric--the higher the thread count, the softer and more durable the material
  • 100-percent sateen cotton
  • Machine washable
Dimensions:
  • Twin duvet: 64 inches x 88 inches
  • Twin pillow sham: 20 inches x 26 inches
  • Full/queen duvet: 88 inches x 88 inches
  • Full/queen pillow sham: 20 inches x 26 inches
  • King duvet: 104 inches x 88 inches
  • King pillow sham: 20 inches x 36 inches

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blancho Bedding Countryside Yellow 4 Piece Duvet Cover Set

Blancho Bedding products are all made of natural organic fibers, highest quality construction, chemical and fire retardant free. Allergy-free nontoxic natural material. You won't find any similar quality products at these low prices. The concealed elastic band in the fitted sheet will firmly wrap the overall corners of the mattress, thus avoiding displacement. The design of extending the pocket size of the fitted sheet to 14 inches will fit with the most of mattresses. We recommend duvet covers because they can be washed much more often. Too-frequent washing (even dry cleaning) can compromise your comforter's fill. However, a duvet cover can be machine washed. If you have ever priced dry cleaning, you understand why cleaning it less often is a huge advantage! Another advantage of cotton duvet covers is that they are changeable, so you can change the look and feel of your bedroom without having to completely redecorate. Browse our colorful duvet cover sets and bring excitement to your bedroom.

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26-inch Anti-burst Exercise Ball


Strengthen your overall body muscles with this anti-burst gym ball. Exercise device provides a total body workout. Fitness equipment lets you develop balance and coordination.
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Deluxe 20 Ft. Telescoping Aluminum Flag Pole Kit & US Flag


This is a Nice in-ground Deluxe 20 Feet Flag Pole Aluminum flag pole, Commercial Grade Aluminum, and Includes high quality 3’ x 5 ‘ Embroidered Nylon American Flag has sewn stripes made from stitched (not printed) nylon bunting, embroidered stars and two brass grommets . * The American Flag is made with 300 dernier nylon, same nylon they use in auto airbags. Unique Design allows the flag to rotate around the pole, never getting caught or tangle around the pole. New "Easy Lock" system makes flying your flag a breeze!
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The Cordless Motion Activated Security Light


This cordless, weatherproof outdoor light illuminates porches, decks, or patios using six bright LEDs, providing a reliable light source anywhere you desire. The LEDs produce glare-free light with broad coverage using a built-in reflector plate, providing a wide-angle beam similar to a floodlight. The light mounts easily with the included mounting plate and screws, and no wiring is required. It can be tilted vertically and rotated for any desired position. Its motion sensor will turn the light on at night when it detects movement and shuts the light off when no motion is detected for 30 seconds. Four C batteries (required) provide up to 150 hours of operation; LEDs are rated for 100,000 hours of operation. 6" L x 6" W x 5" D. (1 1/2 lbs.)

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Trademark NHL Detroit Red Wings Vintage Pub Table


You can watch the big game with friends while sitting at this Trademark Officially Licensed NHL® Vintage team pub table. It has a chrome base with footrest and a team-colored tabletop designed with the official team logo.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Circle Dot 7-Piece Jacquard Comforter Set


Enjoy a relaxing night's sleep with a Circle Dot comforter set. Bedding ensemble includes comforter, bedskirt, two shams and three pillows. Jacquard bedding set is sure to complement any bedroom d├ęcor.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cozy 12 Volt Electric Automobile Heated Blanket


Keeping warm in and out of your vehicle just got a lot easier. The electric car blanket allows climate control for yourself or other passengers who prefer their trip a little warmer. Stitched from 100% polyester fleece, this large electric blanket is comfortable, functional and safe.Use it to keep your seat warm when the mercury drops. Or wrap yourself up while cruising around in your convertible with the top down. You’ll be the toast of the tailgate when you unfurl this blanket. And its 7’ long cord means you can extend its range well beyond the back seat.The electric car blanket is gentle on your car’s battery and safe for extended use. And the electric car blanket’s generous size, 42" x 58", is large enough to stretch across two front seats or cover an entire back row of most cars, trucks and SUVs.

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Cooper Classics Bar Harbour Black Cheval Mirror


Bar Harbour Cheval Mirrorcheval 68"H with a distressed black matte finish, this makes the perfect addition to any home. This mirror is made of Popular wood with antique brass hardware. This classic and stylish mirror features a brilliant and unique beveled mirror for added looks.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Adamstown 7-Piece Jacquard Comforter Set


Distinguished and refined, the Adamstown jacquard comforter set infuses your room with traditional elegance. The comforter, shams and decorative pillows boast a gilded medallion pattern in luxe jacquard on a background of rich, deep tones. Also features a solid bedskirt.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Microsuede 3-piece Down Comforter Set


Curl up in the cozy softness of our Micro Suede Comforter Set. This set boasts a 100-percent polyester shell with the look and feel of suede. Filled with natural down with an exceptional 550 fill power, this comforter combines softness and superior insulation. Open box-stitch construction keeps the down evenly distributed throughout the comforter and thin, corded edging provides a nice accent. The reverse of the comforter features smooth micro-fiber woven from 100-percent polyester. The quality of down is measured by its fill power--the higher the fill power, the lighter, fluffier, and warmer the down.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pacific Coast Gussetted Quilted Top Baffled Channel Featherbed

Find comfort from your stressful day by resting on this luxurious feather bed. Feather beds contour to your body, cushioning pressure points like shoulders and hips to relax your body and take you to a new level of comfort. Special cleaning process removes dust, dirt and allergens, leaving only clean, fluffy feathers. 100% cotton, leak proof Barrier Weave fabric ensures softness, durability and easy care.

Feather Beds top your mattress with a soft supportive layer of feathers wrapped in 100% cotton fabric for durable, breathable comfort. Our designs allow maximum fluffiness and limit the shifting of feathers, ensuring uniform comfort. Your body is cushioned and cradled. Muscles relax and circulation improves resulting in a more restful night's sleep.

The quilted top of this feather bed provides an extra layer of soft, cushiony comfort. The baffle channel design allows maximum adjust ability, while the 2" gusset helps the feather bed to stay fluffy to the very edge.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

The NFL Adult Huddler Fleece Throw


Huddle up with your favorite team under the The NFL Huddler Adult Size by The Northwest Company. This cozy fleece throw features built-in sleeves so you can stay warm underneath it while keeping your hands free to wave signs and banners, eat a snack or work the TV remote. It comes in your team's colors and is decorated with their name and helmet design, leaving no doubt about which team you support. Features:Built-in sleeves that let you move freely to use a laptop, read a book or talk on the phone Unlike a traditional throw, it won't fall off you easily when you move or reach. Great for outdoor sporting events to stay protected from the cold in the stands while keeping your hands free. Lightweight yet warm fleece material is perfect for layering. Available for all 32 NFL teams & Officially Licensed by the NFL. Measures approx. 71"L x 48"W One size fits most adults. Made of 100% polyester & is machine washable.

Available Teams:
Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How to Decorate or Add Life to a Bare Wall


Decorating a bare wall may seem like an easy task, but the fact is an empty canvas sometimes intimidates would-be decorators. The key to making a bare wall into the focal point of a room is the right decorative accessories. Turn your bare wall into a pleasing backdrop or an extension of a decor theme in the room. A bare wall can also feature decorative accessories that blend form and function, such as lighting, floating shelves or a mirror.

Instructions:

Gather inspiration. Look around your house and the room with the bare wall and locate those items that catch your eye. Take fabric swatches, paint samples or pictures clipped out of magazines and hold them up against the wall. Examine the way natural and artificial light affects the look of your bare wall to determine if the area requires extra lighting.

Consider color and finishes. One easy way to doll up a bare wall involves adding color and texture. You can use one of the new neutrals, such as antique white, eggshell, sunny yellow, faded cornflower or pale earth tones. You can opt for a brighter shade that makes the wall a focal point. Go designer with chocolate brown or hit the bare wall with Indian-inspired orange, saffron or fuchsia. A dark shade with a layer of translucent antique whitewash adds a textured "shabby chic" appearance. You might also opt for wallpaper in a vintage or artsy print.

Add contrasting paint or patterns. If the bare wall has trim, a stripe of linen white adds classic cool. Bright aqua or cotton candy pink has a retro 1950s effect. Dark wood stain gives trim a Japanese-inspired style. Stencils in abstract, geometric or ethnic designs add dimension to a bare wall. Try a line of fleur de lis, paisley, squared-off swirls or creeping vines along the floorboards. If you want painted imagery to be the focal point, add a wall mural. Try a simple nature scene of trees, birds, branches, blades of grass and owls in silhouette, or invest in packaged murals or wall decals.

Use furnishings and accessories. Integrate your bare wall with the rest of the room. A simple table supporting a lamp or a vase gives a bare wall a touch of style. A tapestry or hanging rug can soften the effect of a bare wall while a large painting can dominate a bare wall. If the wall is narrow, create a gallery effect with vertical arrangements of paintings in coordinating frames.

Illuminate your bare wall makeover.
A line of recessed lights adds a moody effect. A table or floor lamp has the utilitarian purpose of changing a bare wall into a reading or study area. Miniature gallery-style spotlights draw attention to wall art.

Tips:

Avoid coordinating everything in the room with your redone bare wall. An accent wall should stand out rather than camouflage the room's overall decor.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Boys Blue Sports Bedding


No matter what sport you are into; basketball, soccer, football or baseball this is the quilt that will complete your room. All State boys quilt is 100% cotton face cloth with 100% cotton fiber fill for durability. We carefully pre-wash each quilt and sham to make sure that you get that soft comfortable feeling immediately. This quilt is a great coordinate because it can go with so many sports themes and color combinations. Deep navy blue and burgundy colors and an accent plaid make this bedding an easy match for any pallet.

It doesn’t matter what season it is you are ready to play!
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blancho Bedding Duvet Cover Comforter Sets

Blancho Bedding was founded by the world-wide known image design company MAJANEO. Blancho means pure and virginal maiden in French. Blancho bedding products show the styles of colorfulness and ebullience via the fashionable designs by several specialized designers from worldwide. Our products lead the fashion and deliver new attitude of living and are going on forging the new art of fashion with gorgeous designs, blooming totems and stylish lines. Blancho Bedding products will bring distinctiveness to your bedroom, thereby configuring a space of privacy and coziness for you.

Blancho Bedding products are all made of natural organic fibers, highest quality construction, chemical and fire retardant free. Allergy-free nontoxic natural material. You won't find any similar quality products at these low prices. The concealed elastic band in the fitted sheet will firmly wrap the overall corners of the mattress, thus avoiding displacement. The design of extending the pocket size of the fitted sheet to 14 inches will fit with the most of mattresses. We recommend duvet covers because they can be washed much more often. Too-frequent washing (even dry cleaning) can compromise your comforter's fill. However, a duvet cover can be machine washed. If you have ever priced dry cleaning, you understand why cleaning it less often is a huge advantage! Another advantage of cotton duvet covers is that they are changeable, so you can change the look and feel of your bedroom without having to completely redecorate. Browse our colorful duvet cover sets and bring excitement to your bedroom.
  • Twin Set includes: One pillowcase, one fitted sheet & one duvet cover.
  • Full Set includes: Two pillowcases, one fitted sheet & one duvet cover.
  • Queen Set includes: Two pillowcases, one fitted sheet & one duvet cover.
  • King Set includes: Two pillowcases, one fitted sheet & one duvet cover.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

All About Bedding - Bedding Guide


Good bedding makes all the difference when it comes to both comfort and style in your bedroom. With so many different types of sheets, comforters, pillows and blankets, however, it can be difficult to differentiate between a quality product and a cheap one. Just knowing a few facts can help you make the right decision. This bedding buying guide will give you some basic information to aid you in your shopping.
Sheets

It's easy to find sheets for every common bed size. Most sheet sets consist of a fitted sheet that wraps around the mattress, a flat sheet that stretches over the mattress, and a pillowcase or two. Fitted sheets are approximately the following dimensions:

  • Twin: 39 inches x 76 inches (80 inches for extra long twin)
  • Full: 54 inches x 75 inches
  • Queen: 60 inches x 80 inches
  • King: 78 inches x 80 inches
  • Cal King: 72 inches x 84 inches

When most people buy sheets, they look for a color they enjoy. And while the right color is essential, there is a whole lot more that goes into a good sheet set. The most important qualities in sheets are the thread count, fabric, and type of weave.

Thread Count

The thread count is the number of horizontal and vertical threads in a square inch of a bed sheet's fabric. Typically, a higher thread count means a tighter, softer and more durable sheet. It also makes sheet sets more expensive. You should purchase something with a thread count of at least 200 if you want your sheets to last a while. Sheets with a thread count of 300 to 400 are very nice while remaining quite affordable. Some sheet sets boast a thread count of 1000 or more. While these sheets will feel extra smooth, they probably won't last as long, since the threads must be finer in order to achieve such a high count.

Weave

Two types of weaves are usually used in sheet sets. A percale weave is closely woven with no gloss, which gives percale sheets a smooth texture. A sateen weave has more yarns on the surface of the fabric. This makes a sheet more lustrous and gives it the look of satin.

Fabric

The best fabric for sheets is Egyptian cotton, which is grown exclusively in the Nile River Valley. It is one of the world's strongest, most lustrous cottons, and Egyptian cotton sheets with a high thread count are generally considered to be the most luxurious.

Pima cotton is long-staple cotton grown in the southwestern United States, Peru and Australia. Pima sheets have a soft, silky finish. You might see some sheets made from "Supima" cotton. Don't let this confuse you. Supima is just the trademarked name for 100-percent Pima cotton grown in the United States. It stands for "Superior Pima."

Muslin cotton is course cotton, often used in kids' bedding. It is not as smooth and durable as other types of cotton. Muslin sheets are often printed with colorful character patterns, and they tend to fade and pill with washings.

Flannel is usually a blend of cotton and wool or some other synthetic fabric. Flannel sheets are popular for their warmth. The quality of flannel sheets is not measured in thread count, though. It is measured in ounces per square yard. Generally, 4 oz. or more is considered good quality.
Silk is the finest and strongest natural fiber, a fact that makes silk sheets a real luxury. They are shiny, smooth and expensive, but difficult to clean and maintain.

Satin is a polished synthetic fabric -- usually nylon. It is often used in luxury bedding, but it's not as strong as silk while being more difficult to clean. Sateen bed sheets are also smooth and lustrous, but shouldn't be confused with satin sheets. "Sateen" describes a weave, while "satin" describes a material. Furthermore, sateen sheets are usually made of natural fibers. They are usually less expensive than satin sheets.

Comforters

Comforters can be filled with down or some other down alternative. Down comforters are popular because they combine both softness and warmth. Down typically comes from geese or ducks, but goose down is fluffier and warmer than duck down. And a goose down comforter will last longer and look better than one made with duck down.

Down comforters, usually require special care and cleaning. To avoid this, you should purchase a duvet cover. If you want to save time, you can purchase comforter sets that include coordinating pillow shams and duvet covers along with other bedding essentials. For those with allergies, down alternative comforters often provide the same warmth, and they are usually much easier to clean.

Besides thread count, the important things to pay attention to when buying a down comforter are fill power and design.

Fill power

Fill power is a measure of how many cubic inches one ounce of down fills. A higher fill power means a down blanket will be fluffier and warmer. A fill power of 550 or more is normally considered good.

Design

Makers of down comforters typically use two designs to keep the down from shifting and clumping. A box stitch down comforter has boxes stitched throughout that hold the down in place. A baffle-box stitch has gated baffles (pieces of vertical fabric between the top and bottom of the comforter) that run the length of the comforter to keep the down in place and allow it to keep its fullest loft.

Blankets and Quilts

The most important aspect of any blanket is its fabric. Different fabrics obviously have different qualities of warmth and softness. For instance, cotton blankets tend to be more breathable than those made from synthetic fabrics. However, synthetic fleece blankets tend to be lighter and softer. Wool blankets are extra warm. It all depends on your personal wants and needs. Just pay attention to things like weave and edging to make sure you get a blanket that will hold up after years of use.

When it comes to quilts, handmade does not necessarily mean high quality. Straight, even stitching is important, and many handmade quilts don't have that. You also want to pay attention to whether or not the quilt is machine washable.

Pillows

One of the most important things to consider when buying pillows is the position in which you tend sleep. A flatter pillow is usually good for back sleepers, while a firmer, raised pillow is good for side sleepers. Bed pillows come in several sizes. Standard, queen and king are the most common. They have the following approximate dimensions:
  • Standard pillow: 20 inches x 26 inches
  • Queen pillow: 20 inches x 30 inches
  • King pillow: 20 inches x 36 inches

Be aware that most bedding companies don't make queen pillowcases, only standard and king sizes. That's okay, though, because standard pillowcases will work just fine for queen pillows.
The fill inside your pillow will make the biggest difference as to how comfortable it is and how it holds up over time. Most bed pillows are filled with some kind of foam or down. Foam pillows can be found in various levels of firmness. They have great elasticity and don't sag. A good foam pillow will hold up for two or three years.

If you want firmness without elasticity, down pillows are the way to go. Down pillows can also be molded and fluffed for each new sleeping position. High-quality goose down pillows will hold up for almost a decade if well-maintained. You can purchase allergen-blocking pillow covers if you're allergic to down.

Memory foam pillows (often referred to as contour pillows) soften when they come in contact with heat. That means a memory foam pillow molds to the shape of your head and evenly distributes the weight, no matter what position you are in. Another benefit of a contoured memory foam pillow is it lasts much longer than other foam fill.

Bedding extras

A few things will take your bed from bland to beautiful. They aren't completely necessary for a good night's rest, but they will help you feel extra comfortable in your bedroom. A bed skirt will cover up box springs, completing the look of your bed. Bed canopies will help you feel like you're sleeping in a palace.

Maybe you want to take your bedroom even further, from comfortable to, say, heavenly. If that is the case, think about featherbeds, which are basically down-filled mattress pads. For quality featherbeds, apply the same principals as you do to down comforters. You can also purchase memory foam mattress toppers and other mattress covers with extra layers of softness.

Common bedding questions

How can I make my down comforter last longer?

Since most down comforters should only be dry cleaned, it would be wise to cover yours with a machine washable duvet cover. A duvet cover will prolong the life of the down comforter and save money on cleaning. You can get multiple inexpensive duvet covers from Warehousedirectllc.com to match your room's d?cor in every season. When storing a down comforter, it is best to keep it in a loose, breathable bag and avoid compression.

How can I make my sheets last longer?

Always follow the cleaning instructions on the tag, as they are specific for preventing shrinkage and pilling. Drying your sheets on a low heat or line drying also helps prevent the break down of fibers.

How can I make sure my fitted sheet will actually fit?

Fitted sheets with an elastic around the whole edge of the sheet often fit better than ones with a partial elastic. Pocket size also makes a big difference. You should measure the thickness of your mattress and buy a fitted sheet with a sufficient pocket size.

Is a pillow sham different from a pillowcase?

A pillow sham's opening is on the back, and it often has some sort of decorative edging. Pillow shams are usually meant to be displayed on pillows that sit outside of the blankets as decorations. Pillowcases are a little more utilitarian, with an opening on one edge and very little decoration. More often than not, you'll want to use the pillowcases for sleeping and the pillow shams for decorating.

Ideas from Warehousedirectllc.com

Want to rejuvenate your bedroom but don't know where to start? Warehousedirectllc.com has some good ideas for bringing it all together in each of your home's bedrooms. And what makes it really great is you can find it all in one place for a great price.

Teenager's bedroom

Bright-colored sheets and comforters give a teenager's room personality. Warehousedirectllc.com has a great collection of memorable movie posters and framed pop art to go along. You can also find colorful coordinating window curtains to tie it all together.

Luxury bedroom

Warehousedirectllc.com has a wide selection of luxury bedding. You can match one of our high thread count Egyptian cotton sheet sets with a high thread count Hungarian goose down comforter and duvet cover. We also have bed canopies to make you feel like royalty. Put it all together with some of our classic art prints and one of our comfy armchairs. A handmade nightstand topped with one of our many tiffany-style lamps would add a heavy dose of elegance.

Budget bedroom

Just because you don't want to spend a lot of money doesn't mean you have to forget about style and comfort. A bed in a bag is a great way to make it all match while saving money. Add some colorful curtains and throw blankets for an inexpensive touch of class.

Our bedding store has everything you'll need for a good night's rest. Your new bedding will keep you comfortable for years to come. And you can sleep peacefully knowing you got a great deal at Warehousedirectllc.com.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Keys & Tips to Buying Kids Furniture

Kids' furniture creates the comfort zone that every little kid needs. Furniture that is just their size gives kids the security they need when they are at home. At Warehousedirectllc.com, you can find kids' furniture that will take them through every age. And with our famous discount prices, you can afford the fun furniture designs that fit their style. Your children may not come with an instruction manual, but this kids' furniture buying guide will at least provide some directions when it comes to their furniture.

What you need to know

You're going to need different furniture as your child grows. This guide is broken down by age group to help you choose the right children's furniture for every stage of childhood.
Toddlers

Once your child is at least 35 inches tall or strong enough to climb out of his crib, he is ready for toddler furniture. Beds made especially for kids aged 18 to 24 months help them know they aren't babies anymore. Toddler beds are just the right size for your little one to get in and out of without any help, fostering a feeling of independence. Toddler beds are low to the ground like a twin bed but hold a crib mattress. This is an economical choice because you can use the same crib mattress and baby bedding as you did when your child was younger. This also makes your child's adjustment to a "big kid bed" easier. Some toddler beds also have small side rails to prevent your toddler from rolling out of bed.

Once your toddler starts walking around, he may feel like everything is adult-sized. Give him a place to play that is just his size with kid's tables and kid's chairs. Kid's tables are great places to make crafts, play games and eat snacks. You'll find that most children's furniture requires very little maintenance: Unlike your other tables, a kid's table is made to withstand the rigors of play time, so bring on the finger paint. A regular wipe-down with a non-toxic household cleaner should be all you need to maintain your kids' furniture.

Pre-school through grade school ages

As your children grow, you'll see their tastes start to emerge. Let their imaginations run wild with furniture for kids that reflect their newly developing sense of style. Give your children the opportunity to have some input on what furniture they'll have in the bedroom. More choices are available now than ever, so there's sure to be something you'll both like.

Encourage reading with bookshelves sized for your child's height and a kid's rocking chair to sit in while she reads her books. A kid's bean bag chair has all the comfort of a grown-up chair, but it's small enough to give your child a perfect place to unwind and maybe even take a nap. A kid's chair that's meant for outdoor use invites your child to sit with you on the deck or patio. Many children's chairs are available in styles to coordinate with your other furniture, while other kids' tables and kids' chairs are available in fun themes to match your child's burgeoning tastes. A kid's table decorated with sports themes, princesses, racecars or trains can spark the imaginations of your little ones.

Children's beds

Kids' twin beds are just the right place for children to dream. They come in the perfect size for little ones and are available in many fun styles. Some kid's twin beds even incorporate storage underneath. Styles range from classics, like canopy beds and sleigh beds, to modern, whimsical theme beds. Choose a kid's twin bed to reflect your child's developing tastes.

Are you a little short on space? A trundle bed features a second mattress (usually twin-size) that slides under the main mattress. This type of bed gives you the option of a second sleeping space that you can tuck away when not in use. Trundle beds are great for sleepovers.

Memories are made when siblings share a bunk bed; as an added bonus, you'll have room for all the other furniture they need. Check to make sure that the bunk bed has safety features such as guard rails and a sturdy ladder, and only let children age seven and older use the upper bunk.
Another great space saver is a loft bunk bed: a bunk bed with a kid's desk, futon or shelves on the first level and only a bed on the second level. Whichever bed you choose, make sure to measure the spot where you plan to put it before you make a purchase.

Kids' storage

You'll want to make sure you have plenty of kids' storage in your child's room or any room where he plays with his toys. Children's bookshelves don't have to be used just for books: Toys, dolls, games, stuffed animals, trophies and art projects can all be stored and displayed on bookshelves. Baskets or bins that can be kept on bookshelves or in closets can be used for added kids' storage. Coat racks will not only keep coats and jackets handy, but they can also keep a backpack full of homework ready for school. Toy bins along walls or at the foot of a child's bed are another good solution for making clean up time a breeze. Dressers are meant to hold clothes, but putting aside a drawer for even more toys can help when you have an out of control playroom. Encourage a lifetime of organization by creating children's storage your kids can use on their own.

Youth furniture

"Tweens" and teens need bedroom furniture that reflects their older age, but that doesn't mean they need adult furniture yet. Your teenage child may be ready to upgrade her kid's twin bed to a full-size bed. If the styles seem like too drastic of a departure from kids' twin beds, adding brightly colored bedding will help maintain a youthful look. Like kids' twin beds, full-size beds come in many styles: canopy, sleigh and poster, to name a few. Check out Warehousedirectllc.com's wide selection of styles with your child before making a decision.

By this age, your children will be spending more time on schoolwork than they ever have before. Give them a homework zone with a kid's desk. Choose a computer desk if she'll have her own desktop computer. If she'll just be using a laptop or pen and paper, any kid's desk that appeals to you both will work. Coordinate the color, style or material to the bed for a cohesive look, but don't feel too restrained; a kids' room should be more about fun than matching. For creative kids, a kid's desk may also be a place for arts and crafts projects, so if your child is artistically inclined, choose a kid's desk that can be cleaned easily and that stores a lot of supplies. Don't forget good task lighting for your child's desk, as well.

Common kids' furniture questions

I'm worried that my preschool-aged child might not deal well with the transition to big kids' furniture. Is there anything I can do to make the changeover easier?

It's common for a younger child to struggle with big changes, but there's a lot that you can do to smooth a transition in their living space. For kids still getting used to being out of the crib, installing safety rails on their new twin bed can provide a sense of security. Remember to keep the color scheme of your child's room bright and fun; decorations incorporating characters from movies they've loved since infancy are always a sure bet.

No matter how many bins and baskets I buy, my kid's room continues to be a jumbled mess. What can I do?

One possible solution to fix an irredeemably messy room is to put photos on each bin corresponding to what item is supposed to be in it (e.g., a picture of one of your child's completed projects for the building blocks bin). This is particularly effective for visual learners and kids who are still developing verbal skills. Other solutions run the disciplinary gamut from rewarding good clean-up with a treat to revoking access to toys if they're not properly put away.

Celebrate good times

There will be lots of milestones in your child's life, everything from birthdays to starting high school. Celebrate these big events by surprising them with an updated and redecorated room. This is a great way to acknowledge your children's achievements and to let them know they've taken another important step towards adulthood. It's also an excellent opportunity to make the switch from a kids' twin bed to a full-size bed.

Sophisticated tastes

As kids get older, they'll inevitably put aside their toys and move on to more grown-up forms of entertainment. Music and movies are usually the logical next step in a child's entertainment options, and as a parent, you can keep a closer eye on which titles are filling those choices by providing teenagers with a new kids' entertainment center. Better still, make room on those shelves for some books; if your "tween" or teen is exposed to a great piece of age-appropriate literature, it may just foster a life-long love affair with the written word.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Area Rug Buying Guide

Area Rug Buying Guide

Giving your home decor an update can be as simple as adding a new area rug. However, finding a new area rug could cause a few more difficulties. Buying area rugs that are perfect for your home can be a painless process when you use the information in this area rug buying guide and glossary.

What you need to know

Whether you have carpet, tile or wood flooring, adding an area rug or two will protect your floors in high-traffic areas from furniture movement and daily use. Rugs are an instant update to the decor of your living room, dining room or a bedroom. Area rugs also come in many styles, sizes, materials and weaves.

Area rug styles

Online shopping for area rugs will reveal that all rugs are separated into style categories. This helps with your search and helps you identify a coordinating style for your home. For example, if your home is mainly French country, you'll probably be drawn toward traditional or country style and away from contemporary. Warehousedirectllc.com separates their rugs into seven different styles (other companies do something similar):

Casual style area rugs
The predominant features of casual-style area rugs are:
Basic or no pattern: A simple monochromatic rug or a rug with a simple border classifies as a casual rug.Natural materials: Casual rugs include bamboo rugs, simple wool rugs, leather shag rugs, jute rugs and sisal rugs.

Contemporary style area rugs
The predominant features of contemporary area rugs are:
Geometric designs: Contemporary area rugs often feature geometric shapes, waves and squiggles, blocks, stripes and bold circles similar to modern art.Brighter colors: Compared to the subdued colors of casual area rugs, contemporary rugs have bright, trendy colors throughout their designs, including bright monochromatic rugs.

Country style area rugs
The predominant features of country-style rugs are:
Floral patterns and gardens: Vines and flowers, in both bold and muted colors, can be seen on country area rugs.Roosters or other animals: Aside from roosters, pictorial designs of other domestic or farm animals can be seen on country area rugs in bold or earthier tones.Food: Country rugs may have food, like vegetables and fruit, mixed in with their other features, like the roosters and garden fare on this area rug.

Traditional style area rugs
Traditional style area rugs are the easiest to identify. Their main features are:
Persian influences: Persian rugs have intricate designs of vines, flowers and scrollwork in their borders and as their allover patterns.Borders: Traditional rugs are typically bordered, usually with inner borders, filled with intricate designs.

Transitional style area rugs
The predominant feature of transitional area rugs is:
A combination of contemporary and traditional area rug styles; transitional area rugs combine bold colors with Persian styles and borders.

Novelty or kids area rugs
The predominant features of novelty rugs are:
Shapes: Shaped floor rugs are usually used as children's rugs (like cars, stars, hearts and crowns), but shaped novelty rugs can be made for adults, often in conjunction with sports teams.Animal prints: Animal print rugs feature zebra and tiger stripes or leopard and cheetah spots and other animal prints.Sports teams: These floor rugs are a great way to show your winning spirit for your favorite basketball or football team. Sports novelty rugs feature logos, team names and colors.Animals, instruments, hobbies and licensed characters: Other novelty rugs include musical instruments or hobbies, animals that are not considered domestic or farm animals (like monkeys) and licensed characters from cartoons, movies and books.

Outdoor area rugs

The predominant features of outdoor rugs are: Outdoor rugs can come in any of the styles above, but they also have the ability to be outdoors and withstand the elements.Outdoor rugs need to be mold and mildew resistant if you plan to leave them outdoors all year round.

Area rug sizes

Rugs come in sizes ranging from small (welcome mats and smaller) to large (13 feet by 17 feet). There are even larger wall-to-wall oversized rugs, measuring around 26 feet by 37 feet. You can even get an oversize rug custom-made for an area, like an office foyer or hotel lobby.
How to chose the right size of area rug

Choosing the right size of rug can mean the difference between a comfortable room and one where something seems a little off. Here are a few tips:

If you are choosing an area rug for the center of a room, make sure it is alrge enough to reach the furniture around the edges of the room, so it won't look like it is floating in the middle of the furniture arrangement.

For runner rugs and area rugs that aren't surrounded by furniture, determine the border you would like to have around the rug; leaving about 18 to 36 inches between the rug and the wall creates an eye-pleasing border.

If you would like to visualize what the area rug will look like in your room, try taping out the dimensions on the floor with low-tack painter's tape or laying down newspaper in the size of the rug.

Round, oval and square rugs

Round, oval and square rugs share the same styles as rectangular area rugs, featuring bright colors, traditional patterns, monochromatic designs and more. Round area rugs are a nice addition to your dining area, beneath your round tables. Oval rugs would be best for oval and rectangular tables and square or octagon rugs match well with square tables. Round rugs and oval rugs are measured in diameter: 8-foot round or 8-foot oval, for example.

Runner rugs

Runner rugs are used in hallways, stairs and other narrow spaces. They are often used in areas of high foot traffic. Runner rugs are long and narrow, the common sizes being just less than 2.5 feet by 6 feet or more. You will also find runner rugs in every style category. If you want to have a cohesive look throughout the rugs in a certain room, shop online for collections and you can match your runner rugs to your other area rugs.

Accent rugs

In general, accent rugs are smaller than area rugs and not as long as runner rugs. Accent rugs, found in every style category, are perfect for before the fireplace, in a child's room, in the kitchen before the sink and in your entryway as a welcome mat. Most accent rugs measure from 2 feet by 3 feet to 3 feet by 5 feet. Often, novelty rugs are grouped with accent rugs.
Rug pads

Adding rug pads to your area rugs will increase the durability and comfort of your rugs. Rug pads keep rugs from slipping on slick floors and also keep the corners from rolling up as much. For wood and tile floors, consider adding non-slip padding beneath your floor rug. A nonskid underlay between the floor and your rug will give your rug a sumptuous feel and reduce the scratches from your rug moving around. The bottom of the rug will see less wear and your floors will remain beautiful.

When buying rug pads, pick the rug that most closely matches the size of your rug; aim for a larger pad instead of one slightly smaller. Rug pads can be cut to size to match your rug perfectly. This means even your novelty rugs can use rug pads.
Rug glossary

Rugs have many extra names and often they can be confusing, especially when you're buying area rugs online.

Rug weaves:

Cut pile: Tufted area rugs whose tufts have been cut are known as cut pile.

Flat-woven: Flatweave area rugs consist of only welt and warp threads, resulting in no pile. These area rugs are often reversible. Flat-weave area rugs will need a rug pad to prevent slipping unless they are made with thicker fibers, such as wool.

Hand-knotted: Hand-knotted rugs are made by tying thousands of knots to the weft (vertical) threads on a loom, which are then secured by the warp (horizontal) threads.

Hand-tufted: Hand-tufted rugs are tufted by hand, instead of by machine.

Hand-woven: Hand-woven rugs are woven by hand.
Looped or hooked pile: Tufted area rugs, whose tufts have been left intact, are known as looped or hooked pile rugs.

Tufted: Tufted rugs are made by pushing yarn up through a mesh foundation with a needle or gun. A backing secures the tufts (loops).

Rug materials:

Abaca: Abaca is made from the leaves and stems of a banana plant. It is strong and very durable.
Acrylic: Acrylic is a synthetic material often used in making rugs.

Bamboo rugs: Bamboo rugs are made by weaving natural bamboo fibers. Bamboo is an eco-friendly rug material.

Braided rugs: Braided rugs are made in several ways: tape, tubular, yarn and flat. Braided rugs are also called rag rugs because they could be made with many different materials, including whichever rags are lying around.

Canvas: Canvas is cotton, the yarn of which is spun and woven to make a heavy, durable fabric.

Coir: Coir is made of coconut husks and is woven into area rugs.

Cotton: Cotton is a natural fiber harvested from the cotton plant. Cotton makes light-weight rugs.

Hemp: Hemp is a natural fiber made from the stalks of the cannabis plant. Hemp doesn't require pesticides and grows quickly, making it a renewable resource.

Jute: Jute is made from the stalks of corchorus herbs; jute takes dye well.
Mohair or cashmere: These are types of wool are made from different kinds of goats.

New Zealand wool: Wool made from sheep in New Zealand has higher levels of lanolin, making it very durable.

Nylon: Nylon is a synthetic material used in making rugs. It is more resilient and soil resistant than other synthetic fibers.

Polyester: Polyester is a popular material for making clothes; this synthetic fiber is also used in rug making.

Polypropylene: Also called olefin, polypropylene is a synthetic material used in making area rugs.
Seagrass: Seagrass is made from the stems of tall marsh plants and woven into rugs.

Silk: Silk is a natural protein fiber spun by silkworms or caterpillars. Silk can be cultivated or wild. Silk is often blended with stronger, more elastic wool to increase durability when used in making rugs. Most silk rugs are hand-knotted or hand-woven.

Sisal: Sisal is made from agave leaves and is an extremely strong and durable natural fiber used in making rugs.

Synthetic fibers: Synthetics are man-made materials used in area rugs. They look and feel similar to wool rugs but cost less.

Tibetan wool: This is wool made from sheep in Tibet, which have high levels of lanolin, enhancing the wool's strength.

Wool: Wool is the most common material used for rugs. It is incredibly strong and durable while remaining soft to touch. Wool fibers are more water-, stain- and soil-resistant than most rug materials.

Common area rug questions

Will my vacuum damage my rugs?
Most new model vacuums are made to switch from carpets to rugs, but you will want to double check this when you're vacuuming. If it is possible, turn off the beater bar on your vacuum, or use a different attachment made for cleaning rugs. If you suspect that your vacuum isn't getting all of the dirt, take your rug outside and give it a good beating. A tennis racket is a good tool, but you can use a paddle, if you have one. After you've beaten out some dirt, go ahead and vacuum it again.

Do natural rugs, like wool and cotton, shed?
Wool rugs will shed a bit more than cotton, but you can expect most rugs to have a few "fuzzies" when you vacuum them and when you first get them. This is normal, so don't worry.

Accessorize your space

Because rugs are such a prominent showcasing feature in a room, many people decide to decorate their spaces based on their area rugs. This can be a fantastic and creative way to accessorize your home. Look for floor vases, decorative pillows and side tables that will complement the design and style of your area rugs. If you get very ambitious, you can even use rugs as wall art. Navajo rugs and Oriental rugs and needlepoint rugs make wonderful wall tapestries.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dining Room Furniture Buying Guide!

Dining Tables Size

Before choosing a dining room table, measure your dining room. Remember that you will need space to walk around the table and pull out the chairs. A round table or a bistro table will feel right in a smaller room, while a rectangular table fills a larger room better. Generally, try to leave 48 inches between the edge of the table and the wall or closest piece of furniture.
When you are considering size, also think about how many people will usually be sitting at your table. If you have a small family, a large dining table would feel impersonal. Most dining tables are 36 to 42 inches wide to accommodate food and place settings. Adjustable tables such as drop-leaf tables give you the option of expanding the length when necessary.

Style

Next, think about the overall feel you want the room to have. To give your home a cohesive feel, choose dining room furniture which reflects the architecture of your house and the style of other rooms in your house. The materials your dining table is made of will affect this, but not all rules are hard and fast. For example, a mahogany table may feel formal, but an oak dining table or pine dining table will feel casual, even though they are also made out of wood. The table legs can also change the style. When you think of a metal table, it's often very modern and sleek, but if the legs are curved, it can feel more elegant.

Dining Table care

When choosing your table, consider the care that you are willing to put into it. Many wood dining tables are durable and may need only occasional furniture polish, but softer woods may be more susceptible to scratches and could benefit from use of a tablecloth. Glass dining tables may not scratch or stain, but fingerprints show up easily. Generally, any window cleaner can be used to clean glass dining tables.

Dining Table Care

If you purchase your dining chairs separately from your dining table, be sure the sizes work together. Most dining tables are 29 to 30 inches tall, and you want about 12 inches from seat to the top of the table. Look for dining chairs that are 18 to 19 inches tall for standard height tables. A seat width of 20 to 24 inches will be most comfortable, but other width sizes can be stylish if they fit the scale of your table.

Remember to think about who will be sitting in your dining chairs. A narrow chair with a low back won't work if your family or guests are very tall. Heavy dining room chairs will be frustrating for children to pull out from the table.

Dining Chair care

Many dining chairs come with upholstered seats, which are comfortable, but are also likely to be spilled on eventually. If you want a material that can be cleaned easily, consider buying upholstered dining chairs in fabrics such as leather, microsuede, or cotton. Heavier fabrics like velvet look and feel luxurious, but will require more work to clean. Wood chairs can usually be cleaned with commercial furniture polish.

Dining Set Pricing

Many dining room tables and chairs are sold together as dining sets. This is an easy way to furnish your dining room so you can start using it. It can also save you the trouble of figuring out whether or not the chairs fit the table.

The prices of dining tables, chairs, or dining sets can be influenced by a few factors. First, the materials of the dining table and chairs may affect the price. Hard woods are often the most expensive, but these are quite durable and beautiful. Engineered woods--particle board or veneered woods--are often less expensive but can last a long time if cared for correctly. Second, the price can be affected by whether or not you assemble the dining room furniture yourself. Pre-assembled pieces can cost a bit more and may take a little longer to be shipped, but if you don't have the time or patience to assemble furniture, the cost may be worth it to you.
Remember that you will probably have your dining room furniture for many years. Choosing the style and size you like now will matter years from now, long after you've forgotten the price.

Filling Your Dining Room with Furniture

Once you've chosen your dining table and chairs, you can sit down and eat in your dining room. But don't stop there! Including other furniture in the room will make it feel complete.
If you are limited on space or want to add a small table to another room in your house, consider using bar furniture. Although smaller, bar tables are still functional, and they take up much less space. Remember to buy bar stools that fit the height of the table by following the twelve-inch rule: twelve inches between the table top and the chair's seat.

Are you looking for a kitchen table and chairs? Follow the same suggestions regarding size, but feel free to choose a kitchen set that is more casual than a dining set.
If you have a collection of china dishware, show it off in a china cabinet. Choose one in a coordinating material to your dining table. In addition to your dishes, you can also use your cabinet to display figurines or other collectibles.

Adding a wine rack to your dining room can be elegant--not to mention convenient when you are entertaining. Storage of your wine collection can be a decorative element in a wood wine rack or an iron wine rack. Wine racks come in many different styles: some hang on the wall, some are integrated into pieces of furniture, others sit on the table. A buffet, also known as a sideboard, is a great place to set your wine rack.

With Warehousedirectllc.coms great discounts and large selection of furniture, you'll have no trouble furnishing your dining room.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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What is a Duvet Cover?


"Duvet" is the French word for the down of birds, the under-feathers that have no spine. Duvet is also the name of a bag filled with down, feathers, wool or other natural stuffing to help keep people warm while they sleep. Today, people refer to this type of bedding as either a "comforter" or a "duvet" and their covers either as a comforter cover or a duvet cover.

A duvet cover is like a huge pillowcase for your comforter. Duvet covers can be changed as often as you want to wash them or whenever you change the style of your bedding. They open on one end for inserting the comforter. To put the duvet cover on, turn it inside out, place it at one end of your comforter, then pull it up over the comforter, turning it right-side out as you go.
Choosing the correct duvet cover size

You'll find duvet covers in sizes to fit all comforters. They are sold in similar sizes as all other bedding: twin duvet covers, full/queen duvet covers and king duvet covers. They are often generously sized to accommodate your particular comforter. The approximate duvet cover sizes are:

  • Twin: 63 inches x 85 inches to 68 inches x 88 inches
  • Full/Queen: 85 inches x 91 inches to 90 inches x 92 inches
  • King: 104 inches x 92 inches to 106 inches x 92 inches
  • California King: 102 inches x 99 inches

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Everything you need to know about Pillows



One of the most important things to consider when buying pillows is the position in which you tend sleep. A flatter pillow is usually good for back sleepers, while a firmer, raised pillow is good for side sleepers. Bed pillows come in several sizes. Standard, queen and king are the most common.


They have the following approximate dimensions:
  • Standard pillow: 20 inches x 26 inches
  • Queen pillow: 20 inches x 30 inches
  • King pillow: 20 inches x 36 inches Be aware that most bedding companies don't make queen pillowcases, only standard and king sizes. That's okay, though, because standard pillowcases will work just fine for queen pillows.
The fill inside your pillow will make the biggest difference as to how comfortable it is and how it holds up over time. Most bed pillows are filled with some kind of foam or down. Foam pillows can be found in various levels of firmness. They have great elasticity and don't sag. A good foam pillow will hold up for two or three years.


If you want firmness without elasticity, down pillows are the way to go. Down pillows can also be molded and fluffed for each new sleeping position. High-quality goose down pillows will hold up for almost a decade if well-maintained. You can purchase allergen-blocking pillow covers if you're allergic to down.

Memory foam pillows (often referred to as contour pillows) soften when they come in contact with heat. That means a memory foam pillow molds to the shape of your head and evenly distributes the weight, no matter what position you are in. Another benefit of a contoured memory foam pillow is it lasts much longer than other foam fill.


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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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How to edit your eBay xml feed & manually submit to Google

Okay, We just got it to work with a manual upload. It was actually ridiculously easy, so we guess this will be our (hopefully temporary) workaround while eBay gets its act together.

Here are the step-by-step instructions requested above:

If you have not setup your xml feed, a guide to doing so can be found here: Link

Download the xml file with your store listings:
1. Go to the Store Marketing page for your store
2. Click on "Listing Feeds"
3. Click on the link next to the text Your Google Base-specific file will be located at
4. Select File --> Save As in your browser and save the resulting xml file to your computer, changing the file type to "Web Page, XML Only" (at least, that's how it appears in Firefox)

Edit the XML file
1. Right click on the saved XML file and select "Open With". Choose Notepad from the list of programs.
2. In Notepad, it will pretty much look like gibberish. Press Ctrl-H to open the find & replace box. Enter "condition" in the find field and "g:condition" in the replace field (exclude the quotation marks). Replace all.
3. Save the file with File --> Save. Do not select "save as".

Upload your edited XML file to Google
1. Login to your existing Google Base account.
2. Click on "Data Feeds"
3. Click on "Manual: Upload File"
4. Point Google to the XML file that you downloaded, edited, and saved to your hard drive.

We figure this will take about 2 minutes, start to finish, going forward. We can live with that once a week, even if it annoys us and shouldn't be something we have to do at all...

Now this may not work for everyone & we are not experts but it worked for us & it's worth a shot

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FYI eBay is currently not submitting listings to Google

This is just a heads up for you eBay sellers. Ever since Googles switch to the new product condition eBay currently hasn't updated sellers feeds to Google so items are being rejected & no longer submitted to eBay. After contacting eBay we we're told that the issue is known & no solution date is known at this time. Also contacted Google and was informed that they are also aware of this & notified eBay over 3 months ago about the change so that they could prepare. Which unfortunately they did not. Yet another time this year that eBay has failed it's sellers. Its been a long tuff road for sellers this year on eBay & it doesn't appear to be getting any better anytime soon. So buckle up its gonna be a rough ride.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Retro Floral Orange & White 20-Piece Dinnerware Set


We we're browsing the internet late last night trying to find a gift for our friends wedding when we stumbled across this gorgeous dinnerware set on eBay. It was very decently priced & came with Free Shipping which is always a plus. We highly recommend checking them out! The seller had a lot of other beautiful dinnerware sets & lots of elegant down bedding & comforters.

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