Thursday, August 10, 2017

Most people feel that power and lift recliners are only for elderly people who have little to no strength available to operate a manual recliner.  The truth is: power and lift recliners are actually for everyone
Traditional recliners provide us certain benefits, like having a secondary place to sleep when bothered by conditions like acid reflux, sinus congestion, or even heart issues.  Sometimes we may be faced with physical difficulties, which is where power and lift recliners come in.  Muscle or joint injuries to the hip, shoulder, neck, back, knee, leg – any of these can make it extremely difficult to open or close a manual recliner, or even to stand.  Or perhaps someone is going through a surgery or illness resulting in the pain of recovery or loss of muscle strength.  Power and lift recliners can ease the problems that come with situations like that, while still providing a comfortable, relaxing chair. Simply by easing the strain on weak or injured joints and muscles, a power and lift chair can aide in a swifter or more comfortable recovery.  Even if someone doesn’t need help standing on a daily basis, having that option available for those bad days can sometimes make life significantly easier.
One other important thing to remember is that for those people who need assistance in standing, lift recliners can play an important part in maintaining independence.  It can allow some who otherwise wouldn’t be able to stand on their own to get around without assistance.  

Power recliners also provide benefits for those who are completely fit, by
offering a wide range of body positions. The power option means you can stop the recliner
at any point simply by releasing the button, you can choose a position that best suits your needs.  Some power recliners even include a zero gravity position, where your body experiences a minimum of internal and external stresses.  You’ll love the benefit of pressure relief and better posture to prevent back and muscle pain.

As far as the recliner itself, there are benefits in its own structure, too.  Power and lift recliner frames can sometimes stay more stable than a manual recliner, since the frame does not shake every time someone has to shift their weight to reach for the handle, lean back, or kick down a footrest.  Also, most power and lift recliners now come with a backup battery pack, that allows for the chair to still work for a few times when there is no power.  When used properly you won't need to worry about getting stuck in a recliner during a power outage.  There is even an option to purchase rechargeable full batteries, where a power or lift recliner can be plugged into. This offers a wider range of placement positions, rather than having to be placed near an outlet.  Certain recliners can also give the enjoyment of heat, massage, or both, just to enhance the comfort a little bit further.
With all the advancements now in power and lift recliners, they have quickly become a simple and affordable way to make life a little easier and a little more comfortable.  So many variations available mean it is not difficult to find the perfect one to make your home - and your relaxation - complete.
Be sure to stop by your nearest Wilcox Furniture store and find the recliner thats right for you! Or feel free to stop by our website and see the variety of power lift chairs that we carry. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Recently, Wilcox Furniture donated a new car to raise funds for the Good Samaritan Mission in Corpus Christi. But what exactly do they do? One of our employees visited and here is what she had to say about her experience. 

"I recently had an opportunity to tour the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission and it changed the way I viewed homeless shelters.  It was amazing how well the facility is run. This place has everything a person needs for a step up in life.

The mission helps people in all areas of their life.  The minute they walk in the door people are cared for. They have a place to get out of the elements with three meals a day. Also the Mission helps them find jobs, either at the mission or out in the community, where they learn to give back to society.

The Good Samaritan is run strictly on donations from individuals or businesses.  If anyone is interested in giving to others, I want to encourage you to help this mission stay open. Donations can be in two forms: money or personal items.  A small monetary donation can help in a big way."

The Good Samaritan Mission is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They even have a nurse on staff! Want to find out more? They encourage visitors. So drop on by and see how your donations can support a wonderful cause and help change lives!

Click Here to visit the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission Website

Thursday, June 29, 2017

It's the best feeling to actually live in your dream home! The decor and furniture is exactly what you've always envisioned.  Now if only it smelled like your favorite bakery....
With the following recipe you can do just that! Be warned, this is a Wilcox employee party favorite, and I'm sure it will be yours to!

Amy's Good to the Last Bite Frosted Brownies
Heat oven to 350 degrees. 
Spray a 9X13 baking pan with Pam. 

1/2lb butter                                    4 eggs                         2 pinches salt
4 squares baking chocolate          2 cups sugar
2 scant cups flour                          2 tsp. vanilla

Melt butter and chocolate over low heat.  Set aside to cool some.  Beat eggs well and add sugar then stir in vanilla.  Add flour and mix well.  Then add the chocolate mixture and beat well.  Spread into the baking pan and cook for 20 minutes. Do not over bake.  
Frost HOT!!

2TBS butter                                   3TBS warm water
2 squares baking chocolate          2 cups confectionery sugar

Melt butter and chocolate together over low heat or in the microwave.  Stir and beat the confectionery sugar into the chocolate/butter mixture.  Blend in the warm water until the icing is spreadable.  Frost the brownies hot out of the oven.  Let brownies cool, and slice. 


Recipe is from neighbor growing up in Manchester, NH- Mrs. Pauline Reed. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Road Trip
        We all love to get in our cars and just go without thinking about anything other than having fun, fun, fun! Well there is one thing that I hate the most... an unexpected expense: especially from something that I could have avoided!
         I have learned my lessons, and have made some changes in my everyday life to help avoid having to dig deep into my pockets for those surprise bills.  Every morning, before driving off I check my vehicle from the front bumper to the rear bumper. Here at Wilcox Furniture we inspect our vehicles daily to make sure they are safe on the road, and to help us avoid those unexpected expenses.  Here are some safety inspections you can perform on your own vehicle to help you get to your destination.  Remember that a well maintained vehicle means that it will run for a long time. 

Regular Maintenance
Change your oil and filters as recommended by your vehicles manufacturer (usually every 3 months or 3,000 miles). This will help your vehicle operate efficiently and increase its odds of passing the emission test. It is also important to use the type of oil and fuel recommended by the manufacturer for best performance. 

Watch for Leaks
Low fluid levels can affect the efficiency and performance of your vehicle. 

Gas Cap
Check that you gas cap is in place to avoid excess evaporative emissions.  Having a properly fitting cap will save you money at the pump, and will help you avoid too many evaporative emissions, which can trigger your vehicles check engine light. 

Watch for Warning Lights
Check your dash to make sure you don't have any warning lights. A warning light is an indication that there is a malfunction in the vehicles engine and should immediately be taken in for inspection. 

New or Old Battery?
Check your battery to make sure there is no corrosion around the cable clamps and to make sure there are no leaks. 

Take Notice of Warning Signs
Road-weary vehicles can start to show sings of a faulty emissions system, including difficulty starting or staying running at idle, jumping or shaking at higher speeds and misfires. Taking your vehicle to a certified repair shop as soon as you notice a worsening trend can catch problems before they escalate into a more major repair.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Delivery Day Excitement!

You did your research and homework to select the best furniture that would fit perfect as a glove in your room.  You're excited to see how it will measure up to your ideas of decorating and dressing up your home.  You cant wait to see that delivery truck pull up in front of your home! But until it does, what are some things that you can do to make the delivery of your new furniture a success??

1.  Lets begin with measuring the door ways.   In order to ensure that your new furniture will fit perfectly in your home, its a good idea to measure the door from the inside of the door jambs.  You want to measure both the height and width of each door that the delivery men will have to go through.  Take note of how wide your door(s) open and accommodate for doorknobs.  Choose the doors that might offer the most generous space and the fastest route.

2.  If the furniture is going to a second floor, measure the width of your stairway (taking into account the handrail and post) and the height from the top and bottom steps to the ceiling.  Make sure the furniture will fit both the width and height on any landing and walkway.

3.  A clear path to the final destination makes for a successful delivery.  Plan the route and clear out any obstacles that will interfere with bringing in the furniture.  Plan for all the twists and turns that the furniture might need to take as it is brought into your home.  Take into consideration any chandeliers, accessories, existing furniture, etc.  By planning ahead, you can save a lot of time and hassle when your furniture arrives.

4.  The most important step is to make sure that all existing furniture has been removed from the area.  By taking this step, it will expedite the delivery of your furniture.  Unfortunately, the insurance company will not cover any accidents caused by moving out the existing furniture.

Once you've done all the measurements, you can be sure that when the furniture arrives, all will be a a success!  The delivery team will do all of the heavy lifting and setting up of your new furniture with your paid delivery.  Then the joy of decorating and dressing up of your furniture is all thats needed. By measuring doorways, stairways, clearing the pathways, and planning ahead, the delivery day will be both exciting and successful!

Also be sure to take advantage of our delivery tracking tool.
All you need to do is make sure you have your invoice number, or the phone number used to set up your account, and you will be given a window of time as to when to expect your new purchase.  Happy delivery!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Everyone has their own concepts on what makes a successful business.  However, research points to four key ways in which businesses can build trust within their organizations and with people they do business with.  Reliability, openness/honesty, competence and compassion are important to develop within a business, not only for the employees, but for the customers as well. 

Here at Wilcox Furniture, we strive to implement these methods in our daily business. This has helped us to establish employees who are loyal and dedicated to their job.  Some of our employees even started as customers! Here's what one of our long time employees has to say about her experience with Wilcox:
     "Wilcox Furniture and my family go back a long way.  About 56 years ago we purchased three rooms of furniture: a bedroom, living room and dinette set, all for $799.95. We also purchase a stove and a small refrigerator.  This furniture lasted us about 12 years, then we gave it away. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work for the company and see that the product Wilcox carries has improved tremendously.  I am proud to say I still work for Wilcox Furniture and enjoy the compliments we get on the quality of furniture we carry.  We have come a long way."

Monika will be celebrating 48 years of employment with us this year. We want to thank her for the many years of hard work she has given to us.  She continues to be a dependable employee and a great asset to the Wilcox Furniture family. 

Monika at her 45th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Spring is here! That means it's time for spring cleaning, gardening and updating furniture?!?!? YES! If you're getting a fresh start on everything else this spring, don't neglect your furniture.  Now's the time to completely change the look of your home, and what better place to start than your bedroom!

The Larissa Collection at Wilcox Furniture
Create a royal bedroom oasis with the Larissa Bedroom Collection.  The arched headboard and footboard will add a traditional flair.  The bed will be an obvious focal point in the room with the carved, moulded details and turned footboard posts.  

Closeup of Bed and Drawer Details
The spacious dresser and chest drawers provide your space with plenty of clothing storage.  The drawers feature a dovetail construction and are adorned with antique-like hardware. The weathered brown finish offers an old and stylish look.

Be sure to check out our YouTube video that features this collection and see the extra additions that make these pieces so special. But of course, the best way to show off all the great details of this collection is in person. So hurry in to your closest Wilcox location and see what you've been missing!