the furniture you need when you buy a home

Furniture can be a very big investment when buying a home. What furniture do you really need to live comfortably in your new home? Are there some things that you can live without for a while until you are settled in and get what you really need? Working as a real estate agent for the past twenty years, I have helped a lot of families get settled into their new places. This blog will show you what you probably want to have when you first move into a house and what you can live without for a few months as you get settled in.

Containers To House Your Family Heirlooms


It can be hard to choose where to store your family heirlooms and other personal treasures. Picking a location can be hard, because you do not want these types of things to get misplaced or broken. If you choose to put them in a normal tote then you very well may misplace them. For your family heirlooms and treasures it is very smart to put them in a special location, but also to house them in a special container. There is a lot to be said about wood and the ability to protect your heirlooms but also to stand out from other monotonous containers. Here are three reasons that you may want to consider storing heirlooms in a custom wood furniture box.

Pick The Wood

One very nice aspect of choosing to put your keepsakes in a custom wooden box is that you will be able to choose the type of wood that it is stored in. You may want to choose cedar if you will be storing the heirlooms for a long period of time. Cedar is known for the quality of keeping bugs and other rodents away. The strong scent is simply too much for many critters. You may choose to go with a hardwood that will be resistant to scratching. No matter the type of wood that you choose you will be able to protect what matters to you and your family.

Custom Engraving

Something that is special to you and your family needs to be protected, but the container itself can become something to be proud of. If you start with a beautifully crafted wooden box, and then you add custom engraving and detailing, you are going to have a family heirloom protected by a wooden box that may become just as much a family heirloom. Usually the engraving will be done using wood burning techniques. You can make these boxes as custom as you would like them to be, complete with names, pictures, or slogans.

Rush Orders

It may not be a necessity at the moment, but if you have decided to wait until the last minute to utilize these boxes as a gift, you will be able to rush order a box. Many companies realize that these type of gifts get put off until the very last minute. For this reason, many companies that build custom boxes will rush orders to accommodate their customers. 


18 June 2017