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Aug 27 2018
How to Arrange Office Furniture: Our Top Tips

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Design

Arranging furniture is easier than it may seem. Simply keep this checklist in mind before you begin:

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Aug 15 2018
How to Properly Light Your Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Health and Wellness, Office Design

Poor lighting is often cited as one of the most common interior design mistakes. While poor lighting is sure to be stressful and annoying no matter what room you may be in, it can be especially problematic in a home office or in any business setting; in fact, bad lighting is one of the most popular complaints from office employees around the globe.

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June 26 2018
How to Buy More and Save More on Your Office Furniture

| 30 Second Office Tips

Whether you're starting up a new business or giving your office a much-needed facelift, purchasing a large quantity of office furniture is no easy feat. Fortunately, buying in bulk is the best way to save as much money as possible at NBF.com. Keep reading to learn how to buy more and save more.


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Jan 15 2018
6 Tips for Staying Warm at Work

| 30 Second Office Tips, How To Instructions, Office Life

Always cold at work? When it comes to building temperature, it doesn't seem to matter what time of year it is-- it's always freezing at the office! If you’re finding yourself constantly cold, then chances are high that you’re focused on warming up and not on your work. That’s not good for you, and it’s not good for your company either, but what can you do when you have no control over the thermostat? Here are some ways that you can take matters into your own hands and get a little cozier at your desk.

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Nov 21 2017
How to Survive a Noisy Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, How To Instructions, Office Life

No matter if you work in a cubicle farm or an open office workspace, noise distraction is one of the biggest hindrances of productivity that today’s office employees face. Between loud co-workers, noisy printers, an office radio and the occasional cell phone that someone forgot to turn off, there is no limit to the distractions that plague most offices. So what can you do about it? Here are some tips for employees and employers that will help everyone stay better focused and more productive in their day to day work lives.

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Oct 26 2017
6 Tips for Making the Most of a Small Workspace

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life

Whether you’re working in a tight cubicle or a small home office, conserving what little space you have can be tough. Take these six tips to maximize even the smallest workstation. ...

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Oct 12 2017
5 Tips for Keeping Your Office Furniture Looking Like New

| 30 Second Office Tips

You have your new office furniture, it looks great, it feels awesome and you're ready to get to work! Unfortunately, your furniture won't stay new forever. Regular wear and tear can take its toll on even the finest furniture, causing it to depreciate quickly and forcing you to replace it often. So how can you make the most of your money? Take these five tips for keeping your furniture looking and feeling like new, and you won't need to replace those desks or chairs anytime soon.


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Oct 10 2017
The Complete Office Furniture Style Guide

| 30 Second Office Tips, Now Trending, Office Design

Ready for the office of your dreams? If you've already been scouring board after board on Pinterest trying to come up with inspiration for your own office design, you may find yourself leaning toward one design trend or another. To learn more about the most common types of office styles, check out our complete guide and create the beautiful office you deserve. 


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Oct 3 2017
Fire Safety Tips for the Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life

Did you know that the United States has the highest frequency of fire losses of any modern technological society? Or that it’s estimated that U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 3,340 fires in office properties per year? A fire of any scale can cause irreparable damage, yet many offices don’t take their fire safety plans nearly as seriously as they should. In recognition of this year’s fire prevention week, take these measures to ensure you and your employees are prepared for a worst case scenario in the workplace.


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Aug 21 2017
3 Things You Can Do to Get Moving at Work

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life, Standing Desks

You’ve probably heard by now that the sedentary office lifestyle is leading to a rise in heart disease and other health issues. Studies have shown that moving throughout the work day is the best way to combat the negative side effects of being chained to your desk. Take these tips to get yourself up and moving while you work!


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June 5 2017
How to Use Feng Shui to Create a Comfortable and Productive Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, How To Instructions, Office Design

Is your office a place of productivity, focus and success? Or does it feel uncomfortable, cluttered and a source of stress? Organizing your office with some simple principles from the ancient practice of Feng Shui might help set you on the path to success.


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May 24 2017
Office Supply Cleaning Hacks

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life, Office Organization

Keeping your workspace clean doesn’t need to be a big production. If your extra office supplies are getting dusty, dust them off with these DIY office supply hacks.


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May 1 2017
How to Set Up a Conference Room

| 30 Second Office Tips, Conference Rooms, Office Design

No matter if you're updating an outdated meeting space or outfitting a brand new office, finding conference room furniture that works can be easier said than done. There are a lot of factors to consider, and that's why we've compiled this comprehensive guide to help you set up your new conference room with ease.

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Apr 17 2017
6 Rules for Breakroom Etiquette in the Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Breakrooms, Office Life

Company breakrooms stand as a retreat for employees. It’s a space to unwind and take a break, whether enjoying your lunch or leisurely reading the newspaper. Breaks throughout the day, especially for lunch, are simply necessary in order to keep employees both happy and productive. However, even though the...

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Mar 28 2017
How Do I Keep Guests Comfortable in My Waiting Room?

| 30 Second Office Tips

Are you finding that guests aren't as comfortable in your waiting room as they should be? The problem could be your reception seating. To keep every visitor feeling welcomed into your business, take our tips on providing adequate reception seating.


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Mar 13 2017
How Often Should I Tighten My Chair Screws?

| 30 Second Office Tips, Furniture Maintenance, How To Instructions, Problem Solutions

The simple answer to this question is once every six months. Just like your car requires regular oil changes to keep it working its best, your office chair needs to have its screws tightened on a regular basis to keep it in tip-top condition and safe to use....

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Feb 27 2017
How to Protect Wood Veneer Desks & Tables

| 30 Second Office Tips, Furniture Maintenance, Furniture Materials, How To Instructions, Office Desks, Office Tables

If you plan on using your veneer desk or table for years, you’ll want to know how to keep that beautiful finish looking its best even after daily use. Make a habit out of performing these regular maintenance tasks, and you’ll thank yourself for it in the long run.

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Feb 13 2017
All About Desk Returns

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Design, Office Desks

If you’re shopping for an L- or U-shaped desk online, then you’ll want to know exactly what type of return you’ll need for your office before you make a purchase. A “desk return” refers to the portion of one of these desks that attaches to the main computer desk and extends outward to one side. On a U-desk, the return is often referred to as a bridge, which attaches the main desk to the credenza. ...

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Jan 30 2017
Timeless Office Styles

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Design

The word “timeless” is certainly a lofty adjective; yet there are things that we always seem to return to, whether it’s in the world of fashion or the world of office furniture. Here are three office styles that we consider to be truly timeless....

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Dec 13 2016
5 Types of Holiday Celebrations You Can Have at the Office This Year

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Design

Looking to inspire some holiday spirit in your office? The holidays are the perfect time for co-workers to come together and get to know each other in a way they may not be able to the rest of the year. These types of events can work wonders for employee morale and the work life balance in your business. There are tons of things you can do in your office to get employees into the holiday spirit, and these are a few of our favorites.


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Dec 7 2016
Productivity Killers at the Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life

If you work in an office, you probably have the type of job that requires a lot of focus and independent work. The problem? Productivity killers are everywhere, and overcoming them is usually easier said than done. Take a look at these top productivity killers and what you can do to fight them.


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Oct 25 2016
20 Work Appropriate Halloween Costumes to Rock at Work This Year

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life

Halloween is on a Monday this year, which means it’s time to brainstorm some work appropriate costumes! Here are 20 easy-to-make ideas to get you and your co-workers into the Halloween spirit.


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Oct 18 2016
5 Rules for Cubicle Etiquette

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life

It’s the golden rule of life—treat others as you want to be treated. Well, the same goes for your behavior in the office. Whether you work in a cubicle or in an open workspace, follow these basic etiquette rules to treat your coworkers with the respect that’s expected in a business setting.


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Oct 11 2016
What NOT to Get Your Boss for Boss’s Day

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life

Boss’s Day is Monday, October 17, 2016, and those planning on showing some managerial appreciation are all wondering the same thing—what should I buy? First, let’s talk about what NOT to get your boss for Boss’s Day.


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Sep 21 2016
Office Chair Casters 101

| 30 Second Office Tips, Furniture Materials, Office Seating

Did you know that the wheels on your office chair are designed to be used with a specific type of flooring? There are two main types of office chair casters—soft floor and hard floor—and you should verify which type you’ll need before you buy your new office chair.


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Sep 20 2016
How to Beat the Afternoon Slump

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life

We’ve all been there—the afternoon slump. It usually happens between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 PM when lunch is over and the end of the day can’t seem to come soon enough. Many of us have just learned to cope with the afternoon slump over the years, but did you know there are easy ways to fight back? It’s true, and these are some of our favorites.


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July 19 2016
5 Ways to Style a Bookcase

| 30 Second Office Tips, Now Trending, Office Decor & Accessories, Office Design

Whether you’ve just bought a brand new bookcase or you think your old one could use some sprucing up, styling your office’s shelving unit in the right way can make a world of difference when it comes to the overall look of the space. Not only is properly styling your bookcases an easy solution to improving the look of a room, but it’s an inexpensive one as well since you don’t need to buy anything at all in order to accomplish it.


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May 12 2016
7 Inexpensive Office Decor Ideas

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Decor & Accessories, Office Design

Looking to update your office, but don’t have a ton of money to burn? If you can’t afford brand new furniture or construction, there are plenty of low-cost and easy-to-implement ways to make your workspace look like new. Adding the right décor is not only a cost-effective solution, but it’s also much more temporary, meaning you’ll be able to switch up the look of your office with the changing seasons if you so choose. Here are seven pieces of décor that you can add to your office to instantly enhance the look of the space.

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Apr 26 2016
How to Make Your Cube Feel Like Home

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Decor & Accessories, Office Design

An office cube may not always feel like coziest space....

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Jan 21 2016
How to Unclutter Your Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, How To Instructions, Office Life

According to a new research study conducted by Kelton Global, the physical workspace has a tremendous impact on the mental workspace in the modern office. Among the findings, 62% of survey respondents reported that having a cluttered workstation would make them unhappy on the job. Upon closer examination of the results, it was revealed that a cluttered workspace has an especially negative effect on women, of whom 70% said that having a cluttered work area would make them unproductive. By comparison, 55% of men felt the same way. How can you combat negative vibes at the office? Taking our tips for uncluttering your workspace is a good way to start.

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Nov 12 2015
What is the Difference Between Standard, Counter Height and Bar Height Tables?

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Design, Office Tables, Problem Solutions

In short, the difference between standard, counter height and bar height tables is:


Standard Table Height is 28” – 30”H

Counter Height is 35” – 39”H

Bar Height is 41” – 43”H

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Oct 20 2015
Data Ports Decoded

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Design

Are you looking for a way to seamlessly incorporate technology into your conference or meeting room? Data ports can help you do just that!...

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July 23 2015
Fighting Germs in the Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Health and Wellness

Although cold and flu season is generally associated with winter weather, it seems like there is always one point every summer that everyone and their brother gets sick. The only thing worse than being stuck inside with a cold is being stuck inside with a cold when the weather outside is beautiful....

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July 2 2015
The Benefits of Providing Snacks to Employees

| 30 Second Office Tips, Office Life

One of the rising trends in office design that we’ve noticed is the addition of more exciting break rooms that include lounge furniture, foosball tables and… free snacks? That’s right, many companies are going above and beyond providing free coffee and water and are now offering their employees free treats on a daily basis as well....

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May 12 2015
Green Furniture: NBF's Commitment to the Environment

| 30 Second Office Tips, Eco-Friendly

At NBF, we’re committed to providing safe, high quality products for our consumers. We’re also dedicated to meeting high sustainability standards and doing our best to protect the environment by offering products that are GreenGuard certified and Level certified. We were even the first furniture retailer to be NSF Certified. Today, we’d like to highlight some of our many green, environmentally friendly office furniture pieces.

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Jan 1 2011
Teachers' Day Twitter Chat Terms and Conditions

| 30 Second Office Tips

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS TWITTER CHAT FOR CONSIDERATION....

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