How To Dispose of Old Furniture and Mattresses

Most Bulk Furniture and Mattresses CANNOT be left on your curb for pick up.

Rules for proper furniture and mattress disposal can vary from city to city. If your city or town is not covered in this post, we encourage you to contact your local City or Town Hall for more information on how to dispose of bulk furniture. Bulk furniture can include:

Sofas, Mattresses, Dressers, Dining Tables, Living Room Tables, Desks, Bookcases, TV/Media Stands, Bed Frames, Headboards

SHEBOYGAN

The City of Sheboygan will NOT pick up your old furniture and mattresses with your regular garbage collection. However, bulky furniture such as the items listed above can be dropped off at Advanced Disposal (2905 Paine Ave., Sheboygan) or Scotty Landscape (3823 Enterprise Drive, Sheboygan). A general fee will apply to most items.

FOND DU LAC

The City of Fond du Lac DOES offer curbside pickup of old furniture and mattresses. To schedule a pickup, call (920) 322-3544. The fee is $40 per cubic yard with a $40 minimum, and additional charges may apply.

PLYMOUTH

In the City of Plymouth, residents need to dispose of bulky items privately. Advanced Disposal (888-688-4005), S.K. Collection (920-893-9715), and R&R Moving (920-893-1061) will pick up your old furniture and mattresses from your home, with a fee. In addition, you can also drop-off bulky items at:

There are benefits to buying new furniture!

Here, at Plymouth Furniture & Bedding Showrooms, we try our hardest to make our customer’s buying experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

For our customers who purchase new items in our Main Showroom, we will remove your old furniture from your home for FREE. Deliveries of your new furniture, and pick-up of the old pieces, are scheduled on Wednesdays (4 pm – 8 pm) and Saturdays (8 am – 1 pm). There are special, ongoing promotions for free delivery on certain mattress purchases as well. Visit us in-store for more details.

Our Clearance Center customers can have old furniture removed for only $15 a piece! We work closely with R&R Moving to seamlessly delivery your new items and dispose of the old.

If you prefer to donate your old furniture, we encourage you to reach out to your local thrift shops. Please note that some donated items must be dropped off during business hours, while others may be able to be picked-up from your home! It is recommended that you call the store first to ensure that your items will be accepted (most mattresses are not included), and to schedule a pick-up time/date.

* PLEASE NOTE:  The information provided above does not include disposal of electronics or hazardous waste.

Transitioning Your Home Decor for Springtime

The snow is finally melting and temperatures are finally rising … Spring is here! Make sure your home décor is as refreshed and recharged as you are, with these tips and ideas to help your style blossom.

Interior Greenery

Growing live plants in your home is a great way to begin transitioning your home décor.

Tabletop terrariums, succulents, or ferns in a sunny nook add texture and color to your seating area. A birdbath, indoors, can be filled to make the perfect miniature garden before your outdoor plants bloom.

When selecting indoor plants, keep in mind that some houseplants are more resilient than others. Pay attention to watering instructions and the type/duration of light they require when placing them around your home.

Add Some Color

Repainting a room in the perfect pastel is an easy way to recharge your space. Don’t have the time or energy to do an entire room? Pick an accent wall! Or simply find a hue that makes you happy and add an accent chair, light fixture, or rug of your choice.

Love what you already have? You can re-paint the base of lamps, table legs, or reupholster your favorite chair …

Ombre effects are also very trendy right now! Vary the brightness of your favorite color by mixing in different amounts of white paint, and apply to a dresser, bookshelf, or accent table. Start with the darkest shade at one end and gradually paint towards the opposite side.

Fresh Fabrics

Window Treatments can create a complete transformation. Floral patterns can turn your windows into a work of art. Bold patterns can create a fresh update. Tinted sheers can soften the atmosphere.

In addition, your bedding and linens can incorporate everything from florals, to pastels, to bold brights! Store away your dark, warm décor until fall and pick items that remind you of the blooming colors outside.

Do not be afraid to mix complimentary colors as well. An arrangement of throw pillows in a combination of shades can tie together different features in your room.

Floral Prints/Artwork

Create a gallery wall with bright photo frames or floral prints. You can find springtime artwork online, or create your own!

With a few simple supplies (canvases or cardstock, stencils or natural leaves, acrylic paints) you can customize the look and style to your preferences. Check out this tutorial we found, and love! Bonus: It’s kid-friendly.

Rugs and pillows are also a fun way to introduce some non-living flowers to your spring space. Choose colors that make you happy and capture the mood of the season.

Start at the Beginning

Set the tone of your springtime oasis from the moment guests enter your home by strategically placing a small floral arrangement or statement display in your entryway. And get creative! Wooden birdcages, wire baskets, faux nests or eggs will remind everyone of the excitement springtime brings.

Tabletop accessories, such as geometric vases or floral bouquets can decorate small corner tables or shelves, as well.

Attractive Organizing

Fashionable, yet functional, purchases can create eye-catching accents to some of your most chaotic rooms. Use bright containers, or even a collection of eggcups, to organize your smaller office and kitchen supplies. Add a shelf in a bright shade, with complimentary baskets, to take full advantage of your space.

How do you transition to spring in your home? Any fun updates we did not list? We would love to hear about them in the comments below!

Brand Highlight: C.R. Plastic Products

We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Plymouth Furniture family. An outdoor product line crafted from 100% recycled materials — C.R. Plastic Products!

What began in 1994, as an effort to divert used plastic away from landfills and oceans, has evolved into the pursuit for innovation and design in 100% recycled plastic outdoor furniture.

Jamie Bailey (co-owner and co-founder of C.R. Plastic Products Inc.) developed an innovative proprietary extrusion* process, creating a beautiful product that won’t mold, crack, or rot throughout our traditional Wisconsin seasons. The company itself is focused on maintaining ways to create sustainable, eco-friendly, outdoor furniture!

High density plastic (which is common in post-industrial and post-consumer products such as bottle caps, milk jugs, & orange juice containers) is blended together with pigment, and then melted into molds to provided a genuine lumber look. The 7/8” thick material, with solid colors throughout, has a wood grain finish, contoured backs, and custom molded arms for an unsurpassed fit and finish.

C.R. Plastic’s custom in-house molds make their durable furniture, structurally superior and easy to maintain.  It is clear to see the integrity and quality in each piece, and we are excited to share them with you.

Coming Soon to Plymouth Furniture & Bedding Showrooms!

Tax Refunds: An Investment For Your Home

There’s no place like home … When it comes to investing your tax refund.

Are you receiving a tax refund this year?  What are you planning to do with it?

One option is to invest in your home and your family.  Think about where you and your loved ones spend the majority of your time:  Your home.  You could use that extra money to make a big difference in a space you all love to share!

The best part is that not all home improvements need to involve a complete demolition or room rebuild.  Oftentimes you can increase the enjoyment of your favorite room (or rooms!) with a simple enhancement:

  • A new entertainment center for your family’s movie nights.
  • A cozy couch to share as you catch up on your daily activities.
  • A new dining set for family dinners.
  • Cozy rugs to add warmth to your wonderful atmosphere.
  • A gallery wall of personal artwork and photos for you all to enjoy.

If you are looking for the right piece for your tax refund investment, let us help you today at Plymouth Furniture & Bedding Showrooms.

FLEXSTEEL: Spring. Construction. Style.

Flexsteel is top-of-the-line when it comes to producing quality furniture.

With their commitment to craftsmanship, you will see the blending of construction and design are one in the same. Flexsteel is a worldwide company, based out of Iowa, with a proud history and quality standards.

THE BLUE STEEL SPRING

In order to create long-lasting furniture, Flexsteel developed a support system that could withstand a lifetime of use. Ergo, the Blue Steel Spring at the core of every upholstered piece. This design has been around for over 75 years, and prevents you from sinking into your seat after years of use.

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

As you browse Flexsteel’s catalog of options, there is a team of designers and engineers waiting to make your vision come to life. The manufacturers build each piece of furniture from scratch, using quality ¾” solid wood for the frame.

They also stand by their tried and true standards of utilizing extra support in your furniture’s stress points (i.e. where the frame is going to bear most of your weight when in use), and ensuring mortise joints (with a sturdy cut/notch design) are functional and safe.

ON-TREND DESIGNS

It’s often times hard to believe that “no two designs are alike.” However, with all of Flexsteel’s models and styling options, it’s true! In addition, they put just as much thought in to the quality of their fabrics, as they do their frames. The endless fabric and leather options provided by Flexsteel are tested for high resiliency, durability, and resistance to abrasions.

Whether you are furnishing your living room, dining room, or sleeping sanctuary, Flexsteel is going to make your finished product a comfortable one. They offer stationary and reclining pieces (even lift chairs!) for every room, and the refined model designs range from casual to formal, and can be customized from fabric to foot.

There are hundreds of fabric options available for you to choose from, including an entire Gallery Selection exclusive to Gallery retailers like Plymouth Furniture & Bedding Showrooms! If your style is more classic or contemporary (or somewhere in between), Flexsteel’s on-trend fabric options can help you complete the look of any space.

IN THE DETAILS

When selecting your new Flexsteel design, no detail will be overlooked. They will customize every element including the stain on the feet of your new chair or sofa, and the nail trim that frames the arms or base.

Flexsteel: Well-made furniture made well. Stylish designs. Customizable comfort.

What is the Right Mattress for Me?

Now is the best time to buy a new mattress. A new year provides a new opportunity to finally sleep in comfort and give the next 12 months all you’ve got!

However, the task of selecting a new mattress can be quite daunting. There are many manufacturers to assess, prices to compare, and variants to research. However, convenience does not always mean comfort.

SIZE

Choosing a mattress for one sleeper:

  • A bed that is too narrow will leave you feeling restricted. Size up! A spacious double bed will provide you more comfort.
  • A queen bed is great for those who prefer the extra space, but it may be too large for one individual. This is why you should always test a mattress in-store before any long-term commitment.

For partners:

  • A King or California King mattress should provide plenty of room; however, be aware of the size of your bedroom. Choosing a mattress that is too large can make you feel claustrophobic in an average or below-average space.

FIRMNESS

  • Firmness labels vary between manufacturers! The firmness of a mattress comes from the deeper, support layers. A mattress should be firm enough to provide proper support to your spine, while maintaining it’s natural curve.
  • Mattresses with “softer” comfort layers will help relieve pressure points while you sleep. Think about lying down on a hardwood floor. Where is your weight bearing down? To help relief pressure points, you want to sink into the top few inches of your mattress, in these areas.

TYPE OF MATERIALS — USED

A mattress is only as good as what is in it. Buying a mattress with unknown materials could be risky, as the mattress may soften/degrade much faster.

Even though some mattresses are more expensive, they tend to use better quality materials.

TAKE YOUR TIME

There is absolutely no “one size fits all” solution to mattress shopping, so when considering what mattress is right for you, we’re here to help! Don’t rush, and take your time … Visit the Plymouth Furniture & Bedding Showrooms today to test our variety of trusted brands and find your best mattress for 2018.

Brand Highlight: Flexsteel

Flexsteel is one of the finest furniture products on the market, more than a century in the making. That’s why we stand by it. Long-lasting Flexsteel furniture is manufactured by well-trained people in a quality-controlled environment. You’ll be impressed by our quality construction.

Looking for Flexsteel Furniture in the Sheboygan, WI area? Plymouth Furniture in Plymouth, WI is an authorized gallery dealer of Flexsteel Products. Flexsteel manufactures seating for every use: residential, commercial, and vehicle. Combining smart design with an unchanging emphasis on quality, Flexsteel is truly an American success story. This is a company with a proud history and a brilliant future.

What is Tempur Material?

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are unlike any other memory foam mattress you’ve tried, because their revolutionary TEMPUR® material is an exclusive formulation that changed the way world sleeps … from the stars to your bedroom.

The innovative combination of comfort layers was originally developed by NASA to cushion and support our astronauts during lift-off. It adapts to your body shape, weight, and temperature for personalized comfort.

No matter how your sleep, TEMPUR® material responds to your body’s temperature, reducing heat and humidity while keeping your body cool. It also conforms to your body, minimizing pressure points (often experienced in ones shoulders, hips, or heels) that can keep you awake, tossing and turning through the night. These disruptions reduce the amount and quality of sleep you receive each night.

Tempur-Pedic mattresses started the memory foam craze, but have remained the industry leader due to the quality and success of TEMPUR® material. The high-density foam softens in reaction to body heat, and will mold to support a warm body in a matter of minutes.

Whether you sleep on your back, side, or stomach, you will find the perfect level of comfort and support as the mattress responds to your unique shape, weight, and temperature throughout the night.

Finally, TEMPUR® material is one of the best materials to reduce motion transfer between sleeping partners. If you share a mattress with a restless sleeper, a Tempur-Pedic mattress will help you both sleep undisturbed.

With three, unique collections Tempur-Pedic mattresses can deliver personalized support and comfort to anyone. Visit Plymouth Furniture & Bedding Showrooms, today to experience the quality and comfort that started it all!

Brand Highlight: Sealy Mattresses

 

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is the world’s largest bedding provider. The company’s proud history and groundbreaking innovations help develop and manufacture the most recognized brands in the industry: Sealy®, Stearns & Foster®, Tempur®, and Tempur-Pedic®.

Sealy®

Sealy has been helping American families sleep better, since 1881 when a cotton gin builder decided to start making cotton-filled mattresses for his friends.

Daniel Haynes – from Sealy, TX – invented a machine to compress cotton and licensed it to others. Since then, Sealy’s trusted high-quality mattresses have been at the forefront of mattress technology. Provided exceptional comfort, support, and durability only a Sealy can deliver.

Exceeding industry standards, Sealy mattresses are continually tested for quality, comfort, and support to deliver a deep, targeted support right where you need it.

All Sealy mattresses are proudly built in the USA.

Visit our Plymouth Furniture and Bedding Showroom to see our current inventory!

How To Choose The Right Mattress?

Finding the right mattress can make a big difference when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.  Three elements to always consider when shopping a new mattress are:  Size, Comfort, and Durability.

Mattress Sizing

Mattress Sizes/Dimensions can vary slightly between manufacturers. You will want to look at your bed set and consider how high your mattress can sit from the floor for you to comfortably get in and out of the bed everyday.

Most mattress retailers offer three different height foundations (often called boxsprings) that will allow you to change the height of the bed without being forced to get an overly thin mattress or overly thick mattress. The three foundation options would be the standard foundation which is 9″ in height, then there is the low profile foundation which is usually 5″ in height and for bunk beds and people that really do not want much of a foundation a Bunkie board is only 1.5″ in height.

In addition, your mattress should be longer than the tallest person sleeping on it, and wide enough to accommodate side sleepers who may fold their arms and legs to get comfortable at night.

Make sure your mattress and bed set can fit comfortably within the space it is located before deciding on additional decor to compliment the sleep space.

Mattress Materials

The most important thing to consider when selecting a new mattress is how it supports your spine. You will want to find a mattress that can maintain the natural curve and alignment of your spine throughout the night, and can respond properly to your body’s movement in order to redistribute your weight evenly across the mattress.

Most mattresses are available in Firm, Medium, Plush, or Ultra Plush variations with coil and/or foam comfort layers. It is impossible to provide a “one size fits all” recommendation, and proper support and relaxation is subjective to the user. The easiest way to determine which style/type of mattress you need is to personally test them.

Mattress Durability

Today’s mattresses should be replaced every 5-7 years, based on their condition and your personal comfort.

If your mattress appears old and worn — dips and divots, sagging on the sides, visible coils — it’s a good sign you are ready for a replacement.

If your mattress no longer provides you with a comfortable support — the sides collapse when you sit on the edge, you can feel the coils, or there is creaking/shifting noise when you move — you will also want to consider new options.

The longevity of your mattress will depend on how long you sleep at night, if you use your bed for reading or working in addition to sleeping, or if you have any personal changes in weight. The more use/support mattresses provide, the faster you will need to replace them.

A simple rule-of-thumb:  If you wake up feeling fatigued or sore it’s time to replace your mattress. There are a number of highly-recommended TEMPUR-PEDIC, Sealy, and Stearns & Foster options available in our Plymouth Furniture & Bedding showrooms, and our team is always ready to help you find the perfect fit!

Lodge Furniture to Transform Your Home

Every homeowner wants their house to look good. When guests arrive, you want to amaze them and hear compliments such as, “If we had a house like this, we would stay inside forever!” Such praises mean that your home truly stands out.

However, to receive such admiration you need to have furniture that stands out from the rest. Instead of selecting furniture that every homeowner has, try something different. The best way to add a unique touch to your home is through lodge furniture. When guests enter your home, they’ll be moved by the unique feel of nature that surrounds them.

Lodge Furniture

Lodge furniture includes bedroom furnishings such as tables, stools, cabinets; and living room pieces like sofas, chairs, and ottomans. The furniture comes in a variety of wood types and designs that you can choose to best compliment the interior of your home.

Unique Feeling

Lodge furniture gives a homey feeling to your household. You can create a sleek atmosphere or more natural look by choosing different types of lodge furniture. Whichever type of lodge furniture you decide to go with, you can be sure that it will be unique and different from the more characterless furniture designs out there.

Durability

Lodge furniture is built to be durable and long lasting. There is no compromise in quality and it will stand firm for a long time. Unlike other furniture which may need to be replaced after a short while, these pieces can be passed down to your children for generations!

Some bargain-priced furniture manufacturers tend to cut corners when it comes to the quality of their products. The durableness of these investment pieces have proven to be more valuable in the long run.

Rustic Décor

The benefits of lodge furniture are huge as it will not only provide a relaxing atmosphere, but also stun your guests by the uniqueness of your home. Once you discover the enchanting, handcrafted appearance of wood furniture, you will wonder why you waited so long to transform your home. You can also accompany lodge furniture with a variety of rustic décor to make it more naturally inviting.

Rustic wall décor is a great way to enhance the look of your lodge furniture and completely transform the design of a room. Adding rustic décor to your bedroom and living room can make them feel more homey or intimate.

If adding a more natural and enchanting atmosphere to your home sounds appealing, check out Plymouth Furniture & Bedding Showroom’s selection of lodge furniture.

Featuring Best Craft Furniture products, you can find a variety of designs from their special Northwoods collection that can instantly transform your space.

Check out this VIDEO for more details about our different designs!

Lift Chairs: Comfort at the touch of a button!

If you want to make your home the home that it should be, a home where you find peace and comfort, you need to put bring together an appealing and cozy atmosphere in your living room. For this, it is important to get your hands on the best furniture.

Ultra Comfort Lift Chairs

When it comes to seating, one of the most appealing options is a lift chair. Who doesn’t love to sink into a posh, comfy chair? But after a long tiring day, getting back to your feet again from said comfy chair can be a challenge.

Lift chairs solve this challenge as they provide amazing support and recline settings. Want to get up but cannot find the energy to do so? Well, no worries. These innovatively powered chairs gently tilt forward, making it easy for you to get back up on your feet with minimum effort.

Variety of Lift Chair Designs
The best part is that there is a plethora of lift chair designs for you to choose from. The designs come in various patterns. There are many different fabrics to choose from. Choose the one that blends seamlessly with your current decor.

Recline Settings
You can find lift chairs with different recline settings tailored to your best need-of-the-hour. You can choose chairs with two position options or three position options. Decide which chair is right for you and you’re in for a treat.
Before you decide to buy the lift chair, be sure that the chair is the perfect fit for the interior of your home including space. As the chair reclines, it will require additional room. Take measurements to ensure that the chair fits.
At Plymouth Furniture, we offer chairs in different dimensions, designs, settings and prices. What we at value most is your comfort. And we’ll always quote the right price to you. For more insights about the options you have, check out this lift chair video.

Plymouth Collection by Flexsteel Furniture

The Plymouth Collection by Flexsteel Furniture is available in occasional tables, bedroom furniture and dining room furniture set.

The furniture details are below:

– Solid acacia wood construction in a two-tone distressed finish

– Round drop drawer pulls in an antique bronze finish

Plymouth Furniture is a Flexsteel Gallery and we guarantee the lowest prices on all Flexsteel Furniture. Being a Flexsteel Gallery gives Plymouth Furniture the best pricing from Flexsteel but also it allows Plymouth Furniture to sell Flexsteel with special fabrics that are only available to gallery stores.

Some of the pieces available in the Plymouth Collection by flexsteel furniture industries include:

  • Queen Poster Bed, W1047-90Q
  • Dresser, W1047-860
  • Night Stand, W1047-863
  • Media Chest, W1047-866
  • Chest of Drawers, W1047-872
  • Rectangular Dining Table, W1147-831
  • Round Pedestal Dining Table, W1147-834
  • Buffet, W1147-826
  • Upholstered Dining Chair, W1147-840
  • Upholstered Arm Dining Chair, W1147-841
  • Dining Chair, W1147-842
  • Entertainment Base, W1447-06B
  • Chairside Table, W1447-07
  • End Table, W1447-01
  • Lamp Table, W1447-02
  • Rectangular Coffee Table, W1447-031

Click HERE to see our current inventory of Plymouth Collection by Flexsteel!

To see more photos of the Plymouth Collection by flexsteel please contact Plymouth Furniture.

 

Dexigner

Founded in 2001, Dexigner is the leading online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists, & creatives of all kinds.

This comprehensive database of design firms, studios, museums, & organizations publishes the latest design news, events, & resources.

Click here for more:  Dexigner   Design Directory

Mattress Sizes/Dimensions

Many people have a bed and want to know what mattress to get to fit into that bed. Below is a chart to help you find the right mattress. It is common for mattress manufacturers to make the mattress an inch or two smaller than the listed dimensions. Also, sometimes when you measure the length of a bed you have it may be 5-8 inches longer. That is to allow the comforter and sheets to go in between the footboard and the mattress.

Twin or single
38 in × 75 in

It is an untrue rumor that a single bed is sometimes smaller than a twin.

Full or double
54 in × 75 in

Queen
60 in × 80 in

King
76 in × 80 in
Foundation or box spring size can be of two single L or twin XL.

California king
72 in × 84 in