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Make Your Home Office Magazine-approved

Make Your Home Office Magazine-approved

Before you begin flipping your kitchen, make sure you have cleaned out any unwanted or expired food. It would be pointless to rearrange your kitchen area with the food you no longer need or want. It’s best to start fresh and organize only what you need!


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The Organized One

Whether you are just setting up or starting anew, you can try to incorporate some of these things to make your workspace work best for you.

Matching set of file cabinets: Create additional storage for all of your work needs by investing in a set of file cabinets to help fill out your home office. By placing one on each side of your desk, you’ll get a fashionable look with easy access to all of your folders.

Modern desk: Those who like to stay organized normally prefer a clean desk. By choosing a desk with a modern style, you’ll get a visually appealing workspace with clean lines and more room to place only what you need on top such as a desk calendar.

Comfortable chair: Decrease the feeling of tension in the lower back and neck by getting a quality office chair that offers support in all of the right places.

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The Aesthetic-oriented

You can always show your quirky yet fun side through mini decor and a number of comforting additions.

Accent wall: No need to paint your entire office! Choose an accent wall to paint and change the look of the whole room. To evoke a sense of calm, try using cool toned colors like sky blue, light grey, mint, seafoam, or blush.

Greenery: Set the tone for your Insta-worthy office by adding fresh flowers to a corner of your desk, succulents by the windowsill, or even a standing palm on the floor of your work area. Whether real or faux, plants offer a lively quality to the space around them.

Fun furniture: Include conversational pieces of furniture to brighten up your home office—think standout items like a blue suede sofa, glossy black coffee table, or rich leather chair.

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The Multitasker

The truth is, not all of us get to simply work from home with no interruptions. In between wrangling kids for meals, throwing in a few loads of laundry, or taking the dog out for a quick walk, there can often be plenty more to do around the house in a day. Use some of these tips to help make your space more functional.

Soft rug: Finding a plush, machine washable rug can offer a safe space for your children or pets to hang out nearby while you get down to business. Add a baby gate around the area if you worry about wandering feet.

Stationary chair: Avoid little fingers from getting caught in a rolling chair by finding a chair that is comfortable and stationary. Attach chair leg cushions to diminish the chance of injury.

Comfy sofa: Place a comfortable sofa or futon in an area within your office for whenever you need a break. You’ll thank us later!


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The Stack-by-Stack Worker

Organization is amazing but sometimes, you just need to spread out and narrow your workload down. For those who find comfort in the chaos, utilize these three things to help make your home office more enjoyable.

Large desk: Use as much desk space as you want when you spread out on a U or L-shaped desk. We recommend finding one with storage cabinets underneath to make finishing projects smooth and simple.

Bins, tubs & trays: Keep pens handy and notebooks stored in extra containers stacked around your office. This tip can help keep your papers and folders organized and eliminate large stacks sitting on top of your desk.

Additional lighting: For those who like to work around the room, adequate lighting is a must. Consider having a bright desk lamp in addition to a floor lamp that illuminates the room even in the nighttime.

At Texas Furniture Hut, we have a ton of gorgeous home office furniture collections to complete your workspace setup. Choose from traditional solid wood, industrial designs, modern styles, and so much more!

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12 Powerful Homemade Furniture Polish Recipes & Tips

Wood furniture is wonderful for so many reasons. Solid wood has a classic look that never goes out of style and it’s extremely durable. Even maintaining wood furniture can be fairly easy to do with simple items found throughout the house! That’s right! Everyday items can create quality homemade furniture polishes to keep your wood furniture clean and moisturized. From homemade furniture polish with vegetable oil to incorporating other fun ingredients like orange peel, you can make your own right at home for a super affordable price tag.


Finished wood polish recipes

These two recipes can be made in a snap and will last you a while. As with polishing any type of wood furniture, make sure that you are using a soft cloth to wipe down each piece.
Spray bottle
  • Olive Oil Lemon Polish

  • Spray bottle

  • Olive oil

  • White vinegar

  • Lemon oil

Combine 2 TBSP olive oil with ¼ c white vinegar and about 2-4 drops of lemon oil in a spray bottle. Shake it up and now you have a moisturizing wood polish with a fresh lemon scent.
  • Vanilla Orange Polish

  • Glass jar or bottle

  • Light olive or vegetable oil

  • One medium orange

  • Vanilla extract or crushed and dried vanilla bean

First, you will need to peel your orange. Save the juice for yourself and save the rind for your homemade wood cleaner. In a glass container, combine 1 cup of your choice of oil, 2-3 drops vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon of dried vanilla. Add in your orange peel one rind at a time. Press them to the bottom of your glass container and let the mixture soak for a few days. Once the oils from the orange peel release after a few days, you can use your new furniture polish on nonporous wood furniture.

Finished wood wax recipes

Using beeswax to seal wood can protect it from being scratched and from water damage. Take a look at these two wax recipes below:

  • Two Ingredient Wood Wax

  • Glass jar or tin can

  • Slow cooker

  • 2 beeswax bars

  • Jojoba oil

Place your two 1oz beeswax bars in a slow cooker and begin to heat it up on the high setting. Use a rubber spatula to stir the wax as it melts. When the wax has melted, pour half of your oil in and stir. Pour the rest in and stir some more to make sure it mixes evenly. Pour your new wax into the container of your choice and let it cool for about 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Enjoy your new wax wood polish.

  • Conditioning Wax Cream

  • Glass Jar

  • Beeswax (grated)

  • Olive oil

  • Essential oil

Heat a half cup of grated beeswax in a ceramic or glass jar until it melts. Set aside and stir in one and a half cups of olive oil gently. Add 2-4 drops of the essential oil of your choice and let the mixture cool. You should be left with a softer wax to use on your wood furniture.

Polish for Unfinished Wood

Unfinished wood can be a bit trickier to treat as it is raw with no finish or sealant on top to protect it. Use this super easy recipe below to help spot treat unfinished wood furniture.

  • White Vinegar & Water

  • Spray bottle

  • White vinegar

  • Warm water

In a spray bottle, create a mixture to 50/50 warm water and vinegar. Shake it up and use it to take on tough grime and dried down stains on your unfinished wood. You can place this mixture on a damp cloth to treat tough stains.



7 Tips for Treating Solid Wood

There are a few more things you can do to make sure your wood stays looking like new. Take a look at these 7 tips for keeping solid wood gleaming each and every day.

  • Keep it out of direct sunlight. Sun can be harsh on wood and can even change the tone or color of it over time.
  • Keep your wood dusted. Dust can build up, cause allergies, and look horrible on a finished or unfinished wood surface.
  • Go light on cleaning and polishing products. A little goes a long way and you don’t want to create an unnecessary layer of cleaning solution.

  • Keep wood furniture dry. Water can wreak havoc on wood furniture.

  • Use a wood wax or wood oil regularly to seal in moisture and lock out damage.

  • Use only soft or microfiber cloth to polish and treat wood. Rags, sponges, and tougher fabrics can sometimes be too harsh on wood surfaces.

  • Try to keep wood away from sharp objects. Fancy dinnerware might look nice on a proper place setting, but it is best to avoid items like cutlery from scratching or denting beautiful wood pieces.

At Texas Furniture Hut, we have a healthy selection of solid wood furniture for your dining room, living room, bedroom and beyond. Stop by one of our showrooms today and see for yourself! Don’t forget to stop by our blog page so you can continue to get more homemade furniture polish with vegetable oil recipes and tips for your wood furniture, accessories, and so much more.

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