October has finally come and the last vestiges of summer will soon give way to cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, and the ghostly movement of children seeking candy. Fall brings about many emotions of family gatherings, pumpkin spiced lattes, and cooler temperatures, it can also cause sleepless nights to occur. During this new season, here are a few tips and tricks to enjoy the weather and [...]
You've had enough. You get home after a long day of work where you felt like you were putting out fires (figuratively or literally) all day long. You get home, hoping to finally relax and plop down on your couch. It is at this point, that you remember that your couch has sunken in so deep that you can feel springs coming back up at you. So, you've had enough and it is time to get a new couch. [...]
Summer has officially closed and the school year has begun. The bell signaling the joy of parents and the dread of children everywhere. And while the school year brings about many changes with schedules, homework, and dreaded tests, it also brings an opportunity to learn new things and prepare for the future. But, this yearly change also requires preparation. New supplies must be bought, new rooms[...]
“Do you carry two sided mattresses? Can I flip this over? Does this come as a flippable?” All of these questions and more I have heard at one of our locations. And while the truth is that two sided mattresses are becoming a dying breed, there are some of them still out there. Also, many mattresses have switched to the one sided variety for several different reasons. Today we will [...]
Summer is here and the weather is starting to heat up! While we all enjoy a nice summer day by hitting the pool or going to the park, we do not enjoy the high temperature in the bedroom! But, what is the ideal temperature? What kind of materials can go into a mattress to help reduce the heat? All this, and more, will be covered in this blog post.
All of us have experienced trying to sleep when it [...]
May has finally arrived! With May we hope to see the downfall of rain and the bright blooming of flowers! This is the time that Nature really begins to come alive with color, animals begin their happy chirping, and we can finally step out into the sunshine! With these great new changes in the air, are you able to take full advantage of them? Do you find yourself still fighting through a winter fog[...]
After working in a mattress store for several years, more often than not I will hear the following question: “What's your best mattress?” Inevitably I will smile, shake my head, and respond, “The one that hit's your back and your wallet right at the same time.” Today, I am going to talk about the elephant in the room. Everyone wants a mattress that is going to be [...]
Happy New Year! In honor of this day, we decided to take a look back at the history of New Year's and all the different traditions associated with it.
A Brief History of New Years Day in America
New Year's Day falls on January 1 and marks the start of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar. It marks the end of New Year's Eve celebrations in the United States and gives many Americans [...]
Happy Holidays Everyone! For this month's blog, I decided to focus more on the time of year and to reflect on all that has happened here. At Long's Furniture World and Long's Mattress, it has been a great year! This year marks then end of the 10th year we have been open under the guidance of our owner Doug Petroskey! We announced a new relationship with Riley Hospital for Children where a portion [...]
When you begin to undertake the task of shopping for a mattress, one of the big key words you will hear/see is foam. Convoluted foam, memory foam, gel infused memory foam, latex foam, organic, the list goes on and on. But, what is this thing we call foam? How is it made and why do I need it? In this blog, we will explore this idea to break down what this mysterious thing is.Foam is Everywhere