Have you ever heard of a furniture protection plan before? If you haven’t, you’ll be pleased to find out that many furniture retail stores offer such a plan to those purchasing a new piece of beautiful furniture. But what exactly is it? Should you add one to your total purchase at checkout? Will you really use it? Let’s take a look at first, what a protection plan is and go from there.
What are furniture protection plans?
When it comes down to it, you’ll find that there are two different main groups of furniture plans, one for those who have outdoor furniture and one for indoor pieces. For both groups, however, you’ll find that furniture protection plans are simply plans that act as an insurance policy should you accidently ruin a part of or the entire piece of furniture. When purchasing a furniture protection plan from Guardian Protection Products you’ll find premium coverage available for wood, leather and fabric pieces.
These plans include a furniture care kit with instructions on how to use the enclosed products should you need to, a protection service and premium support from service professionals within the industry that can help walk you through the cleaning process if it becomes a bit too much to handle.
Are protection plans worth it?
The answer to this question really depends on what type of lifestyle you live, how many people share your household and where you intend to place the piece, or pieces, of furniture. If you live in a household filled with children, especially those of young ages, you may find yourself in sticky situations more so than that of your neighbor, making the need for a protection plan greater. This is because children are much more likely to spill drinks and food on your couch, or to track in dirt and mud from outside.
Also, if you consider yourself an outdoor adventurer, you’ll find that you’re much more likely to track in dirt and grime from outside, without any help from small kids or teenagers. Because of this, you’ll find that protection plans are very much worth it.
Is a protection plan right for you?
As stated above, it really does depend on your lifestyle. If you find yourself to be a very clean person who is more of a home body than anything else, you may find that a protection plan isn’t necessary. However, if you find yourself to be the exact opposite with lots of kids and pets, then protection plans are clearly the way to go. The key is to first take a look at your day to day life and ask yourself how likely you are to bring in grass stains, to spill wine or juice and to create tears and rips in your furniture.
Whether or not you personally decide to choose a protection plan, it’s always a good idea to know your options for future purchases. Also, you may know of someone else, a neighbor, friend or family member, who could use a furniture protection plan due to their lifestyle.