Sunshine brings back memories

Many years ago, I was for a while, a sales representative for L’Oreal of Paris. Well, I thought I was worth it even if they didn’t! It was, looking back a wonderful training for life. Sunshine brings back memories of those days. Selling Ambre Solaire suntan products in February each year was always an achievement!

The furniture and mobility trade is a lot more fulfilling than selling hair products, well in my mind.

I met many people and learnt how to present myself especially in meetings. As well it taught me that selling is not always about getting the order, but also understanding your customer’s needs.

For instance it, back then Elnett was a very expensive hairspray and so it was fine selling it into department stores. Or even chemists shops in the more well off areas, but a shop in a less affluent would need a cheaper product.  When you called on the same shops on a regular basis it was important you got it right. Otherwise, you would find yourself unwelcome.

Mind you as a salesman with targets and a boss to report to it wasn’t always easy to balance orders and customers needs. We introduced a new product during one sales period and at the end of the first week, I hadn’t sold any! Big trouble from my Boss who couldn’t understand my customers didn’t want another hair bleach on their shelves. So I decided to use the product, Softly blonde it was called, on myself. From mousy brown to bleached blonde I got more response in my customer’s shops than ever before! All the young ladies pressurised their bosses to but the product and suddenly I went from zero to hero! I did encounter problems a few weeks later though when the roots started growing through. Nowadays though I have no hair to bleach or colour, I wonder if it was that softly Blonde!

That sort of thing was fine when I was young and footloose. Then as I have become slightly older you have to be concerned about getting both sides right.

So nowadays I do my very best to offer service and advice when conducting any sales.

It is so easy to talk to people and find out what their needs are. For instance, if someone wants a wheelchair then I need to discuss if it is a self-propelled or an attendant controlled version they need.  It is no use supplying a self propel version to somebody with limited arm movement.  They will need to be moved about by a carer or loved one.

Wheelchair

So as the sunshine brings back memories I can think that the time I spent with L’Oreal was well worth it! That is apart from what did happen to the hair?

Sunshine brings back memories

Time for a new mattress for your adjustable bed?

For many, it is probably time for a new mattress for your adjustable bed. But how do you choose which mattress is right for you?

The first thing to do is to ensure you are talking to somebody with years of experience in the trade. That’s why mobilityproducts4u.org should be your first site to visit. Having started in the bedding trade back in 1959 I have seen it evolve and grow.

Adjustable beds have become such a boon to those of us with difficulties that restrict our movement. To be able to lift your feet and legs up at the touch of a button can improve your circulation. Whilst raising your head can help with COPD or Acid Reflux. It is also ideal for sitting up and reading or watching television.

The one thing we all do though is take our mattress for granted. Those of us who use adjustable beds will tend to spend more time in them.  This can mean that they need replacing more often, probably about every 8 to 10 years.

What to select though;

  • Pocket Spring mattresses

    A pocket sprung mattress on an adjustable base
  • Pocket Spring and Memory Foam mattresses

    Pocket springs with memory foam
  • Reflex Foam mattresses

    Reflex foam mattress with an adjustable base
  • Memory foam and Reflex foam mattresses

    Memory foam and reflex foam combined
  • Latex foam mattresses

    A latex foam mattress on an adjustable base

Starting with pocket Spring mattresses. They have individual springs ins calico nested pocket springs which move individually. With very comfortable fillings and tufting for extra support, they are ideal for adjustable beds.  They are also double sided and so can be turned over to give extra life to the mattress.

By adding memory foam to a pocket spring unit you remove the need to turn the mattress over. The layer of memory foam moulds to your body and removes the pressure from your joints.

Reflex foam mattresses can work in harmony with your body to give outstanding levels of support.  The filler free reflex foam mattress has good shape retention and long term durability.

Memory foam and Reflex foam combine together to provide a superior and consistent support that can suit everyone. The memory foam will be both energy absorbing and temperature sensitive. Whilst the reflex foam will add durability and shape retention.

Latex is a natural product from the rubber tree. It is hypoallergenic, supportive and works well in conjunction with your adjustable bed.

Please remember to check your bed regularly, it may well be time for a new mattress for your adjustable bed. If you cannot check it yourself then ask your family, a friend or a carer to do it for you. A mattress only has a limited lifetime and if it is more than 5 years old you should check it. If it is more than 8 to 10 years old you probably should change it!

If you would like any help or advice about a new mattress then contact me Robert Winchurch.

Robert Winchurch, owner of mobilityproducts4u.org

On 01492 548102 or by email at office@mobilityproducts4u.org and I will be delighted to advise you.

 

Rollators can help so much

Rollators can help so much.

So easy to use and so helpful as an aid to walking

With so many different rollators on our site, there is bound to be one that will suit you.

Do you need a small rollator for use indoors? Then perhaps the Invacare Dolomite Legacy 450 might be ideal.

Ideal for using around the home or when out shopping

This compact but sturdy rollator offers so much for so little! It comes with 4 sturdy wheels and hand operated brakes. As well the Legacy 450 has a tray a backstrap and a basket. This makes it so easy to move from room to room. Rollators can help so much

With so much choice you need to work out what your requirements are. You could decide that something like the Rollz motion rollator and wheelchair.

 

Use the rollator functionality

As the name implies this can give you the best of both worlds. It is useable as a rollator or convert it into a wheelchair.

Or turn it into wheelchair mode

This fantastic rollator is available in four different colours, Purple, White, Glossy Island Blue or Matt Black. It can be folded for transportation so when you want to go out it is so easy. It is so simple to turn it from a rollator to a wheelchair and back again.

This premium rollator is available in 3 different colours, Blue, Champagne (as shown) or Red

With height adjustable handles the user can set the most comfortable position for themselves. With loop style locking brakes this is so comfortable to rest on when out and about.

Rollators can help so much and the selection that we offer on our site www.mobilityproducts4u.org is very extensive. With prices ranging from £68.00 excluding VAT right up to £544.00 excluding VAT, we will have one to suit your pocket.

Delivery on these rollators is normally just 3 to 5 working days and sometimes quicker.

If you have any questions or need any advice then please contact me, Robert Winchurch on 01492 548102. Alternatively, you can use the contact form on the web site and we will respond very quickly.

Rollators can help so much, so now is the time to select yours!