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Strategies to help make online furniture shopping less daunting

In mid-March, as the pandemic was taking hold, my husband, daughter and I were in the process of buying a new house, selling our old house and moving across town.

When we made it safely into our new abode, we felt relieved and eager to start the process of making our house a home.

But as we started to settle in, I realized that furnishing our house was not going to be simple. With brick-and-mortar stores closed, we couldn’t shop in person for the pieces we needed, so we had to buy online. Overseas furniture manufacturing and shipping have been disrupted because of the pandemic, leaving many items back-ordered or out of stock. And the thought of navigating a big furniture return during these times was daunting.

Still, we gave it a shot. I ordered a quick-ship sectional in a basic fabric that came in a timely fashion. That perfect

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