I’ll start with this; I don’t want to be sold anything.

What I mean by this is that I want someone to allow me to make the decision to buy something—or not buy something. A salesman can inform me and educate me about a product or service, but I never want to be pressured into making a decision or purchase.

We live in a culture full of gimmicks. Everyone is trying to sell us something. Whether we need the product or not, most salesmen and women just want to land the deal and move on to the next person.

This got me thinking today, because for the past few weeks have been especially busy, which can cause unnecessary stress if you allow it to. In the midst of the busyness, however, I spent some time with a new customer today to explain the many different types of flooring so that she understood exactly what she was purchasing, how long it would last and if it would match their color scheme.

I am purposeful to make sure that no matter how busy I get, I always stop to take the time that’s needed with my customers. It becomes too easy in business—and in life—to push aside the things that are truly most important to us. With so many things vying for our attention, we drop the ball on the customers and the people that matter more than all of the other tasks we have to complete.

We’re already in the middle of July, (which means Christmas shopping begins in just four months!) and the summer will buzz by you if you don’t stop to take the time to make a memory with family or focus on that home improvement project you’ve been wanting to get done.

This month, we’re taking the time to celebrate being in business for 8 years. We’ve offered more discounts and offerings than we ever have before, simply because we truly appreciate our customers.

Specifically, we’re featuring 30% off select carpet rolls, all vinyl remnants and all in stock hardwood. We’re also offering 50% off all in stock area rugs and a free upgrade on carpet pad with your carpet purchase.

It’s hard to believe that 8 years have went by since we began our business, and we know that we couldn’t do what we do without you. Offering more discounts then we ever have before is our simple way of saying “thank you” for eight truly great years of business—and it’s just one way we can help you stay under budget for that home improvement project you’ve been longing to do.

Take advantage of our discounts this month, and the time to invest in your home. The simple truth of the matter is that things won’t get done unless we make the time to do them. Most of the time, our unfinished or neglected projects could be completed sooner than we realize—and receive the attention they deserve—with just a simple time commitment.

Your home is essentially one of your biggest investments in life, and taking the time to treat it as such only makes sense. Here at Chillicothe Carpet, we understand that your home is an investment for you and your family, and we treat it as such.

I personally am very particular about any type of product I put in or add to my home. I know what it’s like to want the best quality at the best price possible. That’s why we are committed to helping you find what works for you, no matter the time it takes.

Even something as simple as allowing our customers to take flooring samples home with them has proved to be a significant help in determining exactly what a customer wants. We’re committed to working with you to find the floor that’s right for your home and your budget, because we know flooring is a significant purchase.

We will always give the best, most honest advice when it comes to the quality, benefits and possible disadvantages of the flooring you’re thinking of purchasing. We do this because we know that it’s information like this that enables you to envision the long-term effects of your purchase—and we all know from experience that the long-term effects are what make a purchase worth it or not worth it in the end.

At the end of the day, we want to know that we’ve given you the best flooring options, customer service and flooring advice possible so that you can make the best, most informed purchase possible for your home—and we hope that you leave our store feeling the same way.