How-To Request Furniture for your Clients
Prior to Ordering Furniture for Clients
- BAFB strongly recommends a site visit to the client’s residence – when everpossible – prior to placing your order
- During Covid-19, case workers may be restricted or prevented to do clients’ site visit
- Encourage client to give a “visual tour” of their place using a video chat applications on their phoneLook for any obstruction, measure the width and height of door frames, stairways, hallways, elevator
- Empower clients to help measure the size of their place by using the online tool “How to Measure Without a Tape Measure”
- Case workers should:
- Complete the form after a site visit or virtual tour of the client’s residence
- Make sure the unit is big enough to accommodate the essential furniture requested for the family
- Request only the furniture that you know will fit in the client’s space
- All client information is treated with strict confidentiality.
Tips on How-To Measure Without a Tape Measure
Case workers are encouraged to support clients and share with them how they can measure easily without measuring tapes. There are variety of ways to do so:
All your clients need is an object with a consistent length.
- PRINTER PAPER
A standard sheet of letter paper is exactly 8.5 inches by 11 inches
Use either the long or short edge depending on the size of the surface you’re measuring
- DOLLAR BILL
An easy way to measure without a tape measure is to use your cash
A plain old dollar bill is close to 6 inches long and 2.5 inches tall
- ARM SPAN
Sometimes referred to as WINGSPAN, is the physical measurement of the length from one end of an individual’s (measured at the fingertips) to the other when raised parallel to the ground at should height at a 90° angle
The arm span measurement is usually very close to the person’s height
- PRINT OUT A RULER
Case workers may want to simply print out a few rulers and pass them along to their clients
Here are some 12-inch ruler templates you can use in those moments when you absolutely need to be as accurate as possible
How Many Items Should Be Ordered?
- Making sure the unit is big enough to accommodate the furniture
- Ording the furniture that you know will fit in the client’s space
The basic package has 10 items:
- You may order all 10 or a just a few of these items that are not needed by the families
- The price of the basic package remains the same whether or not you order fewer than 10 items
Ordering multiple items
- You can order additional items to complement the needs of the family, such as additional living room, dining room or bedroom furniture
- If you order more furniture than what will actually fit in the residence, we will take the surplus furniture back to the warehouse, but no refund will be issued
How-To Submit your Furniture Order?
- If this is your first time completing the order, our staff will be able to assist you completing the order form accordingly.
- We are here to support you and make sure you have completed the form correctly, such as verifying you’ve added the delivery charges as appropriate
- When complete send your order form to:
- If you have any questions about the above, or how to complete the form, please Contact BAFB. Our staff will be happy to assist you.
What Happens after Submitting the Form?
When the order forms are sent to BAFB:
- If the form is incomplete , or if we have a question, you will be contacted via phone so that we can gather the information
- If the form is complete, BAFB staff will call the client to schedule the delivery
- Once the delivery is set, you will receive an email with the scheduled delivery date by calling the client immediately, so please name sure the information on how to reach your client is accurate.
- If you do not receive an email from our office within 48-hours, please Contact BAFB Staff
About Scheduling the Deliveries
Sadly, CoViD-19 has altered our normal schedule.
Under normal circumstances our
- Deliveries were scheduled Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday as the workload demanded
- Time frame: We deliver almost always within 5 working days. If an order is received on a Monday or Tuesday, we will do everything possible to deliver the same week
- Orders received on Wednesday and Thursday may also be scheduled for the same week delivery – workload permitting
- Once the delivery is set with your client, they can expect to receive two other calls:
- From BABF Office the day before the delivery to confirm the client/designee will be home and they will be given a two-hour window
- From BAFB Driver with an estimated time of arrival
- Receiving the furniture: Client will need to sign for the deliver, as this signature will become our proof of delivery
- If unable to be there, clients could have a designated person to receive and sign for the furniture on their behalf. Client will need to provide BAFB with their names and phone number so that BAFB can call them to confirm their availability. The driver will also call this person with an estimated time of arrival
- If your client doesn’t have anyone to be on the premises to receive the furniture, client can assign their landlord, property manager or even case worker to receive the delivery
- If your client needs to cancel the order, client/and or case worker are expected to call the office 650-969-2100 to cancel the order within 48 hours. Client should not call the driver to cancel or reschedule an order.
- If your client is unable to maintain their commitment to accept the furniture on the scheduled date, we request a 48-hour cancellation notice whenever possible so we can prevent us from loading the truck with items that will remain undelivered, when the space on the truck could have been used for items to be delivered another family in need
- Messages left on the office voice mail after work hours, the day before the delivery will be considered no-show, as the truck would have already been loaded, locked and ready to go first thing in the morning with client’s order
- If the client is a no-show at the time of the confirmed and agreed delivery date, the agency will be billed $125 fee to help re-cover the operational costs incurred
Deliveries During Covid-19
1. Our personnel will wear masks and gloves while minimizing contact at time with clients
2. Our crew will position furniture inside front door only (except in cases of seniors or those physically unable to reposition furniture)
3. BAFB crew and clients will maintain minimum social distancing spacing of 6 feet
Furniture Request Order Form
- This document should not be printed and given to clients, nor should it be left in the lobby of your building
- The Furniture Request Order Form should only to be used by case workers
- It should be completed after visiting a client’s residence, whenever possible
- Only requested should be the furniture you know will fit in the client’s residence without overcrowding their new place
- Click here to download the Furniture Request Form
- The Furniture Request Order Form was created with Microsoft Excel, it will calculate the pricing automatically as long as you agree to Enable Content Editing when you open the worksheet and before entering content to activate the formulas
- Failing to Enable Content Editing will result in inaccurate total cost calculation on the order form
- If your order is to be delivered in Gilroy, San Martin, Morgan Hill or San Mateo County, add Surcharge of $50 for delivery
Photos and Measurement of Furniture Presently Available
To help you select the most appropriate furniture for your clients, here are photos and measurement of the furniture presently available in our warehouse.
For safety reasons, our warehouse is not open to the public.
|ITEM||DESCRIPTION and MEASUREMENTS|
|Dresser - 3 drawers
Solid wood three drawer chest
36” Wide x 24” Deep x 30” High
Sturdy bookshelf with one adjustable shelf
36" Wide x 12" Deep x 30" High
|Desk (two types of desks, check inventory availability)
45” Long x 24” Wide x 30” High
This modern adjustable chair with caster wheels and no armrest, (can also be used as dining chair)
26” Wide x 26” Deep x 40” High
Minimum Seat Height - Floor to Seat 19''
Maximum Seat Height - Floor to Seat 23''
19" Long x 19" Wide x 19" High
These are solid wood with marble top
(style or size may vary depending on inventory)
26½" Wide x 16½" Deep x 27" High
24" Long x 36" Wide x 18" High
Length: 47 ½" x Wide: 27 1/2" x High: 30 1/2"
Depending on our inventory, these solid wood chairs could come with or without padded cushions
Foam-filled microsuede/fabric/faux leather upholstery (color may vary based on inventory)
56¼" Long x 31½" Wide x 34" High
|Loveseat sofa bed
Ask about our sofa bed availability
| Lounge Chair
Wicker lounge chair with red leather seat (cushion included, color may vary)
31" High x 27" Wide x 31" Deep
|XLTwin, Full and Queen Size Mattress
9 inch thick Tempur-Sealy mattresses
Full for one or two adults
Queen for two adults only
|Twin XL Mattress and Frame
Could be converted into bunk beds. Bunk bed kits are $75.00 to turn the twin beds into bunk beds include safety rail, metal pins, ladder, installation labor.
80” Long x 39” Wide x 14” High
|Folding Crib and Mattress
Designed for portability, this crib easily folds for storage and transport, while lockable hooded caster wheels make it easy to move around when in use.
37 ½” Long x 24 ¼” Deep x 39 ¼” Tall