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    • April 18, 2018 9:46 AM CDT
    • I've persoanlly never done it, but one of my former groomers financied her table through Groomer Choice (I think??) and she said it was fairly easy. I think the interest rate was a bit high though. It wasn't 0% APR, but if you find that I would defintely take advantage of that! If you can find a credit card with a good balance or a decent line of credit, that may be the better way to go. Generally you want to keep CC balances below 50% to help it not impact your credit as much, but you may get lower rates by doing these two options.


    • January 20, 2013 2:42 PM CST
    • I bought my ClipperVac on their payment plan.  It was years ago. I think they split it into 4 payments and just charged  by card for it those months.



    • January 20, 2013 2:36 PM CST
    • Has anyone recently taken advantage of the program some companies have. You buy an item and they bill you monthly until you own it. I'm wondering if any still offer 0% or low loan rates.

    • January 12, 2015 9:43 PM CST
    • Haha, i've made the sweatshirt arm jackets, too, and ICER the holidays cut up a large goodwill sweater for my sooo, looks great. But those sweatshirt arm jackets are the most simple & clever!

    • January 12, 2015 6:51 PM CST
    • thank you all, I couldnt' wait to share with you!  

      Chilly has the sweatshirt because I just can't find something that is easily washed, doesn't snag and fits her big chest and not so big middle!  she has a t shirt for warmer days!  the little dogs have sweatshirt arms made into jammies for them!  one shirt does Chilly the boxer, and my 2 toy poodles use the arms so one shirt, 3 sets of jammies,, ha ha

    • January 12, 2015 2:47 PM CST
    • It looks great!

    • January 12, 2015 2:40 PM CST
    • What a great way to start the new year! Your bathing area looks so clean & NICE.  Great decision on the tables:  organized & neat.  I did chuckle at "your girl" cause one of my st poos has a new "nightie", also made from sweatshirt!  She is sleeping so much better (and so am I)! 

    • January 12, 2015 2:32 PM CST
    • really fun and functional looking,  Good job!

    • January 12, 2015 2:25 PM CST
    • and redo of tub area!  fun to have it all new again.

    • January 12, 2015 2:20 PM CST
    • new holding area too

    • January 12, 2015 2:12 PM CST
    • AFTER!

    • January 12, 2015 2:09 PM CST
    • Here are the before and after!  We LOVE the new tables, they are sturdy and convenient, and we were able to do away with so much clutter!

    • November 1, 2014 6:15 PM CDT
    • I have one too. I never thought about putting drawers under it. There's plenty of room. What a great idea! Thank you.



    • November 1, 2014 5:52 PM CDT
    • I've had a hydraulic "motorcycle lift" table from harbor freight for maybe 7 yrs? Built a box for 2/plastic storage drawer units attached to the top. Everything is at my fingertips!

    • October 31, 2014 8:34 AM CDT
    • that hydrolic cart from Harbor Freight is really a good deal,, will consider that too!

    • October 31, 2014 8:33 AM CDT
    • thanks, and the yoga mat is also a great idea!  I was looking at some credenze type tables at meijers, they had a marble top, which would be solid for cleaning up urine or water UNDER the mat, and also would be good for holding that grooming arm steady and solid.

    • October 30, 2014 5:29 PM CDT
    • Harbor Freight has hydraulic table carts that I know some groomers have used for grooming tables. And they come in different sizes for as cheap as $159. You can find them on the Harbor Freight web site.

    • October 29, 2014 6:33 PM CDT
    • think about using a yoga mat on any of the wood tables.

    • October 16, 2014 8:20 AM CDT
    • Look at a scissor lift table from Northern Tools, you can raise and lower it at your feet and they are very stable

    • October 15, 2014 11:13 PM CDT
    • I've seen quite a few different things used.
      A desk or dressing table comes to mind from your description if what you need.


    • October 15, 2014 7:01 PM CDT
    • I have a nice tool bench that I groom on, the other groomer uses a "real" grooming table.  my bench is getting really worn looking, I am tired of it.  have painted it, etc, but just tired of it.

      i would like to get matching tables for the salon, but something that looks like furniture, with draws maybe, but need room to sit in front of.  Anyone have non traditional furniture and pics of how you use it for a grooming table?

    • August 19, 2014 2:29 PM CDT
    • Thanks for your post Barb. It sounds as though your exercise ball is doing some of the same posture correction and active sitting that I'm looking to do with a leaning stool. I went ahead and ordered the Wobble Stool today. I'll check back in here to make my observations after I have a chance to try it out for a while. 


    • August 13, 2014 8:32 PM CDT
    • I recently bought an exercise ball chair for my desk. I wonder if that's a similar concept?
      I spend several hours a day at it. When I was complaining about some back pain to my sister, she suggested getting one. They have had them at her office for several years.
      I like it. I think my back is feeling a bit better lately.


    • August 13, 2014 7:58 PM CDT
    • I'm trying to sit more while drying dogs and for parts of grooming. I am currently using a plain, stationary stool, but would like to switch to one that would encourage me to correct my posture so I don't end up with knots in my upper back and neck which lead to bad headaches regularly. I started out looking at rodeo/saddle stools and tractor seat stools, but reading up on these led me to find ergonomic stools called, "active sitting" stools. The one I'm considering purchasing is called the Wobble Stool. You tilt it and put your bottom on the front edge of it, rather than sit atop it. It's hard to explain, but it puts your pelvis in the right position to keep the hips open (from the semi-standing, leaning against the stool) and the back in the right position so the upper back doesn't get as knotted up. This all sounds like things that I would benefit from. I saw other stools that are prettier than this one, but they cost way more and I'm not ready to invest that high a price when I don't have any experience with them. Also, this one has features I think would be better for my use in my salon.

      Has anyone tried a Wobble Stool, or any other "active sitting" stool?



    • August 17, 2013 2:50 PM CDT
    • in use for storage?


      Please send your ideas and photos this way :) I want each student to have a locker area for coats and personal items along with a locking cabinet for grooming items.