Things to Do with Old Office FurniturePart of your everyday need, office furniture serves a big but often unnoticed function. It’s the reason you can comfortably sit to get a day’s work done and part of those hectic meetings. It plays a role in greeting your clients and helps to define the personality of a business environment. However, when it comes time to relocate to another office, it can be a downright drag. Heavy and numerous, office furniture is usually difficult to relocate without some solid effort.
As experienced facilities and procurement professionals know well, redistributing office furniture and equipment isn’t always as simple as it sounds, especially when you consider the financial and environmental risks of a mismanaged job. With its own unique set of challenges and distractions, what is often a minor step in a larger workplace transition can quickly become a major setback. —Green Standards.comThe trick is to organize an office before relocation. This way, you know precisely what’s necessary to transport and what isn’t necessary to move. While it might not be exciting, getting organized is the key to making a smooth transition and saving money. Here are some helpful suggestions about things to do with old office furniture you can use for your relocation:
- Sell it to a retailer. If you are going to purchase new office furniture, you can sell your old furniture to a retailer in your area, particularly if it’s in good condition. This will offset the cost of buying new office furniture and save money by cutting down on the amount being moved.
- Sell it to a wholesaler. Another way old office furniture can be taken off your hands is to sell it to a wholesaler. These entities buy business equipment and supplies in bulk and will be a bit more approachable if the furniture is showing a little wear.
- Sell it to another office. Of course, if there’s another office in your building that would be interested, sell it at a big discount. This will cut down on your moving expenses and will also put a bit of money in your pocket for relocation.
- Donate it to a local charity. Local charities are usually in need of common, everyday items to operate and rely on businesses and individuals to donate things they need. Office furniture is no different and you’re likely to find it a new home quickly.
- Rent it out with your old space. If you own the space or have the ability to sublease, there’s no need to resign yourself to moving it. Instead, rent your office furniture with the space itself to another business.