Things to Do with Old Office Furniture

When it comes time to relocate an office, the experience can be a very unsettling one, especially once you begin to catalog what’s on-site. Just like in your home, a lot of “stuff” accumulates, seemingly multiples independently, and, becomes a big time burden to move from one location to another. Even in a small office, one more like dealing with a condo cleanout, can present a real logistical challenge to move. The good news is, if you need to relocate your business, there are things to do with old office furniture to lighten your load significantly.

Things to Do with Old Office Furniture

Part 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.com
The 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.
If you need help with office furniture removal or another type of job, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit AAA Rousse Services. We will schedule a time or you can take advantage of our same day service. Call now to learn more or book an appointment.