When people move home they use it as an opportunity to get rid of a load of household junk they no longer need, including furniture. For some strange reason, when businesses relocate, they fail to take the same opportunity to declutter. Now, other than being under instruction from a financial advisor or accountant to keep all assets regardless of their condition, if you have an imminent office relocation then take the chance to get rid of old, damaged, or unwanted office furniture.
If you are thinking, “I would love to, but how?”, then keep reading because we are going to highlight some ways that will help you get rid of any office furniture that is surplus to requirements.
Carry Out An Office Furniture Audit
The first step in determining what office furniture is unwanted is to carry out an audit to determine what you have. This should be done in connection with you planning what furniture you will need in your new office. For your current furniture, mark, it based on its status so that could be, ‘Keeping’, ‘Damaged’, ‘Surplus’ and so on. By doing this, you can then decide what you wish to do which each item, and you will also know what new furniture you need to order.
Plan How And When The Furniture Is Going To Be Removed
You need to plan for the removal of your excess furniture whether it has going to be sold, donated, or disposed of. The reason for that is that some of it might be needed up to the day of your move so do not agree to its removal until then unless you want your staff being left with nothing to sit on and no desks. Coordinate the removal with your removalists from Brilliance Removalists who should be willing to help.
Sell What You Can
For those items of office furniture you have which are in reasonable condition but are no longer needed, one option you have is to sell it as second-hand. The outlets you have for this are plentiful and include your local trade magazine, local newspapers, eBay, and could even post them for sale on your social media pages. One other option is to ask other businesses you deal with if they would like to purchase the furniture for a reasonable price.
Donate What You Can
If want to be altruistic, instead of selling your excess furniture you could donate it. The organisations you could donate to include local charities. Another could be a local business that you know would appreciate the offer. Bear in mind you might wish to do business with them in the future so, your good deed could be a shrewd move that brings rewards at a later date.
Recycle If Possible
If you have decided some office furniture is not suitable for selling or donating, such as those pieces which are damaged, then you need to dispose of them and do so thoughtfully. Given the types of materials that office furniture tends to be made from, it is more than likely that much of it can be recycled. If you are unsure speak to a local recycling plant for advice.
Call In The Experts
A final option that would make the whole process easier is to hand over removing your excess furniture to office clearance experts. They will have a team who can take it all away for you, as and when it suits, and it should all be done on the same day.