Options for Dealing with Surplus Office Furniture

Extra office furniture is very similar to household clutter in that it usually gets forgotten about until it absolutely has to be dealt with. Surplus workstations and cubicles or broken, outdated, or mismatched chairs may not be much of an inconvenience in your current workplace. But if you have to relocate or you’re in the middle of planning an office update, that surplus office furniture could quickly become a big burden. Luckily, there are some effective and simple ways you can deal with extra office furniture.

Sell It

A lot of businesses, especially start-ups with limited budgets, are always on the hunt for quality office furniture they can snag at a fraction of the cost of what entirely new purchases would cost. How quickly you’ll be able to sell your surplus to furniture dealers or brokers will depend on several factors, such as:

• The condition of your surplus furniture
• How close to the end of its lifespan it is
• Whether or not your items are common and versatile enough to be used in different office environments

Donate It

A win-win way to deal with your excess office furniture is to donate it to a charity that accepts items of this nature. This is a quick and effective way to get rid of extra stuff while also doing something wonderful for charity organizations and the people who eventually get your used furniture.

Recycle It

Check with your local municipality to see if they have recycling programs for commercial furniture. You can also see if there’s a private company in your area that accepts used office furniture. Some items can also be recycled for their wood or metal.

Store It

Some businesses deal with surplus office furniture by officially decommissioning or liquidating it. If you don’t have time to go through processes like this quickly, consider temporary or long-term storage. This is also an option worth considering if you have certain pieces you want to keep for future needs you may have.

If your surplus actually does include mismatched or outdated items, another option is to take advantage of our refurbishing services and breathe new life into these items. This can be especially convenient and cost-effective if you’ll be moving to an office space that’s larger. Additional services available from Office Innovations include reconfiguration assistance, upholstery cleaning, and asset management – which is another great way to keep track of your surplus office furniture! We also offer warehousing services.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you manage your extra office accessories.

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