If you have made the decision to modernize your workspace, then there is a high likelihood that you will have a lot of furniture which won’t fit in with your new designs. For example, if you are transitioning from a traditional cubicle system to a benching system, then there will be no space in the office for a lot of the existing storage and seating.
When you start planning your office redesign, you should carefully consider what you will do with your existing furniture as it can add extra cost and headaches further down the line. The last thing you want is the entrance to your office being blocked by old desks and storage units. To help you out we will highlight how to dispose of old furniture in a way which may actually benefit your business.
The first thing you should do is start by making an inventory of all the furniture in your office. Make a note of the quantity and the condition of each item. From there you can start putting together a plan on what to do with it.
Sell, Sell, Sell
There are a lot of used furniture dealerships throughout the US, which would be happy to take good quality, old furniture off your hands. Going down this route offers many advantages, including getting paid without having to move the furniture out of your office yourself.
As with all sellable goods, the price you may get is subject to supply and demand, but it is well worth considering this option if you want a quick solution.
Some of your existing furniture may be in excellent condition, but not the right fit for your new design. In this case, why not make use of these items as many forward-thinking companies have. Desktops and old storing cabinets can quickly be put to use in ways such as plant holders or to create benching systems.
Reusing your old furniture is a sustainable and cost-effective method of redeveloping your office space.
If you do decide to get rid of your current furniture, then try to do so in a way which is good for the environment. There are many companies out there which specialize in the recycling of metals, plastics, and timber. Using these can help you gain LEED certification, which is becoming a popular standard for many companies due to the value it adds to the business and its potential tax benefits.
Find A New Home for It
Some companies have gone down this highly ethical route and decided to donate their furniture to local charities. This is an excellent solution if you have lots of furniture which is still in excellent condition, as there is a massive demand for it around the world.
There are several charities in the USA which specialize in this work, where they will arrange for your furniture to be shipped to other charities and schools all over the world. As we mentioned, this is an ethical approach and it can also result in some tax benefits.
Whichever option you decide to go for, the process will be a lot smoother if you factor it into your initial plans.