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A Look at Your Options for Dealing with Surplus Office Furniture

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 22, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by John Kiel

surplus office furnitureMuch like houses, offices can be loaded with surplus office furniture, such as unallocated or broken chairs, workstations, cubicles, and the list goes on. Naturally, for years everyone has been too busy focusing on day-to-day tasks to pay attention to these items. But now that it’s time to head to a new location, there’s no more room to kick the proverbial can. After all, the last thing you want to do is spend money and waste time moving surplus furniture that, yet again, is just going to take up space.

To help you resolve this situation in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible, here are your options for dealing with surplus office furniture:

1. Sell your surplus office furniture to a dealer or broker.

The nationwide used furniture market is vast and growing; especially since the costs of purchasing new furniture can be out of reach for some newer and small businesses. For example, a single new cubicle can cost thousands of dollars, and even a quality ergonomic chair can cost hundreds. How quickly and easily you can sell your surplus items – and how much cash you’ll get -- depends on a few factors. To learn more about these, read our blog post “What’s the Value of My Used Office Furniture?

2. Donate your surplus office furniture.

Donating your excess surplus office furniture is win-win scenario: you feel great about getting rid of items that you don’t want or need, and a local charity organization benefits by (most likely) refurbishing the items and selling them to generate much-needed funds. To learn more about this option, read our blog post “Where to Donate Office Furniture in St. Louis”.

3. Recycle your surplus office furniture.

If neither selling nor donating your surplus office furniture are practical or desirable options, then recycling may be the right choice. Just remember that you cannot simply put these items in a disposal bin (or in front of your office). Check with your local municipality’s website for instructions, and make sure you follow them closely.  

4. Put your surplus office furniture in storage.

There may be some items of furniture that you don’t have immediate use for, but don’t want to sell, donate or recycle; perhaps because you may have use for them in the future, or you simply want more time to liquidate or decommission them, and can’t get it done by the time your relocation day arrives. In this case, the best option is to have your surplus items stored in a secure warehouse. Just make sure that it has suitable environmental controls and a comprehensive inventory management system.

Learn More

If you want to sell items, we have partnerships with reputable and established used office furniture dealers across the country.

If you want to donate items, we can help you connect with a grateful charity that will be delighted to receive your donation.

If you wan to recycle items, our moving team can take care of everything -- including furniture uninstallation and packing.

If you want to store your items, then our 100,000 square foot warehouse is the perfect solution for protecting your assets for any length of time – from a few days, to several years. 

To learn more about any of these options, contact the Precision team today. Your consultation with us is free.

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Topics: Furniture Storage

John Kiel

Written by John Kiel

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