When it comes time to buy new office furniture, you’ll have to get rid of the old stuff. No one wants to keep chairs, desks, and cabinets clogged up in valuable storage space. So what should you do with it? Here are a few things to consider so that you can get rid of your used office furniture the right way.
What Are You Getting Rid Of?
The first step is to create a list of everything that you need to get rid of. Try to include important information such as manufacturer, sizes, panel heights, quantities, age, components, colors and general condition. Also consider how much each piece is worth. This can get tricky, and talking to your furniture dealer can help you get a better idea. If you have items that are older than 10 years, chances are they don’t have much value left in them.
Reusability and Cost to Remove
Before you get rid of anything, carefully weigh your options. No one can predict the future, but it’s a good idea to store something if there’s even the slightest chance you’ll reuse it. Also consider how much it will cost to remove the furniture. You can get a bid from a reputable installation company without any additional cost.
Finding a Buyer
If you can’t find a retail buyer and believe your furniture still has value, one solution is to use an online marketplace. This is particularly useful if you have a smaller inventory. Another possibility is to contact a wholesaler and see if they have any interest. A good wholesaler can remove the furniture at your convenience.
Donating and Recycling
If you need to get rid of furniture with little to no value quickly, it can make sense to donate it. Not only will you be doing a good deed, but you can receive a tax deduction for donating furniture as well. Contact your account for more information about rules and limits for office equipment donations. Another idea is to recycle old furniture at your local recycling center.
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