Wednesday, 16 March 2022 14:44

Best Ways to Dispose Furniture Before Your Next Office Fit-Out

The office environment has widely changed over the past few years. With an increase in remote work and new office needs, there is a decent chance you may be moving out of your current office space for a new one. But what should you do with the furniture stocked up in your current space? Whether you are getting new furniture/appliances for your next office fit-out or you’re simply decluttering, it can be daunting to know how to dispose of large, unwanted furniture.

Thankfully, finding a good way to dispose of old office furniture and equipment doesn’t have to be such a problem. In fact, there are a few great ways to make your furniture disposal process to be beneficial to you and the company.

4 Steps to Get Rid of Furniture For Your Next Office Fit-Out

Here are some disposal steps that can be taken for your old office equipment when you want to relocate to a new office.

1. Make a Complete Inventory of Your Furniture

The first step in disposing of old office furniture prior to a commercial move is making a detailed inventory of what you’ve currently got and what you don’t want to take with you. Include everything: desks, chairs, lamps, tables, cubicles, cabinets, and so on.

Once you have a complete inventory of furniture, you’re ready to begin disposing of the furniture in an organized matter.

2. Ask Your Employees First

Consider giving your employees first dibs on the furniture if your company is moving to a remote schedule. Before you move your office, you may simply sell your old furniture to your employees at a good discount. This way your furniture can get a second life and you can add a few extra bucks back into your office budget.

Many employees may not have an office set up in their homes. A lightly used desk chair, filing cabinet, or desk for a home office can help keep your employees’ productivity afloat during the transition. Offering to sell old office furniture to your employees at a discount is a win-win situation.

3. List Items Online

Once your employees have looked through your office furniture, turn to online sites for selling the leftover pieces. Digital marketplaces for furniture like Facebook Marketplace, LetGo, or even Craigslist can be convenient for disposing of your office furniture.

You can list the items in advance without having to move them right away and receive a decent return on the pieces.

4. Consider Donating

If you still have leftover furniture after you’ve exhausted all other routes for disposing of the furniture, it’s best to donate them. The local thrift store will happily accept any pieces that are in good condition. Some non-profit organizations, like Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity, will also pick up furniture donations free of charge. You may also want to consider donating to schools.

Next Office Fit-Out

Once you have disposed of unwanted furniture, you can begin deciding how you want your next office space to look. It’s a good idea to determine which furniture pieces just took up space in your last office rather than contributed to the productivity of the space. Think about what furniture or tools you were missing from your last office to include in your new space.

Work with Lavoro to Create Your Office Relocation Action Plan

If your work schedule is too busy to oversee the management of your office furniture, leave it to the pros! At Lavoro Consulting, we are skilled at all kinds of office fit-outs and facility management services. We can ensure a seamless relocation for your company and we can even help design your new space.

Contact us today to set up a consultation with our team.