How to Get Rid of Your Old Office Furniture

One question we hear time and again as commercial real estate brokers is what to do with old or unwanted office furniture.

Usually, this question comes up because a client is downsizing or relocating their office. Sometimes they are just upgrading current furniture to something nicer. Either way, the larger the company, the more furniture they have to get rid of.

Smart business owners realize that their furniture still has value and that they may be able to sell the furniture.

Selling the furniture typically allows for two things:

  • First, the company can recoup some of their investment and put it toward the cost of new furniture.
  • Also, when someone purchases the furniture, they’ll pick it up and take it away. This saves the business owner from having to move the furniture.

In the office furniture industry, this is called furniture liquidation. Basically, liquidation just means to get rid of or sell used office furniture. You can find office furniture liquidators by talking to your property manager or commercial realtor (who generally will have a recommendation) or by contacting used office furniture stores (most of whom will buy old furniture).

Most liquidators will purchase used cubicles, office desks, chairs and other office furniture. Importantly, the furniture will likely need to be in good condition. Extremely old furniture or well-worn furniture may have little value, though an office furniture store may still collect and dispose of the furniture for you.

How does office furniture liquidation work?

When you have furniture inventory to get rid of, you’ll schedule an appointment with a liquidator to come see the furniture. If your furniture has value, a price can be negotiated. If it doesn’t, the liquidator should be able to offer you some alternatives such as places for donation, recycling options or junk removal if necessary.

Remember — if you are purchasing new furniture, removal teams will need to schedule a time to pick up the old furniture from your office space ahead of your new furniture delivery. Liquidator teams are trained to get in, disassemble and remove your old furniture quickly with as little interruption as possible.

More information about office furniture liquidation:

One local Tampa office furniture liquidation company is Office Furniture 911 with offices on Adamo Drive. Call them at 813-443-4493.

Contact us at 813.514.1070 for more information on Sales and Leasing Commercial Property in Greater Tampa Area
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