How To Dispose of Office Furniture

If you're closing down your office or you're just in the mood to redecorate, you will need to decide what to do with your used office furniture. Before you dump it at the curbside and send it to your local landfill, consider these other options of how to dispose of office furniture.

Step 1

Donate it to charity. The easiest way to dispose of office furniture is to give it away to charity. There are many organizations out there that produce funds for good causes through donations. All you have to do is call and let them know how much furniture you have to give away and when you'll be available to oversee the removal of the furniture. They will pick up the furniture, and take whatever money they can sell it for. They'll likely be very eager to pick up your generous donation. Not only is this a feel-good way to get rid of your unwanted office furniture, but such donations usually result in generous tax deductions for your business.

Step 2

Give it to a non-profit agency. If your used office furniture still has some life left in it, consider extending its useful life by giving it to a non-profit agency. Often, people like Unicef work on a shoestring budget and can't afford good-quality office furniture. You can greatly help their cause and improve their work environment by giving them your old office furniture. As always, call first to see if they're interested in your free stuff, and then work with them to set up delivery or pickup. You'll rejuvenate their efforts by revamping their office environment at the same time as you're disposing of your unwanted office furniture.

Step 3

Sell it at an auction. If you want a guaranteed way of disposing of your office furniture, you can sell it at an auction. Anything you can get for your use office furniture is better than nothing. And auction houses will sell it all, regardless of what it goes for, so you don't have to worry about what to do with the rest. Keep in mind that there is always a seller's fee associated with selling your things at auction. You'll have to pay a small portion of the money your used office furniture earns at auction. But still, it's a great way to recoup some of the original cost of the office furniture.

Step 4

Advertise it for free. If you want to get rid of anything fast, all you have to do is put up a "free" sign and interested takers will come running! You can mention your desire to dispose of your office furniture for free to staff members and your family. Or you could put an ad in your local classified section. You'll be able to dispose of your used office furniture within a few days if you take this generous approach.


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