How to Get Rid of Old Office Furniture Without Hurting the Environment

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Get your old office furniture out (in a responsible way) to make room for new furniture!

So the time has finally come. After years of waiting and anticipating, it’s finally time to get new furniture for your office. The idea of redesigning your office and getting new furniture is exciting, but there’s one big obstacle in the road to a sleek new look for your office: What do you do with all of your current office furniture? We have a few suggestions on how to make getting rid of your old office furniture painless, while keeping everything out of the local dump.

Create an Inventory

The first step is to create an inventory of everything that is going, if you don’t have one already. An inventory will help you keep track of exactly what you have and where it needs to go, and what will need to be replaced when the time comes.

Know Your Options

  • Donation: The best thing to do with your old office furniture is to find a local charity or non-profit that needs office furniture and donate it. This way, your unwanted furniture can help charities and nonprofits serve their communities, and will keep all of that office furniture out of the landfill.
  • Resale: You may be able to sell off some of that unwanted office furniture, leaving you with more money to invest in your new office furniture. Different companies will buy everything from cubicles to filing cabinets, before selling them to other companies looking for used furniture.
  • Repurposing: If you’ve donated and sold everything you can, but still have some leftover office furniture, why not try repurposing some of it? Apparently,  filing cabinets make great storage containers for lawn equipment.

Get New Office Furniture

Now for the exciting part! Your office needs new furniture, and the possibilities are nearly endless. Will you go ergonomic? Maybe air out with an open desk configuration? Or, you could continue the environmental trends and find out the benefits of wood office furniture first hand.

Out With the Old, In With the New from Edwards & Hill

Edwards and Hill is a leading office furniture supply and installation firm, able to install one cubicle with its applicable furnishings and computer hardware, yet equally adept at installing hundreds of cubicles, performing office relocation and reconfiguration services, including workstations, multiple offices, chairs, filing cabinets, and more. If you’re interested in talking to a professional about any of our services contact us at 301-317-4250.

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