Cleveland is historically associated with the steel industry and shipping thanks to its location on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. However, there’s much more to the Forest City than just getting goods from point A to point B. The Cleveland Clinic makes it one of the most important medical treatment centers in the United States and the world, and an aggressive technological push means that Cleveland is becoming more and more important to the tech sector.
With this comes growth and change as old companies wind down and new companies rise to take their place and push the city forward. Washed up on the banks of the river of change can be some surprising detritus, not the least of which is your old office furniture.
Office furniture is built to last and to take abuse, which is both a good and a bad thing. It’s good while you own it, but once you want to get rid of it, its indestructible nature means it can be difficult and expensive to throw away. It’s also difficult to give it away. Sure, you can interest somebody in a bookshelf, but what about cubicle sections?
Thus begins the long, hard trudge to try and get rid of something you’d think would be easy to sell. You put it into storage, where it takes up valuable room and perhaps even costs you money if you have to keep it offsite, and then have to find somebody to take it.
A local private buyer? True, you might be able to find one advertising through the Cleveland Plain Dealer or Crain’s Cleveland Business, but you’ll need to pay for that and it’ll take at least a week of advertising to see any results. Needless to say, you’re not guaranteed a sale.
Donate to a charity? Again, it’s possible, but it will require a lot of legwork on your end to find a charity that needs the office furniture and can afford to take it within your timeframe. You’ll also run into the problems of specialization we mentioned above. Everybody wants desks and chairs, but conference tables are a harder sell.
Sell it piece-by-piece on an auction site? That might be the best way to get market value for each individual piece, but do you have the time and resources to pack and ship every last scrap of your furniture? Selling your office furniture by auction can be like running a second business and divide your focus when you want it least divided.
Fortunately, there’s an option that saves you time and turns your old office furniture into black ink on your ledger: Contacting Nationwide Office Liquidators. Nationwide Office Liquidators will come in, price your furniture, assemble the team to get it out of your office quickly and efficiently and give you fair market value for your old furniture. No aggravation, no time wasted, no money spent on advertising. Just a phone call and a brief discussion, and you can have it out the door. If you’d rather focus on your business’ future instead of what’s left over of its past, call Nationwide Office Liquidators.