Once you buy office furniture, you usually only think about it in terms of its functionality. After all, you need to sit on it, store files in it, and rest your computer on it; you tend not think of it as an asset or a liability. It’s not until you need to move your office furniture as a lot that you realize it’s much more difficult to get rid of than you think.
Your Furniture Moving Options
Many Houston-based businesses solve this problem by abandoning their furniture once the lease runs out. The problem is that this can be legally complicated; the new tenant may sue you to have it removed, or may take you to court to pay for disposal costs. So leaving it behind is a bad idea, regardless of your circumstances.
Throwing it away may be a viable option, but it’s going to be expensive. Office furniture is built to be durable, and it’s awkward to put in a dumpster because it won’t fall apart. You may be paying thousands to throw away your old furniture, and more to the point, it’s wasteful when you may be able to put it on your books as an asset.
Many others decide to give their furniture away to charity, but that’s trickier than it may seem. Charities may not be interested in your office furniture, or able to store it, so you’ll have to put in some footwork to find a charity willing to take it. And there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to find a charity that will accept the furniture.
So Should You Sell? And How?
It certainly seems like selling is the best option for Houston businesses. But what’s the best method of selling used office furniture?
Can you sell it on the Internet? That’s a possibility, but it’s a difficult one. First, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to sell it quickly, so you’ll have to pay to have the furniture stored. Secondly, it can become a business unto itself. It’s difficult to sell furniture as a lot, and as a result you’ll often be forced to sell the furniture piecemeal.
Some Houston-based businesses turn to newspapers, such as the Houston Chronicle. While newspapers can be effective connecting with other businesses, you’ll have to pay for the ad for at least a week, with no guarantee of results. So what should you do with lots of office furniture?
Contact Nationwide Office Liquidators. We come in, evaluate your furniture, and then package it as a lot. We assemble a team that can quickly come in and remove the furniture, whether you’ve got a small office or a Houston office tower. Then, we sell the lot online and offer you a fair price. We cut out the frustration and aggravation from the process, allowing you to quickly turn a problem into a solution and put money on your books.
So, instead of wasting time and money, call us. We’ll make sure you get the most value for your assets.