The District of Columbia is, of course, well-known for its deep involvement in government, but the city’s economy extends far beyond just fulfilling government contracts. Washington is an educational center with several acclaimed universities and is an industry leader in areas as diverse as health care, education and scientific research.
With such a dynamic business community, with new companies starting up operations and established ones gracefully winding down or dramatically changing direction, that also means there’s a lot of used office furniture on the market in the District. That can create problems well beyond just filling up storage space.
For example, say you’re departing your old office and you’ve got a bunch of furniture you longer need. You need to get it out, and get it out quickly, as not doing so may violate the terms of your lease. So, how do you get rid of it?
Do you throw it out? Certainly nothing’s stopping you from dragging it all down to the dumpster, but before you do that, you should sit down and run the numbers. Your employees probably have better things to do for your business than drag their old chair to a dumpster, and paying somebody to throw it out may be costly, especially if you have a lot of office furniture to get rid of. Similarly, you’ll have to rent a dumpster, possibly through your building’s facilities department, and pay tonnage fees to have the furniture hauled off. The costs can be prohibitive and, honestly, throwing out something worth money is just bad business.
Do you donate it? Donating furniture can be a good way to get a tax credit or some PR for your business, or just help out a younger entrepreneur you’ve been mentoring get a leg up on a surprising expense. However, charities don’t just take anything you have. Especially with a specialty product like office furniture, they have specific needs which need to be met, and they may not be able to afford to take anything that doesn’t meet those needs. You might be able to get rid of some of your furniture, but it’s safer to assume that, at best, you’ll only be able to get rid of some of it and have to throw out or sell the rest.
Finally, there’s selling it yourself, but this can often surprise people with how demanding it is. You can take out ads in the Washington Post or Washington Times, or commission an ad in the Examiner, but those will need to up for at least a week before drawing any attention. You could place the furniture online and sell it either as a lot or piecemeal, but that will require time to list, pack, and ship, and that can take away from your business. Overall, you may find yourself spending more to sell off your office furniture yourself than you make.
Is there another option? There is: Selling your furniture as a lot to Nationwide Office Liquidators. At Nationwide Office Liquidators, we can appraise, pack, ship, and pay for furniture quickly and simply. You turn a liability into an asset, and leave the selling to us. If you’ve got office furniture you no longer need, simply call Nationwide Office Liquidators, and we’ll take care of the rest.