When the office is ready for new office furniture, you have to decide what to do with the office furniture you no longer want. It can be a tricky decision to decide whether selling, donating, or simply throwing it in the trash is your best option. Before the new items can be delivered though, you have to make a decision so you can arrange a pickup, coordinate a drop-off, or obtain some storage space to make room for the furniture. Whether you are moving and starting over with new furniture or simply upgrading the office, knowing the benefits and downsides of selling, donating, and throwing furniture away will help you make the best decision for your company.
Benefits and Downsides of Selling, Donating, and Throwing Away Old Office Furniture
Selling the Old Office Furniture
Selling the old office furniture may be a great option for the company. You can make back some of the money you originally spent and put it toward the new office furniture. Getting back money previously spent however is the biggest benefit of selling your old office furniture.
You’ll have to consider the time and effort needed to sell your office furniture. If space, time, and effort are not something you can spare then selling might not be your best option. You’ll have to find someone to buy the furniture, store the furniture until the new owner can take it, and be available when the furniture is going to be picked up or delivered.
If the company needs the extra cash and can spare the space, time, and effort then selling may be your best option. If money is not a concern, you may consider donating or throwing it away to save you some extra effort.
Donating the Old Office Furniture
Donating office furniture offers its own benefits separate from selling and throwing it into the trash. Donating your old office furniture will help others who cannot afford to buy brand new furniture and support your business’ philanthropic efforts. Donating your office furniture is relatively easy as well, as most organizations would be willing to come pick up any donations at your convenience.
Donating your office furniture will also be tax deductible. Just ensure you ask the donation organization for the required information and papers so you have what you need to get the business tax deduction.
Before you donate any office furniture however, examine it with a scrutinizing eye. Assess whether or not the furniture is in decent condition. Would you utilize the furniture again? If the answer is no because of holes, stains, broken parts, or other wear and tear marks then donating might not be right for the used office furniture. Giving it to someone else to throw away is not helping or benefiting anyone. If the used office furniture is just not in your company’s taste anymore and it’s in good condition, donating it to an organization may be right for your company.
Disposing of Old Office Furniture
Disposing of the furniture in the trash is probably the easiest with a simple arrangement with a waste management company in your area. If you’re not worried about money or getting a tax deduction with your old office furniture then throwing it away may be a good option for your company.
In addition, if your office furniture is in poor condition, throwing it away will be your best option. This is usually a last resort due to the only benefit being convenience, but if selling or donating is not the right decision for you then disposing of the furniture will give you room for the new furniture just as well.
When making room for new office furniture, consider the benefits and downsides of selling, donating, and disposing of it before making a final decision. You may be able to make up some previously spent money or get a tax deduction while making room for the new office furniture. If all else fails or you need space immediately then disposing of the furniture can be your best option. Choose what works best for you and your company and get your office ready for a new look with new furniture.
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