Whether you have an office that needs to be cleared or your are simply downsizing. There are a few simple tips that you can use to make the process a lot easier. Below is a step by step guide that will help you to get started.
Clarify Exactly What Needs To Go?
The first priority is to decide exactly what items you wish to dispose of. Before contacting any office clearance company, charity’s or auction houses, you need to list the number of items and their description. For example, 7 office desks, 5 filing cabinets, 12 chairs, 2 white boards etc. You will then be in a position to determine who is your best option to help with the office clearance. Another benefit if hiring an office clearance company, by providing an accurate list helps with pricing and can save money.ho
Can Any of The Furniture Be Reused
Whether you have a small business or a large corporation, you may be able to benefit from recycling, reusing, selling or donating your office furniture. By using any of the options mentioned not only saves money but greatly reduces your carbon footprint.
Most office furniture is composed of wood and metal, both commodities can easily be recycled. Another option is to contact local second hand office furniture suppliers. If the office furniture is in good condition, you may be able to negotiate a deal where the cost of the office clearance are minimal.
You may be able to donate some office furniture and equipment to local charities. Most charities unfortunately are not equipped to received large amounts of office furniture due storage restrictions. Depending when you need the office to cleared, advertising on social media channels, preloved, facebook market place or gumtree are great options if you have the time.
Having a clear inventory and timeline can help you organise your office clearance.
Hiring an Office Clearance Company
Clearing a large office building is not for the faint hearted. The process can take several days depending on the size of the office. Bulky office furniture and equipment can be heavy and awkward to move. Hiring a professional office clearance can be great option if you wish to clear an office fast with minimal disruption.
A professional office clearance company will take care of the entire process. They are experienced and equipped to dismantle and move bulky items to include, filing cabinets, desks, safes and more. An experienced clearance company knows the area and has the contacts for recycling, donating and reusing furniture. The costs of the office clearance can be included as an expense in your tax returns at the end of the year.
If you require an office clearance and have a limited amount of time. Or if you need to clear multiple offices, the best option is to hire the services of a professional office clearance company. Always check that they are licensed with your local authority. Most clearance companies will provide free quotations based on either photos, itinerary or for large office clearances, a site visit may be required.