Bay Area Office Furniture Removal and Office Cleanout Solutions
Every Bay Area office move, renovation, and business closure generates no-longer-needed furniture and equipment – like extra office chairs, desks, cubicles, filing cabinets, office supplies, and electronics. So what do you do with it? After all, you don’t want to spend money and time moving office furniture that you won’t use.
To point you in the right direction and avoid having to move your old furniture to your new space, consider these office cleanout methods to help you remove your old office furniture at your Bay Area office.
Plan, Sort, and Cleanout Your Office Space
The first step in any Bay Area office cleanout should be putting together an initial plan. Take an audit of what office furniture you currently have and do a walk-through of your new space (if there is one) to see what furniture items you can bring with you to reuse.
From there, start sorting and putting aside the old office furniture pieces you know will need to be removed.
Tip – Use a piece of painter’s tape to identify which items you are keeping or removing.
Generally, this process is good to start as early on as possible. Many businesses start planning their relocation several months in advance but often leave their furniture removal as an afterthought. The next few removal methods below generally require some time. So planning your Bay Area office cleanout ahead of time will make the whole process go much smoother.
Hire A Liquidator
If you have a large volume of high-end office furniture that needs to be removed, there are a number of liquidation companies in the Bay Area.
These companies generally provide free asset valuations, so you can know what your items are worth before making a decision.
We suggest hiring a liquidation firm that has experience with office furniture. They will understand all the removal and disassembly details required for specific furniture pieces. They will also be well versed in working with corporate teams and building and management staff.
If your office furniture is still in good condition, consider putting it up for sale on free listing sites such as Facebook Marketplace or your local classifieds.
Since this task can be relatively time consuming, you may want to designate someone from your team to manage the sale of these items.
When putting your office furniture items up for sale, these tips will help your items sell faster:
- Clean the items
- Take multiple photos that are clear & in good lighting (staging always helps)
- Write detailed descriptions (brand, color, any flaws)
- Provide measurements
If you find someone willing to purchase your old office furniture, also make sure to check with your company controller or bookkeeper for guidelines on how to handle the sale.
Tip – You may need to make a receipt for the sale of your items for bookkeeping purposes!
Give It Away For Free
If you don’t want to waste your valuable work hours trying to sell your old office furniture, opt to give some of it away for free. Consider giving your employees first dibs.
Since coronavirus closed offices in cities across the Bay Area, work habits and environments have changed dramatically.
According to a new study from the Bay Area Council, more people (nearly 1.7 million) can work remotely in the Bay Area than anywhere else in California.
Your employees may graciously take that extra desk or filing cabinet for their new home office space.
For any leftover items, try posting them for free on sites like Craigslist. To minimize dealing with the notorious flaky people of Craigslist set hard-pressed deadlines and post items on a first come first serve basis (no holds).
If you are looking to donate office furniture to a local Bay Area non-profit organization, you may find this hard to do. While you may come across dozens of blogs and resources telling you to do this, the reality is that many large donation centers in the Bay Area actually won’t accept office furniture.
With so much office furniture on the market, organizations just don’t have the capacity to handle this type of furniture. Therefore, you may be out of luck if you are looking for a free donation pick-up service.
However, you still have some donation options.
Professional office junk removal companies, like Nixxit, will be able to take care of the disassembly, sorting, transportation, and rehoming of your items for a fee. We often work with local schools and families in need where we may be able to rehome the office furniture, which is included in our standard commercial junk removal services.
While storage may sound like a good idea (hold on to it until you figure out what to do with it), we advise you to take a closer look at this method.
Often overlooked are the total costs involved such as; removal, labor costs, transportation costs, unloading costs, damaged product costs that may result, and storage fees. These fees can add up quickly and may actually end up making your office furniture removal project more costly.
Storage may only be a practical solution for a short duration – best for small offices with a small volume of office furniture.
Professional Office Furniture Removal and Clean Outs
If you want to pass on the office furniture removal logistics and the hard work that comes along with any office cleanout, consider hiring a commercial junk removal professional to remove your office furniture for you.
Nixxit provides office furniture removal and office junk removal across the entire San Francisco Bay Area. If your company is moving locations or closing your business, you may need to remove your unwanted office furniture fast.
Our office junk removal team is trained to take great care of you during your removal appointment. We can disassemble and remove office furniture pieces without damaging existing structures like walls and floors. Our team also takes care of rehoming items that are still in good condition, along with the proper recycling. Check out our environmental commitment.
Once the office cleanout is complete, our commercial junk removal team also provides support to make sure the place is swept up and clean before leaving.
Types of Office Furniture We Take
Nixxit is professionals when it comes to office furniture recycling and disposal. We can remove all types of office furniture, regardless of the size. Our local, professional commercial junk removal experts will responsibly take care of all your office furniture removal needs, including but not limited to:
- Office Desks
- Filing Cabinets
- Executive Desks
- Reception Desks
- Drafting Tables
- Conference Tables
- Office Chairs
The Best Office Cleanout Solution
To sum it all up, there are essentially two options for taking care of a large office cleanout project.
You can either do it yourself or outsource the office cleanout job to a professional company, like Nixxit.
Hiring Nixxit to pickup old office furniture makes sense, when you factor in the time you may spend trying to do it yourself. We also offer office junk removal across the Bay Area, CA.
Nixxit offers responsible office furniture disposal and removal options. We will try to rehome your items for you or take your items to a recycling center where it can be handled efficiently and in an environmentally friendly manner.
We will handle all of the logistics of removing the office furniture from your premises quickly and provide you with an easy and stress-free experience. You don’t need to worry about how to get rid of your office furniture, or where it will end up.
Contact us today to schedule your office junk and office furniture removal.