If your office is implementing a re-design or moving to a new building, you may be wondering what to do with old furniture. Desks, chairs and filing cabinets that once sparked joy might now look outdated next to your newer furniture. You might also have items of furniture that aren’t used on a day-to-day basis and need a space of their own in business self-storage.

Here at Store & Secure, we have come up with 5 solutions to consider when you’re not sure what to do with your old office furniture.

1. Store in business self-storage

A business storage unit is a great option if you have old office furniture that will be useful in the future. If your business often attends events and conferences, you may have wide roller banners and other event equipment taking up space in the office. You might also have extra desks, chairs and filing cabinets that aren’t in use right now but will be useful in the future.

Business self-storage can be very handy during an office move too; at Store & Secure you can manage all your office self-storage at any time with access to our trucks, trolleys and more. Our business storage in Bournemouth and Basingstoke has 24/7 CCTV coverage for complete peace of mind for you.

Find out how Store & Secure can help you by getting in contact or calling us on 01202 520 220 for Bournemouth or 01256 444 466 for Basingstoke.

2. Sell your furniture

You might choose to sell furniture that is no longer of use to the business but is still in good condition. If you are moving out of the office and there is a new tenant, why not ask them if they would like to buy the office furniture? Alternatively, there are many ways to sell second-hand furniture online.

3. Donate to charity

Find pre-loved furniture a new home by donating it to charities and non-profit organisations. There are many charity groups and organisations that you can donate old office furniture to, and they will often pick it up for you.

4. DIY furniture overhaul

Another eco-friendly option is to transform outdated furniture with a renovation DIY project! Here are a few examples of ways you can update your office décor:

  • Refinish wooden desks – Get your desks looking brand new by removing oil stains, varnish stains and more with DIY refinishing.
  • Transform chair upholstery – Office chair upholstery wears away quickly, causing tears and cracks. Instead of trying to sell or donate chairs, revive them with brand-new upholstery.
  • Makeover file cabinets – Bring dull filing cabinets back to life by painting them on brand colours or even stencilling patterns and logos.

5. Recycle responsibly

If your office furniture is worn and no longer fit for purpose, it will be difficult to sell or donate. Reduce your business’ impact on landfill by choosing an environmentally friendly furniture recycling company.

To find out more about office storage in Bournemouth and Basingstoke for your old office furniture, contact Store & Secure today on 01202 520 220 for Bournemouth or 01256 444 455 for Basingstoke. Alternatively, drop us an email on info@storeandsecure.co.uk or get a quote online.

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