Furnishing an office space is both an exhilarating and exhausting exercise. There’s something inherently exciting about either moving into a new space or renovating your space to match a certain feel or flow. New beginnings can help change attitudes and make employees feel better about the place that they work. That being said, there are also stresses that come with furnishing a new office, namely in how much money you spend and what items you’ll need to purchase. One way you can help reduce costs as well as find unique items is to look at used office furniture.
Below, you’ll find some of the best office furniture items to look for when going the used route.
Since employees spend so much time in their office chairs (think 8 hours a day, 5 days a week!), it’s important to put some extra thought into the chairs that you buy. While the initial thought might be to go for new chairs, the savvy thought is to actually look for high quality, brand name used office chairs. Since used items go for a fraction of the price of new items, you have a much better chance of being able to find name brand chairs at affordable prices. You’ll want to make sure you do your research and even let your employees come and look with you to ensure that the items are comfortable, but it’s a great business hack to find higher quality items and better prices going the used route.
One of the best items to look for used is that of file cabinets. Used office file cabinets are typically in incredible shape. Since their use-case in the office is for storage of important items, they usually don’t have as much wear and tear on them over the years. You may be able to find some amazing deals on used file cabinets that are a few years old and look and perform like a brand new unit. The only thing you’ll have to consider is the look of your other furniture to make sure the file cabinets you are looking at will match.
Desks and Tables
Every office space uses desks and tables, making them some of the most commonly used office furniture available. With so much selection, you can be a little bit pickier and probably still find exactly what you’re looking for at a great price. In order to keep some unity in how your office space looks, you’ll just want to try and find a used office supplier that has enough of the same color/construction of desks and tables to outfit your space.