Is your office currently going through a facility decommissioning, a.k.a. a corporate relocation? If so, you are probably wondering what to do about your office furniture. Office furniture decommission — the process of moving your furniture from one location to another — is typically handled by a professional office moving company. However, if you aren’t sure how much you want to spend on the move, or how much time you have to wait between both facilities, then scheduling an office furniture decommission might not be worth your time.
If you aren’t sure whether to take old furniture, such as desks, chairs, cubicles, and other fixtures, with you to the new location, here is an easy guide for office moving to determine what you should do with your office furniture:
When to Do an Office Furniture Decommission
- If your furniture is new and still in good condition: Then follow the old adage of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” There’s no point in getting rid of new, good furniture, so get a professional company to handle the teardown and setup for you. Office movers will ensure that all of your equipment and furniture is treated with care and set up the wayh you specify.
- If your furniture won’t take long to take apart and set up: One part of facility decommissioning that business owners don’t like is the wait between leaving the old building and arriving in the new one. Your movers, however, should be able to set up anything as quickly as you need them to, even if it’s over a weekend.
- If your furniture will fit into the new facility: Sometimes, office fixtures are created to fit into a particular location. If the old furniture is compatible with the new space, then it makes sense to cut costs and bring it along.
When to Replace Office Furniture
- If your furniture is old and/or in bad condition: Then it’s a no-brainer — get rid of it! Nothing will invigorate employee morale and impress customers more than giving new life to a new space.
- If your office furniture won’t match your new facility: Sometimes a commercial move means using a new space to impress customers and clients. If your old furniture is no longer attractive, or it might distract customers from the great services you have to offer, then it might be time to get rid of it. And even though color schemes on walls can be changed, sometimes a clash is just too distracting to ignore.
- If your office furniture won’t fit into your new facility: For the most part, a professional office furniture installation company will be able to make anything work. Bu if new desks, cubes, or other fixtures are no good in your new office, then it may be time to swap them out.
Have more questions on what you can do to prepare for your office move? Be sure to contact the office moving companies in your area to find out about what you can do to make your corporate relocation easy. You can also leave a comment below for more suggestions. Find more: precisionco.com