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Decluttering Your Office A How To Profit From It

Every now and then, you might look at your office and think that it’s a little too cluttered. Perhaps it’s been a while since your last spring clean, or maybe you’ve recently hired more people and as a result, the desks are getting a little full. Clutter usually isn’t a problem for an office when it’s confined to people’s desks, but it can start to be an issue when it gets hard to move around.

Maybe there are too many cables on the floor, lots of extra chairs that aren’t being used, or old hardware that you’ve replaced but have yet to dispose of. Decluttering in this case can be a great way to get rid of unwanted items, and it can also help you improve the overall look and feel of your office as well. However, there’s another reason to declutter your office: for profit!

Decluttering your office and profiting from it

Offices tend to accumulate a lot of random stuff that should be decluttered. We recommend starting from each person’s desk. Ask them to do a general tidying of their desk and the area around it, and throw everything that you don’t need away so that it’s not taking up extra space.

After the initial declutter from people’s desks, you can start to look around your office for items that may still be worth some value. For example, maybe you have old keyboards and other peripherals that nobody uses anymore. This is common when you’re upgrading PC setups. You don’t necessarily want to throw the old gear away because it’s still worth keeping around for spares, but they’re not being actively used and usually end up accumulating dust and grime.

Larger items, such as unused desks, chairs, and even whole computers, can be worth something as well. Many companies take these goods and refurbish them before selling them to consumers. Chairs will be thoroughly cleaned and even reupholstered if necessary, and computers receive a similar cleaning and refurbishment by upgrading them with new parts.

A simple way to sell these items is to simply go on eBay and list them. You’ll have to pay a fee whenever you sell an item, but it’s a quick and simple way to get rid of unwanted but still functional items. Alternatively, you might be able to liquidate your office with help from a service if you plan to do a complete renovation or move to a new location.

Disposing of large waste

But what do you do with large amounts of waste that won’t fit in a regular bin? If you have bulky items such as unusable furniture, an old microwave, or even broken computers, then a waste removal company is usually your best bet. They’ll help you move out any large items that are difficult to take down the stairs or move to the garbage area, and they’ll dispose of them ethically to ensure nothing bad (such as battery components) leaks into the environment.

So whether you’re changing office location or just want to refresh your office, consider decluttering. It doesn’t take as long as you might think, and it gets easier the more times you do it. It’s a surprisingly good source of extra funds, and you might be sitting on a treasure trove of refurbishable hardware that could be used by other offices and consumers.