5 Tips for Successfully Removing Old Office Furniture

Make Office Furniture Removal Easy with This Guide

Is it time to get rid of office furniture at your place of business? Sometimes, when a piece of furniture breaks, your business prepares to move, or you need to shut down operations entirely, office furniture removal will become necessary. This sort of work may seem fairly easy at first glance. However, the more you think about it, the more challenges there are to consider. Do you have the strength needed to lift heavy office furniture? Can you get the furniture out of the office without injuring yourself or damaging the property? Are you the best candidate for the job?

With the correct preparations, anyone can make office furniture removal happen. Funky’s Junk Removal, a local junk hauling business operating in the Greater Atlanta Area, knows a thing or two about this sort of work. Allow us to “take you under our wing” and show you the ropes when it comes to taking office furniture out of the office!

1) Don’t Do It Alone

What do file cabinet removal, desk removal, and table removal all have in common? They’re all jobs that would be easier if you had an extra pair of hands! However, unless you somehow manage to get those extra hands to sprout from your torso, you’ll need to ask someone for help. Don’t be afraid to ask a close friend, co-worker, or family member for the assistance you need. You might be surprised at how willing people are to help, especially if you offer them some pizza and cold drinks for their trouble.

When you have a helper on site, you can lift up one side of the unwanted furniture, then let your partner lift up the other. It’s obvious why this makes the work so much easier for you—after all, you only have to handle half the weight of the furniture this way.

Office hallways that have been cleared before office furniture removal services

2) Clear the Path

When carrying heavy furniture to the door, you don’t have time to sidestep potted plants, office chairs, and other obstacles. That’s why it’s important to remove these tripping hazards from the way before you pick up the furniture. Consider the path you’ll be using when moving the furniture. Double-check this path and ensure there is nothing blocking this path. That way, you’ll be able to just stroll on through with the furniture without any worries!

When removing furniture, mind the walls and the floor, too. Sometimes, the biggest obstacles are the ones you can’t remove. Respect the space you have, and don’t scrape the furniture against any surfaces. A little extra care goes a long way towards not permanently damaging the property.

3) Understand Cubicle Removal

When you’re removing office furniture, you’re likely removing cubicles, too. The two jobs just seem to go hand-in-hand in our experience. So, why not read up on the ins and outs of cubicle removal? You’ll want to figure out what brand your cubicles are because this can drastically affect the disassembly process.

Some cubicles are screwed and bolted together; others are merely attached with sliding joints that can be “popped out” with a pry bar. By knowing how your cubicles are built, you can bring the right tools for the disassembly process and make cubicle removal a breeze!

4) Know Your Disposal Sites

Once you’ve removed your office furniture and loaded it into a vehicle, you’ll need to figure out where to take it. At Funky’s Junk Removal, we handle a lot of office furniture removal and disposal, so we’re already pretty familiar with our local disposal sites. Here are a few places we frequent that you’re free to visit for yourself.

  • Seminole Road Landfill. If your furniture is completely shot and won’t be worth trying to reuse, then it’s better to just dump it. Be prepared to pay dump fees because the landfill isn’t free to use.
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore. On the other hand, gently used furniture should be donated to a local thrift store to reduce waste. Someone else will get to use that furniture for a cheap price!

5) Ask the Pros

Sometimes, office furniture removal just doesn’t have a space on your schedule. Even if it does, you might not want to handle this heavy lifting when you could be working on other tasks in the office. Because of this, professional junk removal services might be the best way to get rid of that unwanted furniture.

Companies such as Funky’s Junk Removal would love to remove that furniture for you, be it a desk, table, chair, or something else. Not only that, but these companies can also take away other office items, including electronics, decorations, and old files. If necessary, you can even ask for a full commercial cleanout so you can have an empty office to work with!

Junk removal professionals lifting an old office chair