Offices across North America are full of furniture, IT equipment, cubicle partitions and more. When it comes time to downsize or move offices, there’s a lot of work to do, and usually, a budget and time frame in which to do it. This is where Michaels Global Trading comes in, streamlining your furniture disassembly and decommission. No muss, no fuss, no problem.
Michaels Global Trading offers a variety of office furniture removal services, including:
We help businesses of all sizes and shapes, within a range of industries. Looking for a company to help facilitate your office furniture removal? Here’s what you need to know.
Types of Furniture/Equipment We Handle
Michaels Global Trading handles all types of furniture and equipment within an office space. We work in commercial and industrial sectors, assisting with tools, machinery, technology, and more. Within your office space, the most common types of furniture we remove of includes:
- Ergonomic stations
- Telephone and VOIP setups
- Network and server setups
- Security systems
- Digital storage
- Filing cabinets
- Copy/Fax/Printer machines
Don’t see your standard office furniture on our list? No problem. We take on special requests and custom clearouts all the time. At Michaels, our team is well-versed in an assortment of technology and machinery, ensuring we are able to disassemble and organize anything you have — and get it to the right facility.
Liquidation allows you to earn back some of the investment on your assets as you discard them. In cases of liquidation, there are a few options for appraisal, including:
- Fair Market Value – This is an estimate on value based on other items of the same type being sold, the current value of new items of this style, the quality, and age of the item. Fair market value requires research to determine a standard on the pieces of furniture you are trying to earn money back on.
- Orderly Liquidation Value – If there is time during the liquidation process to find top dollar, orderly liquidation value is used. This evaluation reflects top bid in an auction-style setting and may see sellers holding out to get a closer price to the real value or above.
- Forced Liquidation Value – Forced liquidation differs from the above appraisals in that the amount received from an auction is based on time constraints, rather than an effort to get fair market value on an item. FLV evaluations occur when a company is rushed for time and must sell quickly. Still, even with FLV, you have the advantage of earning back some of your investment.
At Michaels Global Trading, we always strive to get our clients top dollar on any liquidated asset.
Another method of disposing of unwanted office furniture includes donation. Donating to a local charity or organization is beneficial for many reasons, such as:
- Removal of clutter from your office
- Community service
- Brand recognition
- Positive reputation
- Eco-friendly recycling
Many companies who choose to donate their office furniture simply don’t know where to send it. Michaels Global Trading works with businesses regularly, finding organizations and charities in need, so your office furniture makes a difference in the lives of others. Your office furniture could find its way into a community centre, classroom, small start-up business, or homeless shelter.
Recycling office furniture and equipment is a tricky process. There are many types of equipment, specifically electronics, which require careful handling, dismantling, sorting, and delivery to the correct facilities. Michaels Global Trading is well versed in the wiring and disassembly of a variety of electrical components, including IT equipment and appliances. We will ensure your office furniture is carefully managed and that each piece arrives at the correctly designated sorting facility.
In North America, there are strict laws on the disposal of e-waste and IT equipment. Many of these items include a variety of metals, some of which expose toxic chemicals when improperly handled. Tossing glass, wiring, and other electronic components into the landfill negatively impact the environment and could lead to fines for companies who don’t follow the recycling laws.
Like recycling, decommissioning of unusable products requires a keen eye to ensure you aren’t tossing out something worth keeping or selling. Michaels can help you distinguish treasure from trash and ensure the items no longer usable are recycled correctly.
Our experienced team is familiar with local disposal centers and will get products that can be discarded to the right centers while delivering recyclable components to recycling and sorting facilities.
Benefits of Working with a Professional Office Furniture Decommissioning Service
Working with a professional office decommissioning service has many benefits for businesses and individuals, such as:
- More time spent on business initiatives
- On-time and on budget retrieval
- No researching the correct form of disposal or recycling
- Less time lost searching for donation sites
- Avoiding fines and legal action associated with mismanagement of e-waste and IT equipment
- Clean, discreet, and careful service with no mess left behind
- Top price on liquidated items
- Customized approach to removal and resale
At Michaels Global Trading, we understand that your business is unlike any other. We don’t approach liquidation or office furniture removal with a one-size-fits-all mindset, but rather create a bespoke decommissioning plan based on your current needs.
Contact Michaels Global Trading
For nearly a decade, Michaels Global Trading has been helping businesses across North American declutter, downsize, and move office spaces. We take care of the heavy lifting and equipment disassembly, so your management team can focus on the big picture.
Serving our community is important to us, and we take our role seriously, handling every office with care. We understand that your business is more than a workplace, it’s your livelihood. Our team is discreet, careful, and thorough, leaving nothing behind but bare walls when necessary.
Interested in learning more about Michaels Global Trading and our office furniture decommissioning services? Our team of professionals is happy to answer any questions you may have, and help you obtain a quote that fits your budget and timeframe. Call 1-888-902-7531 today.
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BEST IN THE INDUSTRY! That’s how we would describe Michaels Global Trading. They took all the headaches for our office move, decommissioning office cubicle, and did everything at a great price. They planned everything ahead of time and were on time to finish the job. Marlon, Mario, and team were extremely professional. They were fast to respond, fair in prices, and extremely service oriented. We would recommend them to companies who are planning an office move or decommissioning office furniture or equipment. – Brainhunter Systems Ltd.
We engaged Michaels Global Trading to remove and dispose a large quantity of office furniture during renovations. Marlon and his team were professional, efficient and made our jobs much easier. It was nice not having to deal with all those desks ourselves!
A furniture broker will connect a seller of furniture and a dealer that purchases stock and collect commission for the sale. A furniture wholesaler buys large lots of furniture and resells in small lots to other dealers and end users.
Currently, Michaels Global Trading doesn’t offer data destruction services, although we are happy to help you dispose of other types of e-waste. We recommend removing and destroying your hard drive directly or working with a certified data destruction company. This ensures all sensitive files are removed from IT equipment before it is resold.
Many large businesses partner with recycling experts to ensure all electronics are properly disposed of. Depending on the number of electronics decommissioned on a regular basis, the recycling specialist may leave a bin on-site at the business to be filled and picked up. In cases of large-scale electronics recycling, such as the downsizing or closing of a business, decommissioning professionals like Michaels Global Trading will come to your business, assess individual electronic components, and deliver unusable items to the proper recycling facilities.
In North America there are strict guidelines on the disposal of e-waste, especially batteries, cathode ray tubes and wiring. Fortunately, up to 97% of the electronics in your business can be recycled, minimizing your carbon footprint.