One of the most beneficial ways to recycle old or unwanted office furniture is donations. With so many businesses, organizations, and individuals in need of furnishings, your donations make a huge difference.
At Michaels Global Trading, we partner with the top local philanthropic organizations, ensuring donations reach a worthwhile destination. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our community and the people who so greatly appreciate client donations.
Types of Office Furniture We Specialize In
Depending on your industry, the type of furniture and equipment in your office may vary. Fortunately, Michaels Global Trading works with companies across a wide range of niches, and has experience in donations including:
- Cubicles and Partitions
- Ergonomic Workstations
- Filing Systems
Our team helps with donations of full or partial office spaces, helping clear out entire business suites so you aren’t left with any heavy lifting or trash detail. Leaving a space for good? We can help you remove everything from commercial shredders to internal wiring.
Causes for Office Furniture Donation
There are several causes for businesses to partner with office furniture donation services, including:
- Outdated supplies
- New furnishings
Michaels Global Trading isn’t in the business of judging, we’re in the business of helping. Our team of experienced donation specialists can help you clear your office in record time, so you meet deadlines and don’t break the budget.
Donating is a quick, efficient way to streamline any move or downsizing endeavour. It allows you to clear a space with minimal time and cost to the company. It also lets you avoid worrisome disposal and recycling regulations by passing on office furniture to a new home, rather than sending it to the scrap yard.
Benefits of Office Furniture Donations
Donating is a great way to show consumers and partners that your company cares about others and the environment. Office furniture can be used by more than other businesses, it can help in schools, libraries, community programs, homeless shelters, and more. Donating office furniture has a variety of advantages aside from feeling good about doing something for others. These perks include:
There are many regulations across North American regarding the recycling and disposal of office supplies, particularly those with electronic components. As you get rid of unwanted furniture, it’s important to consider your carbon footprint on the planet. Donating to organizations in need guarantees you are not adding to landfills, and that you avoid all the complicated regulations in breaking down and disposing of individual furniture components.
Brand loyalty and community presence are huge advantages to any business. When you donate, no matter how much, your community takes notice. Companies that provide for the less fortunate make waves in local news and create positive associations for their brands.
Avoid Legal Liability
Disposing of office furniture requires knowledge of local laws. Some items may not be tossed away as is. Certain types of technology, lighting, and even metals must be disposed of through regulated methods. When you work with a professional office equipment decommissioning service to donate unwanted supplies, you avoid legal liability attached to improper disposal.
Fundraising Options for Locals
Donating office furniture doesn’t need to come down to a need for supplies, it could be that the organization you donate to can use unwanted equipment for fundraising purposes. Whether an auction or contest, helping local groups fundraise is a worthwhile cause.
Building Brand Awareness
Donations lead to acknowledgement, even if only through social media and positive reviews. When local charities and organizations are favoured by other businesses, it reflects well for you as a business owner. This gets your name out there and encourages other locals to use your products and services in the future. Supportive local has become a huge movement in Canada and across North America, you can be part of this movement by donating.
Giving unnecessary equipment as a donation not only makes you feel good about helping others but gets rid of unneeded items taking up space in your office. As you reduce clutter you make a more productive and positive work experience for your employees.
More companies across North America are choosing to work with a minimalist theme, embracing bright open spaces. Decluttering also lessens hidden dust, debris, and germs, reducing the risk of illness and helping to keep your office clean.
Supporting Local Charities
Charities work as not-for-profit organizations, meaning they don’t earn an income doing what they do for the community and those less fortunate. This creates small budgets for the work they do. Your donation of office furniture could make a huge difference in the lives of those they support with little to no cost to the charity themselves. In this way, you help local charities continue the work they do, allowing your community to thrive and grow.
Professional Donation Services
Trying to manage donations on your own can be daunting. Working with a professional donation service, like Michaels Global Trading removes the bother of sourcing worthy recipients and dealing with the red tape involved. From schools to charities, professional donation services have the connections to ensure your office supplies find a new home where they are truly needed.
Whatever reason you choose to donate, you can count on Michaels Global Trading to help with the heavy lifting and organization. Working with businesses of many shapes and sizes across Canada and the U.S., we have come to know the ins and outs of office disassembly. We’ll take your space from a fully functional office to bare walls. No scrap or wire left behind.
Contact Michaels Global Trading
Michaels Global Trading has nearly a decade of experience serving North Americans in donations, recycling, and removal services. When we partner with a business, we customize our services to meet your individual needs, creating a bespoke plan of organization and disposal.
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!
Liquidation items can be anything that can be sold from a business to generate cash flow. Examples would be furniture, computers, machinery, vehicles, fixtures etc.
The simplest answer is no. There are many factors that affect the value of your assets. Some examples would be market conditions, supply and demand, age, condition and location.
Every appraisal is different and has specific requirements. The cost is directly linked to the scope of work involved.
That depends on several factors; first, how much equipment is being appraised. Appraising a large machinery shop with hundred’s of pieces will take significantly longer than appraising a small mom and pop business.
Majority of appraisal reports will have equipment values and a synopsis of how the appraiser came up with the values given.
Some commons reasons for an appraisal are mergers & acquisitions, business valuation, bankruptcy, financing & SBA lending, insurance, buy and sell agreements or partnership dissolutions.