The first thing I’d like to say about office furniture is that it has to be functional, sturdy, and durable. They have to be easy to clean, and also, they have to be easy to maintain and store. It’s not a matter of just taking out your old files and putting in a new one. It’s a matter of taking out the file cabinet and putting in a new one.
A good office furniture should be easy to repair if needed. This is because, if it breaks, you have to replace it, and that costs money. The same goes for filing cabinets. We found that when someone’s filing cabinets are in disrepair, it makes it harder for them to work without having to spend big bucks to have someone come out and fix it.
We’ve seen this happen a few times with office furniture stores. One of our clients had to have a new filing cabinet built because they were having problems with their old ones. The cabinets were in such bad shape, some of the filing papers were so badly damaged they were practically useless.
The good news is that most of the time you can fix a filing cabinet yourself with just a little bit of effort. The bad news is that if you fix a filing cabinet without a lot of help, it can be harder to fix. A filing cabinet can be very difficult to unjam and reposition, especially if it is in a small space. In the case of the one we had to get done, the cabinet was in the bathroom and had to be moved to a different location.
The cabinet was one of those things that if you don’t have the right tools, trying to move it could be a lot of work. We ended up working the whole time to get it open and repositioned, plus it took us a couple of hours to get everything put back in order. One of the reasons we ended up repositioning it is because the cabinet was so badly damaged that it was nearly useless. It was a really good thing that was missing.
I have to say I’m still amazed by the things I used to buy that ended up in a used furniture shop. I still have my old “office chairs” the used ones I bought when I was in college, and they’re still in pretty good shape. Now, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a used chair if I could find one that didn’t cost me around $600.
What, you don’t like used office chairs? Let me put it this way, I think you’re just a regular Joe with big pockets.
There is actually nothing wrong with owning used office furniture. In fact, there are some benefits to being a furniture-loving person. You may just be too cheap to own the latest style of leather, but chances are you can find a nice piece for less than a hundred dollars. The problem is that so many people own so many different used furniture pieces that its difficult to know where to begin shopping.
The problem is that there are a lot of online forums out there where people are selling used office furniture and the buyer often doesn’t even realize it’s a good deal. We know this because we’ve been there ourselves. We’ve seen that the used office furniture market is full of high-priced pieces that don’t last too long and aren’t very durable.