When you think of the rag and bone men of old, it hardly seems like a profession that could be useful to a modern business. However, when you are clearing out your office, it’s worth thinking about! A rag and bone man is someone who collects unwanted items and saves you the hassle of selling or disposing of them.
What would another equivalent of this be? Why, a professional office clearance company of course! Clearing out an office is stressful enough, so letting someone else deal with your old furniture and supplies can save you a lot of time and worry.
The stresses of clearing an office
Sometimes, you just need to get rid of the old and bring in the new. Perhaps you are moving to a new premises, or it may be that you are just making way for new furniture. Often, getting rid of your existing office furniture and supplies is even more stressful than buying something new. There are a lot of things to think about when clearing an office, including disposing of your unwanted items.
First is how to go about transporting them. Will you have to hire a van if your own vehicle isn’t suitable? Then there is the issue of how to responsibly dispose of them. Are there any reputable places where you can dispose your items in your area, or will you have to spend hours looking some up and ringing around? Well, by adopting the rag and bone man approach, all the hard work is done for you!
Let someone else do the hard work for you
Professional office clearance firms turn your clear-out into a stress free experience with very little effort on your part. By discussing the time frame you need the work to be done in and any other potential issues with them, you’ll be able to arrange a clearance that will disrupt your business minimally, ensuring that you can get back on track as quickly as possible. They’ll take your goods away in their vehicles, meaning that you don’t have to spend any time on the road or doing heavy lifting.
Some companies even offer something called asset purchase, which is where they will buy any goods that can be used again from you. This means that you don’t have to go through the hassle of selling anything yourself, which can be an extremely fraught process.
Save the planet while you’re at it
Nowadays, the rag and bone man is quite the environmentally-conscious gent! Office clearance companies are keen to lessen their impact on the planet, with most respected firms taking a lot of care to recycle and upcycle items where possible.
It’s a good idea to check whether your company of choice is a UK Environment Agency endorsed Licensed Waste Carrier, as registered companies will recycle goods safely and securely. We all want to help the planet, which is why it’s important to monitor the actions of companies that we use as well as our own actions.
Clear the way for pastures new
Far from shady characters, the modern rag and bone men of office clearance make your office overhaul a simple and problem free process. If you know that all of your unwanted office items have either been recycled properly or sent to new homes, you can move forward with your business safe in the knowledge that you did what was best for your company and the planet.
Ben Livings is the Director for the eco-conscious London Office Clearance. Ben believes it is extremely important for businesses to dispose of anything that is recyclable sensibly, keeping the environment in mind at all times.