Buying used office furniture can prove to be a smart money move for startup companies, established businesses, and nonprofits in Orange County. Remember, quality always counts whether you’re buying new or used.
Quality office furnishings are designed to support workers so they can be productive and remain healthy day after day. Companies on a budget and those who are re-branding can benefit from purchasing used office furniture if it’s properly selected.
Refer to these guidelines in choosing what you need.
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Used Furniture for Startups in Orange County
A 2021 survey published in the Orange County Register says Irvine is the best city in California to start a business. The findings from Wallethub.com cited the overall business environment in Irvine as a major plus along with supportive resources.
Whether you’re starting out of a space in Irvine or any of Orange County’s 34 incorporated cities, buying used furniture can:
- Let you purchase brand names at lower prices
- Give you flexibility
- Test the types of furnishings you think you might like
- Afford quality brands that will last
Start with quality used furniture. As your business grows and if you need to relocate, bring the used furnishings that you like with you or choose new styles that fit your overall office design.
Photo: Friant Interra Workstations
Used Furniture for Established Businesses and Nonprofits in Orange County
The top industries in Orange County are healthcare, life sciences, information technology, and digital media. Renewable energy and advanced transportation round out the top industries, according to the Orange County Business Council.
If you’re an established brand in one of these or other industries, then you might find that buying specific types of used furniture is the smartest move for you. Specific departments may have a need to fill a space for a new hire or create a space for a freelance worker.
Breakrooms and reception areas are other places where pre-owned chairs, tables, and desks that are in excellent condition can be smart purchases.
Photo: AMQ Tizu Chair
What to Know About Buying Used Office Furniture
Know the purpose for each item and know the value to your team.
Filing cabinets keep the office neat. A durable and attractive filing cabinet is the Maxon Used Lateral File Cabinet with three drawers. Expect this filing cabinet to serve well for years to come. Both laminate and metal finishes are available.
Filing cabinets are a much more static piece of equipment compared to office chairs. We sit for hours at a time and how we sit affects our bodies.
All office chairs aren’t manufactured to the same standards.
Sitting stresses the body. Ergonomic chairs that are easy to adjust will distribute a person’s weight to reduce the risk of strain on the lower back, knees, and elbows.
Photo: 9 to 5 Seating Core Chairs
Promote employee well-being with a pre-owned seating solution like the Herman Miller Aeron Chair. This is a durable chair with lumbar support that’s designed to keep the user cool and comfortable.
Executive desk sets offer a substantial surface area for spreading out. Traditional sitting desks, height-adjustable desks, and workstations in various configurations are available.
Photo: Maverick Apex Desk
Inspect your used furniture like the team does at 2010 Office Furniture:
- Look at the seams and fabrics of items like guest chairs to make sure the appearance will last
- Gears on height-adjustable desks should move effortlessly
- Ensure there are no dents or missing pieces in modular workstations you purchase
Durability is key.
2010 Office Furniture only sells quality products—new and used. Used furnishings can last for years to come.
Check out current supplies under our Used Furniture page and our Liquidation Sale page. It’s updated when we need to make room for new inventory.
Photo: ODS X-Bench Conference Table
Used office furniture that’s designed well can meet your needs, more than pay for itself in a short time, and last for many decades on end.
2010 Office Furniture also offers space planning services as another way to help you plan your office space as a new company and to help established businesses work more efficiently.
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Rely on the more than 50 years of experience that the 2010 Office Furniture team has. Our clients are among Southern California’s most distinguished corporations, universities, and small businesses.
Contact us and let us know your needs.
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Main Photo: HON Ignition Task Chair
Resources & Special Thanks to Respective Product Manufacturers: 9to5 Seating, AMQ, Friant, HON, Maverick & ODS