Office Liquidations: What You Need to Know


Office liquidations are an often overlooked but important step when it comes to commercial moving in New York City. During a corporate relocation, some businesses may directly move their office content right into their new office space. Others may wish to put their office furnishings and other content into storage for a certain amount of time. Another option is to perform an office liquidation, in which a moving company will de-install and dispose of all remaining office components and leave the office in “broom swept” condition. A liquidation is a good way to get rid of any office furnishings you won’t be bringing with you to your new location, saving space and increasing efficiency.

Before deciding that an office liquidation is right for your business, it’s important to understand how they work. Here are the general steps for a liquidation that all businesses considering them should thoroughly understand.

Decide if an Office Liquidation Make Sense

First, it’s important to consider if an office liquidation makes the most sense for your company. Does your office have extra furnishings that could be disposed of? Are you downsizing? Does it make good financial sense for your business? If a liquidation seems like an idea worth pursuing, then it’s time to take a good look at your lease.

Review Your Current Lease

Before moving, carefully review your lease terms. Many leases in the New York City area stipulate that offices should be completely cleared out before any new tenants arrive. If your lease states this, then it’s probably a good idea to follow through with a liquidation.

Remove the Office Content You Desire to Keep

The subsequent step is to remove any content in your office that you wish to keep. This includes everything from furniture to files cabinets to computers and everything else in between. Any office content you’d like to take with you should be relocated to your new office or placed safely in storage. Remember: anything left behind in the office will be disposed of during the liquidation process!

De-installation and Removal of Unwanted Office Content

Once your office is cleaned out, the final phase of the liquidation process is the disposal of any unwanted office content left behind. This involves the removal and complete disposal of all content left behind and a broom sweeping of the now-empty office, thereby completing the liquidation.