No money, No problem! Set Up an Office on a Budget

01 Sep 2021

If you’ve found the right location to set up an office for your start-up business but are limited to a small budget, then you’re in the right place! Below are some tricks of the trade that you can use to cut costs whilst setting up your space.

Be Smart, Go Second-hand

Some people take the wrong approach when shopping. It’s a misconception that second-hand means second best. There is no point in paying double for the same product just because it is brand new. If you spend time looking around for used office furniture, you can get your hands on high-quality items that are in an almost new condition yet cost a fraction of what you would pay for them straight from the shelf.

Seating alone can especially increase your outgoing fees, so when you’re setting up an office on a budget, it’s a great idea to consider browsing Recycled Business Furniture for used office chairs. They have a range of brilliant bargains and will save you so much money. You’ll find task chairs, desks, and there’s even a homeworking package available.

“Look for the Bare Necessities!”

Don’t purchase furniture that you won’t need. If your office is small and won’t require as many seats/tables, then it will be a waste of money to acquire these.

Furthermore, in the modern-day, you probably could get by without a fax machine. They are almost redundant because they are expensive, unreliable, and can easily be replaced with cheaper, alternative means of communication. So don’t waste your funds when there are plenty of reasons not to purchase a fax machine.

Decide to DIY!

Another alternative to buying second-hand and restricting yourself to filling your office with only essential items, you can consider getting crafty by putting your creative skills to the test. Need some fresh decorations? Then it’s worthwhile to investigate how to create homemade décor. Moreover, perhaps the office needs a fresh coat of paint, grab the rollers, and save money. Finally, if any of your furniture breaks, remember that reparation is resourceful.

Think about the Long Term

Sometimes, when we are buying office equipment, we may be more likely to buy cheaper models. However, you need to keep in mind how long you will be able to utilise it, as products that aren’t as durable need to be replaced more often and can end up costing you more in the long run. For example, printers play a vital role in the successful running of an office, so you don’t want to start by buying an inexpensive one that is going to continuously malfunction and need to be serviced. Furthermore, more expensive printers such as laser printers are heavier on the pocket initially,

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