So, in my last post I mentioned the new computer. I’m working at this computer right now. When we get around to installing the important programs in it like DreamWeaver and Photoshop, I will have to go back to an old computer again. We didn’t buy a new desk and chair to go with this new desk top unit. I am actually sitting at an entertainment center at the moment and my next hurts a bit. It’s not very entertaining. I would like to find a good source for used office furniture.
Cubicle Depot has a great business model. It’s good for business and good for the environment. They professionally refurbish office furniture including the typical units that are being used to furnish call centers. Without Cubicle Depot, much of this stuff would end up contributing to the solid waste disposal problems. They operate in the Dallas area. I would like to see this business model being practiced everywhere. Several years ago I did my own miniature version of this enterprise when the company I worked for was expanding. I actually took the desk that had belonged to the founding manager home and installed in a child’s bedroom. It was a huge hardwood built-in unit. I left it in place when we moved later that year.
It seems weird that expansions result in surplus furniture, but the reality is when people have designers involved and lots of cash flow, they usually want all new, all coordinated furniture. It’s great to have someone like Cubical Depot to take the unwanted furniture and spruce it up making it available to smaller businesses or even individuals.