Outfitting an entire office with used furniture can be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly approach. However, it's crucial to ensure that you choose high-quality pieces that meet the needs of your team and space. Here's a comprehensive checklist to help guide you through the process.


Determine Your Budget

Measure Your Space

  • Accurate measurements of your office will help you choose furniture that fits well.

Make a List of Needs

  • Itemize the types of furniture you need: desks, chairs, conference tables, etc.


  • Define which furniture items are of utmost importance and need to be acquired first.

Create a Design Layout

  • Sketch a floor plan to visualize the arrangement of the furniture.

The Hunt

Research Suppliers

  • Identify local retailers, online marketplaces, or auctions where you can buy used office furniture.

Check Reviews and Ratings

  • Before making a purchase, look at reviews and ratings of both the seller and the furniture.

Visit in Person if Possible

  • If feasible, visit the store or warehouse to inspect the furniture yourself.

Ask About the Furniture’s History

  • Knowing the age, prior use, and maintenance history can be beneficial.


Check for Damage

  • Look for scratches, dents, or any form of structural damage.

Test for Functionality

  • Open drawers, sit on chairs, and generally ensure everything works as it should.

Examine Upholstery and Fabric

  • Check for tears, stains, or signs of wear and tear.

Negotiation and Purchase

Inquire About Bulk Purchase Discounts

  • If you’re buying multiple pieces, ask if there’s a discount for large purchases.

Discuss Delivery and Assembly

  • Confirm if these services are included or require additional fees.

Understand Return Policy

  • Make sure you can return or exchange items if they’re not as described or don’t fit your space. Kings Office Furniture includes a 12 month warranty on everything we sell.


Clean and Sanitize

  • Before placing them in the office, thoroughly clean and sanitize all furniture pieces.You can skip this step when buying from Kings Office Furniture, as we do a full clean on all office furniture we sell.

Conduct a Quality Check

  • Once the furniture is set up, check once more for any issues.

Recycle Unwanted Packaging

  • Dispose of packing materials in an environmentally friendly manner.

By adhering to this checklist, you'll be better equipped to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing workspace without breaking the bank. Happy furniture hunting!