The first truly destructive economic aftershocks of the 2020 pandemic response are beginning to let themselves be known as prices fly sky high across the board. Fuel, food, and just about every other essential consumer good’s price is rocketing upwards as global trade becomes squeezed by physical barriers and disrupted through cyber attacks.
With the price of international shipping going up, in other words, Americans are going to need to learn how to reuse and recycle current equipment, rather than depending on new items being manufactured and imported from elsewhere. This trend extends from clothing to office equipment, and it has plenty of tertiary benefits outside of just cost-savings.
The enormous cargo ships that are the lynchpin of international trade are also some of the most damaging to our planet. Each of these enormous craft is responsible for more greenhouse gasses than literally millions of cars, meaning transporting newly manufactured goods from countries like China to the United States is a singularly massive contribution to climate change. Far more than individual private vehicles and cows, which both coincidentally get far more coverage than global trade!
Buying used for items like office furniture also has the benefit of time savings – new sets often take months to complete fabrication and shipping. Used furniture has a turnaround time measured in weeks rather than months, so if you’re planning on opening up shop as quickly as possible, it’s definitely worth your while shopping for used rather than going directly for new.
Used items have a better cost-to-benefit ratio when it comes to measuring out cost savings over time – the depreciation for new items is far more steep than for used, meaning that they will lose their value far quicker than if you had purchased used. Used items tend to have far more stable and lengthy periods of valuation, so the furniture you purchased retains most of the value you paid for it even in the long term.
If you’re a southern California reader and you’re looking for solid, reliable and reasonably priced Los Angeles office furniture and Cubicles, give Creative Office Design a call. They have multiple show rooms, including ones in Los Angeles and Orange County, and offer a variety of services to go with the furniture sets they offer.
The team at Creative offers the services of their on-staff interior designers, who can help you get the most out of both the furniture set you’re buying and the space that you’re leasing. Their engineers can provide a number of different floor plans using CAD so you can choose from a variety of different sets based on how they would fit with your office’s design and décor.
Creative also offers services such as custom woodworking and refinishing, so if you already have an older office furnishing set that you don’t want to part with, you can hire the team out to revamp and repair the current set. As things get more expensive, these services may just end up saving your business thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars in the long run.
If you’re interested in purchasing new or used office furniture in the Los Angeles area, check out Creative Office Design at one of their show rooms:
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