So, you just purchased yourself a new fancy bed or sofa, which is awesome! However, you’ll probably need to make some room in your home before your new items can be delivered, so you might be pondering how to dispose of your old furniture.
Unlike smaller unwanted things, furniture cannot simply be thrown in the trash. It’s not a good idea to leave old furnishings by the side of the road, and it’s even against the law in some countries! However, many people, unfortunately, still do this, usually because it’s the simplest choice or because they are unaware of the best way to dispose of their old furniture. If you’ve always wondered how to dispose of your old furniture easily, here are the options you can choose:
1. Sell them at a garage sale
You may be able to sell your old furniture by placing an online advertisement if it’s still in good shape. Just keep in mind to always adhere to safe online selling procedures, meet whenever feasible in a public area, and hold off on giving the items until payment has been made.
2. Donate them
If your old furniture is still in usable shape, you can donate it to a nearby charity if you don’t feel like going through the hassle of selling it online or you just want to do a good deed. If you are unable to transport the things yourself, many charities will even come pick them up from your house.
Not sure which charity to support or wish to view all of your options? You can look for local organisations that take donations of furniture online. You can also join a local ‘Buy Nothing’ group (usually there’s a local one on Facebook) and post your items on the forum to be donated,
Even if your furniture is too old or damaged to donate – we’re looking at you, red wine-stained sofa – it shouldn’t end up in a landfill. In reality, recycling or repurposing is an option for a lot of furniture. Turn that stained sofa into a warm bed for your pets, or repurpose that dirty dining table as a woodworking or art table for your kids. You will save money from having to buy a new furniture.
4. Store them for future use
Storage might be the best choice for you if none of the aforementioned choices sound quite right and you’re still trying to figure out how to get rid of furniture without simply dumping it.
If this is the case, you can simply store your old furniture until you have room for it again, for example, when you move to a larger house, if you’re not yet sure you’re ready to let go of your possessions permanently. More information about our self-storage service is available here.
5. Reupholster and repair
We believe that repairing or reupholstering your used furniture is one of the best methods for you to give it a new lease of life. This is particularly true for fabric couches. With use, upholstered furniture can get dirty and worn off, but nothing can uplift and restore an old couch like a reupholstery! It’s much simpler than you might imagine to update your sofa with a fresh coloured fabric and several throw pillows to match.
Disposing of your old furniture can be a drag, especially if they are big and bulky. If your old furniture is still in good condition, consider repurposing or recycling them to get more mileage out of them. Otherwise, if your furniture is already old and fragile, keeping them in your house can be a safety hazard to your family. In order to dispose of them safely and properly, do get in touch with a certified furniture disposal expert service provider.
If you’re looking to dispose of your old furniture responsibly and effectively, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to assist you!