Maybe you’re planning on changing your apartment or you’re just getting new furniture, and you don’t know what to do with your old ones. It can be hard to dispose of large, unwanted items. That old worn couch, the old big bad that makes noises when you move, and that sofa taking up space in the backyard. You can’t just throw them out to the curb and expect waste management to take them away. You should find a way to get get rid of it.
I’ll take you through some tips that will save you some time and hassle in your furniture removal process.
1. Give your furniture to friends and family
Always ask around to see if anyone you know would like the furniture you no longer want. Even if you think that your furniture is worn out and unusable your friends or your relatives may not agree. Especially, if you know anyone buying their first home, or renting their first flat, they could well be desperate for giveaways and more than happy to take it off your hands.
2. List the item online
You wouldn’t believe it but you can make some money from your unwanted furniture so selling it is absolutely the way to go.
A lot of websites like Craigslist or a local Facebook marketplace, can list your items and get taken off your hands. This is the best way to get rid of stuff that won’t fit in a trash can.
- Be realistic about price
It’s unlikely that you’ll make the same amount of money that you paid for the item you’re selling. People aren’t willing to pay much for second-hand items, mainly furnishings unless they’re legit antiques.
- Take your time on the post
All you have to do is upload some clear pictures and a simple, honest description. So it’s worth taking your time over the listing. It’s a good idea to include details and your furniture measurements. Don’t forget, always mention any imperfections, so you don’t end up with a dissatisfied customer at your door.
1. Give away your furniture online
If you think your furniture is worth anything and you need to get it if of your hands fast, giving away your furniture online is another option if you’re not about making some cash. The same sites and advert tips for selling your furniture are still applicable.
2. Recycle your furniture
You can recycle the material of the furniture itself. If it’s made of wood, metal, or some other recyclable material, you can take it to your nearest large recycling bin or public recycling facility. Some materials are easily recycled, while others such as foam padding materials require special management. All steel or aluminum pieces can become scrap metal, while all wood furniture can be taken for recycling purposes. You can give old items a new lease on life by recycling scrap metal and earning extra cash.
3. Furniture Removal Services
Whether you don’t have time and you don’t have a big car to fit your oversized bed and your big sofa, you can always hire a furniture removal service.
If you need furniture removed from your home or office then you have to find the right and efficient company to get the job done reasonably, fast, and without stress or headaches.