Sometimes you find yourself having to remove or relocate furniture. While it may seem simple enough of a task, the reality is that moving furniture can be a much more involved chore than simply hauling a chair or sofa. There are a number of things to consider, in fact.
If you find that you need to replace your old furniture or have to relocate and move your furniture, you know that it's not going to be a simple project. Because moving furniture can be a difficult and involved process, it helps to have a plan.
In fact, furniture removal or disposal can be quite a task. Oftentimes you may find that not only do you need to break down those heavy items, you also have to carry them out the door. When it comes to disposing of all that old furniture, you also need to figure out what to do with them. Unfortunately, many locales don’t allow furniture items to be placed on the curb for garbage pick up. And, if your city waste management does do so, you have to work with their often limited schedule.
Not to mention you need to do all the heavy lifting!
3 Ideas for Getting Rid of Old Furniture
It is a highly discouraged way to get rid of old furniture: putting your items out on the curb with a sign on it that reads, "FREE", and hoping someone picks it up. Worse than that, though, is simply dumping old furniture on a side road or an empty field. Not only is it probably illegal, it's not a particularly thoughtful thing to do.
Here's are three good ideas for getting rid of your old furniture:
Donate It to a Non-Profit
Almost any charity organization can make use of used furniture that is in usable condition. While some may recycle or re-use it, others will slightly refurbish it for re-sell. It's a good idea to check ahead, however, before dropping off your old furniture.
Donate It to a Theater
Oftentimes your local community theater is in need of used furniture for stage sets and props. And don't forget your college or high school drama departments - they might be able to make great use of that old sofa or side chair.
Sell it Online
Old furniture can be sold on sites like eBay or Craig's List. Be sure to use quality photos, clear descriptions, and include a mention of any stains or damage. Unless you're desperate to sell or have the time and vehicle, you can expect the buyer to pick up old furniture when they buy it from you.
A Checklist for Furniture Removal
When it comes time to move your furniture, whether it's from your home or your office, having a plan is incredibly helpful. We have created this handy checklist to help you in the planning process:
Hire a Furniture Removal Service
Furniture removal can be quite a task. In fact, it can often be much more than most people can or want to do by themselves. But hiring a professional firm to come and do all the heavy lifting for you and simply take it all away is a great option. In fact, professional and reliable furniture disposal is a great option.
At Junk King, we make sure that your old furniture items end up in the right place: whether it be a charity if the pieces of furniture are still in good shape for a donation, or a recycling facility to ensure your furniture is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
Hiring Junk King to pick up old furniture makes great sense because there’s simply no easy way to get rid of it yourself. Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly furniture removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of those old items.
Not only that, but we make sure that your old furniture items end up in the right place: whether it be a charity if the pieces of furniture are still in good shape for a donation, or a recycling facility to ensure your furniture is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
Junk King Recycles as Much as Possible
Being green is part of our company mission. We back that up by recycling, donating, or repurposing everything we possibly can. When it comes to furniture removal, we take the eco-friendly route by making sure the metal, plastics, and other materials are broken down and recycled properly.
And, if the item can be reused, Junk King will transfer it to a local donation center where it can find a new home. Furniture recycling isn't an easy task for most homeowners, but you have a furniture removal service take care of it for you. And most charities will charge a fee for large furniture pick-up.
And when you hire Junk King, you get professional junk haulers who know how to remove furniture without damaging your kitchen, floors, carpets, door frames, and driveway! Our trained and licensed crew even uses a fleet of biodiesel trucks for many of our jobs.
Experienced and Professional - and Ranked #1 in Customer Service!
You’ll love your experience with Junk King:
- Easy scheduling and on-time arrivals.
- A courtesy call about 15 minutes before we show up.
- Uniformed crews made up of trained, insured professionals.
- In-and-out with fast and thorough service.
- Straightforward estimates with no hidden fees
Whenever you need to dispose of an old sofa, mattress, dishwasher, trash compactor, or other household items, think of Junk King. Book online or call us today at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865) to get started with a free estimate for your old furniture removal.