Everybody likes to upgrade their furniture. But furniture removal and furniture disposal can be tough. So how do you get rid of old furniture?
Have you ever wanted to replace your old furniture but simply didn’t have the time or manpower to do it? Or have you recently bought new furniture, only to have the old pieces sit around the house and collect dust?
Furniture removal and disposal can be quite a task: not only do you need to break down and carry those heavy items out the door, but you then need to figure out what to do with them. Many cities don’t allow specific furniture items on the curb, and for city pick up you need to rely on their tight schedule.
Not to mention you need to do all the heavy lifting!
Managing Furniture Removal and Furniture Disposal
Replacing an old bed and mattress, for example, can be a great thing when your old one is no longer up to the job. Upgrading to a new mattress is always a great idea, considering you probably spend a third of your life sleeping on that bed. And often, purchasing an entire bedroom set can include a new bed, as well.
But once you get that new mattress, how do you get rid of the old one? In fact, many homes have old mattresses down in the basement, up in the attic, or out in the garage just collecting dust and taking up valuable space. In addition, you may simply need to get rid of the entire bed, frame and all.
And that's not an easy task.
Tips for How to Get Rid of Old Furniture
Probably the worst way to get rid of old furniture is to put it out on the curb with a sign that reads, "FREE", and hoping someone picks it up before it rains. Perhaps that's not the worst way - dumping old furniture on a back road or empty field is a particularly un-neighborly thing to do.
So what can you do?
Here's some tips on ways to get rid of your old furniture:
Donate to Non-Profits
Most every charity organization can make use of used furniture that is in decent shape. Some will simply recycle or re-use it, while many others will slightly refurbish it for re-sell. It might be a good idea to check ahead before simply dropping off a ton of old furniture, however!
Donate to Theaters
It may not be Broadway, but your local community theater is often in need of used furniture for stage sets. In addition, there may be college or high school drama departments that can make great use of that old sofa or club chair.
Sell it Online
Old furniture is often sold on sites like Craig's List and eBay. Quality photos, clear descriptions, and "full disclosure" of stains or damage, is a good way to make buyers happy and avoid awkward scenes later. Unless you're desperate to sell the thing, you would usually expect the buyer to pick up old furniture themselves.
Hire a Furniture Removal Service
Furniture removal can be quite a task. Not only do you need to break down and carry those heavy items out the door, but you then have to load them. 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. Paying for reliable furniture disposal can be 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. And furniture recycling from Junk King takes care of the trouble:
- We do the heavy lifting and hauling.
- No need to risk damage to your vehicle by loading furniture in the trunk or back seat.
- We know where to take furniture for disassembly, so all materials can be recycled or responsibly disposed.
- By calling Junk King for furniture pick up, you won’t have old furniture sitting in your garage or on the curb!
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.
Why 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.