Are you replacing that old couch in the living room? Maybe you have a used couch that you utilized in a family room that you won’t have room for after a remodel or move. Whatever the case, how you get rid of your old couch can impact both your time and your wallet. To get the most out of both, couch pickup is often the best option.
Why Couch Pickup is the Best Choice
If you’re thinking about how to get rid of an old couch, you probably aren’t considering selling it. The furniture may just be in too bad condition to think about selling or donating it. When you want to trash a couch, you really only have two options. You can haul it to the dump yourself, or you can hire couch pickup.
Landfills are Overflowing with Furniture
You may want to consider couch pickup if you care about the environment. An estimated 9.8 Million tons of furniture end up in landfills each year. A good junk removal company is environmentally conscious, and they will recycle as much of the couch as is possible before taking the remainder to the landfill.
The Dump Costs Money
You may think that taking the couch to the dump yourself will save you money, but this may not be true. If you don’t have your own truck, you’ll have to pay to rent one to haul the couch to the dump. Once you arrive there, you will be charged a fee to leave the couch behind. Fees vary widely depending on the dump. You may pay a set price per piece, a price per pound, or a combination of the two. Either way, leaving your couch at the dump could cost you upwards of $100 or more, depending on how much it weighs.
In the meantime, you have paid all of that money to do the work yourself. That is time and effort that you could be spending on other endeavors, like remodeling that family room. It simply makes more sense to hire someone for couch pickup and take the time, trouble and cost out of your hands entirely.
Top 3 Ways to Make Couch Pickup Easy
Getting rid of your couch can be very easy to do, and completely hassle-free. To take advantage of this service to the best of your ability, follow these three easy tips.
Schedule your couch pickup at a time that works best for you. If the couch is still in your home, either because you can’t lift it or because it is against homeowner association rules to put it on the curb, you’ll need to schedule around a time when you will be home. The most professional couch pickup companies will be able to work with your schedule to pick up at the time that works best for you.
If your couch will be on the curb, you will want to schedule pickup for as soon as possible to remove the eyesore. Often junk removal companies can be out the same day to pickup your unwanted items without troubling you at all.
Make It Accessible
If at all possible, you should make your old couch easily accessible. You don’t want the junk removal company to have to traipse through your home or up and down stairs to get to your unwanted couch. Move it into the front room, garage, or on the curb. The harder it is to get to your couch, the more it may cost you to have it removed. Remember, you are paying for someone’s time and labor to take away your old couch. Making it easy for them to access could save you both.
Call a Trusted Company
Not all junk removal companies are the same. You will want to make sure that you are choosing the most professional and courteous company available. If your couch will be inside your home, you will want the employees to be clean and courteous to you and your family members. The couch pickup should be handled smoothly and without hassle to you or anyone in your home.
If you have a couch that you need to get rid of, schedule your couch pickup with us today. We will be able to dispose of your couch in the most environmentally safe way possible, while saving you both time and money. We can schedule your couch pickup around your time constraints so that your furniture removal is completely stress-free. Contact us today for a quote.