What to Do with Old Furniture
Whether you have some broken fixtures, are redecorating or simply clearing out some space; the question arises “what is the best way to get rid of my old furniture?” Well, before you kick it to the curb or throw it in a landfill look at a few of these environmentally friendly options. Hey, you could even make a little money or give back to your community!
• Sell them
If your furniture is still in relatively good condition, then you can easily sell it on craigslist or some other portal to make a little of your money back (and help someone looking for a good deal). If it is no longer useable, you can try looking for a scrap yard or secondhand furniture refurbishing place where they might want to fix it up.
• Give it away
If you aren’t interested in making any money off your furniture, then you can always donate to a local charity. Some possibilities are Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, or any other local thrift stores. Ask around, some of these organizations might be willing to pick it up for you as well. You can also reach out to family members or neighbors to see if anyone needs old furniture.
• Hire a Junk Removal Service
A professional junk removal service can save you the time and effort of hauling your unwanted furniture. This is highly recommended, as attempting to lift heavy furniture could cause serious injury. They can remove all types of furniture, from armoires and china cabinets to entertainment centers and couches. Also, most companies have connections with recycling plants, donation centers and landfills so you can simply tell them what you want done with your furniture and they can take it wherever it needs to go. This is a great option if you are at all unsure about where to send it, and how to get it there. These organizations follow disposal guidelines and are environmentally aware so you can trust your furniture will be disposed of correctly.
• Trade it In
Most furniture retailers will take the old furniture off your hands upon purchase of a new one. It might cost you a minimal fee to have the delivery guy take the old one with him after dropping off the new furniture.
Any one of these options would be a great way to get rid of your old appliances safely. Whither you decide to sell, give away or trade in your appliance always keep the environment and your safety top priorities. Thank you for reading!