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They say, “change is inevitable”. It can happen at any time. You may just wake up one morning and your couch is the last thing you want to see in your house. Or, prehaps you’re moving to a new house and you don’t want to spend the time moving your old junky furniture. Maybe your furniture has grown old and become an eyesore.
Here are some easy ways, you can make your furniture disposal happen sooner rather than later.
This is often the route we go because many times they come and haul it away for free. You don’t need it anymore so you might as well give it to someone that can.
You can try to donate to children’s or nursing homes, veteran programs, or even the Salvation Army. Just make sure you don’t donate something that is broken and nasty — since people will need to actually use it.
Get it hauled away
This is a great way to get rid of old furniture, especially if you are having a new set of furniture delivered to your home. Those delivery guys can simply drag your old furniture away at a price you two agree on. Some even do it for free.
You can also hire a junk removal service. It will only cost you $50-150 for smaller jobs.
Take it to your local scrap yard
Scrap yards usually take in old and worn-out items for a small fee. Sometimes they may even pay you. SCORE!
Dispose of it together with trash
Although your trash management company may just ignore your “big piece of trash” because of its size, it is a good idea to just try. The trash guys may be feeling generous that day. You never know.
You could also break the furniture into smaller, manageable pieces that could easily fit into the containers. Just make sure to split these up between several trash days. You don’t want the bins to be too heavy.
List it online for sale
You may be surprised at how someone else could love your old piece of furniture. One man’s meat is another man’s poison. There are a lot of people that love or need older pieces of furniture.
Simply take nice pictures and post them online on secondhand sites. If the price is right, within no time, you will have people dying to buy it.
Dump it at the curb
A lot of neighborhoods have people that simply drive around looking for old junk like this. Just leave it there and turn around and mind your business. It won’t be long before one drags it away.
Putting a sign marked free on it doesn’t hurt either. A great time to do this is if your neighborhood is having a community yard sale. This way there’s plenty of eyes on your items.
Furniture disposal can be a bit tricky. Some of these options may not work for you, but I guarantee one of them will. Good luck and enjoy your new furniture!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.