What makes Outdoor Furniture Disposal DifficultWhile outdoor furniture might not make the list of the biggest surprise home safety hazards, it is still unsightly. Trouble is, because of its size and very little pre-used demand, it’s going to be problematic getting rid of it all. In many localities, big household items, such as appliances and furniture, aren’t picked up by the local trash collection agency.
Nothing lasts forever, and this is true of your casual outdoor furniture. Body oil, exposure to the sun, suntan lotion, pool chlorine and bird excrement conspire to slowly destroy your patio furniture. A $250 set of patio furniture from a big-box store probably isn’t worth the time, effort or expense of fixing. Just toss it. However, if your outdoor furniture represents a major investment, is still serviceable and the problem areas are minimal, save some money by having it professionally refurbished — or do it yourself. —Bankrate.comUnfortunately, wear and tear is another thing that might pose an obstacle, style can also be an issue. What was popular years ago might well be something that’s very unpopular now. At the very least, it could even be the case that condition and style are okay. But, the color or material just isn’t in demand.
Apollo Beach Outdoor Furniture Disposal GuideIf the furniture is too far gone to use again, you can simply dispose of it. But, it will have to be done in compliance with your city’s code and disposal regulations.
- Refurbish it. If it’s just the cushions which are worn out, it’s easy to replace them. Viola! You’ve got a brand new set in no time at all. Choose different colors from the originals to give it a whole new look. That’s quite a bit of bang for the buck.
- Try to sell it. If it’s in relatively good condition, there’s really no reason you can’t sell it and put a little money in your pocket.
- Give it away. Another option, if it’s in good and usable condition, is to give it away. Ask around — family, friends, coworkers, and others — to see if there’s any interest. You might find someone who’ll take it off your hands. Or, even someone who’ll give you a little cash. If so, you can use the money to offset the cost of replacement.