Repurposing PossibilitiesBefore you settle on ditching it, think about armoire repurposing. Seriously. There’s no need to offload it. That is, if you have another need. For instance, you can use it as a garden tool and material storage space. Or, put it in the garage and fill it with tools and supplies. Set it up in the kitchen or the dining room for use as a hutch.
A tall dresser, [armoire], filing cabinet or shelving unit is awkward to handle. Make it a two-person job. Tip the item backward at an angle and have one person carry the top while the other carries the bottom. This centers the weight and keeps the item from swinging out of control. Transporting the item up or down stairs is easier too, since the carrying angle will roughly match the slope of the stairs. —Family HandymanUse it in a guest room as a wardrobe. Instead of making into something entirely different, go the easy route by converting the armoire into a neat bedroom clothing wardrobe. Just place it against a wall or in a corner and place towels and other supplies in it for guests to use.
Armoire Junking in Cape CoralTNow, if you don’t need it for any other purpose and just want to be rid of it, there are a few things you can do with it. So, here are some armoire junking options you can try to free up more space in your home:
- Sell it. If the piece is in relatively good condition, it’s worth a shot to sell it locally. Price it cheap and stipulate the buyer must pick it up. This way, you’ll be rid of it and score some cash.
- Donate it. An old armoire just might be a welcome item to a local charity. A church, shelter, or even a school. If this is a viable option, it’s one that will give you a small tax write off.
- Give it away. If you’re selling your house, you can always leave it behind and sell it with the property. Or, ask around and see if anyone is interested in taking it off your hands.
- Restore and reuse it. As mentioned above, you can repurpose it or you might consider restoring and reusing it. This way, you’ll get even more mileage out of it.