Furniture Disposal ChallengesNow that you have a replacement coming, you want to get it into your home as soon as possible. However, that means jettisoning your old sleeper couch. It’s not in that bad a condition. But, it certainly isn’t exactly new off the showroom floor. You might consider putting out on the curb.
It is no secret that getting rid of a used sofa or sleeper is difficult. Upholstered furniture may not find many takers, especially when it is damaged, torn, or stained. To think that once you paid good money for a piece of furniture that now seems to be of no interest to you or anyone else. Unfortunately, with the exception of leather, upholstered furniture can depreciate greatly with use. It is difficult to get rid of it even when you are not looking to make money. —The SpruceAfter all, you certainly don’t want to drag it out to the street just to learn days later that the local trash collection company doesn’t take large furniture pieces. By the way, that’s a very common policy. It’s just too much bulk for local trash collectors. So, the vast majority will not pick up furniture — especially something so large. Plus, you do not want to risk being hit with a code violation. What’s more, even if you don’t receive a fine, you really do not want that ugly thing out in front of your lawn.
Couch Replacement in BradentonAs you can see, there’s not much you can do. But, this doesn’t mean you’re stuck. Here are some couch replacement suggestions you can try out:
- Sell it. If it is in reasonably good condition, there’s nothing wrong with trying to sell it. But, don’t go for a big price or even market value. Price it really cheap, with the caveat the buyer must pick it up.
- Junk it. Should that old couch be in bad condition and not a candidate for resale, then you’ll have to offload it and do so legally. It’s best to just have a junk hauling service take it away.
- Donate it. If it’s in good condition, perhaps a local shelter, church, or even school might welcome it as a gift. Plus, you can take a small tax deduction.
- Recover it and reuse it. Yet another option is to recover it and then continue to use it. This is a good option if you still have use for it but don’t like its look. Make a few calls to see what your options are and estimated costs.