Biggest ChallengesSo you have a bunch of furniture, it may be vintage wood, upholstery, leather, or suede. What you’ll find is that if it’s worn, torn, stretched, stained, or otherwise not in tip-top condition, it won’t be welcome at charities, second-hand consignment shops, or even 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 SpruceOkay, so you’ve got to get rid of that furniture. But, that’s not a simple, straightforward task. After all, it’s big, bulky, old, and worst of all, used. Which means there’s no big time demand for it. So, you’ll have to go about it a smart way. Whatever you do, don’t fall into the temptation trap of dumping illegally. It’s too much of a risk and there’s really no upside to doing it at all.
Furniture Disposal in Palm HarborRegardless of what you ultimately decide, you still have to deal with that furniture disposal job. Put it on the curb and it will sit there because it’s too large for curbside pick up. And, it’s an eyesore, at that. So, here are a few furniture disposal options 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 understanding the buyer must pick it up.
- Donate it. Another option (if it’s in good, usable condition) is to donate it to a shelter or a charity — maybe even a local school. Offer it to a local shelter or charity because many will welcome it. Plus, you get a small tax benefit from it.
- Give it away. There’s always the option to simply give it away. Tell people at work about it, put it on social media, and just generally advertise it for free. Another option is to contact a few property management services to give it away.
- Recover it. Yet another idea is to recover it to reuse it in another place. This could be the very first part of a media room, man cave, or a family or bonus room.
- Join in a block sale. You can also get together with your neighbors to hold a block sale. This way, with more people participating, there will likely be more action and sales opportunities.