Old Sectional Disposal Options You can UseIf you’re preparing for an open house and staging furniture, you should know a sectional isn’t a good thing. This is because pro stagers and real estate professionals alike use the “floating” method. It’s simply placing furniture into an area, with some room in between. This makes the room look larger and more comfortable. Or, if you’re getting new furniture and want to jettison that old sectional, you might think you’re on the hook for loading up and hauling to a landfill.
When you view your sectional as an ugly furniture ogre, it’s time for a sofa makeover. Take a good look at your sectional to determine what you really don’t like about it. After you’ve identified the issues, don’t despair — your sofa beast isn’t a hopeless design case. With a little creativity and a few resources, you can spruce it up with color, texture and decorative accents to give it a fresh, new look. —San Francisco ChronicleThe truth of the matter is, you don’t have to break your back to have that old sectional out of the house and out of your life. You actually have some ways to get rid of an old sectional, because, if you put it on the curb, the trash collection agency is likely to leave it there. Most local trash collection agencies don’t take large items such as these. So, you’re risking a code violation. Here are some helpful old sectional disposal options you can use:
- Sell the sectional online. Put an ad online and price it to sell. You might even consider giving it away for free. The goal is to just be rid of it, not to make money. When you do place the ad, be sure to include the contingency the buyer must pick it up.
- Donate it to a local organization. If that old sectional is still in useable condition, there’s no reason you can’t give it away to a local shelter, church, school, or other organization. Many of these entities welcome all sorts of different donations. For instance, a local pet shelter, for volunteers’ use.
- Have it recovered for continued use. Another option is to simply have it recovered to give it a whole new lease on life. This way, you’ll can either keep it for use in another room in the house, for a rental property, your business, or elsewhere.
- Call a junk removal service. If none of the above options are viable, then you can always have it hauled away by a junk removal service. While you’re at it, you can unload a lot more junk garbage you don’t use, don’t need, or whatever the case.