Home furniture disposal is a big time job. It’s stressful and frustrating. Plus, it is very time consuming. After all, there’s no demand for it. And, that means it can’t be sold, donated, or even given away to friends and family. Read on to learn more about home furniture disposal and what you need to know.
Biggest Furniture Junking Mistakes to Avoid
A very big mistake that people make with furniture removal is not thinking past the door. In other words, if you are getting rid of it entirely, there’s nothing to stop you from disassembling what pieces you can, when you can. For instance, a large, bulky armoire is much more difficult to maneuver in-tact than when it’s broken down into smaller components.
It is no secret that getting rid of [used furniture] 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 Spruce
For large, heavy items that don’t easy deconstruct, using lifting straps and trying standing these on-end to shimmy out the door without having to put too much strain on your body. It’s a good idea to always empty-out dressers, chest of drawers, nightstands, and other types of storage pieces.
Sarasota Home Furniture Disposal Options
Now, when it comes to home furniture disposal, you’ll have your work cut out for you. After all, it’s old; which means it’s probably outdated. At the very least, it might look worn, which makes it difficult to unload. But, there are still some outdated furniture disposal hacks you can use:
- Sell it. Okay, if it's in good, usable condition, then you can simply sell it as a bundle. Price it supercheap and put up a local online ad. Stipulate the buyer is responsible for picking it up and hauling it away.
- 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.
- Restore it. If you're handy enough, you might consider restoring it for continued use. With just a little imagination and elbow grease, you could have essentially new furniture with a new lease on life.
- Junk it out. If it's not in good condition or doesn't function well, then it's time to junk it outright. This way, you can be free of it and get rid of any other junk at the same time.