Sofa Removal ChallengesChances are excellent you’ve seen furniture on the curbs of residential streets. If you take notice, that stuff just stays there, day after day. The local trash collection agency doesn’t touch it. And, because it’s been outside for a few days or more, no one is interested in taking it. This is often due to a couple of facts: it’s very heavy and it’s used.
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 SpruceSimply put, you can’t drag it out to the street. Even if you do, there it will stay, day in and day out. That’s only going to invite a property code violation, which is something you really don’t need to deal with. So, do yourself a favor and call a local junk hauler to come and pick it up and haul it away.
- Sell it. If you don’t want to fool with a big production like a yard sale, try an online ad and sell it locally. Price it really, really cheap and get rid of it fast.
- Hold a garage sale. You can make this a great opportunity to make a little money and be free of a whole lot of junk. Price it really cheap and if it doesn’t sell quickly, put a “Free” sign on it.
- 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.
- Donate it. Another option, if it’s good condition, is to donate it to a local shelter, school, or church. This way, it’s off your hands and you get a small tax deduction.