Things to Do with Old Outdoor Patio FurnitureWhile outdoor patio furniture might not make the list of the biggest surprise home safety hazards, it is still unsightly. Trouble is, because of its size and very little pre-used demand, it’s going to be problematic getting rid of it all. In many localities, big household items, such as appliances and furniture, aren’t picked up by the local trash collection agency. If you are in such an area which accepts these types of items, that’s good for you.
Nothing lasts forever, and this is true of your casual outdoor furniture. Body oil, exposure to the sun, suntan lotion, pool chlorine and bird excrement conspire to slowly destroy your patio furniture. A $250 set of patio furniture from a big-box store probably isn’t worth the time, effort or expense of fixing. Just toss it. However, if your outdoor furniture represents a major investment, is still serviceable and the problem areas are minimal, save some money by having it professionally refurbished — or do it yourself. —Bankrate.comHowever, if you live in a city, town, or municipality which heavily promotes recycling and/or doesn’t pick up this type of junk, you’ll have to find another way to deal with it. The good news is, there are things you can do with old outdoor patio furniture so it doesn’t continue to be a problem. Here are some helpful suggestions about what to do with old outdoor patio furniture you can use to your advantage:
- Refurbish your old outdoor patio furniture. If that old patio furniture is just sun worn and is worth saving because it’s still in useable condition, then consider refurbishing it. With just a single trip to the hardware or home improvement store, you’ll be able to refurbish your patio furniture for many years of continued use.
- Give it away to family or friends to use. Another thing to do with old patio furniture that is in relatively good condition is to give it away to a family member or a friend. Perhaps you have a new neighbor or know someone who would like it.
- Sell it online locally. Place an ad online and sell it locally to someone with the stipulation that they will have to pick it up. Don’t price it at its market value. Instead, price it to sell and you’ll be rid of it much faster.
- Hold a garage or yard sale. Since Florida is home to a super mild winter, there’s no reason you can’t host a garage or yard sale to be rid of old outdoor patio furniture. This is a great way to get rid of a bunch of stuff all at once.
- Junk it. If that old outdoor patio furniture isn’t in useable condition and cannot be salvaged, then just have a junk removal service come pick it up so you don’t have to deal with it on your own.