You’ve finally gotten new furniture, and, have moved your old furniture out of the way. You puzzled over and settled on a way to arrange your new furniture, but, you’ve got one big problem — you don’t know what to do with your old sectional. It’s been comfortable and has gotten a lot of use. Now that you have new furniture in your living room, you’re thinking about upgrading your television, want to finish that picture collage, or, repaint that built-in. Still, your old sectional, crammed into a tight space, needs to go.
What to Do with an Old Sectional
When you buy new furniture, you might have the delivery company pickup your old furniture and haul it away. In some instances, this isn’t an option. If the furniture is frail, stained, torn, or damaged, it’s probably not in salable condition. Even furniture that still looks good, but doesn’t function, like a recliner that is stuck in the upright position, is problematic to get rid of in a quick manner.
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 Chronicle
This is a problem that many landlords face — dealing with unwanted furniture. Renters furniture can be a real nightmare to deal with. It can be very dirty, and, hiding unpleasant surprises. Regardless of the situation, you need to do something with your old sectional.Here are some helpful ideas to get rid of an old sectional:
- Sell it. If your old sectional is in good condition, you might try selling it online. Place an ad for it on the internet at a reasonably low price and let someone else buy it, pick it up, and put it to use. If it’s in really good condition, you should call a furniture resale store or consignment retailer. Either way, it will be off your property and put some money in your pocket.
- Donate it. The trouble with charities is that most will not accept furniture that’s in less than perfect condition. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t find an organization to donate your old sectional to, you just have to contact the right ones. Homeless shelters and pet shelter rescue facilities will often welcome such an item.
- Recover it. 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.
- Junk it. Should the sectional be in bad condition, you’ll have to dispose of it. The challenge will be how you’ll get rid of this large furniture piece. Most local waste collection services won’t pick it up from the curb, so, use a junk removal company.