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Old Furniture Removal|
In our homes we often have furniture which we no longer require. we are regularly replacing living room suites, tables and chairs, dining room sets, loveseats, beds, wardrobes and many other pieces of furniture. But what do you do with the old furniture? Rather than just taking it to the landfill there are many options for furniture removal.
Family and Friends
One of the first options and most obvious with furniture removal is to ask family and friends whether they require any additional furniture. You can either sell or give your redundant and old furniture to them.
This may be a young couple setting out on their journey of independent living and need to furnish a new apartment or house. It may be your children going to university and need a sofa bed or chairs, to help furnish their student accommodation. Whatever the reason it seems a shame just to dispose of these items when they could be very useful to someone you know.
Donate to Charity
There are many people out there who have a need for old furniture and cannot afford to go to The Department Store and purchase new. So why not donate your old and unrequired furniture to a local charity. This may be a charity shop or there are many organizations where you can take your furniture and they will find a good home for it, such as Resource York .
In some cases, they deal with the furniture removal and even come and pick up the furniture from your property, saving you the job of delivery. Not only is this a great option in terms of getting the old furniture removed from your property, it also saves you money and time not having to do this yourself.
Disposing of Old Furniture
In some cases, donating your furniture to charity or giving it to family or friends may not be an option. It may be that the old sofa or mattress does not meet fire requirements or is in such a dilapidated state, that the only place it can go is to landfill. However, there may be recycling options where companies will take these types of items and break them up, thereby enabling the reuse and recycling of their components. This is worth looking into and Googling in your local area to see whether this is an option for furniture removal.
Otherwise the alternative is to get a junk removal company in to clear these goods for you. Generally, this is a very simple process of making a call and arranging a time for them to visit the property, they will then provide a quotation and if acceptable will remove your old and unwanted furniture immediately from your property.
Online Buy and Sell Sites
A very popular option for furniture removal in recent times has been various buy and sell websites to list your unwanted and old furniture. These would include Facebook Marketplace as well as Craigslist and many other free listing sites in your local area. When listing your items take several photographs and highlight any obvious damage to the furniture. This makes selling it much easier. It avoids any surprises when the potential purchaser comes to your property to inspect an item. Also, there is then less opportunity for them to renegotiate the price.
Listing your property is a very simple process of uploading photographs to the chosen site and writing a short description. In terms of how you should price your goods, just look at other comparable items for sale in the area and then pick your price accordingly.
One of the most popular options when having a clear-out or getting rid of furniture is to have a yard sale. This may be a great opportunity not only to dispose of your old furniture but also to get rid of any other unwanted items from your house.
You will be surprised if you have lived in a property for several years how many items are just sitting there unused for many years, collecting dust and really could find a better home. This is also quite a fun way to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning.
It may take a day or so to prepare, but the results can be very interesting. Not only do you declutter your property, you get to meet a few people from your neighborhood and make a few bucks in the process.
If you are not ready to dispose of your furniture, then why not consider putting this into self-storage. It may be that your children are going to university next year and will require these pieces of furniture. To store them for a year, make sense rather than having to replace them in a year's time. This is a simple and flexible solution and often can be cost-effective and easy to implement. Just call your local self-storage company and rent an appropriate size storage unit to store your goods for this period. Normally these are month to month contracts, therefore once the furniture goes off to college with your kids then you can close the contract out.
Whatever you decide there are lots of options, rather than just sending your old furniture to a landfill site. In this day and age, where everyone is trying to avoid creating more waste and rubbish, then it is worth looking into the options of what you can do with your old furniture, to make sure they either go to a new home, or in some form or another are recycled. If there are no other options, then clearly a junk removal company will get the job done for you in a simple convenient and cost-effective way.