Best ways to get rid of old furniture
Decluttering Tips - June 14, 2019
Time to freshen up the interior? Good for you. In most cases, two things are happening. One – you are replacing the old furniture you currently have, or two – you are moving and wishing to buy new furniture for your new home. Either way, it’s an exciting task for you as shopping can never be dull. Especially when you are choosing new furniture for your beloved home. However, this leaves the question – what are the best ways to get rid of old furniture?
I mean, it has to go someplace – right? You can’t simply leave it in the street. Even though some people actually do leave it on the sidewalk, doesn’t mean there are no better ways. There are. We will discuss some cool ways to get rid of old furniture. None of the ideas we have are complicated. Quite the contrary, they are meant to waste as little time as possible while bringing as much value as possible. You don’t want to just get rid of your furniture. You want it to bring value somewhere, somehow, since it has been bringing you value for all those years. Let’s go over certain ways to get rid of old furniture.
Different ways to get rid of old furniture – cash in
The best possible scenario you could wish for is to get a little bit of cash back for your furniture. Moving and moving services are expensive, so you would like to try to save up and get back as much money as you can. This is why dumping the furniture on the side of the road, even though easy, would bring very little value. Besides, furniture is quite easy to sell if you are willing to be realistic with your prices. Of course, the price will largely depend on how well your furniture is preserved. If it’s a total mess your best hope is that someone will buy it for their garage or basement.
On the other side, if your furniture is well kept you could get quite a few dollars for it. The only limit here is – how much are you in a hurry to sell it? In some cases, we might want our residential junk removal done as fast as possible, not really caring about making any money in the process. If this is the case post your furniture for very little money and it should be off your hands soon.
How do you sell your furniture?
The best way to go about doing this is by utilizing various online platforms. First and foremost, the easiest thing to do is to reach out to your social media network. Simply go to Facebook, for instance, and make a public announcement that you are getting rid of your old furniture and see if there are any takers. You’d be surprised at just how much you can accomplish this way since talk travels fast online. Even though, maybe, none of your friends will like to buy it – they can share this information. Soon you’ll have a few dozen different networks sharing your add and we can almost guarantee that someone will reach out and ask for the price.
This is where you need to have a prepared answer – what are you going to do with it? Do you want it to go away as fast as possible for just about any profit? If so, then let the buyer decide on the price. This will be one of the fastest ways to get rid of old furniture. Otherwise, you can bargain and try to get more money for it. Just be careful not to lose a customer this way.
Other ways of doing it would be to go to Amazon, eBay or Craigs List. Post your furniture, set out a price and make a few pictures. This is the next best thing after social media since you can place a price directly and make sure that potential buyers know that the price is fixed. The tools and options are there for you, it’s up to you how you are going to utilize them in order to declutter your living room and any other rooms with old furniture.
Different ways to get rid of old furniture – donations?
You could be a really cool boss and decide not to make any money on your furniture. This would mean that you would be donating it someplace. You cannot imagine how many places and how many families sleep on the floor because they are unable to afford any furniture. Your donation could make such a huge impact on them and their lives. Granted, you would not be making any money but you would get this amazing feeling in return.
You might be looking at some of your old furniture as junk. So, you would engage in junk piano removal... But imagine if there is a little girl somewhere who is dying to try to learn to play the piano but could never afford the instrument. You would be changing this girls life from the ground up. Keep in mind that your trash could be someone’s treasure. Go online and try to find some of the many organizations that take care of those less fortunate. You could reach out to them and tell these organizations what you have in your arsenal. If there is anything that could be of help to them they will be more than happy to take it off your hands.
Again, this option will make you no money, but the rewarding feeling you would get cannot be measured by any amount of money.
Tell us what you think and good luck!