Why Furniture Disposal is So DifficultSo you have a bunch of furniture, it may be vintage wood, upholstery, leather, or suede. What you’ll find is that if it’s worn, torn, stretched, stained, or otherwise not in tip-top condition, it won’t be welcome at charities, second-hand consignment shops, or even on the curb.
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 is difficult to sell, and can depreciate greatly with use. —The Spruce.comOkay, so you’ve got to get rid of that furniture. But, that’s not a simple, straightforward task. After all, it’s big, bulky, old, and worst of all, used. Which means there’s no big time demand for it. So, you’ll have to go about it a smart way. Whatever you do, don’t fall into the temptation trap of dumping illegally. It’s too much of a risk and there’s really no upside to doing it at all.
DIY Furniture Disposal Guide for Merced Property OwnersHere’s another thing about furniture disposal — it’s a real chore. But, this doesn’t mean you have to resort to illegal dumping. Here are a few furniture disposal options you can try out:
- Sell it. If it’s in decent condition and not completely out of style, you can try to sell it locally through an online ad. Specific the buyer must pick it up and price it really cheap to sell it fast.
- Donate it. Another option is to donate it. Here again, it’s got to be in good, usable condition. A nearby church, shelter, or school might take it off your hands. Plus, if you donate it, that means a small tax write off.
- Recover it. Although you might well be eager to offload it, consider recovering it for continued use. This way, you don’t have to worry about getting rid of it.
- Junk it. The easiest and simplest way out is to call a local junk removal service to pick it up and haul it away. Take the opportunity to unload more junk you don’t want and/or use.