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2021-11-03 By Owen

Fort Myers Furniture Disposal TipsFurniture disposal isn’t the most simple thing to do, no matter where you live. Because it’s old and out-of-date and it’s used, there’s simply not much demand for such a piece of furniture. You can think about it this way — if someone offered the same thing, would you jump at the opportunity? Or, would you politely pass and be on your way? Chances are excellent, you’ll decline it outright. So, read on to learn more about furniture disposal.

Biggest Mistakes to Avoid

A very big mistake that people make with furniture removal is not thinking past the door. In other words, if you are getting rid of it entirely, there’s nothing to stop you from disassembling what pieces you can, when you can. For instance, a large, bulky armoire is much more difficult to maneuver intact than when it’s broken down into smaller components.

A tall dresser, filing cabinet, or shelving unit is awkward to handle. Make it a two-person job. Tip the item backward at an angle and have one person carry the top while the other carries the bottom. This centers the weight and keeps the item from swinging out of control. Transporting the item up or downstairs is easier too since the carrying angle will roughly match the slope of the stairs. --Family Handyman

For large, heavy items that don’t easily deconstruct, use lifting straps and try standing these on end to shimmy out the door without having to put too much strain on your body. It’s a good idea to always empty-out dressers, chests of drawers, nightstands, and other types of storage pieces.

Fort Myers Furniture Disposal Tips

Now, when it comes to used furniture disposal, you’ll have your work cut out for you. After all, it’s old; which means it’s probably outdated. At the very least, it might look worn, which makes it difficult to unload. But, there are still some used furniture disposal hacks you can use:

  • Sell it. Okay, if it's in good, usable condition, then you can simply sell it as a bundle. Price it supercheap and put up a local online ad. Stipulate the buyer is responsible for picking it up and hauling it away.
  • Donate it. Another option (if it's in good, usable condition) is to donate it to a shelter or a charity — maybe even a local school. Offer it to a local shelter or charity because many will welcome it. Plus, you get a small tax benefit from it.
  • Restore it. If you're handy enough, you might consider restoring it for continued use. With just a little imagination and elbow grease, you could have essentially new furniture with a new lease on life.
  • Junk it out. If it's not in good condition or doesn't function well, then it's time to junk it outright. This way, you can be free of it and get rid of any other junk at the same time.

When you need used furniture disposal done in Fort Myers, just phone 800-737-5923 or visit Junk Garbage Removal.

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