Furniture Disposal ChallengesWhether you’re converting a guest room into a playroom or just want to replace the furniture piece, you’ll quickly discover there’s not much call for an old sleeper couch of nearly any kind.
It is no secret that getting rid of a used furniture 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 can depreciate greatly with use. It is difficult to get rid of it even when you are not looking to make money. —The Spruce.comAt the very least, it’s not a hot item that people are clamoring for daily. That narrows your choices but it does mean you’ll pay hefty dump fees.
Lake Forest Used Furniture Disposal GuideRegardless of what you ultimately decide, you still have to deal with that furniture disposal job. Put it on the curb and it will sit there because it’s too large for curbside pick up. And, it’s an eyesore, at that. So, here are a few DIY furniture disposal options you can try out:
- Sell it. If it is in reasonably good condition, there’s nothing wrong with trying to sell it. But, don’t go for a big price or even market value. Price it really cheap, with the caveat the buyer must pick it up.
- 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.
- Give it away. There’s always the option to simply give it away. Tell people at work about it, put it on social media, and just generally advertise it for free. Another option is to contact a few property management services to give it away.
- Recover it. Yet 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.
- Join in a block sale. You can also get together with your neighbors to hold a block sale. This way, with more people participating, there will likely be more action and sales opportunities.