That couch in your basement needs to go. When we consider furniture removal, our first thought tends to be tossing it to the curb in hopes that someone will take it off our hands. You may have even considered dropping it off at the nearest landfill. But you would never do that. We know that someone out there could use that couch but can’t afford one? Nah – you know better than that. We don’t need to label our old furniture as garbage. Whether it’s a couch or a coffee table, it could be repurposed for someone else.
The process of disposing of the furniture we no longer want is not a fun one by any means. It’s generally clunky, cumbersome, and quite heavy. Furthermore, the process of moving it outside can put a strain on your back. This is the case even when you have your buddies there to help you out. Luckily, there are better ways for you to go about furniture removal. These ways are effective in getting rid of your used furniture. It will also guarantee that it will get a second chance at life. Plus, you will be helping the environment while you aid someone else in need.
In this article, there is something that you may be considering as possible avenues to dispose of your unwanted furniture. Plus, I will go over some of the ways you can be more effective in getting rid of your old furniture. Let’s get moving!
Furniture Removal Options
Whichever option we go with to throw away furniture is going to depend on two things.
- How much furniture do you need to get rid of?
- How quickly do you want the job done?
We need to get a good idea of the furniture we’re removing. An inventory list is a way I prefer to keep track. Inspect the furniture and decide whether it can be donated or if it’s time to dispose of them because of damage. When you have thought about what you want to do with these items, then choose one of these furniture removal options below.
Rent a Roll Off Dumpster
If you’re searching for something quick and affordable, then this option may be right for you. It’s a super-easy way to clean out your home by getting rid of furniture and other junk. For significant junk removal, this container is ideal. You pick out a dumpster size that works best for your project. Then, the company will drop off the container in the spot you choose.
Take as much time as you need while working at your pace Load it down with couches and chairs you no longer need. You can also use this bin for tossing out the junk in your home.
By now, you’re bound to be exhausted from all the heavy lifting you’ve been doing. But, take a deep breath because your part is done. Just give the rental company a call, and they will swing by and pick it up. Then, PRESTO! Your furniture removal is a success.
Junk Removal Service
When you want to ensure that your furniture is removed efficiently, then junk removal service is the way to go. Some of the things are best left to the professionals. The right crew for the job will be readily available to you—no more worrying about how you are going to lift that cumbersome couch. And not a second thought is given to possibly straining your back while carrying it up the stairs.
So, what are some qualities to look for in a professional furniture removal service?
- Fully licensed & insured.
- Helpful in many situations.
- Free estimates
- No damage was done to your home during the move.
- Competitive Rates
- Full-Service Organization
Many junk removal services will donate and recycle old furniture and other items on your behalf. However, this one is not the only service that they specialize in. They dispose of all kinds of junk – this includes any debris, appliances, old furniture, and even carpet removal!
Take It to a Scrap Dealer
Were you looking to earn some extra cash? You can get rid of metal furniture by taking it to your local scrapyard. So, haul off that old metal bedframe does nothing but collect dust. And those awful metal chairs that have been on the back porch for months take them away too. Recycle your furniture while making a buck or two. Scrapyards take two kinds of metal: Ferrous or non-ferrous. Non-ferrous metals will pay you a much higher rate. Here’s a helpful tip: If you hold a magnet to your furniture and it doesn’t stick, then it’s a non-ferrous metal.
Things to Consider When Choosing this Option:
- Requires a truck to haul the furniture.
- Distance to the closest scrap yard.
- May require multiple trips.
Leave the Furniture on the Curb
Some of us may not have many items to get rid of. You may be able to drag smaller furniture pieces out to the curb. But don’t jump the gun just yet! Talk to your local garbage provider first. It’s possible that they charge a fee to the furniture. Your local trash pick up could also have a limit on the number of items that can be dumped. Time restraints could also be in place for leaving furniture. It would be a total drag to get the ratty-old sofa to the curb only to find out that the provider does bulk pickups a few times a year. More importantly, there are some areas that don’t allow furniture to be dumped at the curb at all.
Final Thoughts on Furniture Removal
There are certainly a few ways that you can go about removing the furniture that you no longer need. The options you choose entirely up to you. Junk removal service is the best bet for me. It saves valuable time and energy. Plus, it is virtually stress-free. So I can kick back, relax, and rely on knowledgeable professionals. Get ready to remove your old furniture while making a positive impact on a person in need and the environment.