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Six ways to dispose of furniture before moving

Six Ways to Dispose of Furniture Before Moving

Moving is always a hectic time. There are so many things you need to take care of, and seemingly too little time to take care of it all! If you aren’t bringing your furniture, it can be an overwhelming headache to try and decide how to dispose of it. Whatever you need to get rid of might be heavy, broken, or inconvenient to move. 

We’ll give you some ideas for how to dispose of your furniture, and most of these ideas have other people doing most of the heavy lifting for you!

This article will show six ways to dispose of your furniture before moving. Whether your furniture is unusable or ready for its second life, this article will have recommendations to help you make the best decision. 

1. Have a yard sale

There is nothing like a good old-fashioned yard sale to find a new life for your old things. A yard sale can be a fun way to get money for something you no longer need. There is often someone in town in need of precisely what you have.

To set up a yard sale, start by advertising wherever you can. Post on Facebook or Craigslist, or take out a small ad in your local newspaper. Make sure to advertise that you have furniture! Set everything up on the day of your yard sale, and you’re good to go.

Here is an essential tip for your yard sale: Make sure that the layout of everything makes it very clear what items are for sale and what items aren’t. You don’t want to keep telling people what is and isn’t for sale.

Yard sales can be a very effective way to dispose of old furniture before moving. All you have to do is spend an enjoyable morning selling off your unwanted furniture; what hardship! 

One final tip: Be sure to advertise and host your yard sale far enough before your moving day so that you still have time to figure something else out if you do not sell your furniture. If you don’t sell your furniture at your yard sale, keep reading and find more ways to dispose of your furniture. 

2. Give it to family

Giving your furniture away to friends and family can be a great way to dispose of it. You can give your furniture a new life, and you also can give a gift to your loved ones. Since you are giving them the furniture, they may be more willing to come and get it themselves. This tip could save you a lot of work!

If you are emotionally attached to your furniture, this disposal method could be an excellent option because you can still visit your furniture whenever you like. 

3. Donate

Donating your furniture to charity is a phenomenal way to give back to your community. Many people are less fortunate and would be very grateful for the opportunity to have new furniture in their homes. Many charities will even remove furniture for you in exchange for your donation.

At Junk Works, we are proud to say that we will donate furniture to local charities in certain situations. Please get in contact with us to ask about how and why we do this.

4. Sell it online

Selling furniture online is a popular side hustle, even for people who need to move. You could be shocked at how much money sofas can sell for. Getting in on the action will be very easy for you since, by reading this article, we already know that you have furniture and an internet connection… and that’s all you need!

Facebook Marketplace is full of people buying and selling used furniture. All you need to do to create a listing is to take a photo and write a brief description with your asking price. 

Depending on the nature of your ad, you may get plenty of responses in a short amount of time. Do business with trustworthy people, and don’t hesitate to negotiate for a fair price!

In addition to Facebook Marketplace, there is also Craigslist. Craigslist allows for anonymous email contact between parties, so you can do more to stay safe. Craigslist would also be a great addition to your online selling attempts because it typically attracts a different kind of buyer than Facebook Marketplace.

5. Craigslist free stuff

Don’t think your furniture is worth much money? How about giving it away? Many people need new furniture but don’t have the budget for it.

Here’s a helpful tip. If the weather is appropriate, put it out in your front yard with a sign saying “FREE.” And use that as your Craigslist listing photo. By doing this, you double your chances of getting rid of it because someone in your neighbourhood might see and take it. 

Someone on Craigslist will see that it’s on the side of the road and rush over to get it before someone else gets there. Don’t hate the player; hate the game.

6. Use a furniture removal service

Suppose you don’t think you’d be able to move the furniture and would rather not go through the hassle of trying everything mentioned above. In that case, using a furniture removal service is an excellent option.

At Junk Works, we make furniture removal easy for you. We will send a team of two strapping men to safely and cleanly remove all your unwanted furniture. Click here to see what items we will take!

As mentioned earlier, ask us about donating your furniture to charity or being environmentally friendly and having the furniture taken to a recycling centre.

For more information about furniture removal or to book an appointment, call Junk Works at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865) or contact us here.