How To Get Rid Of A Couch

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Have you ever taken a thorough look at your old moldy couch in the basement and wondered how exactly you’re going to get rid of it?

It might seem like an odd problem, but many people can’t find any reasonable use for their old pieces of furniture. When this arises, you may face many options, including getting rid of the couch.

So here are some pleasant ways to get rid of your couch.

Leave it out on the curb.

Though this may not be the classiest option and cost you extra, it is the easiest. Just drag your old couch out to the curb and wait for your trash collection services to pick it up. They will usually charge you extra for the pickup. So, make sure you discuss it with your local authorities. Some neighborhoods have free bulky disposal days, so ask them when they do this.

Some areas do not allow curb disposal, while most charge extra to get rid of every piece of furniture, including an old couch. It would be best to contact your local authorities for details. You should also know that there are limits for things like weight, volume, and material type.  Ask if there are any special requirements, such as sealing the upholstery before disposing of it.

Rent a roll-off dumpster 

A roll-off dumpster is a hassle-free way to get rid of your old couch, and any other old junk. Call your local garbage disposal company and request the dumpster’s capacity you would like to rent or buy. Once you’ve made a choice, the dumpster will be delivered to you.

Load the couch and any other junk you want to get rid of into the dumpster and call the disposal company to pick it up. This is great if you’re getting rid of many items and saves you the cost of having to call a garbage disposal company to pick up a single couch.

Keep in mind that different dumpster capacities have different weight limits. Going over these limits may incur an extra cost from the disposal company.

Hire a junk removal service

Junk removal services are great for getting rid of old clutter, though they may not be cheap. Once you hire their services, they will send professionals who will determine how much it will cost you to get rid of your junk. Once you agree on the price, your furniture will be taken away.  

While this may appear relatively easy, it may not be the best for large cleanouts because most junk removal services charge based on the total volume of junk they’re transporting.

Try a scrap dealer

If the couch happens to be mainly made out of metal, you can sell it to your local scrap dealer. Not only will you get a little money out of the deal, but you’ll also feel better because you’re helping the environment by recycling.

Haul it to a landfill

If you own a big enough pickup truck or access one, you can decide to toss out the couch. All you have to do is load it up in your truck, drive down to the nearest landfill, and dump it in. It’s free, so this is a great way to save a couple of bucks.

Some landfills are not open to public dumping. So, phone ahead to make inquiries. Other landfills do not accept certain types of material, so it is always essential to inquire about these little details before dumping your couch. 

Ask your friends, and find out if they would like to have it.

This should be the first option on your mind when trying to get rid of that big old couch.  Before going far and wide, you can ask your friends if they would like to take it off your hands. Some of them might need it or be interested in refurbishing the old couch before selling them off. Social media also makes it easy to reach out and inform your friends about the sofa you’d like to get rid of.

Sell it online

Sites like eBay, Craigslist, and even Facebook have made it so easy to get across to a broad audience. You can take a picture of the couch and upload it with your price along with your location and wait for an interested buyer to contact you. Many social media platforms and classified ads sites offer sections for users who want to give out their used items or sell them for meager prices.

Drop it on the curb with a FREE sign 

You can drop it on the curb with a FREE sign attached to it and let someone else pick it up. You don’t even need to know who these persons are or any other details. It’s a great way to get rid of an old couch in urban areas, especially when moving or trying to declutter your house. Contact your local authorities before doing this to make sure you don’t get fined.

Donate it to a local cause

If your couch is not in bad shape, you can consider donating it. Local theatres, homeless shelters, thrift stores, and non-profit organizations will always be glad to receive a couch donation. 

Organizations like your local Goodwill or Salvation Army, non-profit organizations, will be thrilled and may even offer to pick it up. You can locate the nearest Furniture Bank Association of North America (FBANA) to your location and contact them. They provide furniture at a low cost and may even offer to pick it up from your house.

Getting rid of your couch is comfortable. You have to exhaust all options. Think outside the box, and you’ll find out there are a lot of great ways to get rid of old junk.

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