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Given all this time we’ve been spending at home, you may have done a bit of spring cleaning. Or done a complete redecorating of your indoor space in your apartment or house. Whatever you’ve done with your home, cleaning up has left you with a lot of potential waste. If you’ve been redecorating, you probably have a few pieces of furniture you have been meaning to get rid of. Here’s some of the best ways to dispose of furniture.
Curbside collection is often the easiest way to get rid of furniture. It’s an easy solution because it involves less work on your end and a reasonable fee for collectors to pick it up. All you have to do is schedule a pick-up and leave it on the front curb or road for waste collectors to pick up. If your furniture is old, soiled, or otherwise unusable, this is the perfect option to dispose of furniture.
Here’s an example of curbside pickup criteria from the city of Toronto. Check your municipality for the right curbside collection criteria:
“Anything 8 feet or longer (or wide) that can be cut in half for garbage should be reduced in size. Solid Waste Management regular split trucks will have no difficulty in loading these items. In some cases, as with SWM automated trucks, a separate truck will have to be dispatched to pick up oversized items.”
Take it to a Re-Use Center
A secondhand store or Re-Use center is a other great way to dispose of furniture. Keep in mind that the furniture should still be usable and clean if you’re planning on bringing it to one of these stores. This option however, doesn’t have a monetary return on your end, so it’s a good option if you have furniture, like a couch, that isn’t worth much to you and you don’t need the extra cash.
Habitat for Humanity explains why it’s beneficial to donate furniture:
Charities which accept furniture donations use those items to do important work in your local communities, instead of just sending items to landfills. If possible, organize a pickup with a charity for your gently used furniture, and then organize a separate pickup with a junk removal company for items that can’t be donated. Who knew spring cleaning was this easy? Your community — and environment — will thank you.
Sell It Online
If you have a great piece of new furniture, or even antique furniture, selling it on an online marketplace is a great option. Sell your furniture piece online and in your area on a website like Craig’s List or Facebook Marketplace. The best part of this is the person who purchases it from you can come pick it up on your curb, which is less work for you. And you can make some extra cash on the side.
Jeremy Anderberg at The Art of Manliness blog offers this advice before selling furniture online:
“You wouldn’t believe the things you can list on Craigslist and get taken off your hands. If the price is “free,” you can get rid of literally almost anything…Beware that when you list things for free, you’re more likely to get people who will crap out on you and not show up or even return your emails. I’ve heard anecdotally that it’s actually better to put a price on things — even if it’s very small — just so the people responding have a little more skin in the game.”
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