How to Get Rid of Big Furniture

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You can’t leave them by the driveway.

Maybe you’re moving to a new home. Or perhaps you’re clearing out the home office to convert it into a bedroom. Either way, you’re going to have to get rid of some furniture. How do people do this?

Today, there are a few convenient ways to get rid of big furniture. Unlike knick-knacks that you can throw in the trash can, you need to dispose of big furniture differently. Read on below to find out more.

Donate

In large cities, you can donate items to organizations and let them pick it up for free. Some organizations go beyond furniture. Some even offer to pick up appliances, toilets, etc.

If your furniture is entirely unusable, don’t donate it. After all, your furniture will be finding its way into someone else’s home. So, you’re going to want to donate things that are at least in decent condition.

Call the Local Scrapyard

In some cases, the local scrap yard or waste management company can accept large items. More often than not, they don’t. But it doesn’t hurt to give them a call to find out. Find out if your waste management/local scrap yard can accept large items.

Probably you will have to pay a small disposal fee which will depend on the place that you live and the item you want to get rid of. If you know that you do not need several over-sized items, it is preferred to pick them up simultaneously. This way you can spend less money on the pick-up fees. If you’re not a big fan of fees, consider the other options on this list.

Freecycle

Freecycling is allowing other people to reuse your old furniture. Non-profits in your city can pick up the furniture from your home for other people to repurpose instead of you throwing them out. Likewise, you can also nab some great second-hand furniture for free from your local freecycling organization.

Have It Hauled When You Replace It

If you’re replacing your old furniture with a new item, the company that delivers your new furniture might haul away the old item at no cost. This is common for companies that deliver appliances such as refrigerators and laundry machines.

You’re going to want to have this pick-up arranged before you make your purchase. If you’re lucky, the company can even uninstall furniture and appliances for you. In rare cases, you’re going to have to do the disassembling.

Final Thoughts

Whatever your reason is for getting rid of large furniture and appliances, know that you have many options. Some options charge extra but are more convenient. Others offer pick-up services for free. It all depends on your area.

Also, keep in mind that if you feel bad for scrapping your old couch, there are options available to you that allow your couch to be used by someone else who needs it.

Learn also how you can reuse your solid waste. Click here!

Source: artofmanliness.com, dumpsters.com, treehugger.com | picture: needpix.com