Summary: Old furniture can take up space and can even be dangerous to others if they aren’t tended to or disposed of.
There comes a point in time where you go through your furniture and decide it’s time for a replacement. Whether they’ve gone through the normal wear and tear or you simply want to purchase a brand new piece that you saw online or at a local retailer, you might find yourself in a position where you want to get rid of certain items. If the furniture is in poor enough shape that it shouldn’t be used at all, then the only practical option would be to discard it. However, if the item is in decent condition, you have various options available to you.
If the furniture is in good enough condition and you want to dispose of it quickly, consider donating them to your local shelter or online group. Most centers have a donation area where you can drop each item off – many will have workers that will even help you with the moving process. It’s important to remember that not every piece of furniture can be donated. For example, bed mattresses can get filthy and even be a health risk. Non-profit organizations will likely not accept these. It’s important to look online at what can and won’t be accepted.
On the other hand, if you plan on making money selling your items, you can find online markets where sellers list their items. But, this is an entirely new topic.
Look to Repurpose
Depending on the type of furniture you want to dispose, you may be able to repurpose them. Look for items that are in workable condition. If they’re a bit rickety or need a new paint job, you can easily do it yourself or hire someone to freshen it up. Thinking creatively to find new ways to use old furniture items can help you save a significant amount of money.