There are several ways you can get rid of your old furniture. Depending on the type of furniture and what the furniture is made of, you might be able to recycle it, or you might want to throw it away. If it is a more expensive type of furniture, you may also be able to sell the furniture.
Sell to Antique dealers
When you have a piece of furniture that is older or constructed of rare or valuable resources, it is likely worth investigating if you can sell the piece of furniture. Antiques dealers can assist you with the process or sell the furniture on your behalf for a portion of the profits.
If you’re unsure of whether or not the furniture you have is valuable, then you should find a local antiques dealer or seller and ask them for guidance. These dealers can help guide you regarding what you should do with the furniture.
You may find that the furniture is far more valuable than you expected.
If it is an antique piece, then it may also be older than you realized. Evaluating what a piece of furniture is truly worth can be quite challenging, especially if you don’t already have a background or any expertise in the area.
As such, we always recommend that you consult with an antiques dealer or specialist, so they can give you some guidance regarding the furniture you have and whether or not you should try to sell it.
However, it’s not just old furniture that is valuable.
If you have a newer piece of furniture that is in good condition and is well made, you may find that you can sell it for a profit, depending on how you acquired it. You are likely going to be able to make some money off the furniture at the least, even if it isn’t much.
Whether or not you want to sell the furniture depends on if it’s important to you to try to do so, or if you would instead dispose of the furniture as soon as you can.
A great way to sell your furniture
If you want to sell your furniture but you aren’t sure how there are a number of ways that you can do so. Depending on the condition of the furniture, you may be able to sell it with a dealer or a shop that specializes in selling used products in general.
This can be a great solution, as the staff in the shop take care of the display of your furniture, and you can guarantee that some people are going to see it when they visit the shop.
Having said that, a potential disadvantage of selling a piece of furniture in this way is that the shop or organization in charge of selling your furniture is generally going to take part of the profit in exchange for being responsible for the sale.
This means that it is not the best way to sell your furniture if you would especially like to maximize your returns. If this is something that’s important to you, we recommend that you try to sell the furniture yourself instead.
Try to sell for yourself
There are a number of ways that you can try to sell furniture yourself if you haven’t done so before. One of the most accessible ways to advertise products that you are selling is via classified boards, like Craigslist and Gumtree. These sites are an excellent place for you to publish a listing for the furniture that you’re selling, generally for free. Other users can see what you post and contact you if they’re interested.
Advertising for sale furniture
Another method that you can consider trying is selling your own furniture is by posting signs and advertisements up around your local area. That way, people can see what you are selling and the price you expect. You likely won’t reach many people this way, but you can be sure that your potential customers are going to be local to the area, which is potentially much more practical than finding customers online who may be quite far away from you.
The old furniture can be handed over
If you don’t think that selling your furniture is right for you, but you don’t want the furniture to go to waste, then you may like to try simply giving it away. There may be someone in your family or circle who would be able to use the furniture that you have. Think about the people you know and whether any of them might be able to put the furniture to use. This obviously depends on the condition the furniture is in, too.
Once you’ve had a think about the people you know if you can’t think of any obvious choices to give the furniture to, then you can simply contact some of your friends and family and ask them if they would like the furniture that you are trying to get rid of. Chances are, somebody is going to be able to use the furniture for something. If not, at least you’ve done your best not to waste the furniture.
Be eco-friendly and recycle the furniture
The next logical step to take is figuring out how you should get rid of the furniture if you aren’t going to sell it or give it to someone you know. If you can, you should ideally try to recycle the furniture instead of simply throwing it away. By recycling it, you can minimize the waste that the furniture creates and thereby the impact on the environment. Depending on where you live, you may have a number of different options for recycling the furniture.
One of the easiest ways to recycle furniture is to take it to a local recycling or disposal center and ask them if they can take the furniture and recycle it for you. Most centers should be able to do so unless the furniture is in very poor condition when you take it in. However, it’s unlikely that the furniture is going to be in such bad shape that it’s of no use to the center.
Furniture removal service
Another option that you may have depending on where you live is furniture disposal or a recycling service organized by your local city or council. If you do have access to such a service, then this is an excellent way for you to get rid of old furniture in a sustainable way. Generally, someone from the council comes to take away the furniture and also takes care of the process of recycling it.
If you don’t want to recycle your old furniture, then you can dispose of it. The easiest way to do this is usually to take it to a trash yard and leave the furniture with the staff or in the trash, depending on what the staff asks you to do. Landfill is becoming a growing problem globally, though, so we encourage you only to do this as a last resort if you are unable to dispose of your furniture another way.
Maybe you have read this article and none of these methods of disposal appeal to you. If this is the case, then we offer old furniture removal services to clients in and around the Philadelphia area.
As part of our service, we come out to your property or business to retrieve the furniture, and then dispose of it. If you have a particular request for the method of disposal, then we try to meet this if possible.
Large amount of furniture to throw away
Our services might be especially useful to you if you have a large quantity of junk furniture that you want to dispose of, or if the furniture is large and awkward to maneuver. We can come to your property and dismantle the furniture before removing it, which makes it much easier to transport.
This is something that can be difficult and even dangerous for you to carry out yourself, which is why we recommend that you hire a professional team like ours to take care of this for you.
If you would like for your old furniture to be transported somewhere to be sold, we can also take care of the transport side of this process for you. This can make it much easier to sell your old furniture if you have a large quantity, or if the furniture is unwieldy and awkward to transport. By letting us take care of this, you can focus on selling the furniture or finding a new home for it.
At EZ Clean Up, we pride ourselves on working sustainably whenever possible.
Part of this means that we always try to dispose of old furniture in the most environmentally friendly way possible. We always endeavor to get old furniture recycled instead of only taking it to landfills, even if this means separating parts that can be salvaged from parts that can’t.
In addition, our team is experienced in dealing with old furniture and can advise you on the process, including the likelihood of being able to recycle different parts of your furniture and if you might be able to sell individual pieces. If you would like to find out more, get in touch with us today!