It is no secret that getting rid of a used furniture can be difficult especially when it is damaged, torn, or stained. It can be frustrating to think about the fact that you once paid good money for a piece of furniture that now seems to be of no interest to you or anyone else.
So, what can you do with your used furniture?
- Hold a Garage Sale
While it is difficult to sell used furniture, it is not impossible but, it does depend on the condition of the piece. Only consider selling if it is in reasonable shape. Here’s a good way to gauge the condition: if the tables were turned, would you want to buy it?
If it is a sofa that your trying to sell and it is in good enough shape, get it cleaned professionally. It will sell more easily.
- Place the Furniture in a Rummage Sale
Consider placing your used furniture in a church, community center, or school rummage sale. Your participation could be limited to hauling it there, which eliminates any worry about organizing a sale on your own.
- Place an Ad Online
There are numerous online resources that can help you get rid of your used sofa. Craigslist, eBay, and www.freecycle.org and Facebook yard sales and market place and Loudoun County upscale resale are some of them. You can try either selling it or giving it away for free.
Don’t forget to mention whether you will deliver, or whether the buyer will be responsible for pick up.
- Old Sofas for New
Some stores will take your old couch if you are buying a new one from them. It’s always worth asking.
- Pass it On
Ask friends and family if they have any use for your used sofa. Chances are someone might, especially if they are heading to college soon.
- Advertise to College Students
If you live in a college town, college students might be your best takers. Students are always looking for furniture that is cheap or free.
- Donate to a Charity
Charities like Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity Restore or Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift store may be eager to take your furniture off your hands. Most charities will arrange a pick-up from your home and even give you a tax receipt.
You may also consider donating to a shelter for the homeless, your local theater, or school.
- Re-purpose Your Furniture
Reuse the furniture in a different way than it was intended to be used for. You can use the internet to find millions of ideas on Pinterest, DIY, HGTV and multiple magazines and articles. Here a few links with some ideas:
- Have Your Used Furniture Hauled Away
Try everything you can to prevent any furniture from going to a landfill, but if your furniture is badly damaged and beyond repair, have it hauled away. Consult your city before you dispose of it on your own.