When it's time to retire the old living room table or nightstand that you've had for 15 years, there are a few options when it comes to disposal. Let's breakdown the top options for removing and getting rid of your old furniture.
If your furniture is in decent shape the first step to consider is a donation pickup. Many of the donation centers and thrift stores around the country will have teams that come out to you and remove the items for free. The only downside to this is that it may take the donation centers a few weeks to remove, so plan accordingly if you need the remove done in an urgent matter.
Donation centers like Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill often times have crews that will take most items besides mattresses and box springs for free. We suggest calling and asking each store if they will take your specific type of furniture.
Sell on Online Marketplaces
If you have furniture that is in great condition but you no longer want it, or need it, you can always try and sell it! Why not make a few bucks for something you got use out of? Most furniture pieces sell quickly on marketplaces like Facebook, Craigslist, or Offer Up.
Take a few good photos, add in a caption about the piece and where you bought it, and you'll most likely be able to sell it.
Get Rid of it Yourself
Maybe you have a collection of old furniture that you want to remove and you have the means to transport and haul them away yourself. Most landfills will take almost all types of furniture. What you will need to do is rent or borrow a pickup truck and rent a trailer. Both of these are easy to do. The most important part of this process is to make sure you know where to dump items.
We suggest googling "landfill near me" and seeing what comes up. Generally every metropolitan area will have one main landfill and a few transfer sites that are generally more expensive.
Hire a Junk Removal Company
If you can't donate or sell your items and you don't want to remove them yourself, consider hiring a junk removal company. Most companies can remove items within 24-48 hours of your first conversation. They provide full-service removal, meaning most will come in, take the items where they sit, and remove them all for one price.
There are a few different ways to remove furniture and all have their pros and cons. Keep in mind most landfills will take all types of furniture. Light, heavy, good condition or bad. If you do think certain items will be heavy, give a junk removal company a call and they will handle those needs for you!