How to Properly Dispose of Old Furniture

It’s exciting to get a new living room suite or bedroom set, but what can be done with the old furniture?

Putting it in the landfill is not only bad for the environment, it’s also wasteful because old furniture can be re-purposed. Here are some ways to dispose of old furniture.

If the furniture is in good condition, it can be sold. Ads in newspapers are a good choice, because a local sale is convenient. Another option is to sell the furniture online. The buyer or seller can have it shipped at a reasonable price, because movers bid on jobs.

Selling is a good option because quality furniture such as Ethnicraft Online of Singapore is always in demand. Undeniably, the comfortable bedroom furniture, including platform beds, is especially desirable.

Ethnicraft Singapore Online Furniture Store Selling High Quality Wooden Furniture

Ethnicraft Singapore Online Furniture Store Selling High Quality Wooden Furniture

 

Furniture that’s in good condition can also be donated to charities such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army. Other charities that take donated furniture are the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Freecycle. Make sure the furniture isn’t stained, ripped or broken, and that it doesn’t smell. Some charities will repair furniture, though, so it’s best to ask about their policy. If the piece has only a small break or needs recovering, a charity may be willing to take it.

The Salvation Army Collecting Old Furniture

The Salvation Army Collecting Old Furniture

A friend or relative may take old furniture, especially for a son or daughter who’s in college or getting a first apartment. There may also be someone in the neighborhood who could use the furnishings. Asking around or putting up a notice on a local bulletin board can be an easy way to dispose of old furniture.

Groups such as churches, youth organizations, charitable clubs and societies that promote the arts might need furniture for their meeting rooms. Another place to donate furniture is a local theater group. Theaters always need furnishings for sets.

If old furniture appears to be unsellable, one option is to refurbish it. It’s not difficult to repaint and re-upholster furniture. There are classes available, and there are plenty of instructions online. Many people enjoy doing this so much they make it into a hobby. Refurbished furniture can then be sold, donated, or even given as a gift. Also read How To Fix 4 Most Common Wooden Furniture Problems.

Refurbished Furniture

Refurbished Furniture

Like a cat, furniture can have nine lives, and can often be useful for a while yet. The best way to dispose of old furniture is to give someone else a chance to enjoy it.