Furniture can be expensive to both acquire and get rid of. When things get broken, go out of style, or outgrow the interest of the owner, that usually means it’s time to get rid of them. Here are a few ways you can try to get rid of old furniture for free.
Ask People in Your Community
You never know how many people would love to take some of your furniture off your hands. It might be old, but some people love vintage items. It may be an unsightly color, but it might match the neighbor’s living room set perfectly. If it’s broken, someone might have a blast flipping it into something extraordinary. Besides, it feels better to give the furniture away and help someone than to charge an absurd amount for it.
Send It to People Through Online Thrift Stores or Websites
There are various websites that operate as online thrift stores. Though they’re stores, you may be able to list your item for free on the website and have the customer just pay for the shipping costs. Most of these sites (if not all) will require you to open an account and set up a profile. If that sounds like too much work, you can easily use online forums or social media to advertise the item.
Set It Out on the Curb
This is the simplest and most classic way to go about getting rid of unwanted furniture. A lot of people take advantage of this, and some even go out hunting for opportunities like these so they can flip the furniture on their own, which makes it a win-win situation for everyone involved. However, make sure to remember it might get picked up and thrown away by the municipal authority in your area before anyone picks it up. Also be wary of the fact that the longer the item sits out, the more likely it is to be exposed to bedbugs and other pests, which wouldn’t be ideal if you’re putting it out there with the intention of giving it away to someone. If nobody picks it up, it might be best to hire an affordable Dallas curbside pickup service to haul your furniture away.
Search for Places that Are Looking for Donations
Local thrift stores, homeless shelters, animal shelters, schools, and other places will usually post notices online or at their locations expressing the need for donations. Make a list of their numbers and call them. This option would be ideal for those who have vehicles, since most places probably won’t come pick up your furniture for you.
There are certain sites online that allow people to trade items for free, which might be easier than trying to find someone to trade with in person. Trading is probably the most beneficial option, depending on what’s being traded and how big your furniture is. If you have larger furniture (huge chests, heavy bookcases, or appliances) you might have a harder time trading unless you’re willing to bring the item to the interested party. If so, consider local trading.
If you have any type of furniture you need to get rid of and can’t find someone to take it, call on the experienced Dallas furniture removal pros at Junk Guru. We’ll haul away your items quickly and efficiently, whether it’s a single chair or rooms full of furniture you don’t want anymore. We also perform appliance and yard waste removal along with a variety of cleanout services. We’re available 24/7, so give us a call today at 972-408-8348.