Because it's often bulky and heavy, disposing of furniture can be tricky, especially if there are multiple pieces that need to go. When it comes time to move, perform a home cleanout, or simply replace old, unused furniture, having an organized approach and a detailed plan can help make the removal process simpler, safer, and more efficient. Here are six ways to get rid of unwanted furniture.
One of the simplest and fastest ways to get rid of furniture and other junk during a home cleanout is to rent a roll-off dumpster to handle the job. Dumpster rentals are available in multiple sizes to accommodate large and small loads of furniture. The dumpster rental process is a snap: simply choose the right size dumpster for the job, set a date for it to be delivered, fill it with all unwanted furniture and other belongings, and call for it to be picked up once the cleanout is finished. Our team will even lay driveway protections upon arrival and clean up the dumpster area before hauling everything away.
Renting a dumpster is a quick, easy way to get rid of furniture, but there are a few mistakes to avoid making. For example, be sure to have all throwaway furniture and belongings together and ready to go for when the dumpster arrives. Also, because furniture tends to be so heavy and unwieldy, it's important to keep the walk-in doors on the dumpster unblocked for easy loading. No homeowner wants to have to haul couches and tables over the side of the bin.
When only disposing of a few small pieces of furniture, it may be possible simply to leave it in a pile by the curb. Contact the local garbage pickup services first, however, as some may charge for picking up larger items, impose rules or regulations on what can be picked up, or limit their capabilities to certain days or load sizes. In lucky circumstances, passersby might see the furniture by the road and pick it up themselves to refurbish it to be used or sold.
If a large enough pickup truck or flatbed is available, it's also possible to personally haul away old, unwanted furniture. Before loading up, be sure to know where the furniture will be going, whether to a landfill, recycling center, or scrap dealer, and that the disposal location is prepared to accept the amount and types of furniture you're getting rid of. Like garbage collection services, some dumping and recycling facilities may only accept loads on certain days or under specific conditions.
It's also possible to make a little money off of a home cleanout. Furniture that's old and worn but not necessarily unusable can be cleaned up a bit and sold at a garage or yard sale. Sales can also be a great way to get rid of other unwanted belongings, such as appliances, toys, clothing, tools, and home decor. It may be surprising to see how quickly your old, well-used belongings get sold.
If there's no hurry in disposing of everything, another way to get rid of furniture and make a little cash is to put the items up for sale online. Take advantage of free, easy-to-use services such as social media platforms, community message boards, and classified advertisement websites. Interested buyers will often be able to drive right up and haul away their purchases on their own.
Furniture that's free of major damage, rips, stains, holes, and odors can also be donated. Many different parties may be interested in receiving donated furniture, including nonprofit organizations, charities, secondhand shops, shelters, schools, churches, and community centers. Call around to see who's interested, and arrange to have the furniture either picked up or dropped off. It's gratifying to know that your used furniture can be reused by people in need rather than ending up at the dump or by the side of the road.
While there are several different options for getting rid of old, unwanted furniture, renting a roll-off dumpster is easily the fastest and simplest way to take care of any size cleanout job. Bin There Dump That offers 4-, 6-, 10-, 15-, and 20-yard dumpsters, including those with convenient walk-in double doors for easy furniture disposal. Our team also provides a range of dumpster services, including delivery, pickup, waste disposal, driveway protection, and dumpster-area cleaning.
Bin There Dump That serves residents of many different locations throughout the United States. Whether you're moving, decluttering, doing a large-scale home cleanout, remodeling, or simply replacing old, worn-out furniture, we have the right dumpster for the job. Contact your local Bin There Dump That location to book your dumpster rental today.