A new place, whether it’s a home or an office, provides the perfect opportunity to update and replace furniture. Finding new things to match a new apartment or taking the opportunity to buy the couch you’ve had your eye on for some time can be an exciting experience, but the question remains: what do you do with your old furniture? Here are some ideas to help clear the clutter so you’re not taking old furniture to your new place.
Refurbish and reuse
Sometimes you don’t need to get rid of your old furniture. Pinterest is full of great ideas on how to refurbish your furniture and turn it into something different. A good clean and a new coat of paint can be enough to create something that feels brand new.
The internet has made it easier than ever to sell some of your old furniture. Clean your old furniture, take some photos and pop them up online to make yourself some extra money to help pay for your removalists. Make sure to state in the listing that buyers need to pick up the item before the move date so you don’t have to bring it with you to your new address. Lots of university students or people leaving home for the first time are always on the lookout for cheap furniture.
There are plenty of charities and not-for-profit organisations that are always on the lookout for furniture. But they’re not going to accept just anything. As a basic rule of thumb, if you don’t think the quality is good enough for your house, it’s probably not good enough for them either. Contact your local charities to see what they accept and when they might be able to pick it up from you.
If there isn’t a way for you to sell, recycle or donate your furniture, discarding it is the only option left. Contact your local council for a kerbside collection date. They’ll ask you to leave your belongings on the side of the road the night before and will send a truck. Most smaller items can also be dropped off at the tip. Don’t stack items outside just at any time, as you can get fined for littering.