How To Get Rid Of Large And Heavy Furniture Items

How To Get Rid Of Large And Heavy Furniture Items

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Whether you’re decluttering or replacing some furniture in your home, disposing of them is another problem you’ll have to deal with. While most clutter fits perfectly inside your trash can, large items like old furniture need special attention as you’ll need to look for ways to throw them out as they simply don’t fit in any garbage bin. 

Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can get rid of large and heavy furniture items inside your home. This allows you to make way for something new or just allow your home to have more space. To help you out, below are some ways you can get rid of them:

Hire A Rubbish Removal Service

Hiring a rubbish removal service is one of the most convenient and easy ways to throw any large piece of furniture. With this, all you have to do is to give the junk removal Ventura or whichever you’re from a call, and they should arrive at your doorstep, ready to take any old furniture away from your hands.

Apart from your furniture, you can also dispose of some of your other items for the same charge. You have to pick which kind of truck you’ll be renting, and you can throw in anything you like as long as it fits inside. This would go perfectly if you’re decluttering your entire home or moving out to eliminate plenty of things all at once. 

Rent A Skip Bin

Going with a skip bin is a much more affordable and flexible way than renting a rubbish removal service. This involves renting a dumpster that you can park in your property for a few days, usually up to two weeks, and it allows you to throw in anything you’d like that fits inside. If you hire a huge skip bin, you can dispose of some large furniture on it if you’re decluttering your home. 

If you find that you’ll need a shorter period for your skip bin rental, you have to give them a quick call, and they should arrive to pick up the dump away from your property. Moreover, they can also handle your rubbish economically as they’ll be recycling what they collect to minimize unnecessary land waste.

Sell Them

If your furniture is still in good working condition, you might want to consider selling them instead. This allows you to get rid of your furniture while getting a good amount of money out of it. However, this might not be the fastest option as you might need to wait for days until you find someone interested in taking them off your hands. 

There are two ways you can sell them: online and physically. Selling your furniture online would be a great idea to reach a larger pool of potential buyers. All you have to do is to take a decent number of photos and post them on various online selling platforms. For a more convenient shipping solution, you can ask your buyer to pick the item up at your place and allow them to have a quick inspection for themselves.

Alternatively, holding a garage sale would be a great idea as you don’t have to worry about shipping as it’s standard for your customers to pick them off your home. This would also work well if you plan to eliminate multiple items simultaneously. 

Give Out To Family Or Friends

You might be surprised that there’s someone you know who’s looking for the exact furniture you’re looking to dispose of. Instead of throwing them in the trash, you can ask your family or friends if they’ll be interested in having your furniture or if you would be clear to give them away to someone else. They might even recommend someone they know who is in need of such furniture and are willing to take them off your hands. 

Donate To Charity 

If your furniture is still working, you might want to consider donating it instead. You can call the charity if they can pick up the item, so you don’t have to worry about transportation. But if transportation isn’t an issue for you, it’d be nice to drive the item yourself. You can even throw in some other things you’re eyeing to donate as well to make the most out of your trip.

Ask The Local Waste Management

As you worry about how to dispose of your large and heavy furniture items, your local waste management might be the key to making things quick and convenient. Ask them if they can handle large furniture for curb pick-up or if they can arrange a pick-up schedule for your home. However, this might not work for everyone, as most local waste management can only accommodate regular household waste. But it’s still worth a shot.

Inquire At The Furniture Store

If you’re getting rid of your old furniture to make way for something new, you might want to consider asking the store if they can handle your old furniture for disposal. In most cases, furniture and appliance store offers a pick-up service for your old item as they deliver your new purchase. This allows you to save time and effort as everything will come in from the same company. 

If you’re going in this direction, know that this doesn’t always come for free. While some businesses can give this free of charge, most companies will charge this as an extra service. But with their convenience, it should be worth every penny. 

Post The Item For Free

Many people love getting free items even if they don’t need them. A great way you can get rid of your item quickly is by posting your item for free online. You can emphasize that you’re giving the stuff away as you just need more space or replacing them with something new. Just ensure that you set their expectations and what kind of condition the furniture comes in. You can take photographs and provide a thorough description of the current state of your furniture. 

Takeaway

Getting rid of large and heavy furniture items would never be a walk in the park. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get rid of them. You can rent a service to throw them out or look for people who can make the most out of them. While the process might be a bit tedious, if it allows you to get rid of anything from your property, then it’ll be something worthwhile. 

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.