A Few Ways of Getting Rid of Old and Unwanted Furniture
It somehow sounds funny, but very obvious, that most people struggle to raise money to purchase items they want and at the same time, struggle to do away with them when the time is right. This case can arise when you have old and unwanted furniture at your home or office.
Another reason to get rid of unwanted furniture is moving house abroad.
Whether the furniture have outstayed or over-stained its welcome in your home or office, there are a variety of ways by which you can part ways with your unwanted furniture. It might be quite a stern task finding buyers for it, particularly when it has become old and worn out. However, only death has no remedy. Here is a list of possible means for you to try out to get rid of unwanted furniture:
- Organise a garage sale
A garage sale is, in most cases, the first option that strikes the mind of people who have various items they wish to sell off as quickly as possible. This is not only because of the fact that it is the most logical step to take in such a situation but because it works like magic.
Before considering a garage sale, you must identify the extent of depreciation of the furniture at your disposal. That will determine the price you will keep them at. Ignoring this can make you scare your potential customers away. Besides, you shouldn't expect anything close to how much you bought it.
In contrast to garage sales being so effective in selling off old items as earlier pointed out, it will not be that easy with old and unwanted furniture. Selling it off as quickly as you may wish, to some extent, depends on the condition of the furniture. Therefore, the first thing you must endeavour to do is putting them in good shape as well as you can. You are sure to get a buyer in no time.
Selling unwanted furniture in not only one of the best way of getting rid of it but also it is a good way of reducing your shipping costs to Australia. Very often people do not get rid of old, used furniture prior to relocation and they end up with paying for taking it to their new house. Next they have nowhere to put it and pay again to get rid or it.
- Try rummage sales
If your furniture has been ignored at all the places you have placed it for sale, there is one place I'm pretty sure you can kiss it goodbye for a few dollars – this is in rummage sales. A lot of old and abandoned goods are being sold in rummage sales. It is usually organised in public places such a churches, communities and at times in markets.
- Trade old ones for new ones
You don't need to get an outright buyer to part ways with your old furniture if you wish to sell it in order to replace it with new ones. You can consider trading it for new ones as a lot of furniture makers and sellers are willing to have your old furniture while they give you new ones with a deduction that will, somewhat, save you some money compared to purchasing them the normal way.
- Try placing ads online
A lot of old items of furniture have been gotten rid of through this means. It is a sort of advertisement which indicates your possession of such items you wish to do away with.
You don't need to create a website to place an ad online. It only requires a website that is specifically designed for getting rid of furniture. On the internet, there are a lot of websites where you can achieve this. Some of them include ebay.com, craiglist.com, freecycle.com, etc.
Before going for this method of getting rid of your furniture, there are certain things you must have to put into consideration.
Bearing in mind that these sites were, of course, not established for the purpose of running charity organizations, you should expect some charges for the services they are about rendering you.
Some of these sites receive payments for their services by taking a little percentage of the money realized from the sale of your goods. If it's obvious that you won't fancy the probable amount, you might as well try another option.
Nevertheless again it is quite a good way to get rid or your unwanted items as you would save some money on the furniture removals. This is due to the companies offering the service come and pick it up.
In addition, if you think you will be okay with the monetary aspect of the transaction, you should as well consider the delivery. Will you be delivering it to the buyer or the site agents picking them up at your specified location? This, you need to consider before making a decision.
- Showcase to students
When you are desperately in need of buyers for household items such as your furniture, students going into colleges are your best bet. Create awareness to them and see them fight for it (at paltry sums).
- Donate to charity
Have you been unfortunate not to get rid of your furniture using the above means? Relax, you've not ran short of options. You can get rid of them by donating them to charity if you can be kind enough to let go of getting something in return. There are a lot of less-privileged people that will be glad to get furniture in a condition worse than yours. You can put smile on someone's face with them.
- Furniture give-away
Another good idea of how to get rid or old furniture is the furniture give-away. If you can not sell it give it away for free. You will find more people interested in our house equipment. They will be also happy to come and collect it for free. This will save you some time and again some costs on the fuel if you wanted to take it to the landfill or recycling centre.