At some point in their lives, homeowners will have to decide what to do with old furniture. Some furniture can wear down or break after a while. Maybe you’re simply planning on redecorating your house. Getting rid of large items can be a pain, but remember that disposal isn’t the only option.
When it comes to dealing with old furniture, you can get a little creative. Since furniture can cost a lot of money, it’s worth finding ways to make use of its value. Here are some options to consider when you’re considering getting rid of old furniture.
When pieces of furniture aren’t working as they should, sometimes all it takes is a quick fix to put them back in order. Too many people think of throwing furniture away as soon as it gets worn, but a lot of furniture problems are easily fixed.
Maybe your wardrobe doors are getting creaky, or your drawers keep getting stuck due to rust and wear. All you need to do in these cases is buy new hinges or drawer runners to repair them. It’s a simple D.I.Y. job most people can handle themselves.
With broken chairs or tables, you might just need a hammer and nail to make them last longer. Sometimes if wood looks old and worn, it just needs refinishing. Glue can also be used for a lot of furniture fixes.
Reuse The Materials
In some cases, a piece of furniture might be unsuitable for use but still useful as a resource.
For instance, instead of throwing that broken chair away, why not use it for firewood? You could also use the old wood for various carpentry projects if you want to get creative.
There are also many ways you can repurpose your furniture to use it in different ways. An uncomfortable stool might be better off as a bedside table. You could resize your old coffee table and use it as a makeshift chess board. Look at some of these eye-catching recycled urban furniture pictures for inspiration.
Giving your furniture a second life is an excellent way to get your money’s worth out of it.
Sell It Or Give It Away
Even if you have no use for your old furniture, someone else might appreciate it.
Many used furniture stores will be happy to pay you for your old items. Some might even be willing to take defective items to repair and resell themselves. You could also put it up online on Craigslist or other such sites to make a quick sale.
If you’re feeling particularly generous, you might want to shift it for free. This way you can declutter your home, but your furniture still goes to good use. Charity stores often take furniture. You may also have a friend or family member moving into a new home. Old furniture might be perfect for them to furnish their home on the cheap.
Dispose Of It Properly
If disposing of your furniture is the best option, make sure to do it properly. You’ll often need to call up a furniture disposal company to help you out. Your local council might also deal with furniture removal.
Disposing of furniture can be a bit of a hassle, which is why it’s best to consider other options. But in some cases, it’s necessary- for example if it’s infested with termites.