The weather may not be playing ball, but according to the calendar, it’s time for the annual spring clean! While reassessing your wardrobe and sorting out unwanted books and toys might be easy enough, knowing what to do with larger items can be tricky. Whether it’s disposing of an unwanted sofa, or ditching a desk, it can be hard to know what to do. The good news is that you have a number of options to choose from.
Five Ways to Dispose of Unwanted Furniture
Could it go to charity?
Donating furniture to charity isn’t always as easy as it could be. But if you have a sofa that is in good condition but of no use to you, a local charity could be interested. Many charities now have dedicated furniture stores. With some, such as the British Heart Foundation, even offering free collection (subject to inspection). While the Reuse Network helps to redistribute good quality, unwanted furniture. So, if you have a sofa that is too good to throw away, it is worth exploring charitable options.
Does anyone else want it?
Thanks to the internet, there are now so many ways to give away or sell furniture. Whether eBay, Freecycle, or Facebook marketplace. If it’s in good condition, you may even be able to get some money for your unwanted furniture. The only problem with this route is that it can involve allowing strangers into your home to inspect the furniture. And you can also find yourself waiting for no-show appointments. But it can be a good cost-free option if you have the patience.
Take it to the tip
Most council run tips have a large waste provision. So, if you can get your sofa to your local recycling centre, you should be able to dispose of it. Some charge a small fee. Most require you to book in advance. And you will need to provide proof of ID to show that you are eligible to use the facilities.
Work with a professional waste disposal team
Of course, you can only take a sofa to the tip if you have the means to get it there! One way around this is to work with a professional waste disposal team, like Leeds Junk & Rubbish Removal. As well as a dedicated sofa removal service, we also offer general furniture removal, house clearance, and man with van services, which can be used for a wide range of waste disposal. Fully licensed, we will collect your sofa at a time convenient to you, load it, and take it away for responsible recycling and disposal.
Are you replacing your sofa?
If you are upgrading your sofa, many retailers offer a collection and recycle service. While this is normally a paid-for add-on, it does mean that your sofa isn’t going to end up in landfill.
Large items of furniture can be hard to dispose of purely for their size. Transporting them can be incredibly difficult if you don’t have a van or truck. Even lifting them can be awkward and potentially dangerous, risking back injury. But if you dispose of furniture incorrectly, you can face significant fines. So, before you tackle any major spring cleaning projects, take some time to research what you’re going to do with your unwanted furniture.
If you are looking for help disposing of your unwanted sofa, get in touch with Leeds Junk & Rubbish Removal.