We have a couple of tips when it comes to disposing of unwanted furniture and sofas:
Donate it to a local charity shop – they will be able to sell it on, and the money raised will go to a good cause.
- You can only do this if your furniture is in a reasonable condition; the charity will need to be able to sell it. Contrary to popular belief, charities don’t just take any old rubbish.
- The fire label must also be on your sofa if it’s a sofa. A charity cannot sell it if this isn’t there. So, even if the sofa is in excellent shape, charities cannot accept it.
- We have some great local charities in Plymouth that will come and collect your beds, drawers, table and dining chairs for free, saving you the removal costs, providing it’s in good condition.
- For Plymouth-based charities, please check St Luke’s or the Heart foundation.
Sell it online – there are many sites where you can sell second-hand furniture.
If your old furniture is in good condition, you may sell it. Many who have just moved out or are expecting a baby could be seeking to save money. Your previous used goods may be a lifesaver. If it still has life, allow someone else to utilize it before it gets thrown away. Check E-Bay, Gumtree, Preloved, Shpock and Facebook if this is an option for you.
Freebie it online – there are many sites where you can list things for free.
Your trash may be someone else’s treasure. You might even find that giving it away will save you money in the long run after factoring in removal fees. If this interests you, explore the freebie categories on Freecycle, Upcycle, Preloved, Gumtree and Facebook.