Cleaning Out an Elderly Parent’s House: What About the Furniture?

Cleaning Out an Elderly Parent’s House: What About the Furniture?

 

Whether your parents or grandparents are downsizing or moving into a retirement community, they may have accumulated some extra furniture over the years that needs to be removed from their house (and not into yours because you don’t have room for any more hand-me-downs!).  If you’re helping an elderly parent clean out their house, here’s how to sort their furniture and get it out.

 

Sorting Out Furniture They Need

 

Everyone could stand to do a little spring cleaning, but as we age it gets more difficult to lift and move heavy things—especially furniture. If you have an elderly person in your life, go over to their home and help them do a little bit of clearing out and assist them with sorting out what furniture needs to stay and what needs to go.

Look at all of the furniture in their house and determine if it’s in good condition or if it’s seen better days. Once you go through all of the rooms and have picked out some things that need to go, you’ll then need to figure out how to get it out of the house.

 

No Landfill

 

Whatever you do, remember that throwing away furniture in a landfill contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Though we’ve all seen couches, mattresses, and chairs tossed away in dumpsters, this is bad for the environment and many landfills don’t even have the capacity to take them.

Remember that furniture is often made of renewable resources like wood or plastics, and throwing these items away will result in spending more energy to make new items. Certain kinds of chemicals on furniture can also put toxic chemicals into the air or the water, so it’s crucial that we try as hard as we can to recycle.

Reducing waste is better for the environment and helps to eliminate toxins from entering the land or the water in our communities.

 

Furniture Pick Up the Easy Way

 

Picking up and moving furniture is quite the ordeal. You have to make sure you have a place to put it, a way to transport it, and not to mention the muscles and strength to get the job done.

At Jiffy Junk, we offer pick up services that will make your life easier and prevent you from tossing old furniture in the trash. We will take all types including couches, recliners, mattresses, chairs, dining sets, and anything else you might have, and will dispose of it in the most environmentally conscious way possible. If it’s possible to donate or recycle it, that’s always our first option.

Our professionals have the tools and knowledge to take any sort of odd-shaped furniture and get it out the door in the most efficient and cautious way.

Don’t let old, unneeded items sit in your loved one’s houses any longer. Give us a call today to find out more about our services. For a quote, call (844) 543-3966 or click the Get Pricing button below.

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