January 17, 2018.
Is finding a new home for your old furniture proving to be a steep challenge? For those cleaning out rental units, remodeling a home, or trying to coordinate a large-scale office cleanout, furniture removal can be one of the biggest challenges to manage.
While it’s ideal to earn money when you can, furniture can also be a difficult sell. Unless you’re sitting on valuable antiques or unique pieces, you may struggle to find buyers for used furniture. Upholstered pieces present a particular challenge due to the inherent difficulty of fully cleaning soft surfaces. From worries about bedbugs to general uneasiness regarding used pieces, hygienic concerns can make it difficult to even donate some items. So, what are your options?
Exploring Furniture Removal Options
While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, there are a few options out there for people looking to get rid of worn, damaged or outdated furniture.
The first, and arguably most ethical option, is donation. You’re able to dispose of unwanted items in a manner which not only has zero landfill or waste impact, but also supports causes near and dear to your heart through charitable donation. Be advised, though, that most charity centers are drop-off only. Those organizations that do offer donation pick-up services are rare and often booked weeks or months in advance. If you’re on a tight schedule, you’ll be forced to arrange your own transportation.
If you have access to a truck, this may not seem like much of a hassle. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of fueling, along with the number of trips you’ll need to make to different locations before the job is finished.
Some items have been so well-loved, they’re simply no longer fit for use. Broken, damaged and deeply dated furniture items are particularly difficult to manage because they’re not easily recycled. If you’re able to find local organizations specializing in greener furniture disposal processes, these too will often be drop-off-only locations.
Your municipal sanitation likely offers pick-up for furniture and other bulky items, though you may need to schedule pickup in advance. While you won’t have to haul heavy items all the way to the landfill, which is where they’re bound through most of these programs, you’ll still have to manhandle them down to the curb. You may also need to take into account the limits placed on how many items you can put out for sanitation. Some programs limit the number of items per appointment and the number of appointments you can make over the course of a year.
Getting rid of furniture in stages means your timeline is unavoidably staggered. If you’re facing a deadline, this simply may not be feasible.
Disposing of Furniture with No Stress
If you’re in the middle of a project large enough to require furniture disposal services, you likely don’t have time to sort through dozens of listings for the right fit.
At Jiffy Junk, we understand the value of your time. Therefore, our seasoned technicians come to your home or place of business to remove all furniture in a single trip. You don’t have to wrestle anything out to the curb; you don’t even have to uninstall appliances. Customers in all five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk Counties are treated to true white-glove service at a great price. We’ll prioritize the donation centers of your choice and use recycling programs whenever possible, limiting the environmental impact of your project.
Call today: 844-543-3966.