February 12, 2019.
When you have furniture on your hands you no longer want or need, getting rid of it is usually your first priority. Still, it’s wise to think carefully about your disposal methods before you get rid of furniture, household items, clothing and other used goods. Just because you no longer have a use for these things doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not useful.
Donation, on the other hand, gives your old furniture a shot at new life while helping to support organizations and individuals in need. It also keeps the things you no longer want out of the landfill, which is typically where furniture ends up when it’s set out for bulky item pickup through municipal services. Even when you want to do the right thing for your neighbors and the planet, it’s not always easy to do so efficiently.
Donation and Charity Organizations Accepting Furniture
Palm Beach County has no shortage of charitable organizations and consignment stores for furniture, which can sometimes make it more difficult to choose the right option. This is especially true when you consider that some, but not all, offer pick-up services. Choose one that doesn’t, and you’re on the hook for all the heavy lifting, hauling and drop-off, which can be a significant burden if you don’t already have access to a suitable vehicle and assistance with the heavy lifting.
Here is a sampling of the donation centers in Palm Beach County:
- The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store
- Goodwill – multiple locations
- Treasures for Hope Charity Store
- Autism Thrift Store
- Habitat for Humanity ReStoreh
- Hospice of Palm Beach Resale
- Slomin Family Center
- Women in Distress Thrift Store
These and other establishments like them do the good work of connecting people in need with donations that can improve their quality of life in a variety of ways, but they don’t always make it easy on those providing donations.
Selecting the right donation center can seem like a chore in itself, especially when you’re not intimately familiar with each organization because you have to research those options carefully to determine which, if any, actually meets your needs. Among those that offer pickup services, days or even weeks can pass between your initial call and the final pickup because these services are in such high demand. When you’re trying to beat a deadline or you have a definite end-date in sight for a project, you need unwanted items out of the way quickly. It’s also important to keep in mind that the scope of accepted donation items can be quite narrow when it comes to charitable centers. If you have a variety of items you need to remove from your home or place of business, it may be necessary to work with two or more donation centers to get everything out of the way. If there are recyclable items that aren’t fit for donation, like appliances and electronics, you’ll also need to research your options for disposal.
To further complicate matters, it’s not always easy to know who you’ll be letting into your home when you work with a volunteer-based organization. Add up the time you’ll spend doing homework on each donation center, the expected wait between making an appointment and getting rid of furniture, and the cost of your peace of mind; in the end, the ethical and responsible choice can feel like the most troublesome.
Fortunately, there are ways to avoid all the hassle, wasted time and legwork while still clearing your space of castoff furniture. The key is working with service partners who not only understand your commitment to ethical disposal and removal, but also share it wholeheartedly.
How to Quickly and Easily Get Rid of Furniture
When you’re dedicated to greener disposal options, it can be particularly difficult to get rid of furniture in a manner that doesn’t run counter to your principles. This is where working with a private removal company built around strong environmental and community principles is vital. Anyone can come out with a truck to take away furniture, but a company which places the highest importance on ethical best practices will leave your conscience as clear as your space. They’ll also take things that donation centers may not accept, working to find landfill alternatives which minimize the impact of your project on the environment.
At Jiffy Junk, we make a point of providing the very best in white-glove removal service designed to exceed our clients’ expectations. This means you do none of the heavy lifting, none of the manual labor and none of the time-consuming research on where to direct your unwanted items. With one phone call, you can completely rid yourself of anything you don’t want, need or have space for without doing any extra research or logistics planning.
Forget hauling items down to the curb; our expert removal technicians will uninstall appliances, remove furniture from where it sits and even tear up old carpeting for disposal. More ecologically responsible waste management is built in to our business model, so we separate everything we remove from our clients’ properties to ensure usable items stay in the community where they can benefit those in need, rather than languishing in a landfill. Anything we can’t donate, we’ll take to the appropriate recycling facilities because we believe in doing what’s right for not just our clients, but also the local community and the planet.
Unlike donation pickup services, we’ll get to you quickly and efficiently, removing everything you need to dispose of in one fell swoop. There’s no need to invest time and energy into finding multiple sources for disposal or to worry about the environmental impact of your project. We make it quick, easy and painless to get rid of furniture, appliances, construction debris and just about anything else you can imagine. Whether you need to dispose of a single piece of furniture or multiple rooms’ worth, we’ve got you covered. Call today to take furniture removal off your to-do list so you can focus on the aspects of your project only you can manage.