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How to Get Rid of a Couch that Nobody Wants

July 5, 2017.

You’ve brought home your brand-new couch, but what do you do with the one you’ve just replaced? Maybe you’re charged with getting an old sofa out of your place of business, or disposing of furniture left behind by residential renters. Whatever the circumstances, ridding yourself of upholstered furniture can be a challenge.

Before you throw out your back trying to haul a couch to the curb in hopes of finding a needy good Samaritan who’ll take it off your hands, take some time to consider your options.

Why Disposing of Upholstered Furniture Can Be a Challenge

Free stuff is free stuff, right? If you planned to list your old sofa on an Internet classifieds site for free, you may be in for a bit of a surprise when you don’t have any takers.

In addition to being heavy and difficult to maneuver, sofas and other upholstered pieces tend to be less popular among buyers and free-stuff enthusiasts. Some charitable organizations won’t even accept upholstered furniture for this reason.

No matter how well you’ve treated upholstered furniture, it’s likely to have some stains, smells, or signs of wear. In fact, these issues are probably what prompted you to replace the item. These are the same red flags that keep other people from wanting to take on your discarded furniture. Unless your sofa is in very good condition, you’re likely to struggle finding anyone who’s willing to accept it, even for free.

How to Get Rid of a Couch Quickly

If you’ve tried posting on social networks or online classified sites with no luck, it’s time to take a different tack. Just because you can’t convince strangers on the Internet to take your old couch doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it forever. Donating your old furniture can be a great way to free up space in your home while giving back to the community, but only if your sofa is in reasonably good condition.

Charity resale shops aren’t the only option, either. Local and community theatre groups are often in need of prop furniture for stage dressing. While some organizations will pick up donated furniture, many will require you to drop items off. If you’re looking for how to get rid of a couch without doing the heavy lifting, this may not be the best option to suit your needs.

For home and business owners in Nassau or Suffolk Counties, making room for a new sofa is easy. Our trained, professional Jiffy Junk technicians are waiting to pick up any and all of your unneeded items. If there’s some useful life left in your couch, we’ll haul it to the donation center of your choice. Should your furniture be broken, damaged, or stained beyond repair, we’ll make sure it’s disposed of properly and ethically, in accordance with all state, local and federal laws.

Get your home or office cleared and organized so there is plenty of room for new furniture.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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