How To Properly Get Rid Of Old Furniture

Furniture plays a crucial role in uplifting home decor. It gives the place meaning and describes the taste of the owner. However, constant change in interior trends creates a need to replace old furniture. Besides that, there are many other reasons why one would want to get rid of old furniture like moving, renovating, or downsizing. The question here is how to remove it? And What to do with old furniture?


It is usually difficult to dispose of things of comparatively large size because you cannot just leave them on the curb and expect them to disappear! Regardless, there are a lot of things you can do. Here are a few:

Rent Storage

Not every living space has ample storage space t hoard large volumes of furniture and personal belongings. And not every time do we actually want to ‘sell’ our furniture because of a profound emotional attachment.

In such a case, renting an external facility is a great way to increase self storage space. In this way, you can keep your personal belongings and all the memories associated with them in a safe and secure place away from home. The good part is that some services provide pick and drop opstions if you need something.

Give your Furniture Second Life

Before you plan on giving it away, it is always a good idea to see if something can be recycled or remodeled according to current interior trends. This will help you cut down costs in case you need to replace something.

Reupholstering often adds an entirely new look to furniture. Additionally, wooden furniture tables can be easily recycled or reanimated into smaller sizes. Consider various possibilities as you never know you could end up liking a remodeled piece of furniture even more than the original.

Donate It

Just because it isn’t of any use to you doesn’t mean someone else cant use it.  consider tis as a means of helping other people out. Several homeless shelters, churches, schools, goodwill centers, and thrift stores can utilize the old furniture you no longer need. There are also furniture banks that collect slightly used pieces and provide them to those who are in need at little or no cost.

Selling The Furnishing

Want to make some extra money? Try selling the furniture you want to dispose of online. Websites like are popular e-commerce platforms for selling old and slightly used belongings at steal deals. Alternatively, you could even have a yard sale at your own place if you have quite a handful to sell.

Rent A Junk Removal Service

If your furniture is severely worn-out, then it’s best you get rid of it for good! An easy way to get rid of voluminous trash is by calling in the experts. Junk removal services can help you properly dispose of unwanted furniture without creating an environmental hazard.

Some companies provide you a dumpster where you place your unwanted things and call them to have them picked up. These companies recycle furniture according to its composition. Some companies also end up donating the furniture if it is still salvageable. Moreover, this method saves you a lot of hassle and time.

Put it out on the Curb

You can put something out on the curb for free. But this is only useful for moderate-sized things, not for anything too chunky such as a bed. However, you can also talk to your local municipal or trash collector to remove it, but you might have to pay them to do the job.


If you’re getting rid of furniture made of metal or glass, the scrap yard is probably the best option. This includes metal bed frames, chairs, tables, and even spring mattresses. Scrap dealers buy every kind of metal, whether it is ferrous or non-ferrous, and sell it to factories that recycle it. However, non-ferrous will fetch you a higher price.


And if all else fails, there’s always the landfill! Sometimes your furniture is damaged beyond repair and will not be much of a help to anyone. The only option left is to landfill it. Look for one that’s close by your place and dump it straight in!


There are many ways to get rid of your old or worn-out furniture. It is always advisable to consider all options before reaching a decision. As we said, you just might end up liking it more after reanimating it. However, if that is not the case, opt for a method of disposal that is hassle free and eco-friendly.

Abigail Jones

Hi, I'm Abigail. I like spending time tearing my house apart and putting it together back again. Join me on home improvement tutorials, tips on my blog.

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