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Unloading Unwanted Furniture

Unloading Unwanted Furniture

Furniture is an essential part of our homes, but over time, it can become outdated, damaged, or simply no longer needed. When this happens, it can be difficult to know what to do with unwanted furniture. It takes up space in our homes and can be difficult to dispose of properly.

Disposing furniture you no longer need can be in many ways a burden to take off your chest. A Verisk Maplecroft report from 2019 marks out Australia as one of the G20’s least notable generators of municipal solid waste per capita – but is one of the member-states with the highest risk of sending their waste to China, which has already banned 24 classes of solid waste. Make the decision today. Your household will be thankful for it.

Here are the best ways to dispose of unwanted furniture and provide tips on furniture removal.

Donate to a Charity

One of the best ways to dispose of unwanted furniture is to donate it to a charity. Charities such as Goodwill and Salvation Army accept gently used furniture as a donation. This is a great way to give back to your community, and it also keeps your furniture out of a landfill. Before you donate your furniture, make sure it is in good condition and clean. You may also want to call the charity ahead of time to make sure they are accepting furniture donations.

Sell furniture online

Another option for disposing of unwanted furniture is to sell it online. Websites such as Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace are great platforms for selling furniture. You can take photos of the furniture, post them online, and negotiate with potential buyers. Before selling your furniture, make sure it is in good condition, clean, and free of any damage. This will help you get the best price for your furniture.

Give it away for free

If you are unable to donate or sell your furniture, another option is to give it away for free. Websites such as Freecycle allow you to post your unwanted furniture for free, and people can come and pick it up. This is a great option if you want to get rid of your furniture quickly and don’t mind who takes it.

Council aid

Ask your local council if they have a rubbish collection service that can take care of your unwanted furniture. If the officials confirm, you can arrange for a time and date of the collection, and prepare to pay a service fee. You will need to move out the furniture to a designated space on the front of the house a few days before the collection; some rules of thumb state not to do it the very eve of the collection. Pe present when the council sends a collection crew. 

Hire a removal service

If you have large or heavy pieces of furniture that you are unable to move on your own, you may want to consider hiring a furniture removal service. These services will come to your home, remove the furniture, and dispose of it properly. Before hiring a removal service, be sure to ask about their policies, procedures, and costs.


Finally, recycling furniture is another option for disposing of unwanted pieces. Many cities have recycling programs that accept furniture, and some furniture retailers will also take old pieces in exchange for new ones. Before recycling your furniture, make sure it is free of any hazardous materials, such as lead or mercury.

Tips for removal

  • Measure your furniture. Before removing your furniture, make sure you have measured the pieces and the doorways they will need to pass through. This will help you determine if the furniture will fit in the space and if you will need to disassemble it before removing it.
  • Have the right tools. When removing furniture, you will need to have the right tools for the job. This may include a dolly, furniture straps, and a tool kit for disassembling furniture. Make sure you have these tools on hand before removing your furniture.
  • Label. If you need to disassemble your furniture, be sure to label each piece as you take it apart. This will help you reassemble it correctly later on. If you have the furniture’s original assembly instructions, even better.
  • Protect your home. When removing furniture, it is important to protect your home. Cover doorways, walls, and floors with protective covering to prevent any damage.
  • Get help. Removing large or heavy pieces of furniture can be difficult, so it is important to get help. Ask friends or family.

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