How to get rid of old furniture?

If you are prepared to get rid of you old furniture, you are probably speculating also, what is the best way to do it. There are few options available to you, that will be examined here. There best way to get rid of your old furniture, will depend on you circumstances.

Getting rid of your old couch

Most the most part, furniture is a general term, but to simplify things, we will use a couch as an example. So, lets assume you couch has to be retired, and you are wondering what is the best way to do it.

Hiring a junk removal company to haul away your old couch

This option will be the easiest, but at the same time, it will cost you the most money. If your time is valuable, and you don’t mind spending some cash on couch removal, then this option will be the most attractive to you.

Cost of couch removal in Vancouver?

IMG_0398Depending on the junk removal company, hauling a sofa away, may cost you anywhere between $70 and $100. There are few details, that could effect the price range, but they are fairly simple. If your couch is ready for pick up, on the curb, then you are looking at the lower disposal rate. However, if it is inside your house, it will require 2 people to get it out, and this will cost you more. Think of it this way. If the sofa can be simply wheeled out of your house, without needing two guys, then you will save some money.

How to find a good junk removal company to remove your couch?

Do a quick search “couch removal for Vancouver”, and call few of the rubbish removal companies that you see on top.

Taking it to the dump yourself

This is a bit cheaper version, unless you have your own truck or a van. If you have to rent a vehicle for the task, then you may even end up paying more. However, if is available to you for free, then you will spend around $20 and one to two hours of your day.

Selling it

If the furniture that you are getting rid of, is in a good condition, give Craigslist a try. Post it and see if anyone is interested. This option will make you the most money, but at the same time, it has its own challenges. In general, people from Craigslist, have the tendency to not show up. Usually, they would schedule something around dinner time, or on the weekend. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for you to be waiting for nothing. However, it wouldn’t hurt to try it, right?

Donating your old couch

Now, this is an interesting option, because I had the most trouble with it. When I started my junk removal business out of Vancouver, I planned to donate all the good furniture. The challenges with this option was that most charities in BC, are afraid of bed bugs, and most of them would avoid taking furniture, that could have them. Some are willing to examine it, but most are simply refusing to take any. Putting it for free on Craigslist, is even more problematic. Even when something is free, and it good condition, people from this website, still waste few of your days, before they come to pick it up. I believe that, in the process of trying to get free transportation, they are dealing with the typical “friend with a van” situation.

I hope that, you can now make the right decision, on which option is the best for you to get rid of an old couch, or any other type of furniture.