Tonnes of old and waste furniture end up in landfills year in, year out. Leather takes more than 40 years to decompose. Imagine how long the furniture, mostly leather would take to decompose. It is not ecologically friendly. That simply means that throwing away your old furniture in landfills is not one of the options you have. So, what do you do with old and used-up furniture? There are easy, ecologically-friendly and cheap ways of dealing with old furniture instead of throwing it away as junk and forgetting about it. Here are some suggestions on what to do with your old furniture.
Donate the furniture to charity.
You can donate your furniture to a non-profit organization like Pick Up Please Hialeah or a charity. They will be eager to lighten your furniture burden. The furniture will be refurbished and redistributed in the community and among victims of disasters like fire, domestic violence, hurricanes and other tragedies. Whether you will be taxed or not for the donation depends on who you are donating the furniture too. The charity will organize for the pick-up and transportation. Ensure that the furniture is clean and in a fairly good state.
Organize a garage sale.
If you are conducting a garage sale, your furniture can be part of it. Have the furniture cleaned and refurbished? If you manage to make the furniture more appealing, there is a high a high chance that your garage sale could sell off. You could fetch a few bucks off the garage sale.
Re-purposing the furniture.
When it comes to old furniture in the house, there are endless possibilities and ideas of re-purposing it into a whole new thing. You have to analyze your room lacks, and find an ingenious way of turning the old and used-up furniture junk to satisfy the need and compliment the room’s outlook. You can tweak an old bookshelf with a few adjustments into a nice-looking wine rack. You can turn an old telly set into a fish tank. Remember to keep it simple and easy. Do not over do it.
Give out the furniture to a local theater or church.
One of the ways of getting old and used-up furniture off your hands is by donating it to a local theater, school or church. It is a good way to give back to the community and promote local art. It would sure be fun to walk into a local theater and find your old couch, looking all new.
You can change you old unused furniture into new. You can get a professional to redo the furniture, redesign and tweak your old couch into a new looking one. Strip them down and have them redone. It helps you save the cash that you could have used to buy new furniture.
When cleaning furniture, remember to be cautious not to end up and damaging the furniture in the process. Some people may reject damaged furniture. Remember to keep it simple when re-purposing or refurbishing furniture. Simple and smart. All in all, take good care of your furniture, it will stay longer and be in a better condition in case you want to get rid of it because it has just become too old.