Everyone knows that feeling. Looking at an old, beat-up couch and wanting it to disappear. If you are on a tight budget, you may be wondering how to dispose of an old couch, mattress, etc. There are many free furniture removal options available to people.
Dispose Of Old Furniture For Free
There are many ways to get rid of old furniture for free. Some examples of furniture you may want to get rid of include:
- Old Couch
- Love Seat
- Kitchen Set
- Night Stand
- And More
No furniture is designed to last forever. Certain types of furniture will last longer than others. Differences include the quality and material they are made out of.
Depending on how well it is taken care of, a couch may last between 2 and 10 years before it should be replaced. On the flipside, a high-quality dresser will last a lifetime with proper care.
Free Ways To Get Rid Of Old Furniture
Below are some of the ways you can get rid of old furniture for little to no cost. With that said, some free furniture disposal options are easier than others.
- Furniture Donation
- Leave Out For Free
- Give It Away on Craigslist
Furniture Donation Services
Furniture donation pickup services such as The Salvation Army offer a great service to people who want to get rid of furniture they no longer want. Donating furniture to charities is as simple as scheduling a pickup, and getting your old furniture hauled away.
Some items donation pickup services remove include:
- Kitchen Utensils/China
- Kitchen Table/Chairs
- Bed Frames
Donation services often-times do not remove mattresses or items with fabric unless they are in like-new condition. The reasoning for this is to help prevent the spread of bedbugs. Some of these items include:
- Love Seats
Leaving Furniture Outside For Free
A (slightly risky) option to dispose of your unwanted furniture is to leave it out by the curb. There are many people who scavenge for free items and will pick up your items.
This method is a convenient way of getting rid of mostly everything, but does have some drawbacks associated with it.
Pros & Cons of Leaving Junk Outside
- Can dispose of couches, mattresses, etc.
- You can leave basically anything and someone may take it
- The condition does not matter as much
- Much quicker than scheduling a donation pickup
- Your items may get wet & ruined if left overnight
- Some towns/communities ban this practice
- Looks somewhat “trashy” in front of houses
- People may not take your items
Give Furniture Away on Craigslist
Craigslist is a great resource to get rid of old furniture for free. They have a free items section, where you can list your old items. Many times, someone browsing Craigslist will want what you have, and come pick it up.
There are benefits and drawbacks to putting items on Craigslist.
- You can give basically anything away for free
- People will come to you to pick up the items
- Does not cost anything to post an item listing
- You may not want people you don’t know coming into your home
- You will receive a lot of “tire kickers” and people wasting your time
- Spam calls & emails run rampant on Craigslist
The Problem With Mattresses
At our company, we get calls constantly from people who have old mattresses they want to get rid of. Especially with young children or pets, some families go through multiple mattresses per year!
The problem with getting rid of an old mattress for free is twofold:
- They cost a lot of money to dispose of
- Nobody wants a used mattress
With other pieces of furniture, you can get rid of them by donating them or putting it on Craigslist or Facebook for free.
For mattresses, very few people want to sleep on a pre-owned mattress regardless of what condition it is in. Especially with the rise of bedbugs in our area making matters worse!
The other main issue is the cost of mattress disposal. Even if you do the work yourself of hauling your old mattress to a landfill, you will still get charged anywhere between $20-$35 as a surcharge plus the weight of the mattress totaling close to $50!
The reason landfills charge more for mattresses is that they do not compress like other items. This means they take up more space, which costs the landfill more money!
Free Furniture Removal Solutions
As you can see, each of these options to remove old furniture has benefits and drawbacks. All of them require either a time or energy commitment from you, and some can be flat-out dangerous!
With that said, if you are on a very tight budget and have extra time on your hands these may be good options for you.
Professional Furniture Removal Service
If you have an old couch to get rid of and don’t want the hassle of the free removal options, consider hiring a professional junk removal service. If you are located in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre areas, give A+ Enterprises a call. We specialize in furniture disposal, have upfront prices, and over 60 5 star reviews.
Our company offers same-day service, so you don’t need to schedule weeks in advance. The best part is our furniture removal service starts at just $99! We do all the labor, hauling, and disposal for you. You just point, and your old furniture disappears.
Request a FREE Furniture Removal Estimate
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