So, you’ve finally decided that it’s time to get rid of that old couch. Although it is tempting to just throw it away, this contributes to the ever-growing waste problem in Australia. Instead, why not try one of these four options.
What to do with old furniture:
- Repurpose it
If you’re genuinely attached to the piece, you can repurpose it. Let’s consider your beloved sofa. Perhaps all it needs for a new lease on life is to be recovered and resprung. Many professional re-upholsterers can completely transform a piece of furniture with a skillful refurbishment.
- Sell it
If you don’t want to keep the piece, you can sell it online. You can find buyers by advertising it on one of the many private sale websites like eBay or Gumtree. And bear in mind that there’s a buyer for just about anything on these sites, so if your furniture is in a sorry state, you can probably still make some money from it.
If you aren’t keen on going the online route, you can sell your furniture at a garage sale or via a second-hand furniture store in your area.
- Donate it
If you don’t need the money, many worthy causes would be grateful to receive your old furniture. Consider donating it to an op shop. If your furniture isn’t fit for humans to use, many animal shelters would be more than happy to use it to make their four-legged residents more comfortable. You can find a list of charities to donate your furniture to here, and many will send someone to collect it from your home.
- Recycle it
The last option to consider is recycling. If your beloved sofa has reached the end of its life, instead of putting it out on the pavement for the rubbish truck to collect and drop off in a landfill, you can get it collected by a waste removal company like WM Waste Management.
Whenever you need to get rid of something, always ask yourself if it can be repurposed, reused or recycled. That’s the only way we’re going to prevent our landfills from filling up. Call WM Waste Management for a responsible way to recycle your old furniture.