Picture this scenario: You are decluttering your home for your move and have purchased a handful of new furniture to suit the interior of your new home. You are now looking at all your existing furniture that you have replaced, and you are not sure what to do with it. Some of the items are big, heavy, awkwardly shaped and difficult to manoeuvre and you are not sure what the options for furniture removal and disposal are. Here are some of our suggestions on how to pass on those preloved pieces.
Donating your pre-loved items is a great way to pass on your furniture pieces to those who need it more than you. That green couch that you once loved will get a new life and support Australians who are doing it tough and reduce landfill. Many organisations who accept donations can arrange a collection from your home or you may have to deliver the pieces to the store yourself. Here are some organisations that accept second hand furniture donations:
- Brotherhood of St Laurence
- Concern Australia Welfare Inc.
- Helping Hands Mission Inc.
- Sacred Heart Mission
Another form of furniture removal from your home is to sell it. It is understandable if you want to earn a bit of cash on the side from your old furniture to recoup some of the costs of buying all those new pieces. Selling your unwanted furniture items may seem difficult because you don’t know where to start. This may have been true several decades ago but living in the world of modern technology there is now a plethora of places to list your old couch and TV. Some great places to sell your second hand furniture are:
- Facebook Marketplace
- Buy, Swap and Sell groups
- Auction Houses
- Cash Converters
So you have tried donating and selling your preloved pieces with no luck and now your last resort is to dispose of it. If you are lucky enough to live in an apartment complex that has disposal facilities onsite then you can easily get your unwanted furniture removed. You can also arrange for a council collection to come and pick up your unwanted items which usually happens once or twice a year. Some councils only have a set date a year for hard rubbish collection and some councils allow on call rubbish collection pick up times. If those options don’t work for you, then MetroMovers can help you remove and dispose of those unwanted items. Disposal fees are usually calculated based on the tipping yard fees plus labour involved to remove these items. Bear in mind that items such as fridges, air conditioners, mattresses, gas bottles and tyres have additional charges. Call MetroMovers today on 1300 138 960 to obtain a quote to help you tip your unwanted items.