Your sofa has served you well over the years. Now it’s time to replace it with one that doesn’t have torn fabric, sunken in cushions, and scuffs on the wood. But how do you get rid of a sofa? It’s a large, bulky piece of furniture that can’t fit into a trash or recycling can. Even if your local trash will pick it up, you still have to drag it down to the curb. And sofa’s aren’t easy for just one person to move. Luckily, you have options, one that will work for each skill set and time frame. Here are the 4 options for how to get rid of a sofa.
How to Get Rid of a Sofa: 4 Easy Options
If it’s still usable…
1. Sell/List for Free
If your sofa is still usable, or even fixable, try listing it online, either for $50-100. Try places like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or OfferUp. If you live near a college or university, you might be able to get rid of it relatively quickly if you list it near the beginning of the semester. And if you have a capable vehicle to deliver the sofa, you could charge a delivery fee as well.
You could also wait for garage sale season. Even if you don’t have enough items to hold one yourself, ask your neighbors if they’re planning one or know someone who is. They might be willing to let you bring your sofa over and add it to their sale.
If you’re not concerned with making any money, list it online for free. Or, if you have the manpower, bring it down to the end of your driveway and attach a sign that says “FREE”. This method works the best for smaller items and wouldn’t interest anyone unless they had a vehicle to transport the sofa. But if it looks like you have a few sunny days coming up, it might be worth a try.
As long as they have the room, charities will happily take any usable sofa and find a new home for it. They might even be able to pick it up for free. The only downside is you’d have to work with their timetable and possibly wait a few weeks for a pick up.
If you decide to donate your sofa and have a vehicle you can use to drop it off, call local charities first before showing up with the sofa. Even if it’s in perfect condition, if they don’t have room for it, they won’t be able to take it.
If it’s not usable…
3. Take Apart + Recycle
If you have the tools and are relatively handy, you could take apart the sofa and recycle the parts yourself. The upholstery is usually stapled to a wood frame; simply pry up the staples to remove the fabric. Once the fabric is removed, saw it apart and separate into wood and metal piles, and dispose of responsibly.
4. Hire a Local Junk Removal Company
None of the above options are ideal if you’re looking for a hassle-free, hands-off, quick sofa removal. Your best option for quick and easy services is hiring a local junk removal company, like Moving U & Junk U. For a flat price, we’ll take care of all of the heavy lifting and make room for your new sofa. We can even remove the sofa on the same day as your new sofa delivery so you don’t have to wait around a few days without a place to sit in your living room.
3 Steps For Quick & Easy Sofa Removal:
Get Your Price
Our all inclusive pricing is volume based. We’ll give you an estimate for your sofa removal ahead of time so you know what to expect on the day of your pick up.
Schedule Your Sofa Removal
We know you probably want this sofa removed as soon as possible, so we’ll always try to accommodate with same or next day service. But even if you’re planning removal for a month from now, give us a call, text, or email. We’ll schedule your sofa removal so you don’t have to worry about it.
Say Goodbye To Your Old Sofa
Our friendly Junk Removal crew will give you a call half an hour before your arrival window to let you know what time you should expect them. They’re also trained movers, so they can safely remove the sofa from your home. Wherever it is–basement, living room, loft–we’ll remove it from there. You won’t have to lift a finger (except maybe to show us where the sofa is located).
While we’re there, if you have anything else you need removed like a mattress, TV, old paint, appliance, weight bench, treadmill, or piano, we can haul that away with the sofa as well.