Not every piece of furniture needs removal just because it’s not being used. Sometimes, it’s a piece of furniture that works perfectly but needs upgrading or just isn’t cutting it for the type of home you’re looking for. For example, your couch you inherited from your parents isn’t something you want to keep when you buy brand new furniture to put in your home.. Sure, those stains contain some memories that were probably fun at the time, but now you just need to get it out of your house. You need some type of couch removal option.
The question is now what do you do with it? Well before you answer that question the first thing you want to do is determine how much time you have to get rid of this couch. Is this something you plan on doing before your lease is up in 6 months? Or do you need removal of this thing by like tomorrow at noon for your new house closing. That will let you know which options are best for you to pursue.
The other question is how much time are you personally willing to dedicate to this removal? Like all issues you can always save money with a do-it-yourself approach but the time for you to do it will always be more than a trained professional who does this every day.
So let’s look at some removal options you can try to get rid of that old couch that doesn’t match your living room! Below we have outlined what options are best when you consider both the deadline you have to remove the couch along with the time you are willing to allocate.
OPTIONS FOR Couch REMOVAL
1. Sell It
Everyone could use an extra $50-$100 (or maybe more if your couch is really nice!) If your couch is in good condition and you have the time, selling it is always the number one option. You or someone you know paid money for the item so you might as well try to get some back for it! This is a fantastic way to complete your junk removal. Some people may just really need a cheap couch and yours may just happen to be the perfect size for their daughters new college apartment. It also gives you the benefit of knowing that your couch will be reused and not thrown away which is nice to know and is a great contribution to keeping the world green! You can list the items on, Craigslist, Offer up, facebook marketplace (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace), let go (https://we.letgo.com/), or even simply post it on your social media pages to see if anyone in your network needs one.
**Tip** Be honest and upfront with any damages or scratches you may have on your furniture. There is no point in wasting your time trying to hide it only to take hours out of your day to wait for someone to come and discover these upon arrival!
Of course, the process of selling the item does have its drawbacks. Certainly there are occasions when items sell quickly and without much work on the part of the seller, but not often. Most of the time you will have to field quite a few inquiries about your couch. This turns the removal process into almost a job. It is not uncommon to have people offer 10% or less of your list price. Even worse, many people will schedule to see and/or pick up the item only to no show when it comes time! Furniture is also something people forget is difficult to transport when buying and they may show up unprepared to actually remove and deliver the couch. These can be hassles and headaches with strangers that you may or may not necessarily want knowing where you live.
Sell it Conclusion:
Selling the couch is the most economical way to remove your piece of furniture, but is the longest and most difficult to actually execute. If you are not under any pressure to remove the item and have the time to dedicate, selling is a great option!
2. Give It Away
If you’re not concerned with making any money from the old couch but want it to go to someone who could use it, there are still plenty of options available for who could take it off your hands. Call friends, family, and local charities. Chances are one of those three would be glad to take it off your hands or knows of someone who would. Don’t forget to call YMCAs or local schools; they might be able to utilize the couch as well. You could try placing the couch at the end of your driveway with a “FREE” sign attached to it. You might be able to make your couch disappear with minimal effort on your part. Nothing is better than feeling you contributed to someone in need. Many organizations look for donations that go directly to those in need. A good example would be an organization we work with called “The Community Warehouse Project.” (https://communitywarehouseproject.com/) that is located right here in our town of West Chester Pennsylvania. They use donations to help battered women and single mothers furnish their new apartments. Your couch would be great for a cause like that one!
Unfortunately, this is not always as simple as it sounds. Some organizations are not quite equipped to handle the process of getting junk removal couches to their depot. This can be a problem if you do not have the time or resources to drop the couch off yourself. Also if they do pick the item up they may charge a fee or not be available at a convenient time for you. With donations flooding in they tend to be booked out pretty far in advance. Another problem is that with couches like with all furniture, the donation places tend to be picky. They may tell you they want the couch only to arrive and not take the couch after they see the condition is not where they had wanted it to be. This can be a hassle if you are under any type of time constraint.
Give it Away Conclusion:
Nothing is better in the world than giving back to the community. But make sure you understand that it’s not always as easy as it sounds. Particularly when it comes to something as cumbersome as a couch removal!
3. Recycle/Dump It Yourself
If your old couch is run down and completely unusable, you could try to remove it yourself. Many dumps are open to the public and have reasonable rates. An example of two places we use here at Moving U & Junk U are (https://www.eldredgeinc.com/) and (https://l-sdemorecycling.com/ ). Just make sure to be extremely careful when maneuvering the item out of your house into the truck. Always lift with your legs to prevent injury and make sure to have adequate help to prevent damages to your house.
Like anything that is cheap, it comes with a cost and that cost is your time! Even if you have the time to dedicate to doing the work you will need some type of vehicle. This can cost you extra money if you end up renting a truck or van to remove the couch. You will also have to pay the dumping fee associated with the couch. This can be quite high with one item as the transfer stations tend to have minimums even if you only have a single item. Also remember to plan ahead as most dump locations are open only or mostly during normal business hours.
Do it yourself Conclusion:
This option is not the easiest option. But it can be quicker if you are in a pinch and have the flexibility to do it yourself.
4. Hire A Local Junk Removal Company
You might come to the conclusion that hiring someone else to deal with it entirely is the best option for you. And that’s where Moving U & Junk U comes in. We are available for same day or next day service and operate 7 days a week. If your couch is still in good condition,, we’ll try to donate it to someone who can use it. And if it’s completely unusable, we’ll responsibly recycle/dispose of it for you. We’ll take care of all the hard work and heavy lifting of your couch and any other removal. Simply show us the furniture, and we’ll get it out of your way so you can enjoy your extra basement or living room space or make room for your new couch. Like anything as the quantity goes up the price per unit decreases. So if you have other items see if you can included those with your couch removal.
We and all other junk removal companies charge fees for our services. So you will likely pay more up front than with some of the other options that we have previously discussed.
Hire A Local Junk Removal Company Conclusion:
If you are in a pinch or simply just want to be done with the couch entirely, a professional junk removal and hauling service is the way to go. While you may pay more up front, no other option can guarantee to be done as quickly as a professional junk removal service like Moving U & Junk U.
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Get Your Price
Our all inclusive pricing is volume based. We’ll give you an estimate for your couch removal ahead of time so you know what to expect on the day of your pick up. Click this link to see our online estimator for your junk removal. https://movingujunku.com/junk-removal-estimator/
Schedule Your Couch Removal
We know you probably want this furniture 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 furniture removal so you don’t have to worry about it.
Say Goodbye To Your Old Couch
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 couch from your yard or home. Wherever it is, we’ll remove it from there. You won’t have to lift a finger (except maybe to show us where the couch is located.)
While we’re there, if you have anything else you need removed like a mattress, sofa, TV, old paint, appliance, weight bench, treadmill, dining set, piano, old carpet, or old playground equipment, we can haul that away with the playground equipment as well.
Ready to get your couch removal estimate? Give us a call or text at 484-301-2442 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org