Let’s talk used furniture and what to do with it.
Whether you’re looking to discard, donate, or sell it, there are multiple routes you can take when unhanding you’re old furniture pieces. Here are a few ways to make the most of your pre-loved pieces.
If your furniture is in good shape and you’re looking to redecorate or replace some of your pieces, selling your furniture is always a great option! Our first choice? AptDeco.com. It’s an online marketplace for buying and selling furniture with verified buyers and sellers AND a delivery service that takes care of all the hassle. That’s right, watch a team come in, take your pieces out of your space, and get paid in just a few days. The AptDeco team not only takes care of pickup and delivery, but they also promote your items to a network of New Yorkers via their website and e-mail, so all of the work of buying and selling is done for you. Want to get started selling? Try it out. It only takes 2 minutes to list!
If you’re looking to donate your furniture, there are tons of places to send your pre-loved furniture. One option for you is housing works. Housing works is NYC based, and they offer to pickup furniture for free. Salvation Army will also pick up large items for free, however, be cognizant that many people utilize this service so sometimes there can be a long wait. Goodwill is also a great option if you’re looking to donate your furniture. Unlike Salvation Army and housing works, there is a fee for pick-up, but still a great option for giving your furniture new life!
Okay, last up? Tossing your items. We’re sure you’ve walked outside and seen a mattress or sofa perched on the street. This can be an option, but there are a few things to know before you go this route. First, depending on your address, there are certain collection dates that will apply to you. If you don’t want to deal with fines or angry conversations with your super, be sure to find your specific collection day here. If you leave your item outside, normally the rule is to place the items after 4 the night before collection day. Specific items have specific rules (i.e. mattresses should be wrapped because no one wants bed bugs). For more information about trashing large items, there’s actually a web page on it here.
As long as your furniture is in good shape, see if someone else can use it. Whether that’s donating it to one of the places listed above, or selling it to make a quick buck!