Getting rid of a large piece of furniture is as easy as following one of these 15 easy and creative ways.
- Sell or Give Away
- Create a Community Library
- Garden Feature
- Junk Removal Services
- Haunted Houses
- Municipal Bulk Trash Pickup
- Refurbish or Repurpose
- Landfill Drop-off
- Upcycling Projects
- Theater or Film Props
- Swap with Neighbors
- Offer to DIY Enthusiasts
- Escape Rooms
- Photography Props
Finding a family in need of what you’re getting rid of is always the first and foremost option. We have so many needs in our community for simple pieces of furniture, we always recommend that if your large piece of furniture is in decent to good condition that you try to find a new family to use it.
Sell or Give Away
Is your large piece of furniture in great to new condition? While donating is great, we understand that if you spent a lot of money on a piece of furniture that you no longer need, it’s totally acceptable to sell it on a marketplace like Facebook or Craigslist.
Create a Community Library
Is the large piece of furniture that you have a bookshelf, or anything that could resemble one? We’ve seen plenty of examples of people creating free libraries in their neighborhood with books that residents are free to take and encouraged to leave.
What looks better in a garden than an old bench? There’s so many pieces of furniture that could look great in a garden that you might not have even thought of! Green plants dangling out of a dresser could provide a great mix of green and wood to add depth and contrast to your garden.
Junk Removal Services
Calling a professional junk removal company to come and pick up your large piece of furniture to be removed is a very simple option. While each company does have their own unique pricing, it never hurts to give them a call and see if they would be best suited for your furniture removal job.
Does your old and big piece of furniture look spooky? Many old pieces of furniture and antiques have that vibe that would be absolutely perfect in your neighborhood or community haunted houses. Next time the season rolls around, go ahead and see if the home owner would be interested in taking it off your hands!
Municipal Bulk Trash Pickup
Not a creative solution in any way, but still, they get the job done. Many cities and counties, however, have long waiting lists and fees associated to this service. Make sure to reach out before scheduling so you know what to expect!
Refurbish or Repurpose
Refurbishing and repurposing an old piece of furniture can bring it to life in ways you never imagined! Not only can it invigorate your space, but it’s also a fun skillset to learn and master. Personally, me and my wife love refurbishing things — even though we’re not that good at it!
If you have a truck and none of these other solutions seem like a great fit for your needs, go ahead and safely load up your large piece of furniture and take if to the local landfill. Typically there are minimum charges for this service.
Can you take a look at your piece and reimagine it as something else? That’s what up cycling is, and it’s a great solution for thinking out of the box. Can you turn a dresser into an organization station? The ideas are not only hard to come up with, but they’re fun!
Theater or Film Props
Do you ever see a movie and wonder how the heck they got all those old items? How do they fill a whole set with props from back in the day? Well, form you of course! Reach out to local theater or film students to see if they would be interested in your interesting pieces of history for their next project!
Ever heard of one of these places? You go into a room and take a bat, a sledgehammer, or whatever they got and just start breaking things! These types of companies are always looking for new and big things to break. Check your area for any companies like this to see if they would be interested.
Offer to DIY Enthusiasts
Don’t want to do the refurbishing yourself but know someone who enjoys it? No problem, just go ahead and reach out to them to see if they would want to take on the project!
Is your particular piece of furniture especially unique? Potentially there is a escape room well suited for the theme of your piece that they would be interested in taking from you!
Know any local photographers? Many times they have multiple rooms in their studio with different themes, and you may just have the right piece they’re looking for. You never know unless you ask!
There’s so many creative ways to get rid of an old piece of furniture, that we suggest you try to do the most eco-friendly solutions first! Let’s protect our environment and make sure we pay it forward in responsible disposal practices. If you have any questions or need help removing a large piece of furniture give us a call or fill out the form on the right!