Discover how to get rid of old furniture.
Garage sales, associations, recycling centers… What solutions are there to get rid of old furniture at home?
At a time when fashions are constantly changing, many of you change furniture and decoration very often. But getting rid of your old furniture is not always easy! So to avoid city sidewalks, here are some solutions to make room for your new decor by getting rid of your old furniture.
Second-hand sales are now part of our daily lives! You can go to one of the many consignments that offer the sale of your items or participate in a flea market organized by your city! Know that you can even obtain the right to organize a garage sale at home!
If you don’t have time to travel, know that you can also put your items on sale directly on the Internet via dedicated sites and classifieds sites.
You just have to take a picture of your object and write a short description and you’re done! If you no longer like your furniture, they can, on the other hand, make someone else happy … What’s the point of depriving yourself? You avoid waste, as a bonus!
For many years now, associations have been recovering your furniture and objects that you no longer want to clean, repairing them if necessary, and resell at low prices to people who do not always have the means to afford new products.
This is the case with Emmaüs, Secours Catholic … This type of approach makes it possible to create jobs and a parallel economy which banishes waste!
The Ressourceries recover a multitude of objects in an ecological, but also ethical approach by allowing the reintegration of people in difficulty. This network collects, sorts, and repairs objects to use them again. In the case of objects that are too damaged, the Ressourcerie will direct them to recycle. Think about it!
If you think that your furniture is too damaged to be recovered, be aware that cities have recycling centers that allow you to throw away objects and furniture that are too bulky or that do not correspond to the nature of your trash can.
When you deposit an object in a recycling center, you are thus certain that it will follow the correct waste treatment cycle. Thus, choosing a recycling center is as ecological as selective sorting.
If you don’t have a car, the city provides a free bulky item removal service to your home. To do this, you must report by telephone or Internet that you have bulky items. (maximum 3 m3) to be removed.
Before getting rid of your furniture, why not try transforming it? Giving them a second life is sometimes enough to bring them up to date in your decoration!
You can paint your old furniture a different color, cover it with wallpaper or another material… When you know that you can even transform a washing machine drum or an old tire into a coffee table… everything is possible!
And it’s not the DIYs and recycled tutorials that will say the opposite. Nothing is thrown away, everything is transformed, as they say, so be brave and grab your tools!