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How To Get Rid of a Couch

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Whether moving to a new place, renovating, or upgrading to a new one, getting rid of your old couch can be quite the process. A sofa is one of those oversized items that is difficult to move. It can be heavy and bulky and sometimes still has a lot of life left in it.

Fortunately, there are many ways to get rid of it, keeping those problems in mind. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of your couch responsibly.

5 Ways to Responsibly Get Rid of a Couch

Sell Or Trade Your Couch

If your couch is still new, in style, and in good condition, consider selling it. Platforms like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or Offerup make listing your couch and selling it locally easy. A yard sale or garage is another great option to sell other furniture items simultaneously.

Not only can you make some money back from selling it, but you can avoid the hassle of moving the couch if the buyer comes to pick it up. If selling online, make sure to watch for scams. Before listing it online, check for dings, scratches, blemishes, and bad smells. Be sure to document these online so the buyer is aware.

Instead of selling for cash, you can trade your couch for another item. Find a local “Buy Nothing” group in your area or join a page on Facebook. These groups are a great, environmentally friendly way to get a different item you are looking for. Remember that selling or trading your couch might take some time, so be prepared to store it for a period.

Donate Your Sofa

Ask friends, family, and neighbors who might need a new sofa. You would be amazed by how many people you know are looking for furniture you might be getting rid of. A college student moving into a new place or a neighbor who just refinished their basement could give new life to your couch. You’re giving back to people you know!

Many donation centers accept used furniture, like sofas, in good condition. Start with looking at local shelters, thrift stores, and charities. Give your couch to those in need or sold by a charity to raise money for their cause. Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, and Goodwill are centers in the Bay Area that will accept couch donations. Check for stains, tears, and rips before bringing it to a donation center. Some donation centers might offer a pickup service– call ahead to find out!

Utilize Curbside Pickup

Some cities offer curbside pickup through garbage collection agencies. In the Bay Area, some trash services will freely pick up bulky furniture pickup once a year. These pickups are pre-paid with your garbage bill. However, you must request this service in advance, usually once a week.

While this is convenient, there are some considerations. The Bay Area has restrictions on curbside disposal. Understand what these regulations are to avoid sidewalk dumping fines and citations. Further, since garbage agencies will only pick up specific furniture, you should double-check that yours is acceptable.

Haul It To The Dump

When your sofa is in bad condition, it might be best to take it to the landfill. If you or a friend have an oversized vehicle, this is an easy way to get rid of it. Something to consider: There may be a minimum amount to dump your trash, which is not cost-effective if you only have one item. You can take the whole couch to the landfill or recycle parts.

Nearby recycling centers might take the upholstery, wood, or metal parts to recycle them. Taking apart your couch requires more effort than hauling it to the landfill. But recycling parts of your couch is better for the environment. Please avoid dumping it illegally, which negatively impacts the environment and community.

Hire A Junk Removal Company

Many of these options are only practical for some people. Hiring a junk removal company is the best way to avoid too much hassle. A professional, full-service junk removal company will do all the work for you. They will come to your home, remove your couch, and dispose of it. When picking your company, choose one that prioritizes the environment by donating or recycling old furniture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Take My Couch Apart Before Getting Rid of It?

Not necessarily– it depends on where it is going. If you take the couch to a landfill, it might be necessary to take it apart to fit into the vehicle. However, if you sell, trade, or donate it, those receiving the couch will not want it taken apart. Professional removal companies come prepared to remove the sofa, even if that means taking it apart.

Need to Remove a Couch in the Bay Area, CA? We Can Help.

You have many options for removing your couch in the Bay Area. You can sell or trade your couch to make some money back, put it on the curb to be picked up, take it to a donation center, or haul it to a landfill. Or you can hire a professional company to remove your couch for you.

Nixxit offers a furniture removal service ready to get your couch out of the way. Nixxit is a Bay Area Green Business disposing of furniture in the most eco-friendly way. Hire Nixxit today by scheduling an appointment with us to avoid the hassle of doing it yourself

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nixxitjunk · Jun 13