Getting ready to move is a good indicator of how much stuff has accumulated over the months or years. No one seems to enjoy moving, and when we have to deal with a lot of big, heavy, and unwanted furniture, moving can become a difficult and frustrating experience.
Where Will It All Go?
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to get rid of large furniture when moving. Rather than try to haul it to the next place and then try to figure out where to put it all, having to move is a great time to purge the old, unwanted furniture. This is especially true when moving to a smaller place.
That Old Furniture Can Get Expensive
Even if we wouldn’t really mind hanging on to that old armoire that took up space in the corner of the basement all those years, it sometimes makes more sense to just let it go. Sometimes it is just easier to let go of the old and to buy new items for a new home since it will have different spaces to fill rather than trying to make something fit where it simply won’t work.
When moving a long distance, it can quickly become very costly to move an entire household so far away. The question of what to do with unwanted furniture before moving is simply to let it go.
By letting go of big, heavy furniture, it may be possible to get a smaller moving truck and eliminate the need for renting a storage unit if the new place is smaller than the old one. Getting rid of large furniture when moving can really add up in savings.
Get Paid to Have Someone Else Haul It Away
How to dispose of furniture before moving depends somewhat on how much time there is to spend on getting rid of it. A great way to get rid of unwanted stuff is to sell furniture before moving if time allows. This is a great way to lighten the load and make the move easier and is also a great way to make a little extra moving money.
There are a number of ways to advertise and sell furniture, such as in the local paper or on an online selling platform. It usually only takes a couple of minutes to list an item and is a great way to advertise to a bigger market without having to spend a lot of time setting up and running a yard sale, although also effective if there is the time to do it.
By Helping Others We Help Ourselves
If that old furniture doesn’t sell or is just preferable to get it out of the way, it isn’t hard to unload it. Most thrift stores will gladly accept donations, and some will even pick up unwanted furniture free of charge. Plus, many thrift stores support good causes such as animal and homeless shelters.
Donating unwanted furniture is a great way to help them raise money for those in need in the community and helps support a good cause in the process. It helps us get rid of our unwanted furniture, and we get in our good deed for the day which is a win-win.
Another bonus to donating our unwanted furniture is that we can get a tax credit when we donate to eligible organizations. It is important to remember to get a receipt for donated furniture and other items in order to be eligible for the credit.