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8 Ways to Get Rid of Your Furniture Before Moving

21 August 2023
3 mins

Moving to a new house can be an exciting yet overwhelming affair. Managing the move is often stressful with many challenges like what to do with furniture you longer want or need. If you’re wondering how to get rid of your old furniture before moving, this blog post is for you.


Things to Consider Before Getting Rid of Old Furniture

Before we delve further, there’ll be a few key factors that will affect your decision, such as your furniture’s size, weight, condition, and the number of items you want to get rid of. The more furniture or items, the more you may want to consider bulk disposal. Do also consider the environmental impact of your methods and as far as possible, choose an eco-friendly option.


Let’s explore 8 different ways you can responsibly and appropriately deal with your unwanted furniture.


Donate to charity

Donating is a great method to get rid of your unwanted furniture and give back to your community. There are many organisations that welcome furniture donations such as the Salvation Army. Local orphanages, community centers, and houses of worship are also options that may accept donations.




Host a garage sale

A garage sale is an excellent way to make some money while getting rid of your old furniture. It is also a fun and social way to get rid of your things. Be sure to advertise your garage sale properly to attract as many buyers as possible. Use your neighbourhood WhatsApp or other social media to get the word out.




Use a second-hand furniture shop online

An easy approach to selling your old furniture for some extra money is through online classifieds for used furniture. You can list your furniture on a variety of well-known websites such as Barnything. Simply take a few quality photos and describe the item's condition including its size and dimensions in detail. Do some research on comparable products to decide on a suitable price.




Give it away to friends and family

Consider donating the furnishings to friends or family members who are in need. It's a fantastic method to get rid of your old furniture, and by doing so, you'll be benefiting someone close to you.




Call a disposal company

If selling your furniture to second-hand shops online or donating isn’t an option, or you don't have the time or resources to remove your old furniture yourself, furniture removal services are a great option. They will visit your house, remove any unwanted furniture, and properly dispose of it. Barnything offers a sofa removal service too! Contact us to find out how we can help you get rid of your old furniture.




Rent a dumpster

If you have a large amount of unwanted items, renting a dumpster might be the way to go. This way you can get rid of old furniture in one go. Dumpsters can be rented from a variety of suppliers, and the price will vary depending on the size you require. Just ask your regular contractor for a referral or Google it!




Barter or swap

Bartering or swapping your furniture could be a fantastic option for you to get rid of old furniture while potentially getting something you need for your new home. Barnything is a great way to get started bartering. Listing is easy as well as finding someone who may want what you have to offer. And it’s free to use!




Use your local recyclers

Whether it's your local waste management unit of the local council or a recycling company, calling furniture recyclers near you is a fantastic way to get rid of old furniture. Some may require a fee to pick up large items, so make sure to check with the individual service providers beforehand.