It’s a brand new year! It’s time to welcome in the new year with possibilities and dreams. It’s also the perfect time to declutter and clean your house to get rid of things that no longer work for you. If you are planning to move to a new house which is smaller than the one you have now, before calling house movers Melbourne, take a look at your furniture and see which ones you do not need to bring with you to your new home. If you do not know how to get rid of the furniture you no longer want, check out some tips below.
1. Sell it online
Here’s a great way of getting rid of your old stuff and even getting money in return. Just make sure that they are still functional or is still salvageable. There are many platforms you can use to see your used stuff, like eBay or Craigslist. Write down all the details about the furniture, including any scratches or tears so that the potential buyer knows exactly what to expect. Include pictures of the furniture and upload them on the website.
2. Give it away to friends and colleagues
If you do not like the hassle of selling, you can always ask any of your friends or colleagues if any of them have a need for furniture. Maybe you have an extra bed or an old couch and one of your friends has a college student child who will need one for his or her dorm. Or you want to buy new patio furniture, you can ask your neighbour if they would like yours.
3. Donate them
If none of your friends or colleagues has any need for old furniture, there are also many organizations that are looking for people who can donate their used and old stuff. Try to do a search on the internet to see if there is one near your place. Make sure to give things that are still useful. Ask the organization if they have any rules as to what types of furniture you can donate. You can even include old clothes and other stuff that you no longer need. Donating is a great way of not just disposing of your old furniture but you also get a feeling of satisfaction knowing that your old things can be put to good use.
4. Dispose of them in the garbage
There are some furniture pieces that can no longer be recycled or upcycled or fixed. Don’t be afraid to get rid of them and throw them in the garbage. They have already served their purpose in your life and if you try to give them to someone else, they might hesitate to say no to you, but they will be left with something that is no longer functional.