Furniture, electronics, clothes, and more have a definite life span depending upon their quality, branding, and other reasons. The wearing out of these commodities is inevitable and acceptable. What seems to be a hassle, though, is the thought and process of getting rid of them from one’s home. Especially larger commodities like those of furniture. One such major and most used piece of furniture across the world is that of a sofa.
Serving at family functions, late-night parties, gossip with friends, your pet’s playtime, a newborn’s first family get-together, and more. A sofa is at the center of the action and usually sees a generation or two grow up and move out through its useful life. Once ruined, with springs popping out and unremovable stains and what not. Sofas are almost irreplaceable and a new sofa to replace the older one is the viable option.
But before one makes a purchase or even plans to do so. The house must, irrespective of all the emotions and attachments with the old sofa, get rid of it. The process is usually a headache and takes up a lot of time and effort. Here, we list five easy ways to dispose of your old sofa in London.
- Donating your sofa to charity
Consider the condition of your sofa before doing this, and only donate it if it’s in a genuinely resalable condition. Don’t do this if it’s falling apart, as it seems rude and unethical.
Charities work in networks and may give items a second life, reducing waste and helping those in poverty. Some charities, such as the British Heart Foundation, will even come and collect your sofa for free, but its condition will be inspected. If it doesn’t meet the criteria, the charity may not accept it. Your sofa must also have its fire label intact for charities to accept it.
Check for any rubbish removal companies or centers around you and book an appointment if you do. Get in touch and inform them of your situation. Be sure to carry proof of residency (such as a utility bill) if you can find and get in touch with one. It’s one of the best and safest options to get rid of your sofa. Additionally, these agencies would help you move out and transport your sofa to their centers if all verifications and inspections go fine.
- Check with the sofa company
If you’re buying a new sofa to replace your old one, check if the retailer has an exchange or a collection scheme. Many sofa retailers offer exchange schemes or discounted prices in place of an exchange. They will collect your old sofa when delivering your new one. Some, like John Lewis and DFS in the UK, will charge you a fee for this service, but it means your old sofa won’t end up in a landfill, and you might get additional benefits on purchasing a new one. Plus, the hassle of moving out your old sofa is taken care of.
There are plenty of websites and apps where you could resell your commodities. The old saying goes, ‘Someone’s trash is someone’s treasure.’ Put up an ad and see if someone needs a used sofa for his/her incapability to afford a new one. Most people will pick up items from your home, or you could split charges. If your sofa is in terrible condition, you could, through these apps, give it away for free and ask people to collect it, which they’d happily oblige to. All you need to do is write a good description, upload plenty of pictures and wait for someone to get in touch.
- Hire professionals
Not that you necessarily need to do the work involved in getting rid of an old sofa on your own. If you don’t have the time, energy, or inclination to figure out what to do with your sofa, then why not look at hiring a company to do the work for you? You’ll come across scrolling through the internet services and companies that collect old furniture, among other commodities considered ‘trash,’ and have plenty of experience getting rid of all kinds of household items, including old sofas. All you’ll need to do is book your slot, and they’ll take care of the rest. It probably is the easiest and most efficient way of getting rid of your old sofa in London. A hassle-free and cost-effective way to get the task done.
While doing it yourself is a task most try to do but usually fail miserably. Following either of the five tips we mentioned would make the process a lot easier for you. With benefits, you could enjoy exchanging or reselling or the peace of mind of hiring professionals to carry out the task for you. All of it makes it much easier for you to get rid of your old sofa in the UK. At the same time, you enjoy the benefits and efficiency of following these tips. It is equally great for the environment as most self-dumped furniture usually ends up in landfills or is fly-tipped, makes up for an unpleasant visual, and attracts insects and overall harm to the environment. Be wise, follow our tips and enjoy a smooth removal process of your sofas.