So, you’ve bought new furniture? You did your research, you went shopping at your local furniture outlet store in Salem, MO and you made the decision to finally make the purchase? Well, that’s great news, until you walk in your door and realize you have to get rid of your old furniture now!
Well don’t worry! You have several options that you can choose from as opposed to simply throwing out the old furniture:
Host a garage sale
While it can certainly be difficult to part with pieces that have been in your life for years, why not sell them and make a little money to help offset the furniture you just purchased? If you feel that your furniture is still in good condition and can work great for another person or family, put it up for sale and let someone else get as much joy out of it as you did.
Place it in a rummage sale
This is similar to the point above, but it can take it to the next level. If your church or school or community center is hosting a rummage sale, why not put it in there? You’re helping a great cause and it takes the load of setting up, organizing and managing a garage sale off your shoulders.
Place an ad online
A more modern version of a garage sale is placing an ad online. Websites like Craigslist and Ebay are great ways to put your items up for sale for other people to purchase and use. Keep in mind, if you do this, you want to make sure you determine how the piece or pieces will be received, whether you deliver it to the buyer or they come and pick it up.
Exchanging an old piece for a new piece
Some furniture outlet stores in Salem, MO will work with you and workout some sort of exchange and will take your old couch if you are buying a new one from them. This isn’t always the case, but it’s worth asking. Sometimes it can take some money off of your new purchase.
Pass it on
Maybe you have friends or family that are moving and are in need of some furniture. Chances are someone will need it, especially if they have kids that are moving off to college.
Talk to or advertise to college students
Speaking of college students, this is a great way to get rid of some old furniture, especially if it’s not in the best shape. College students are always looking for furniture that is cheap or free. This is a great way to get rid of that old furniture.
Donate to a charity
Charities are always accepting furniture so they can use them to help the less fortunate. Charities like Goodwill, St Vincent DePaul or the Salvation Army are always happy to take furniture off your hands as long as it is still in decent condition. Most companies will even offer you a tax receipt. Another good way of helping out the less fortunate is donating it to a homeless shelter, theater or a school.