• April 21, 2020
  • Bill Chen

Last updated on October 30, 2023

Moving house is a great time to spring clean and declutter your living environment. Sometimes you’re forced into this by either downsizing or unfortunate moving circumstances, other times, maybe you just want to do it whilst you’re going through your things for the first time in years. You might be using a trusted removalist in the Inner West, or the Shire or wherever you may need one for your move, however, you might not be moving and just have upgraded your existing furniture too. Either way, here are some tips for getting rid of old furniture. 

Tips for getting rid of old furniture

Adjust Your Price Expectations

I know, you’ve recently bought a $4,000 Nick Scali couch that went perfectly with your lounge room, but now, just a few months later, you have to move. The couch is still in near-new condition, so you should get pretty much full price, right? Well, not really. Not only is it not actually brand new now, but when you try to resell on the internet, everyone is trying to get a win. If you don’t adjust your expectations, there’s a good chance you won’t sell this sofa for a long time. If you want to make something back, consider a drastic price reduction, to begin with, and don’t be offended when potential buyers try to lowball you even further! Alternatively, if you’re moving to a new home, you can hire furniture removals experts to transport your beloved couch and other furniture pieces to your new place.

Consider Donating to a Charitable Cause

If all that haggling seems like too much stress for you, especially at moving times, then consider donating to a charitable cause. Of course, you won’t get much back in terms of monetary returns, but you will be able to find a good home for your furniture. You will feel like your good deed of the week is done, and you won’t have to have the stress of selling online! 

You Might Have Friends or Family Who Are In Need

Of course, there are not always just charities that are in need. Maybe your younger sibling is moving out of your parent’s house for the first time and they might be looking for a couch or a dining table that you are moving on. You can always gift it to them or give them a “mates rates” price that helps everyone out. This tends to be most common with mattresses especially as younger siblings tend to move into share homes!

Hire a Furniture Removalist

If you are moving and have always done so by yourself, you might want to look into hiring Bill Removalists for the first time. You might have found a new home for the furniture, or be giving it to charity – either way, it will help your cause from the other end if you have already organised how this potentially large and hefty furniture can be moved from A to B. Think about it – if you’ve sold your furniture online, it’s never easy to get the price you want, often because the buyer knows they will have to organise pickup. However, if you’ve already organised that side of things, the buyer might be more willing to pay a little bit more!

Getting rid of old furniture

Ultimately, it’s your decision on whatever you do. However, whatever you do with it, the benefits of organising removalists in Mosman whether you are moving home or not, are clear and I think this is something that you should keep in mind whenever you are looking to get rid of your old furniture. 

Bill Chen

About The Author

Bill Chen

Before 2008, Bill was working with a local removalist company in Sydney and was witness for a number of deformities and wrongs in the working of the company. Observing the atmosphere, a thought came to Bill’s mind that he could do much better if he were the owner of the company, by offering a fully transparent service to the clients with a friendly and trustworthy staff and no hidden fee structure; and thus, in 2008, AAA Bill Removalists Sydney was formed with just one truck and only Bill as staff. Even if Bill Chen began the company as just one man, the company grew fast. The operation expanded beyond the Sydney suburbs and to the surrounding cities: Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other.

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