Tips for Getting Rid of Old Furniture – Hire a Furniture Removalist
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.
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 low ball you even further!
Consider Donating to a Charitable Cause
If all that haggling seems like too much stress for you, especially at moving time, 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’s not always just charities that are in need. Maybe your younger sibling is moving out of your parents’ 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 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!
Ultimately, it’s your decision on whatever you do. However, whatever you do with it, the benefits of organising a 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.