If you have been looking at your old furniture or appliances and have decided they are looking a bit worse for wear and need an upgrade then now is the time to update your home. With many household items being reduced and discounted due to the Christmas and New Year’s sales, many items are now much more affordable.
However one of the main concerns when buying new furniture is what to do with your old stuff. Here are a few tips on what you can do with your old furniture and appliances to make room for your new ones.
Give To Charity
Often many people get rid of their old furniture or appliances because they are updating their homes or are moving, not because there is anything wrong with them. If this is the case with your belongings then why not donate them to charity? Giving to a local charity shop where they can sell the items is a great way to do your bit for them. Some charities will come and pick the furniture up from you, or if that is not the case you may have to drop it off to them.
Another great way to get rid of your old furniture for others to make use of them; you could donate them to a local school, homeless shelter or youth centre.
Make Some Money
If you have the time, you could try selling the items that are in good use to make yourself a little extra money. Whether you decide to hold a garage sale, car boot, put out an ad in the local paper or sell it online, you can easily make a little money on your old items, which can go towards any new purchases you are looking to make. It may be best to ask people to come and collect any items as it could end up costing you more if you have to deliver the items yourself.
For items that are not in the best condition and cannot be given away or resold then recycling could be the best option for you. Most recycling companies will come and drop off a skip for you to fill up with all of your household items and waste and will come and collect it once you are done.
This is a quick and easy way of getting rid of your old furniture such sofas, tables, chairs and wardrobes, as well as electrical appliances such as fridges, cookers, microwaves and much more. By making sure that your old items go to a recycling company rather than being thrown away means you are doing your bit for the environment.
When looking for a recycling company, you should always check to see if they are a registered, regulated and trusted company such as Bucks Recycling.
Now that you know what you can do to get rid of your old furniture in an eco-friendly way that can not only help the environment, but also help those less fortunate than you, you better get moving. You need to ensure that you have enough space for your new furniture to arrive.
This post was written by Ekta Mair for Bucks Recycling who specialise in domestic and commercial recycling and waste disposal.