Here’s What to Do with Your Old Furniture

by Joanna Burns    January 16, 2019

No matter whether you are moving, clearing the garage or buying new furniture, one of the most taunting tasks related to maintaining one’s household is when you have to think of a way to most effectively get rid of sofas, chairs, tables, wardrobes etc. that are either too outdated or broken down to be of any use. Getting rid of old furniture can be a real buzz-kill, which is why knowing about practices that can help you out achieve better results is of utmost importance.

Recycle or reuse

If the pieces in question are too broken down to deem any other utilisation, you will simply have to throw them away. If, however, you do not fancy the idea of just dumping them down in the nearest landfill, recycling or re-using parts of your old furniture might be a very sensible idea indeed. Recycling depots can be found all over Greater London today, due to councils’ ever-increasing strive to be greener and more eco-friendly. Check with your local council about collection days and times, or hire a professional team of experts to collect and dispose of the furniture for you.

For those who are into DIY projects, having old materials such as wood, fabrics and metal such as the ones that come from old furniture, would be very beneficial. There is no need to throw away something that you can put in good use in your next project. Our only suggestion would be to preserve materials only if you have a clear idea of what you are going to do with them – otherwise, you risk simply contributing to the clutter that you suffer from at home.

Sell online

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as we all very well know. So, feel free to sort out those items that are still usable and, with the hope of turning in a small profit, put them up for sale online. There is a large market for rustic, classic or even antique:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Desks
  • Cabinets

You never know who would be interested in buying your old junk, so there is really no harm in checking it out.

Give it away

Much in the same vein, if you have a friend or a family member who you know is going to use your old, unwanted furniture, there is no harm in giving it to them. You might enjoy your new bed-frame, but who says that your aunt would not be happy to have the old one for the spare bedroom at your house, for example? There are cheap and fast furniture removal services in London that you can use in order to make this very thoughtful gift to someone whom you hold dear to your heart.


There are many charitable organisations that take old furniture and put it into good use for the less fortunate. If you want to do some good for the world – such that will not cost you anything really, donating your old furniture is going to be an excellent idea indeed. Check the options that you have in your area.

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