The day is almost here! You’re going to be receiving that brand new living room and bedroom furniture you’ve always wanted. After 20 years of living with the same old hand-me-down furnishings, you’re finally going to have something you’re eager to show off to your friends and family.
There’s only one problem. You have no idea what you’re going to do with the old stuff. You know…Aunt Alice’s rust-coloured velour sectional and Grandma’s “antique” bed with the clumsy chest and dresser. You’ve had them for so long, they’re worn out, you’ve tried to sell them but no takers. They’re in pretty bad shape.
So what’s your next move?
Or maybe you’re emptying out your business location and moving to a new one. You don’t want to take the current desks, chairs, and shelves with you, but you’re not quite sure what to do with them. You’ve sold a few pieces, but there’s still lots left and the new tenant is coming soon.
How can you handle the disposal of these large pieces?
Throwing the pieces in the dumpster
Whether you just have one old couch or a large number of pieces for disposal, chances are you’ve thought about getting some help to haul them down to the dumpster in your complex parking area or elsewhere in order to get rid of them. But it’s unlikely you can find anyone to help you do that and, besides, in many cases that’s against the law. Bulk items like recliner chairs, dressers, desks, or other pieces can’t be put in a dumpster unless perhaps you break them down. But that just adds to the work and is still impractical.
Putting them out on the curb to give away
If you live in a single-family house and you can get your furniture out to the curb for free giveaway, you can certainly give it a try. Again, you’ll likely need some help getting it there. And what happens if no one wants it, especially if it’s in inferior condition? Furthermore, your neighbours probably won’t be very happy about the junk sitting out on the sidewalk, impeding foot traffic, and making the neighbourhood look sloppy. Unless you really have some gems to give away, this probably isn’t the wisest idea.
Putting them out for trash pickup
In some cases, this option works. Though each municipality is different, some do indeed pick up large (bulk) items free of charge each week or at least a few times a month. In some cases, you’ll need to call the hauler and tell them what you’re putting out and get the okay to dispose of the items that way. You may find, however, that your city or town does not offer this service or that you’ll have to pay for said service. And, again, you’ll need to grab a few friends or employees to help you get stuff out to the curb.
So, what should I do?
Well, obviously you need to get your furniture out of your home or place of business soon, so if the other options seem unlikely it’s time to call in “the big guns”; someone with a truck and a good deal of muscle who can help you remove this furniture before your new stuff comes.
Buddy with a Truck is your solution! If you live or work in Langley, Abbotsford, Surrey, Delta, Cloverdale, South Surrey, White Rock, Burnaby, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Coquitlam, or Port Coquitlam, we can load up our truck with your discarded furniture and take it to the proper place(s) for disposal, including thrift stores if they’re able to be repurposed. Because we care about the environment and do whatever it takes to reduce our carbon footprint, we know where to dispose of your furniture so that it makes the least impact on our planet.
We take away (almost) anything and are happy to offer you a quote for your furniture removal project. Just give us a call at 604-505-0133 and let us know what items you need to move and we’ll offer a competitive price and set up a time to send one of our trucks or covered trailers to your home or office for prompt and safe removal.