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How to Get Rid of a Couch

How to Get Rid of a Couch

If you are interested in getting rid of your old couch, then you are probably asking yourself, “what should I do with it?” If that is the case, then before you throw your old couch and chairs into the back of a pickup truck to have it hulled off to the dump, you may want to look into some more comfortable, more profitable, environmentally safe ways to rid your house of your old furniture. Big Tex Junk Removal, who offers experienced and professional junk removal in Dallas, TX explains there are numerous ways to get rid of a large piece of furniture like a couch.

1: Donating your couch to a local charity

This is my favorite way to get rid of anything that I don’t use, or I don’t want. Donating your old furniture to charity is a convenient way to get rid of furniture or just about anything that is still in usable condition.

Also, this comes with a nice little list of benefits as well. Such benefits include accessibility and profit. In some cases, you may even receive a tax write off. Say you donated a couch to your charity and received a $300 tax write off.

This means that when you are doing your taxes, you can keep $300 that you would have had to pay to the government. This may not be as profitable as selling your used furniture, but it is certainly less work and a great way to the needy.

2: Giving you furniture to your friends, family, or a local business

This is very convenient and easy because usually when someone is receiving something for free, they feel inclined to come to pick it up. Furniture tends to be big, heavy, and bulky; it would be great not even to have to lift a finger in the process of getting it out of your house.

Your friends or family will be delighted to pick it up. This is always a great option if you have a kid or know someone who is just graduating college and doesn’t have a whole lot of money to furnish their new place of residence.

3: Sell your furniture online

E-Selling is by far the most profitable way of getting rid of your furniture, but it is also the riskiest and sometimes very time-consuming. First, be sure to sell locally; you don’t want to have to box up your massive sectional and ship it across the country. eBay or Craigslist are great for selling your used furniture.

eBay is very popular, very secure, and the buyer has to pay electronically, upfront before you hand it over to them. Take note that eBay charges insertion fees, which can be a turn off for some people.

Craigslist, on the other hand, is free, extremely easy to use, and has many local buyers and sellers; unfortunately, Craigslist can be risky and sometimes dangerous.

Both Craigslist and eBay have their own list of pros and cons, so it really matters what you think is the most desirable way for you to sell online.

4: Call a junk removal company

Cleanliness and tidiness at home are paramount, and you can remove your couch with the help of a junk removal agency.

Professional junk removal companies can help you reduce the clutter in your home for a fair price. They will also make sure your trash is disposed of properly and in an eco-friendly manner.

It is necessary to determine a budget before you decide to have your couch removed. The selection of a good agency is also essential as rates of these agencies may differ substantially.

5: Repurpose or recycle your old furniture

Have you ever seen an old shoe with beautiful flowers growing out of it? Or maybe even a toilet bowl, or an old chair used as a gardening pot? This is what is known as repurposing. Though this may be more for the artists out there, it’s a fun way to reuse your old furniture.

Some people have even made hobbies and successful businesses out of it. For example, a chair made from baseball bats, or a couch made from recycled furniture and upholstery.

This is not for everyone, but if you are looking for a way to kill some time and have a little fun doing it, this could be for you. Another form of recycling furniture is merely using your old furniture in a new room that you have created.

Maybe your son or daughter just moved out or went off to college. You could make their room into a game room and use your old furniture to furnish the room to your liking. Either way, recycling furniture for your use is always an option.


Hopefully, after reading this, you have a few ideas of what you want to do with your old furniture. There are many ways to get rid of your used furniture; sometimes, you have to be a little creative. Whether you want to sell your furniture, give it away, or repurpose it, it does not matter as long as you are happy with your decision.