Is it time for a new sofa? Whether you’ve recently updated the décor in your living room and your sofa sticks out like a sore thumb, or you’re looking for a comfier style, you need to remove your old one first. But what’s the best way to remove a sofa?
There are many ways you can remove your sofa. It usually depends on how quickly you’re looking to get rid of it and how much you’re willing to spend or sell it for.
5 ways to dispose of an old sofa:
1. Donate it
If there’s nothing wrong with your sofa and the fire labels are still attached, you’re just looking for something to suit your new décor better, why not donate it to a charitable organisation?
Many charities, like British Heart Foundation, Barnardo’s and Cancer Research UK, offer to collect sofas free of charge – taking it off your hands and making sure it goes to a good home, whilst raising funds for their research.
2. Sell it
Selling an old sofa that’s in neat condition is a great way to earn some money that can be put towards your new one. Instead of throwing your sofa out, why not list it on websites like eBay and Gumtree? You could even advertise it on Facebook and other social media channels.
Word of mouth can also help. Mention it to your family, friends and neighbours that you’re selling a sofa. They might know someone who is after a new place to relax after a long day at work!
3. Arrange for the council to collect it
Most councils will collect large, bulky items, like sofas, that can clutter your home. It may be worth asking them to collect your old sofa for a small fee – providing you with the peace of mind that it’s disposed of correctly and legally.
To arrange sofa collection in your local area, visit the Government website.
4. Arrange for it to be collected by a sofa company
Some sofa companies offer ‘old sofa collection’ as part of their service and can switch your old sofa for the new one. Before you order your brand new sofa, ask if they offer a collection service. If they don’t, you’ll need to weigh up the other removal options available to you.
5. Hire a skip
For sofas that aren’t in the best condition, disposal might have to be the answer.
If you’re in the middle of decorating your home and have large, bulky items to get rid of, hiring a skip from Bolton Skips allows you to sit back and relax in the knowledge that waste is stored safely.
Bolton Skips cover all areas in the northwest, including Chorley. All their skips, supplied for skip hire in Chorley, are designed to fit at least one sofa (even the 2-cubic yard mini skip) and the 16-cubic yard open skips are perfect for large-scale projects – providing sufficient space for up to 8 sofas.