There is no secret that getting rid of a sofa can be a problem if you’re not careful about it. Upholstered furniture may not always find many people willing to buy them, especially if they happened to be stained, torn or damaged in any way. To think that you spent a good amount of money on your furniture doesn’t mean much in the long run since you cannot avoid the fact that furniture will age. Unfortunately with the exception of leather, upholstered furniture will often depreciate in value the more it is used for obvious reasons. It will be pretty difficult to get rid of such a piece of furniture and to make money in the process. So what would a proud sofa owner be able to do other than abandoning your furniture by the side of the road for the garbage men? Well for starters you can decide to do a sale or a few other solutions, as the following examples will explain up ahead:
• Holding a garage sale
Although it may be a hard task to sell your used furniture it is not entirely impossible. To a great extent it will depend on the condition of the furniture itself. If it is in reasonably good shape, then you may have a chance to make the sale anyway, but it may need to undergo some work to make it clean again. It may not exactly fetch some amazing price, but it will also be easier to sell that way. A garage sale would be a good first step to make it work but there are more solutions than that.
• Placing the item in a rummage sale
You can place a used sofa in a community center, church or a school rummage sale instead. This participation can be limited up to a point of simply hauling it there, not having to worry about the organization of a sale of your own. Consider this if you have anything you need to work on selling, as one piece will likely not warrant holding a while garage sale of your own in the end.
• Placing online ads
There are many online resources you can use to get rid of any furniture you have, mostly classifieds websites that offer a lot in terms of work you can use to ensure your overall chances of making a sale. You can try to sell it or even give it away for free out there, so don’t forget to mention whether you want to deliver or whether you want to have the buyer make the pickup instead. With this approach you will have a much better chance to pull off a sale than in most traditional ways you can imagine.
• Passing it on to your family
Ask your friends and family whether they will have use of your chosen piece of furniture. Chances are someone might have need for them, especially if they are heading out to college or going someplace else. This will make house clearance a whole lot easier in the long run and you won’t have to worry about it at all.
• Advertise to college students
If you happen to live in a college town, then students may be the best choice you have under the circumstances. Students will often look for furniture that is free or cheap enough to work with.
• Donations to a charity
Many charities out there can be a wonderful way of ensuring you have someone remove the old furniture from your home, but you may want to ensure you have it in good condition first if you want to have solid results. Most charities will come and make a pickup from your home and even give you a tax receipt as well.