What to Do with an Old Sofa

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For many of us, getting a new sofa is something that we’ll do every 2-3 years. Especially when we want to change the décor in a room and need a new sofa to match. The problem is, when your new sofa arrives, you need your old sofa to be gone to make space. So, what’s the best thing to do with your old sofa?

1: Sell Your Sofa to Someone Else

If your sofa is in good condition, you may wish to put your sofa up to sale in order to get back some of the money you paid for it initially. You have a few options for how to sell your sofa, with many people opting to use sites like Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace for the most traffic for their advert.

When listing your sofa, be sure to take lots of photographs in natural lighting, that way buyers will get the best idea of what they’re buying. It’s also important to outline any imperfections such as rips or sun damage and whether your home has any smokers or pets. Otherwise you might have people complaining after purchase.

As for pricing, have a research to see what other people are pricing sofas of a similar age, brand and size. Always remember that people like to barter on prices, so if you are looking for a certain price, add a little onto your asking price.

2: Give Your Sofa to Charity

If your sofa is still in good condition, however, or you’re not keen on selling it or you’d like someone in need to get it, you can give your old sofa to charity. These days, many local charities have their own van and will happily come and collect your sofa to sell. Just give them a ring and see if this is something that they are currently doing (as occasionally they might have too many sofas or pieces of furniture to sell).

You can also consider giving it to a charity who will send your old sofa over to someone in need. This could be a woman’s charity, where these ladies might be escaping abusive homes and starting from new. Or, it could be a charity for older people, who might not be able to afford a new sofa. Have a research in your area and see what charities are available.

You might even want to check if anyone in your family or friend network could benefit from having your old sofa. Perhaps a niece or nephew who is starting out on their own, or again an someone who cannot afford a new sofa but would be thrilled with yours.

3: Dispose of Your Sofa Responsibly

Sometimes, though, a sofa has just reached the end of its days. It could be very old, with its springs going, or you might have pets or children that have ruined it with stains or rips. In these cases, your sofa is just too used for someone else to use it, which means it needs disposed.

Getting rid of your sofa should be done in a responsible way, which is why you should always choose a company that are built upon keeping as much rubbish away from the landfills as possible. That way you’ll know that as much of your sofa that can be recycled or reused will be. Leaving you with a clear conscious!

Looking to get your old sofa disposed of? Get in touch with KwikSweep today to see how we can help you dispose of your sofa is a responsible manner.

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