My Personal Story of Furniture Removal
My Personal Story of Furniture Removal
Moving heavy furniture is indeed a huge amount of work, whether you’re relocating or simply rearranging. Having gained experience with furniture removal firsthand, I believe giving you a few tips on how to handle furniture removal will help you out. And that’s why I share my personal story to help those who want to take up the project.
You’ll have to say farewell to your saggy sofa, three-legged chair, and non-reclining recliner at some point. A furniture removal business would definitely bill you $75 or more to remove it. Most furniture removal firms charge a monthly price of $50-$125.Costs would rise incrementally with jobs greater than 1-3 small pieces of furniture. And that’s why most people opt to use DIY methods of furniture removal.
Use these simple methods to move large, uncomfortable objects without risking harm to your back, home, or furniture. Use your arms, not your back, to move heavy furniture by yourself. When using DIY methods, as I did, here are some tips that you should have in mind:
Only Take Apart What You’re Able to
You’re not superman/woman. When pulling a sofa, bear in mind that you can still cut the foot and make it a few inches shorter. Remove any and all knobs, drawers, cabinets, racks, and legs from any piece of furniture that you choose to make lighter.
And if you can’t handle something, accept and get some help. Yes, you don’t have to call a furniture removal company, but you can always have willing friends and family coming to your aid. It all depends on how you’ve planned to make the process easier for yourself.
If Your Reason for Furniture Removal is Relocation, Plan Ahead
When you’re moving to a new home, plan ahead of time where you’ll put your furniture. Make a floor plan with the right dimensions for each room, organize your furniture, and plan your layout before you move. Then, when you carry your stuff in, you (or your helpers, if you’re not there) will put your furniture in the appropriate position and prevent having to touch it again. Tape a copy of the plan to the wall of each room to make it simpler for the furniture removal experts. This way, everybody can see where everything goes at a glance.
Rent a Dumpster
If you have more than a few pieces of furniture to get rid of, a 10 to 20-yard dumpster is a feasible choice. The cost of renting a 10 or 20-yard dumpster varies, but you can estimate between $200 and $350. Depending on where you live, the cost can be higher or lower.
A typical sofa takes up at least three cubic yards of storage. It can take up more than 3 cubic yards in the back of a truck or dumpster due to its form. As a result, sizing up 10 yards or more is still a good bet.
When Looking for Easy Furniture Removal Methods, Sell, Donate, or Give it away
This is a wonderful choice for furniture that is still in decent working order. But that is the most important point: the furniture must be in decent overall shape! Damaged furniture should not be donated to local charity organizations, as most of them would not accept it. Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace are perfect places to sell or give away furniture. To get rid of it fast, go to the “Free” site. If you live in a mid-to-large metro city, this form of furniture removal is ideal.
Donating used furniture is a great way to support the city while still receiving a tax advantage. Furniture removal programs are provided by certain organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity (not available in all areas).
Leave Furniture at the Curb
If you only have a few small pieces, getting rid of furniture can be as simple as pulling it to the curb. However, you can still check with your nearest service provider first. In addition to the daily garbage, some public and private garbage disposal agencies can charge you more to get rid of furniture.
They can even restrict the number of things you can dump or the time you may dump your furniture (for example, they may only do bulk pickups once a month or a few times a year). It’s possible that you’ll have to wrap upholstered furniture in plastic before curbside selection can consider it. Furniture cannot be dumped at the curb in some cases.
Hire a Furniture Removal Service
Two technicians from a furniture removal business will come to your home to estimate the cost of removing your furniture. They will pack your things and haul them away if you settle on a price. This is a smart way to get rid of a couple of big-ticket pieces quickly. However, since furniture removal costs are often dependent on the overall amount of the pieces, it may not be the best option if you’re working on a complete home cleanout or a long-term junk removal project. Before you contract a furniture removal business to dispose of your furniture, do your research.
So, that’s the story about my experience with furniture removal. I hope that you can borrow one or two tips that’ll help you out in your own project.