It’s a whole lot of fun when you find yourself getting an entire room of new furniture. It feels like you’re living somewhere else all of a sudden. What’s not fun, is getting rid of your old furniture.
It can be a hassle and makes for a rather frustrating process. So there are some things you can do when it comes to getting rid of your old stuff, to make room for the new.
Find A New Function/ Place
Be sure you do need to get rid of it. I mean it may not work where you had it, but can it work somewhere else? If you paint it, reupholster it, or just move it, can you get away with it in another room?
A great example of this is that arm-chair you need to get rid of. It isn’t working in your family room anymore. Well what if you move it to the corner of your bedroom, pop in a fun pillow, and voila. You have yourself a new seating arrangement that you didn’t have to pay for.
This is obviously the most beneficial thing for you to do. I mean as they say, “one mans trash is another mans treasure”. If you have something in decent condition, I say try to sell it off. Just make sure it’s as clean as you can make it, and take some great photos of it. Be realistic with your pricing because as much as you may love it, its important to be realistic.
There are so many great places anymore to try to sell your furniture. The easiest is having a Yard Sale. You can get rid of a ton of things in one easy (well easy enough) day. Plus you may even walk away with a nice little profit.
This is when it’s time to be honest. Sure you paid $2,000 for it, but after your cats, dogs, kids, and multiple red wine spills, it’s time to just say goodbye. Donate to a local charity as most will come and pick it up for you. Or, do you know of a college kid in need? They would be more than thankful to take your junk off of your hands. This way, it’s gone and you didn’t have to break a sweat getting rid of it.
Replace with New
If you really just don’t care, than more often than not your new furniture supplier will take your old furniture with them when they deliver the newer, shinier, goodies. Just confirm it at the beginning so they know what you need. This way you can have your old pieces up until you have to replace them. In the end, this is probably the easiest.
Written by Rhiannon Gillis. Rhiannon is a Los Angeles decorator and also primarily writes for this blog Rhiannon’s Interiors.