Operation Renovation – What to do With That Old Furniture?

From time to time it’s a great idea to have a total renovation of your home. We’re not talking about knocking through walls and building conservatories, although why not if you want to! Instead, we’re talking about something a little smaller in scale, but equally as impactful – a household change-around. When it comes to […]

From time to time it’s a great idea to have a total renovation of your home. We’re not talking about knocking through walls and building conservatories, although why not if you want to! Instead, we’re talking about something a little smaller in scale, but equally as impactful – a household change-around.

When it comes to moving the house around, throwing out clutter, and generally creating a fresh and new space, you might find that you have old furniture you’re not sure what to do with. Do you want to keep it? Do you want to change it? Do you want to throw it away? How about donating it?

There are many options, so let’s check them out one by one.

  • Unwanted furniture donation – One man’s junk is another man’s treasure! You have a couple of options here – is there someone moving into a new home who doesn’t have much in the way of furniture or cash? Why not do a good deed and give it away to them? Alternatively, how about contacting charity shops and donating it them? They will often arrange to come and collect it from you, so there really is no hassle involved, but plenty of karma positivity points for you!
  • Can you sell the furniture you don’t want? – If there is some value to the furniture you no longer want how about trying to sell it for a little profit? Auction websites, social media groups, and old fashioned newspaper adverts will all yield some results for you,
  • Is there something you want to swap it for? – We just mentioned selling furniture, but what if you don’t want cash for it, but different types of furniture instead? Again, head online to furniture swap website or post on social media, such as Facebook, to see if anyone wants to do a mutually beneficial swap.
  • Perhaps try upcycling – Upcycling is basically a fancy term for getting creative with your furniture and changing it into something either functional or fancy! E.g. You could Decopatch an old table and turn it into a decorative focal point. The options are endless. Head online and check out some ideas for crafty renovations!

These are just four ways you can rid yourself of your old furniture, or perhaps turn it into something else entirely. If you are throwing the furniture away, remember to do it in the most planet-saving way, e.g. hiring a skip an ensuring it is disposed of correctly. Having said that, if something can make use of the furniture, and most of the time someone can, then this is probably the best avenue to go down. Charity shops will certainly be very happy of any quality donations you can give, and you get that warm, fuzzy feeling of having helped someone at the same time!

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