Waste not, want not: What to do with old furniture.

Waste not, want not: What to do with old furniture.


Redecorating your home can be incredibly fun! However, figuring out what to do with old furniture can be tiresome, and even confusing. But if your furniture is old and of no use to you, you can hire professionals to haul it away.


But what if your furniture is still in great condition? What if you don’t want to throw it away?


Don’t fret. There are other amazing ideas for what to do with old furniture. It can still be of use in some other way or to another person.


Donate the furniture!


Why throw away furniture that you know someone else could use?

By donating it to a charity or non-profit organization, you are helping out those in need. Charity and non-profit organizations help others by providing them with all kinds of things they may need at very affordable prices, including furniture.

Your old furniture will be going to good use. Whether it is a bargain hunter or someone down on their luck, they will definitely appreciate the reasonably priced recycled furniture.

You may not turn a profit, but you can rest easy knowing that your act of goodwill will help someone else greatly.


Selling the furniture!


If your furniture is in good condition, there is a decent chance someone is willing to pay you for it.

Nowadays there are tons of online retailers that make it easier than ever to sell just about anything including eBay, as well as online marketplaces such as Craigslist, Facebook local market pages and Gumtree.

There are places to advertise your salable stuff.


Furniture Swap!


Furniture swap is a unique experience where people swap their old furniture with someone else’s.

In some local communities these kind of swaps are even organized and held on a regular basis. For those who don’t know of any local organizations that do this, try looking it up online! You may be surprised at what you find, and what people might want to trade.




Suitcase table.


Upcycling is the perfect solution for those who like to get creative. The idea behind it is taking your old furniture (which may not work or be in good condition) and changing it into something else entirely!

This option is great for people who love DIY (do it yourself) projects. For instance, say you have an old refrigerator that is broken. It’s possible to convert it into a unique shelving unit that no one else has.

Who knows? You may even find these kind of projects fun, and be able to turn a profit. But of course, being creative is a reward in and of itself.

Furniture takes a lot of time and craftsmanship to create. If at all possible, try and find ways to repurpose the many materials found in your major furnishings.

What may be trash to you could be redeemable to someone who is handy at fixing things. It may also be an opportunity for you to practice your DIY skills and repurpose a piece for yourself.

Besides, non-profit organizations are more than happy to take that piece off your hands.

If you’re looking for new furniture to replace the old and recycled stuff, visit your local furniture store for a wide selection of beds, as well as furniture for the dining room, living room, and bedroom at great prices.



Florin is an Online Marketing expert and blogger who likes to research the latest trends in business, technology and marketing and writes about a range of topics.

Published by Christine Blythe

Christine is the owner and author for her three blogs: Empty Nest Ancestry, Feathering the Empty Nest, and Top Web Blog Tips. Periodically, if a post topic is appropriate to either of her other blogs, they will be published as a guest post by CJB.

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