4 Ways to Get Rid of an Old Sofa

Investing in a new sofa is a real treat. The couch provides a place where you and your family can rest in the evening time, engage in family conversations, and spend quality time together watching movies. But if you are buying a new sofa, you probably need to get rid of your old one, and this is easier said than done. Used sofas don't tend to have a resell value, but there are still some ways that you can remove your sofa from your house without selling it.

Check in with your new sofa providers. Sofa manufacturers and sellers know how difficult it is to get rid of old sofas, and to encourage sales with their particular store, they might just offer pickup of your old sofa if you buy a new one from their stock. This will take all of the hassle out of the process so it's well worth asking the question.

Hard waste collection. Each city and borough in Australia has different rubbish removal services like Backyard Bins that may offer hard waste collection options. Check in with your local council to find out exactly what the process is. For example, Melbourne residents are allowed one free hard waste collection each year, which includes items such as sofas, barbecues, mattresses, bicycles, and dishwashers.

Donate it to charity. You might not need your old sofa, but somebody else might. There are many charities in Australia that work with people who are trying to overcome poverty. For such people, making an investment in a high value item such as a sofa is next to impossible, and your sofa could be really worthwhile to somebody else. Of course, the sofa has to be in good enough condition to be useable, but otherwise, a charity should be happy to take it. Some will even arrange pickup of the sofa for you.

Post an online advertisement. The world is increasingly online, and so when somebody needs something, the internet is often the first place they will look. There are online listings sites that have been designed as spaces where people can list items to sell or to giveaway, and there are some specifically designed for free items being given away in a local area. But this isn't the only way you can get the word out.

Why not post a message about your sofa on your social media accounts? If none of your friends or followers are in need then maybe a friend of a friend will be. Be careful about how you share your personal information. Agree to share information like your phone number or address with only those interested in getting the sofa.