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Couch Removal Options: How to Get Rid of Old Furniture

A few alternatives to tossing your unwanted items


Every couch has a lifespan. Even when you start with a brand new couch, the day inevitably comes that you need to unload it. Moving and redecorating are just a couple examples of why you might want to swap out your old couch for a new one. Couches are large and difficult to move, so throwing them away like your curbside trash is rarely an option. We’ve compiled a list of couch removal options to help you save time and energy. Read on to learn more.

Couch Removal Options

  • Ask your trash company. Many waste management companies offer regularly scheduled (from once per month to twice a year) pickups of large items, like furniture.
  • Donate it to a good cause, like a shelter or charitable organization, or a person in need. Only do this if your couch is in relatively good, clean condition.
  • Replacing your couch? Ask the company you’re buying from if they’ll haul away your old couch when they deliver the new one. It never hurts to ask.
  • Try selling it. Again, your couch should be reasonably clean and in good condition. Be sure to disclose any stains or imperfections it may have to avoid an unhappy customer who might want to back out of the sale once these flaws are revealed.
  • Give it away for free. Many people have success when leaving an old couch on the curb with a sign that says “free.” It could disappear overnight or sit there for days. If it’s the latter, find an alternative way to get rid of it as a kindness to your neighbors who might see it as an eyesore.
  • Ask a junk hauler for help. Getting rid of a couch is no easy task. Some municipalities impose fines for improperly dumping furniture and most trash companies refuse to pick up items that big. The team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling knows how to get rid of old furniture properly and safely. Contact us today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule the pickup of your old couch.