When is it Time to Get Rid of Your Couch?
Five Signs and Solutions
Looking around your living room, one of the main focal points and seating options is the couch. No matter what type of material it is, it may be well-worn and showing its age. But how can you tell when it’s time to get rid of your couch? And how can you go about the process in an efficient way? Here are five signs it’s time to say goodbye to your sofa and five solutions for doing so.
Signs it’s Time to Get Rid of Your Couch
If you’re looking for a sign to finally upgrade your couch, here it is! Some of these reasons may be self-explanatory, but couches can be expensive and too large for the trash. When it’s time to decide if it stays or goes, it comes down to how much time and money you want to spend on repairing the couch versus getting rid of it. Here are some reasons to consider swapping your sofa.
- Torn and worn. From fabric to leather, couches come in many different materials, but they’re all susceptible to scratches, tears, and fading. Some materials are more durable than others, but unless it’s covered in plastic or never sat upon, a couch doesn’t stay pristine forever.
- Stains. There’s only so many times you can turn a cushion over to hide a stain. Nowadays, couches come in stain-resistant materials, but accidents are still bound to happen.
- Odors. Couches can absorb all sorts of smells from everyday dirt, animals, and people. Even if the upholstery is cleaned on occasion, some odors are harder to cover.
- Lifestyle change. A leather couch may work in a bachelor pad, but once you add a family and pets to the mix, it may not be the best option.
- Design update. If you’re updating the room to a more contemporary look, your floral-printed sofa may stick out.
Once you decide it’s time to update the couch, there are several solutions to consider.
Options for Upgrading Your Sofa
No matter the reason for getting rid of your couch, there are many ways to go about getting a new one. Again, these options vary in budget and complexity, but the result is the same: out with the old, in with the new.
- Slip Cover. Whether you want to cover up a stain or scratch, help prevent new ones, or just need an updated design, slip covers are a simple, cost-effective option.
- Sell. If the couch is still in great condition, consider selling it to make some money toward a new one. It’s easy to sell it online, at a yard sell, or at a consignment shop.
- Donate. If there’s still some life left in your couch, but you rather not deal with the hassle of exchanging money, you can donate it to a thrift store or other worthy cause. If the organization accepts couch donations, they may even come pick it up for you.
- Trash. There’s always the time-tested method of placing large furniture at the curb for free pickup. Check your local authorities for information on bulk trash regulations so it doesn’t have to stay at the curb for too long.
- Junk Removal Service. To help ensure your couch will be picked up and disposed of in a proper manner, enlist the help of professionals. At JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, we strive to reuse, recycle, resell, or re-purpose your items whenever possible. This gives you all of the options with less of the work, all while doing your part to help keep your couch out of the landfill.
When you contact 844-GET-JDOG, you can expect respectful service, transparent pricing, and a dedication to serving our community, one couch at a time.