Have you been holding onto the goal of replacing your old furniture, but have been constantly battling through obstacles like finding time or lack of manpower? Or is it that you’ve recently purchased some new furniture, and your old furniture has become the latest dust collector in your home. Removing and disposing of furniture can be quite the task: You not only need to break down and haul these items out of your property, but you need to figure out what to do with them. Quite a few cities will not allow you to leave certain furniture items on the curb. To add to that, when cities offer pickup, you’ll need to adhere to their tight schedule. And again, you’ll need to handle all the heavy lifting.
The removal of old furniture is an on-demand based service where virtually any piece of furniture can be hauled out of and fully removed from your personal property or business. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not a one trick pony here as we can remove much more than furniture! Our crew of trained professionals will haul away virtually anything from your property (The only exception is hazardous material.)
Our continuous guarantee is to provide outstanding customer service & a properly performed job every single time. Our goal to become the best eco-friendly furniture removal service here in Harford County pushes us to always make sure that we recycle or donate as much old furniture as possible. With Premier1, always expect a high level quality, an easy process, and competitive rates.
If you’ve recently upgraded to home or office furnishings, or have recently come to the realization that it’s time to downsize, you’ve probably been kicking around ideas and searching online to find the best way to remove this furniture without you being the one stuck doing it.
There are those out there who will haul their furniture out to the curb and pray that the “free furniture” sign they’ve hastily written will attract the right college student who’s got both the means and desperation to haul everything away. More often than not though, most of us end up biting the bullet and hauling these things to our local city or county dump to finally rid ourselves of them. Even if this may sound like a negative perspective, we’re not here to paint a gloomy picture! Let’s walk through some of the ways you can ditch that old furniture!
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One of the true joys of being stateside is that online shopping is popular; Which means in part that online selling is alive and well. Having access to the internet & smartphones allows us to have that furniture listed online in minutes!
Sites like Ebay, Amazon, & Craigslist own the lion’s share of web traffic when it comes to online selling. So if you’re looking to dump old appliances or furniture, these platforms provide a solid opportunity for you to actually MAKE money while getting rid of your old furniture.
People often ask “Can I really get my furniture removed for free?” In the world of free enterprise, all that matters is that you find someone else who sees value in what you have to offer. With that being said however, it is also to remember that commerce operates off of supply and DEMAND. Just because that couch may hold sentimental value or have a year left of use, that does not mean that people will be lined up around the block to haul away your junk for free.
It’s important to remember as well that markets have trends. Some items may be easier to find a new home for than others. The time of year can also play a massive role as not many people are looking to spend money on furniture in the dead period that follows Christmas & New Years.
If making money isn’t our top priority, perhaps finding a new home for your furniture is. Donating your furniture is an often overlooked option when looking to recapture space in your home. There are dozens if not hundreds of local nonprofit organizations that will accept your donated goods.
-One thing to note here however is that items like mattresses or medical type items are often rejected due to health concerns for others. That being said, almost any other type of furniture can be donated to a good home for those in need.
Maybe you don’t want to go through the hassle of selling your furniture or even giving it away. So what else can we do with it? With a touch of creativity & handiwork applied to your once worn out furniture, we might just be able to produce something new.
Repurposing something like an old wooden chair into a nightstand can add some character & rustic charm to your bedroom. That bookshelf look a little too worn to present your novels? Maybe turn that into a display case for another item. Couch too rough for the living room? Throw it on the porch or even in the mancave to get its full use. When repurposing furniture, the only limit here is what you can or can’t imagine.
The biggest takeaway here is that you need to be thinking about this process with some degree of strategy & critical thinking. With online trends, what items do I have the best chance of selling online? Should I just try to reach out to family or friends to haul this set away? Can I donate this dresser & get a tax credit? Remember, the mission is to get rid of your furniture, and not become a penny pinching furniture salesman/woman.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, this tried and true homage even applies to furniture disposal. With that being said, it greatly depends on the type of furniture that we are looking to keep out of the dump. Depending on the furniture piece, there may be some questionable materials inside that dictates whether or not we can actually apply these sustaining principles (we’ll dig into this in a bit.) That being said, most furniture CAN still be recycled.
You may be asking, why should I even care about recycling your old furniture anyway? Does it really make a difference?
Well let’s remember, recycling helps conserve natural resources. These resources will only become more finite as the population grows, so conservation is critical! Recycling resources also helps to prevent waste from ultimately entering our oceans, it protects against deforestation, and reduces the use of fossil fuels. All of which helps to reduce ever growing CO2 emissions.
While the default choice here may be to simply toss our old furniture out, Adding to the pile of waste at the local landfill really isn’t the ideal solution for the community or environment. Being able to take a step back, make a plan, and have some forethought can really make a difference. Think that if 1 out of every 5 people decided that their old office or household furniture should be recycled and took the proper steps, just how many THOUSANDS of tons of waste stays out of the landfill.
Chemicals that include different types of paints, varnishes, & adhesives actually turn your old furniture into hazardous material for the environment. So unless you’ve got some OLD antique furniture, or some high quality all wood furniture, the odds are high that the furniture in your home or office have been constructed with chipboard or particle board materials. These materials can’t be recycled.
Over the last decade, there has been a push in the right direction with more local communities creating recycling initiative programs that can process these treated materials. That being said, there’s still more work to be done. If you find that your local community does NOT currently have a program available that can process treated wood, the best course of action is to push to either find a new owner or to repurpose the piece of furniture.
Cardboard box old chair and a dangerous waste disposal box
While we understand that this isn’t an ideal, there is an importance to highlight these issues. Furniture pieces like couches, recliners, and sofas aren’t safe from this issue either. In fact, almost all padded furniture items are incredibly difficult to recycle as the materials are often TOXIC.
You will typically need to locate a commercial source for recycling these items, and that’s typical IF the foam in your furniture is made from polyurethane. Most municipal recycling locations will not accept these items due to these materials in these items. This essentially leaves you with four reasonable options. (If you think of a fifth, let us know.)
One: extend the life of the furniture by finding a new home for it.
Two: repurpose the furniture to alter its usage.
Three: take the time to dismantle the furniture as most of the item can still be recycled with a little elbow grease.
Four: contact a local junk removal expert and let it become our problem.
If you’ve been reading up to this point, we’re sure you’ll start sensing a theme here soon. If you haven’t read up to this point, don’t worry.
What’s important is that we’ll be dissecting the process of office furniture removal in this section, and how it’s not always as straightforward as one may wish for it to be.
When we start to think about office furniture disposal, we probably just think about hauling everything over to the local landfill.
But once we start to ACTUALLY break down the steps involved in that process, we realize it can be quite extensive. The labor of simply removing everything from the office out to the curb, let alone bringing it all to the dump is a factor.
The logistics of organizing the process, the amount of time it takes to execute the task, and ultimately the money involved.
Do you have the vehicle(s) necessary to remove that office furniture? Are you connected with reliable personnel who can comprehend and execute the task?
Outside of taking the furniture to the landfill yourself would be to orchestrate the donation of your old furniture. While this is a wonderful gesture of good will, it still entails a large amount of effort to efficiently do. If you have a large facility or multiple offices that you need cleared out, the simple task of office furniture removal becomes a complicated endeavor.
A quality alternative would be to contact a professional organization like Premier1 to remove your office furniture. When you have a team of professionals working with you, you can expect a quick, competent, and efficiently handled project. Avoiding the fees or waiting lines at the landfill are an added bonus.
Repurposing and recycling the furniture is no longer a burden for you to handle. In essence, you’re left with the satisfaction of knowing that all of your furniture was handled in an environmentally friendly capacity, but without breaking your back or taxing your time. Hiring a competent & well trained team to assist allows both you and the environment to take a win here.
As a business owner, or even a homeowner, if you have a lot of furniture you need removed you have a lot of options to choose from. Aside from the knee jerk reaction of doing it yourself, a healthy alternative is to bring in a professional furniture removal service like Premier1 Hauling & Junk Removal. When we talk about the cost of removing furniture, we aim to make pricing as fair and as easy as possible. When diving into our full service of junk removal & hauling, we offer a free estimate or complete quote.
The most direct and accurate way to truly assess the scope of work for the job is to conduct an on-site estimate. For the sake of transparency, these estimates are FREE, no obligation quotes. We aim to make the on-site process as convenient as possible for our customers because this allows our crew to openly communicate with you & properly assess what needs to be hauled away.
We also openly acknowledge that COVID-19 has altered not only the furniture removal niche, but the junk removal industry as a whole. To help adapt to this evolving industry, we openly welcome inquiring minds to give us a call to discuss the job they need handled. We can work to receive texts of what you would like hauled away, but always recommend an in person quote at the end of the day to help you receive the most competitive price from a reputable hauling company here in Harford County.
When going through the process of finding the right company to haul away your furniture, we strongly recommend doing a little bit more research than just searching “furniture removal company near me” and dialing away. There’s a few things to consider when we need to find the right workers for your job.
Any true hauling professional who is looking to become a reputable firm for their area NEEDS to be fully bonded and insured. This also shines some insight into a company’s reliability, as a certified company has to maintain specific levels of competence to hold onto their insurance - and henceforth their reputation. Premier1 IS insured, as we look to protect our workers, our customers, and everyone’s piece of mind. Hiring a company/worker who is uninsured is simply a disaster waiting to happen.
True junk removal specialists will be able to coordinate the removal of your furniture within a few days if not a few hours. Of course the length of time from call to removal will depend on how much business is already on the books, as well as how many trucks the company currently has. For Premier1, we always aim to schedule our clients no later than 72 hours from being contacted. We aim to do this to not keep people waiting around for weeks, (you’d be surprised how long some companies take), and to always provide a free on the spot quote when we arrive.
It depends. Are you done with having to look at that old broken furniture you own and want more space? If you’re tired of dealing with your junk, it’s time to give us a call. Premier1 provides competitive pricing for furniture removal & other junk hauling services. When contacting us, be sure to have an adequate description of what you’d like hauled away from your home so that we can provide an estimate. From there, we’ll schedule a time to stop by and pick up your junk!
A major factor is going to be what items are being picked up. If you’re wanting to bring us in for our mattress removal service, we would head off to the local landfill here in Harford County. We’d also ask that the mattress is wrapped in plastic to help provide a safe & efficient experience for all parties involved.
Did you recently move out of or into a situation that left you with a set of furniture that’s no longer desired? Or have you upgraded to new furnishings in your home and need that old set get asap? Maybe you’ve simply been meaning to rejuvenate some old broken furniture pieces, but instead you’ve got a pile of junk that has become overwhelming.
Regardless of why you’d like your furniture gone, confidently know that you’ve found the answer here with Premier1. We provide safe, efficient, environmentally safe removal services to make sure that you’re no longer needing to worry about what to do. Our team of experts has countless hours of experience, and will make sure to carefully haul away any undesired pieces from your property.
It’s much easier to handle with the proper vehicles & equipment for these jobs as our waste removal trucks can handle a bit more than the standard interior of a car. If you’re finally ready to vanquish that junk of yours, why wait? Give us a call today!
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