Getting rid of the old furniture

How to get rid of old furniture?

Where to give my furniture?

What to do with old furniture?

First and foremost: if your item is in a good condition and if the situation permits, consider donating it to a charity or a non-profit organization. SOS Children’s Village BC Thrift Store accepted some furniture donations like sofas and mirror sets. I’m told that Salvation Army or a Value Village will take them for free.

However, if you prefer doing things online, here are the three main sources to get rid of your old or unwanted furniture:

  1. Craigslist
  2. Kijiji
  3. Freecycle

When you are making an ad:

  • Make sure the ad has good pictures;
  • Make sure the ad explains exactly where it is (“Located on the second floor of a house near Knight and 41st”);
  • If you can deliver (even for a fee), it is a BIG plus for those of us not fortunate enough to have an access to a large capacity vehicle.

Also, write several versions of the ad with different wording, and every two days take down the old ad and post up the new one. Try to sell it at a reasonably low price first to see if anyone bites.

Posting on student buy sell groups on Facebook (search SFU/UBC/etc) is not a bad idea. Who else but students have limited funds, and want to get the good stuff for cheap.

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