Recycling Old Furniture: DIY Ideas, Donating, and Curb Alert!

January 3rd, 2013 Paul Dekker

New furniture in any room is determined to improve the mood of anyone who enters the room. The new furniture smell, the aesthetics, and the overall purchase invoke a happy and successful mood in the room. We do not need to tell you how awesome new furniture is, you already know!


Unfortunately, most people take the easy way out and leave their gently used furniture at their curb. Unless the employed furniture company offers the same removal services we do, the furniture usually ends up dwelling on an enormous landfill, never to be seen again. With poverty and low-income households at a high, there is no reason to waste something that could change someone’s life. There are a number of options for recycling old furniture, which may work to your benefit.


• Donate the furniture to your local AMVETS, Salvation Army, or Goodwill. They will sell it at a very low price, making a nice addition to someone’s home. A person who could not normally enjoy the new furniture feeling will get to.


•Leave an ad in the classifieds explaining that you want to get rid of this piece of furniture as quickly and as easily as possible. Either sell or give the item away, but make a stipulation of the trade that the receiver has to pick it up within 24 hours. This will be hassle free for you, and they will feel excited to get something that would normally be too expensive.


•Create something new with the furniture. Like the phoenix, let it be reborn from its ashes. Browse through home décor websites and look for a DIY Advice article similar to this one from Country Living.


For Example, maybe you just purchased a new dresser because your drawers were broken. You could easily remove the drawers, making an adorable storage closet for small clothing, shoes, and belts. Take a look at this photo below, this project was done for sewing supplies, and it was perfectly executed.


DIY Ideas for old furniture | DIY Dresser Without Drawers

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Whichever route you choose to take, please do not discard usable furniture. Even if you think it is in poor condition, someone may have great plans for it. As the saying goes, one man’s junk is another one’s DIY project.

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