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How to Get Rid of Furniture: A Guide to Furniture Removal Services

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Getting rid of old furniture can be easy when you know how to do it efficiently and cost-effectively. Whether you have a couple of items to throw away or an entire home full of furniture you no longer need, choosing the right type of furniture removal can make all the difference.

In this complete guide to furniture removal services, you'll learn about the common reasons people look for furniture disposal services, as well as your options for furniture removal services. We'll also tell you how Blake Waste can make the entire process as easy as possible.

Reasons To Get Rid Of Old Furniture

Are you getting rid of old furniture for any of these reasons?


When you look around your home or office, is there just too much furniture for your space? If so, you could be dealing with an overcrowding issue that is screaming for furniture removal service.

Time For An Upgrade

If you can't remember the last time you bought new furniture, it may be time for an upgrade. If your old sofa is sinking or just doesn't match your style anymore, it's time to look for ways to remove it and change your home decor.

Removing Dust and Indoor Allergens

Sometimes your furniture can end up playing host to indoor allergens or dust. If these have accumulated over time, you may want to consider evicting your old furniture to make room for some new items. You don't want to keep furniture around that may be causing a health hazard.

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Types of Furniture Removal Services

Lugging furniture away yourself can be backbreaking and time-consuming work, especially if you don't have the right equipment.

To take the burden off yourself, consider these types of furniture removal services:

Dumpster Rental Pickup

One of the simplest and easiest ways to get rid of old home and office furniture is to rent a dumpster. Determine how much space you'll need for all of your furniture, so you rent the right size dumpster.

At Blake Waste, we offer roll-off dumpster rentals in 10, 15, or 20-yard sizes. If you can't decide which size is best, ask one of our knowledgeable customer service members to help.

Once you decide on the size, schedule a drop-off time and location. Once it arrives, just throw in the furniture you no longer want. At the designated pick-up time, we'll come and haul it away.

Donation Centers

If your old furniture is still in decent shape, you may want to consider bringing it to a donation center. Look for a local donation center in your area that accepts most furniture. You can also see any homeless shelters could benefit from your gently used furniture.

Non-profit organizations, local charities, and churches are typically places that accept furniture donations with open arms. Some local organizations will even come to your home for a furniture pickup. Call around and explore your options. Knowing that you are helping a charitable organization while also cleaning out your space is a win-win for everyone.

Recycling Centers

Recycling furniture can sometimes be tricky due to the chemicals and hazardous materials that may be used to make them. If you're interested in going the recycling route, call around to see what will be accepted. You may be able to find a recycling facility that can take your unwanted furniture rather than toss it in your local landfill.

Junk Removal Companies

If you don't want to do all the heavy lifting and want to still get bulky items out of your home, junk removal services may be your best option. Most local junk removal companies will come into your home and take the furniture you no longer want or need.

Blake Waste Removal offers junk removal services when you want to get rid of old office furniture or furniture items like an old couch in your home. We make the furniture removal process easy for you by taking care of the entire job for you.

Professional Movers

If you don't want to call a junk removal company or rent a dumpster, professional movers are another option. They can also come in and take care of your furniture removal process. Many companies will remove the furniture from your home and leave it for curbside pickup. They typically don't take it to a disposal location.

How to Prepare for Furniture Removal

If you're hiring a professional to help with your furniture removal, you want to be prepared. It will help save money and time. Here are some tips to get you started:

Sort and Declutter

Sort through your old furniture and decide what you're keeping and what you want to get rid of. If you're hiring a professional junk removal service, you'll want to declutter the area and be sure that it is clear what items are going and which are staying.

Measure Your Furniture

When renting a roll-off dumpster, be sure to measure your items, especially if you have large furniture. Nothing is worse than having the dumpster arrive only to realize that your items won't fit.

Disassemble Large Pieces

Sometimes it's necessary to disassemble large pieces of furniture like bed frames so that they are easy to carry and dispose of. If you hiring a junk removal company, be sure to ask whether items need to be dissembled or if that can be done for an added fee to your furniture removal costs.

Clear a Pathway

Whether you are moving the furniture yourself or have hired someone else to do it, have a clear pathway to the exit. You don't want anyone to trip or fall during the furniture disposal process.

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Eco-Friendly Disposal Options

Your old furniture doesn't need to end up in your nearest landfill. There are many eco-friendly options when it comes to furniture disposal.


When it comes to old furniture removal, donation centers are a great place to look. Many places will accept gently used furniture. This is also a good time to see if you have any other household items that you may be able to donate.


Recycling furniture can be tricky as we mentioned above. Recycling facilities may not accept items because of materials that may be used on treated wood or other pieces of furniture. Your best bet is to call ahead to see what is available in your local area.


If you can't recycle your furniture, you can try to upcycle it. This involves giving your furniture a little facelift so that you can still use it. You may have to take it out of commission for awhile while you work on making it useful again.


Maybe your old sofa doesn't fit with your new home decor, but can still be used outdoors. Repurposing couches or wooden furniture is also a good way to keep it out of the local landfill and save money.


If your upholstered furniture has a few stains or snags, but is still in good shape, you may want to consider refurbishing it. This is not only a great way to help the environment but also save money from having to buy a new piece of furniture.

Garage Sale

You've heard the saying, "one person's trash is another person's treasure". While you may consider your old furniture to be junk, someone else may think such an item is just what they were looking for. Consider having a garage sale to get rid of furniture items you no longer want or need. You can also make a few bucks in the process.

Looking To Get Rid of Old Furniture? Contact Blake Waste Today

If you're looking to get rid of old furniture, Blake Waste is here to help. We offer dumpster rental services and junk removal services to get your old furniture off your property quickly and efficiently.

Our services are perfect if you have a junk removal project and don't have a pickup truck or want to do the heavy lifting. You can also rent a dumpster if you have furniture and other junk you want to get rid of and can easily dispose of.

Call us today at  919-271-8675 to get a quote on your furniture removal job in the Raleigh area and learn more about our services.

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