How to get rid of furniture in Los Angeles is a question we often get ahead of moving day. As a responsible citizen there are a number of ways you can go about this.
PLAN WHAT YOU WANT TO THROW OUT
Moving house is an excellent opportunity to eliminate old junk from your life. And the earlier you get on with it, the better.
If you find it hard to throw out your old furniture or clothes, try visualising how much space you’ll have in your new home. And ask yourself, will your furniture actually fit, or coordinate well with your new home?
Can’t face getting rid of that gift that was, well, meh? Then simply put it to one side and deal with it when you’re feeling tough.
TURN YOUR TRASH INTO CASH
OK OK not trash, exactly. But if you never use it, why keep it? This is another one to plan well in advance of moving day. And in terms of how to get rid of stuff you don’t need, this is certainly the most exciting. When you sell your stuff on Ebay, Poshmark or Vinted you can make a tidy profit.
And it’s so much better for the environment than just going to the dump. Likewise…
DONATE YOUR STUFF TO CHARITY
Nonprofits like the Salvation Army or Pick Up Please will be glad to take care of your old furniture, clothes, books, and more. They will even pick it up. And imagine – your old desk or chair might just make all the difference to someone in need.
ORGANIZE COLLECTION WITH THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT
Then for the stuff you can’t donate or sell, call the Los Angeles sanitation department and tell them when you’re moving. They can arrange pickup for all the stuff you don’t want on your regular refuse collection day.
The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation removes your bulky items like mattresses, couches and old carpet for free. And you should check what they don’t take here, so you don’t get caught out. Alternatively you can drive your bulky items to a designated drop-off point.
SORT WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE FUTURE INTO STORAGE
How to get rid of stuff before moving: the no-commitment route. Do you really want to deal with your skiing equipment in the middle of summer? It can be much easier to put some of your stuff into storage now and take it out when you need it. Air1 Moving & Storage offers totally secure storage at a low cost – take a look here.
READY FOR YOUR STREAMLINED SUMMER MOVE?
So that’s how to get rid of furniture in Los Angeles! When you’ve sorted your stuff, you can rely on Air 1 Moving and Storage. After all, we’ve been moving LA customers for over 20 summers. To get going into your new home, simply call us at (866) 552-2916.