So you’ve finally decided to get rid of that old sofa or bedroom set. Good for you. Have you picked out its replacement yet? Been to a lot of furniture stores? Found the perfect fit for your Houston home? Good work. Now you’ve got to find a way to get rid of that old furniture. You have a few options. The question becomes do you want to take the long way or get it done in a snap?
The long way means you could advertise that you’ve got a sofa to give away on a site like Craigslist. This will involve you taking a picture of the sofa, uploading it onto your computer and then writing up your ad. That involves some effort but it’s not going to bring your day to a screeching halt. However, there is one factor to consider here: you have no clue who is going to answer that ad. Essentially you’ll be communicating through email but at some point you’ll be giving a complete internet stranger your address. Is that really a smart idea?
The next option could be to simply set the sofa out on the curb with a sign saying, “I’m Free. Take Me.” That’s nice of you but it’s against the law in Houston. You are basically abandoning that furniture which could lead to a fine. If you’re lucky someone will happen along and snatch up that sofa but what if it sits there in the blazing sun? Every hour that ticks by is another hour that sofa is going to get into worse shape. All it would take is a day or two before nobody is going to want anything to do with that sofa.
If you have a yard sale, you can drag the sofa out to your driveway in the hopes of selling it but again you’re depending on the kindness of strangers. If it doesn’t sell you’ve got to drag it right back inside.
There is a better way! That would be hiring a crew of professional junk haulers like Junk King Houston to arrive at the scheduled hour to take away that sofa. It’s quick, fast and nobody gets hurt! While you’re at it, you might also consider all the other clutter you have taking up space in your home that you could get rid of in the same truckload. Yes, this means it’s time to finally clean out those closets. But that’s a good thing. Isn’t that a project you’ve had on your “to-do list” for some time now? Knowing you’ve got the deadline of having professional movers showing up with a big truck can definitely spur you into action.
If you need more motivation to clear out all that clutter along with your old furniture just think about all the space you’ll be reclaiming. You can finally get that closet back or open up space in a basement or garage. This is your home; shouldn’t you be making the most of it by keeping it free of junk?