There are few simple pleasures in life that can compare to cozying up on a comfy couch in front of the TV and simply relaxing. Or even sleeping, as many of us are prone to do. However, when that comfy couch becomes worn-out and lumpy, it’s time for an upgrade and couch removal.
“Sure,” you might say. “But that’s easier said than done.”
This is true since just moving a couch or sofa is almost never a one-person job. And the larger the couch, the more it weighs, and the harder it is to get it through doorways and stairwells. Oh, and if you happen to have an old sleeper sofa, well then, you’ve got a monster piece to move.
So, what do you do about couch removal then?
Sofa or Couch? And How Do You Remove It?
Perhaps you’ve never thought about it, but there is a difference between a sofa and a couch. At least, as far as definitions go. Sleeping on one or the other likely feels the same!
According to an Apartment Therapy article,
While Overstock calls a sofa an upholstered bench with cushions, two arms, and ample space for people to sit, a couch typically has no arms and is smaller than a sofa.
However, it turns out that the distinction has blurred over the decades and, today, there is no real difference other than which term people choose to use.
The same article goes on to note,
“Today, the choice of ‘sofa’ versus ‘couch is entirely subjective and a reflection of how you live with the piece,” explains Nidhi Kapur, founder and CEO of Maiden Home. “‘Couch’ is the more casual term used for a comfort-driven piece, while ‘sofa’ is the more formal and might refer to a polished, design-driven piece.”
Regardless of what you want to call it, when your old couch – or sofa – becomes uncomfortable or too worn and ragged to keep around, you have to remove it. And that can be a real challenge, especially if you have no one to help and only own a Prius!
So, the big question is: How do I get rid of my old couch?
Before we go there, another question that naturally follows this one is, where do you take it?
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Goodbye, Old Couch, Hello, Landfill. Really?
If you stop and think about it, if your old couch is truly unusable then the only destination for it must be the dump. That’s what landfills are for, right?
If you live in the Contra Costa County region, you may be surprised to learn that there are few waste facilities available and just five landfills listed for the County. In addition, once you find a location you think you want to use, you have to call first to confirm that it will take couches and sofas. Not all of them do, as it turns out.
If you have access to a large dumpster at your residence, you may consider disposing of your couch there. But you’ll need some tools and some time, since the best way to do this by disassembling your couch or sofa. And, if this sounds like it will be a lot of work, you’re right!
But it is a free way to dispose of your couch.
Maybe that’s not an option for you. But you should also know that much of the material your old couch or sofa is made from can be recycled. If you choose to try recycling it yourself, however, you still have to dismantle it first. And keep in mind that not everything your couch is made of can be recycled, like all the foam padding materials and plastics.
On the other hand, there may be plenty of metal parts that can be sold for scrap metal, and the wood pieces can be reused or recycled.
Thinking About a New Home for Your Old Furniture
Most of us have experienced this: You’re driving along somewhere outside of, say, Concord or Richmond, and you see an old couch dumped out in a field or along the side of the road. This is a classic example of what you should never consider as an easy “couch removal” option.
When you see illegal dumping in Contra Costa County, you have several options for reporting the incident.
For example, if you witness some illegal dumping as it is happening, you’re encouraged to call 911 to get the police out to the site, if possible. Hopefully, you’ll be able to write down the car or truck license plate numbers of the dumpers. Better yet, take pictures with your phone if you can.
Also, if you spot debris in any of the creeks around Contra Costa County, you should call the Contra Costa Clean Water Program hotline at 1-800-NO-DUMPING. And, if you do spot something like a sofa that has been left on the curb, then you’ll want to contact the municipal city agency where the offense occurred.
Of course, illegal dumping here would be eliminated if folks just were responsible enough to call Junk King Contra Costa!
Hey! Feel Like Moving a Couch?
If you want to get rid of your couch yourself, you have to get some help, since it’s too heavy for one person to lift. And, even if you could, it’s too large and bulky to navigate alone through doorways and steps alone.
So, how much do these things weigh?
Couches come in different sizes and styles, from small two-seaters to massive sectionals. The weight depends but ranges from three-seat sofas at over 250 pounds to four-pieces sectionals weighing over 1,000 pounds.
If you do have help, then moving your old couch might be possible – if you have a vehicle large enough to carry it safely.
These are just some of the reasons why you simply need to call Junk King Contra Costa for your couch removal needs.
That single call to Junk King can set a plan in motion that will have all of your unwanted items removed from your property without you lifting a finger. Consider the couch removal provided by Junk King. If it took two capable movers to bring that sofa into your home, then it will take the same number of movers to take it out.
These aren’t just any movers, however. The Junk King crews are all licensed and insured. They’re going to be treating your property as if it were their own. That means no dragging furniture across the floor or banging into walls.
In addition to handling your old couch removal, that same Junk King crew can remove other bulky items like appliances, mattresses, computers, televisions, monitors, chairs, tables and printers. Additionally, that friendly Junk King crew can work wonders around your yard as they help get you ready for the coming winter season.
The crews can take away fallen palm fronds, bags of leaves and any other type of yard waste. If you’ve been storing things like lumber, wood and construction debris on your property, now is the time to have it all taken away.
In fact, everything can be gone in a single junk removal appointment with Junk King Contra Costa.
All of which is why, if you live anywhere in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, we heartily recommend calling in a professional furniture removal team like Junk King Contra Costa to take care of it all for you.
Why Choose Junk King Contra Costa for Your Couch Removal?
Junk King can only expand its customer base if all the customers they serve are happy.
One look at the glowing reviews on the company website and Facebook page will show you that there are many happy Junk King customers! You might start out with a simple couch pickup and end up with a home that is completely clear of clutter. That is the Junk King way.
And, in addition to our great service, our pricing is the lowest in our service area, whether that’s San Leandro, Alamo, Clayton, Danville, Crockett, or Pleasanton. In fact, fair and transparent pricing is one of our hallmarks.
Your Pro Team for Junk Removal in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties
Did you recently purchase a new couch or sofa and now you have an old one you no longer have a place for? Maybe you recently relocated to a new home and need to get rid of your old furniture? Or do you simply have an old and broken office sofa at your place of business that you haven’t had time to get rid of?
Junk King provides an efficient, safe, and eco-friendly furniture removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick-up or disposal of your old pieces. Our experienced junk removal team will carefully remove and haul off your couch and any other pieces of unwanted furniture you have.
Ready to get rid of your old couch? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You can make an appointment with us by booking online above or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).
Our professional and insured couch removal team will show up at your home (or office!), and we’ll call 15 minutes before we get there. Once on-site, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.
You simply point and we load that old couch and other items into our junk removal trucks and haul them away with no hidden fees.