Imagine you’re driving along Hwy 52 between San Diego and Santee. At some point you glance over and notice an old, tattered couch sitting abandoned in a field. Not all that unusual perhaps, but it’s a sad picture of one of the ways not to do couch disposal.
In fact, as you probably already know, dumping your old furniture – including unwanted couches and sofas – is not only unsightly littering, but is illegal, too. It certainly is in San Diego.
So, what’s a person supposed to do with their old furniture like couches or recliners?
A simple call to Junk King San Diego is a great place to start.
Sofas and Couches and Chairs – Oh My!
In the course of life, we all tend to accumulate things and belongings. Among all the things that we collect through the years, furniture items are usually the largest. Unfortunately, much of our furniture doesn’t outlast us and, in fact, many pieces become worn and damaged after only a few years.
So, what do we do?
Usually, we buy new furniture to replace the old stuff. Which is fine except that we then have to figure out what to do with the old pieces. Sometimes they are still usable and can be improved with a bit of cleaning, patching, or painting. Other pieces, however, are beyond saving and simply need to be disposed of.
But furniture removal can be a challenge, especially when it comes to couch disposal.
If you’ve ever tried to lift a couch by yourself, you know how awkward it can be to move one around. Which means that, for starters, you’re going to need some help when it comes time to actually lift your old couch and carry it out of your house or apartment.
Once you’ve done that, assuming you can, you still have to have a vehicle that can accommodate a couch. Take it from us – it’s probably not going to fit into a Prius!
Exactly how big are couches?
According to an article at Dimensions.com the size of couches can vary, of course.
“Although couches can vary in size, the standard range is between 72”-96” (183-244 cm) for a three-seat sofa and 48”-72” (121-183 cm) for a loveseat. Ultimately, 84” (213 cm) is considered the typical length of a couch.”
So, if your old couch or sofa is a typical sized piece, then it is about seven feet long and close to three feet deep, or wide. That’s even too long to fit into a standard pickup truck bed with the tailgate closed. Of course, if you’ve tried this before then you already know all this. Which means you also know that loading and hauling a couch is a bear!
When it comes to furniture removal, you’re possibly looking at dining room tables, old chairs, and maybe even a credenza.These can all be large and heavy. In fact, most all furniture removal is difficult, labor-intensive, and requires a large vehicle if you want to do it yourself.
A Better Alternative for Furniture Removal and Couch Disposal
Here’s a thought: why not have someone else take care of your old furniture or couch disposal for you?
No, not your brother-in-law with the big 4X4 truck. While he might be willing, it’s quite likely you’ll still be doing most of the heavy lifting. And even if you do work it out and can borrow a large enough vehicle for hauling a couch or other old furniture, what are you going to do with it?
For most people, the first response is something like, “Take it to the dump.” Well, for starters, the Miramar Landfill is the City of San Diego’s only active landfill. Depending on where you live, this can be a bit of a haul. And it will cost you.
In addition, when it comes to most sofas, couches, recliners, and padded office chairs, there can be disposal problems because of the materials in the cushions. These are usually difficult to recycle since the materials are often toxic.
You could, of course, try donating or selling your furniture items if you feel they are in good shape and still usable. But unless your recipient agrees to come and pick up the couch or other furniture item, you may still have the problem of transporting your donation or “For Sale” item yourself.
And if it is simply only good for the dump, you still have to figure out how to get it there.
The good news is that the expert removal and disposal teams at Junk king San Diego have a long and reliable track record of removing and disposing of furniture like couches. In fact, you might say that we are known for it.
A better option is to choose the professional route and hire a furniture removal firm, like the folks at Junk King San Diego. With a professional team working for you, you can know that the job will be done quickly, efficiently, and competently. And you won’t have to deal with the landfill dumping fees or wait in line at the landfill.
Not to mention that we do all the work!
We also make sure that appropriate items are either recycled or repurposed. This way you can still have the satisfaction of helping the environment, but without having to deal with figuring out where to take which furniture items, and so forth.
With our competent and well-trained team, we will ensure that every item that can and should be recycled is taken care of accordingly.
Got Business Furniture? We Take That, Too!
Businesses need to get rid of old furniture for several reasons including relocating and expanding space.
A big move often involves the acquisition of new furniture for the new surroundings, which often means old furniture that must be disposed of now. Although this typically consists of office chairs, file cabinets, and maybe even desks, it can also include couches and sofas. And the larger the business, the larger the volume of old furniture.
You could, of course, have some of your own staff take time to load the old furniture in either a company vehicle or rented truck. This may seem like an economical approach until you realize that every hour your employees spend doing the work of removal and hauling professionals, they are not doing the work you hired them to do.
That “opportunity cost” means their time is actually far more expensive for your business than the cost of outsourcing the work would be.
Which is simply another way of saying, “Call Junk King San Diego!”
We can show up at your office or place of business and quickly, safely, and efficiently remove all your old, unwanted furniture items. Not only do we make it a painless and cost-effective decision, but we also make sure your old office furniture is properly disposed of, whether that means repurposing items or simply ensuring that they are properly recycled.
Did We Mention That Our Furniture Removal and Couch Disposal is Green?
The good news is that most furniture really can be recycled most of the time. And, at Junk King San Diego, recycling is a major part of what we do.
Here are a few good reasons for recycling your furniture and the benefits of it:
- Conserves limited natural resources
- Conserves up to 95% of the freshwater used to process many materials
- Keeps waste materials from out of the oceans
- Preserves forests which help to reduce CO2 emissions
- Reduces the use of fossil fuel energy
It could be that your company is finding that it needs to downsize, which involves getting rid of some furniture. Or maybe you simply have to replace some of your office’s furniture items like the old couch. Whatever the reason and whatever the piece, recycling these pieces is a great choice.
For Furniture Removal and Couch Disposal call Junk King San Diego
At Junk King San Diego, we serve the entire San Diego area including Bonita, Lemon Grove, Chula Vista, Alpine, La Mesa, Dulzura, Ramona, El Cajon, and Santee.
For old couch disposal and other junk removal services that are both affordable and green, you can rely on Junk King San Diego.
So, call us today and tell us about the old furniture and other junk items you need cleared out of your property or place of business. We’ll give you a quote in writing guaranteed to beat any other written estimate. Once you agree to our quote, we’ll schedule a time that works with your busy schedule…or we can provide same day junk removal
Ready to get rid of your old couch? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).
After you do, our professional and insured junk removal team will call 15 minutes before we arrive on site. Once there, you simply point and we’ll haul your couch, sofa, and any other old furniture items into our junk removal trucks – all without any hidden fees.