When your sofa sinks every time you sit down on it, or your recliner chair gets stuck in the resting position, it is probably time to invest in some new furniture. Last year, American consumers spent an enormous amount of time and money looking for new furniture for their homes. According to a report by Market Watch, “foot traffic at furniture retailers is up as much as 56 percent compared with 2019 levels.” IN total, consumer spending on furniture and bedding sales in 2021 were forecast to reach 119.8 billion U.S. dollars, which is a 5 percent increase over 2019 levels.
Purchasing new furniture is certainly a great way to cheer up your interior design and make your home more comforting and welcoming. However, where all of your old furniture ends up is an issue that few people take into concern. In the state of Massachusetts, a lack of landfill space has led many municipal waste companies to search for landfills out of state to take on the growing amount of trash that Massachusetts businesses, homeowners, and residents produce. In fact, 86 percent of imported garbage in the state of New Hampshire actually came from Massachusetts in 2019.
Large, bulky furniture items are one of the main culprits in taking up space in our already overburdened landfill system. Old couches, sofas, dining room tables and chairs, and other bulky pieces of furniture are unfortunately sent to landfills despite the fact that they can easily be recycled. Below, we offer three simple ways for homeowners, residents, and business owners in Worcester to recycle their old furniture.
Refinish or Reupholster Older Furniture Items
In many cases, a piece of furniture that is seemingly frayed, shabby, and threadbare might only need to be refinished or reupholstered. Older and antique furniture items were most likely made from solid wood frames that are sturdy and long lasting. Though the fabric and padding might be wearing down, the actual base of the furniture may very well be sturdier and more durable than most “fast furniture” options you can find today.
Instead of purchasing new furniture made from flimsy plywood, consider refinishing your furniture. Professional restoration experts can help you give your furniture a whole new look, thus allowing you to enjoy “new-looking” furniture at a fraction of the cost. For wood furniture pieces, you might even be able to go the DIY route by adding a new coat of paint or varnish. For run down couches and chairs, consider reupholstering the pieces with a fresh new fabric.
By refinishing or reupholstering your existing furniture, you´ll not only be helping to keep furniture items out of the landfill, but you´ll also reduce demand for raw materials that are consumed by new furniture construction.
Donate Used Furniture Items in Decent Shape
If you´re not the DIY type and cannot find anyone to help you restore your old furniture to an acceptable state, you might consider donating your used beds, mattresses, chairs, tables, couches, and armchairs to people in need. There are thousands of individuals and families in and around Worcester who could benefit from free or discount price furniture.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore, The Salvation Army, Goodwill, and Abby´s House Thrift Shop are just a few of the local businesses that will accept your used furniture and make those pieces available to local families. Donating furniture is a way to lengthen the useful lifespan of furniture items, and thus help to keep them out of the dump.
Call Junk King of Worcester for other Furniture Recycling Needs
Unfortunately, not everyone has the time, strength, and means to donate their used furniture. In most cases, you´ll probably have to haul your old bed or couch out of your house, load it onto a trailer, and take it to the nearest donation center, thrift store, or recycling drop off area. If that isn’t a possibility for you, Junk King of Worcester is here to help! We are Worcester´s top-rated junk removal company and can help you recycle any piece of furniture that you want to replace or remove from your home.
Whereas other junk removal companies will require individuals, homeowners, and business owners to take their used furniture out to their driveway or in front of their home before being hauled away, our junk removal technicians will do all the heavy lifting and hauling. Simply let us know what needs to be hauled away, and we´ll do the rest!
For residents of Worcester County, Junk King is the top-rated junk removal company in the region that offers full-service furniture removal. Besides hauling away all of your old and castoff furniture items, we also can remove appliances, beds and mattresses, televisions, refrigerators and freezers, used hot tubs, all sorts of construction waste, e-waste, and more. Anything that is not classified toxic waste can be hauled away by our trucks! Furthermore, all or our team members wear masks and have been trained in COVID-19 prevention techniques to limit the risks to you and your family.
Why You Should Pick Junk King for Your Furniture Removal Needs
As the region’s top rated junk removal company, we offer our furniture removal services to both residential and commercial customers. Whether you are an individual that has an old couch that you want replaced, or are a business owner considering replacing 100 desk cubicles, Junk King of Worcester County can help you with all of your furniture removal needs. Our company provides superior value, service and effort, and can help you easily, efficiently and cost effectively free up space in your home or business if you have old furniture that needs to go.
We are also proud to say that over 60 percent of the used furniture that we pick up is either eventually donated or recycled. After years of working in the junk removal industry, we have developed a huge network of relationships with donation facilities, thrift stores, and recycling operations where we can give your used furniture a new life.
We know that furniture takes up a lot of space in the local landfill, and we also know that there are hundreds of families and other businesses that would be happy to renovate and put to use your older furniture items. We provide our furniture removal services to individuals and business owners in Acton, Agawam, Arlington, Ashburnham, Belmont, Chicopee, Framingham, Grafton, Lancaster, Lexington, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Springfield Townsend, Waltham, Westborough, and Worcester. We can also offer our service to the Boston and Middlesex area.
Furthermore, we want to make sure that all of our customers enjoy the benefits that come with fair and transparent pricing. We understand the frustration that comes when an agreed-upon price is suddenly raised by 50 percent at the last minute, and we want to ensure that never happens when you decide to work with Junk King for your furniture recycling needs. We offer all of our customers four convenient ways to get a free estimate on any size junk removal service you may need.
For larger jobs, we offer on-site pricing, which will allow us to give you an accurate and exact price estimate for the job. You can also call us at 1-888-888-JUNK to live chat with our highly trained customer service representatives. For smaller junk removal services, you can take a photo of the items you need removed and text us at 737-888-5865. We will text you back an estimate. Lastly, for a pricing estimate online, simply click the “Pricing” tab in the navigation above, scroll to the pricing estimator, enter your zip code, and choose estimate “By List Item” or “By Truckload.”
To get rid of your old furniture in an environmentally-friendly way, you can simply call us at 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK), at (978) 212-3973, or book our services online. Call us today to inquire about furniture removal service with Junk King of Worcester County!