Whether you\u2019re moving out or you\u2019re planning a little redo for your living room, you might find yourself trying to get rid of some old furniture. It\u2019s time to say goodbye to that coffee table you spilled coffee on 154 times. There are many things you can do with your used furniture, and which one you choose will depend on what your needs are. \n\n\n\nThe first thing I suggest you do is to think about what you prioritize among the following: money, time, sustainability or effort? \n\n\n\nOnce you have the answer to that, you can figure out what to do with your used furniture. If you need money, you can return your furniture or try selling it either at a garage sale or online. If you think your furniture still has some life left, you can reuse it, give it to a friend, or donate it. If you need to get rid of it quickly, you can just dispose of it.\n\n\n\nCovered in this page:\n\n\n\nCheck The Return PolicyHave A Garage SaleSell it on Craigslist, Marketplace, or OfferUpReuse ItGive It To A FriendDonate ItDisposing of It\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHere are a few ways you can get rid of your used and old furniture:\n\n\n\n1. Check the Return Policy\n\n\n\nThis is for the ones who really need their money back.\n\n\n\nSo this is obviously not going to work if you have had this item for several years. However, if you have purchased it within the last one or two years at some big store, you might be able to return it for a full refund. Stores like IKEA (yes, even if it\u2019s been assembled!) and Bed, Bath & Beyond offer a 365-day return period if you are not satisfied with your product. As long as the product is in good shape and you have a receipt, it should be really straight forward.\n\n\n\nSo it doesn\u2019t cost to check with your store. You might be able to get a full refund with a fairly hassle-free solution. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n2. Selling your Old Furniture at a Garage Sale\n\n\n\nThis is for the ones who are trying to get as much money as possible.\n\n\n\nSometimes, especially if you are looking to sell multiple items, garage sales might be your best bet. If you are just trying to get rid of some stuff from your house and you don\u2019t have any time constraints, a garage sale may give you the best return for your used furniture. Just pick a nice sunny Saturday, set up all your items outside, and spread some signs around. People will likely show up throughout the day, and while you won\u2019t get a full refund for every item, you might make the most profit overall. If you\u2019re a good negotiator, you might even get a few bucks for that little lamp that has been in your garage for years. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n3. Selling Furniture On Craigslist, Marketplace, or OfferUp\n\n\n\nThis is for the ones who need money, and need it FAST.\n\n\n\nIn case you\u2019re moving soon and are really just trying to get some money for some big items - couch, TV stand, mattress - this will be your choice. It\u2019s really simple to set up - snap a couple of pictures, create your post, set up a price, and wait for the replies. People usually will send you offers within 30 minutes or so, and trust me, you get a lot of them. If you\u2019re not getting any offers, it is probably a good sign you need to lower your price. \n\n\n\nThe hardest part about this is that many people don\u2019t have a truck to come to pick the furniture up. If you\u2019re organized, you set it up to deliver all the items on the same day, rent a u-haul, and drop them off. If you can overcome this barrier, you can actually get a good amount of cash back. Once, I was able to actually get $150 for a table I had paid $120 for!\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n4. Reusing Your Old Furniture\n\n\n\nThis is for the ones who want to save money and are attached to their furniture.\n\n\n\nYou might be wanting to give your living room a fresh look, but you\u2019re still not ready to say goodbye to some of your furniture. We get it, there\u2019s a lot of history in there. A lot of times you can actually reuse that old piece of furniture for your new living room. If you\u2019re willing to put in a bit of work into it, you can actually save some money by not having to buy new items. There are a lot of DIY tutorials and Youtube videos that teach you how to turn an old-looking item into a modern one. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n5. Give Your Used Furniture To A Friend\n\n\n\nThis is for the ones who have broke friends.\n\n\n\nIt might be worth checking with your friends who either live in the area or (even better) are moving to your area. Especially if your friends are in their 20s, chances are that they could use some free furniture. This will be a fairly hassle-free solution as you both can carry it to their car, and your friends will be very grateful. They might even be willing to give you a bit of money for it!\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n6. Donating Used Furniture\n\n\n\nThis is for the ones who have a big heart and are willing to go the extra mile.\n\n\n\nA lot of times you truly just feel bad for dumping a decent piece of furniture into a dumpster, knowing that there might be someone out there who could use it. If that\u2019s you, congrats: you can call yourself a good person. In that case, you can see what is the closest institution that is willing to take that piece of used furniture. Some of them will be willing to even pick it up, which is awesome. Below are some of the main national organizations that take used furniture:\n\n\n\nThe National Furniture Bank AssociationVietnam Veterans of AmericaDonation TownGoodwillThe Salvation Army\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n7. Disposing of Used Furniture\n\n\n\nThis is for the ones who don't really care and just want to get rid of the furniture ASAP.\n\n\n\nWe\u2019ve all been there. No time to do all this stuff, don\u2019t want to go through the hassle to donate it, and pretty sure you can\u2019t get anything for it anyways. In that case, the only thing you have left to do is to dump it. However, it\u2019s important to know that there are proper ways to dispose of used furniture. Most regular waste management trucks are not equipped to pick up those items, so don\u2019t just throw it out of the door. A lot of cities have a \u2018Bulky Item\u2019 removal service, and you can just google to see if your city offers it. If that\u2019s the case, they\u2019ll come to pick it up the next day.