At Greenleaf Clearance, we understand the importance of responsible waste management. We want to be able to assist you in all your clearing needs – including our furniture clearance services. Getting rid of unwanted furniture can be time-consuming, and expensive to do by yourself, particularly if you are clearing a large property or business. In this article, we will talk you through the transportation of unwanted furniture, and how best to dispose of large items.
Transporting Unwanted Furniture
When it comes to clearing unwanted furniture, you may find that without a professional moving team, you may have to rent a moving van or truck yourself. This can be costly, and even, dangerous. During the transportation of unwanted furniture, there are many safety risks that can arise.
For example, you could encounter numerous bulky or heavy objects that require lifting, which can massively heighten the risk of injuring your back, legs, or knees. As well as hurting yourself by moving items, you will also want to think about how to pack up your rented moving vehicle in a way which is safe. Imagine this – you load all of your unwanted belongings into a moving van, and when you open the doors, everything comes tumbling out. This can result in many potential injuries. Instead of having to hire a van, you can instead enlist a professional team such as us. Here at Greenleaf Clearance, we can help you remove all unwanted furniture, and we can take care of any disposal needs – so you don’t have to worry!
The Cost of Clearing Furniture
Clearing your furniture without a professional team can also be a costly endeavour. As mentioned above, there is the cost of the moving van to take into consideration, but there are also many more expenses that could occur during your clearance.
Firstly, you may have to think about packing materials, and how much these could cost. If you are moving many items, then you will have to consider putting money towards boxes, bubble wrap and tape in order to safely move big items.
Another expense that you could be looking at is potential damages to furniture or even the property during the clearance. If you are moving to a new space, and not disposing of all your furniture, then attempting to do a furniture clearance by yourself could mean that a lot of your favourite pieces may get damaged in the process. You could encounter an underlying cost to fix any furniture pieces you would like to keep around. Also, during the clearing process, it’s easy to accidentally damage the property itself. For example, there may be some costs to repair scratched surfaces, or repainting over damaged walls.
If you are looking to dispose of furniture yourself, then you may turn to your local landfill sites. Most landfill sites do accept furniture waste, but the cost can massively vary depending on the size and weight of your items. Or, if you could potentially try a local recycling centre near you which specialises in taking furniture pieces. Whilst this sounds simple, it can take a lot of planning and typically, you will have to book in a slot or appointment to get rid of these items.
Clearing furniture by yourself can be incredibly time-consuming in addition to the physical monetary cost. Rather than attempting to do it yourself, you could hire a furniture clearance service that will save you both time and money. Here at Greenleaf Clearance, we pride ourselves on being able to provide a hassle-free and stress-free experience, which, in turn, will allow you to focus on other important tasks during the clearing process.
Selling or Donating Furniture
According to RightGreen, ‘donating furniture is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint’. As mentioned above, many people opt to take all their unwanted items to a landfill site. So much of our unwanted furniture items can end up in landfill when they are not donated to local charities. Before we clear your home or business, it’s a good idea to assess the quality of your furniture pieces. If they are still in good shape, we can also transport them to a charity of your choice.
If you want to make some extra cash during your home or business clearance project, then you could look at selling your furniture. To sell the items you no longer want or need you can look at online platforms such as Ebay, Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace, Vinted or local Facebook groups. These sites do all the hard work for you – all you have to do is take pictures of the furniture and list them for the desired price. These websites can offer you a very simple and hassle-free way to sell any items that don’t want cleared.
Disposing of Furniture
Not only will furniture clearance services save you time and money, but it will also ensure that your unwanted furniture is disposed of properly and responsibly. As stated by the GOV.UK website, ‘the maximum amount those caught fly-tipping could be fined between £400 to £1,000.’ Fly tipping unwanted furniture is seen as ‘cynical and opportunistic, damaging to wildlife and nature, creating eyesores and ruining our enjoyment of the great outdoors’.
When sorting your clearance project, it can feel like there is so much organisation to do – hiring moving vans, booking in slots at your local landfill sites, and arranging a furniture drop off with a charity shop near you for donations. Greenleaf’s furniture clearance services can step in and manage everything for you. As professionals, we are fully equipped to dispose of your furniture items legally and safely. We understand the laws that are in place surrounding waste disposal, and we ensure your home or business clearance runs as smoothly as possible.
London House Clearance Services Near You
If you need a London house clearance, or are located in the Surrey area, we’ve got you covered! As a family-run business, we understand the need to work closely together, including as a team and with the client. We want to ensure that your clearance is completed to a high-standard, and in the best possible time frame.
When it comes to disposing of old furniture, we can assist you in many ways. We can dispose of sofas, tables, chairs, mirrors, tv’s, microwaves, ovens – and much more! It also doesn’t matter if you have pieces that may need to be taken apart, we can help with this as well! If you need more information, don’t be afraid to contact us at 0808 164 8226.