5 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Old Furniture Before Moving

Here are 5 ways to get rid of your old furniture before you move:

  1. Organize A Garage Sale
  2. Give Stuff Away To Family And Friends
  3. Use the Craigslist “Free” Feature
  4. Donate Your Unwanted Possessions
  5. Schedule A Curbside Pickup

Host A yard/Garage Sale


Holding a garage sale is the best way to reduce the bulk of your possessions you need to move and still put some good cash into your pocket.

A Garage sale is perfect when you have lots of things to sell besides your old furniture. But you will need to take time to organize the event properly, advertise it, and make the event attractive.

Separate the furniture items that you no longer need and take the time to clean them so that they look decent.

After that, find out the prices of used furniture items in your area to get an idea of their worth.

Organize all the household items that you no longer need including your furniture for a Garage Sale. Once you are set, you can also leverage online platforms such as OfferUpNextdoorCraigslist, and LetGo to increase the exposure for your garage sale.

Follow the steps below to help you achieve your Garage Sales objectives.


          1. Choose an appropriate time to hold your garage sale. It has been observed that a bright Saturday in the first weekend of the month yields the best result for garage sale events.
          2. Publicize your event. Spread the word around about your garage sales event; tell your friends, co-workers, and neighbors about your sales event. You can even go further to use various social media platforms to increase the awareness of your garage sale. Place an ad in the local newspaper and put signs in strategic places within your neighborhood about a week before the event.
          3. Get your stuff ready. Put your stuff in the best shape before the event. Clean and polish when required to make them more appealing to the buyers.
          4. Make your location safe and attractive. Prepare the location for the Garage Sale to be safe and attractive. Look around the area and remove all obstacles and dangerous items.  You can hang balloons and play soft music to make the location attractive.
          5. Give your buyers a good deal. Make sure you give your buyers a good deal for the garage sales items. Offer discounts for buying multiple items and even lower prices for the things you are eager to dispose of. You should also consider giving away smaller items for free to those who have bought your expensive items. For instance, you can give unwanted books to the person that purchased the bookshelf.
          6. Be ready to negotiate. Bear in mind that your primary goal is to get rid of your old furniture and other domestic items you no longer need. So, be ready to negotiate the offer price because profit is not your primary goal.

Give Stuff Away To Family & Friends

Friends High Five

In a scenario where you are not able to sell some of your unwanted possessions, you should talk to your friends and family members who might love to have them.

Take a picture of the stuff and send it out by email or post it through WhatsApp to your friends and the groups you belong to.

Chances are high you’ll find someone who will be glad to have them. Although this method does not bring you money, it saves you the cost of transporting items you do not need. Moreover, you will not have to clutter your new home with unnecessary things.

Donate Your Unwanted Possessions


Many charity organizations or even your local church can find a good use for your furniture if they are in good condition.

Although most of these organizations prefer light furnishings, they may as well accept your heavy furniture. An excellent approach is to call any of the organizations listed below to know if they can take your furniture donations.

Here are the local chapters of the following organizations in Las Vegas:

Use The Craigslist "Curb Alert" Feature


This method requires that you go through the hassles of moving your unwanted stuff out of your home to the street. But using the power of Craigslist is perhaps the fastest way to get rid of the items you no longer need.

Many people do not realize that besides selling things, they can also give away free stuff at Craigslist. When you post your items on the “curb alert” of “free stuff” section on Craigslist, they will be gone before you know it.

Simply snap the picture of the furniture you want to give away and post it to the free section of the Craigslist website.

Schedule A Curbside Pickup

Locally, waste management is regulated by Republic Services. For those who are unable to utilize community dumpsters, Republic Services offers a Bulk Trash & Junk Removal option. This service is specifically for household items that are too large to fit in residential trash bins. Curbside pickup service is offered for mattresses, furniture, and large appliances. For larger junk removal jobs, you can also rent a dumpster

This service is only available for existing Republic Service customers. Please contact Republic Service to schedule a pickup for placing your belongings on the curb.

The following is a list of 5 ways to get rid of your old furniture before your next move. As we are local to Las Vegas, NV. all links provided will direct you to local Las Vegas resources. Good luck with whatever method you chose!

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