Are there pieces of furniture that you no longer use that you’ve relegated to the attic, basement, guest room, or shed? Do you have pieces in the rooms you use that are worn out or no longer used?
Send out a few emails or texts to see if any friends or family can make use of the useful pieces. Post the items on Facebook or Craigslist or a smartphone app that let’s you post items for free or for sale. On a sunny weekend, put smaller pieces by the side of the road with a ‘free’ sign.
You can also call charities. However, when I did this for some of my parents’ furniture, the driver evaluated the pieces and wouldn’t take what he thought wouldn’t sell in the thrift store.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.