Sell, Donate, and Dispose of Unwanted Furniture in Boston

Looking to freshen up your apartment living space and earn some additional square footage in the process? Make the most of your Forest Properties floorplan by saying bye-bye to old, clunky furniture and hello to a new, refreshed apartment style. Whether you’re looking to give your home a clean sweep or are preparing for an upcoming move, here’s how to lighten your load by selling, donating, or quickly disposing of unwanted furniture.

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How to Sell Furniture

Planning to lighten your moving truck load or freshen up your Heights at Cape Ann apartment? Instead of giving away old furniture, why not sell it? Pieces such as dining room sets, coffee tables, and sturdy bookshelves can be expensive when buying brand new, which means there’s a demand for good quality, second-hand furniture. Here are a few ways to resell furniture and make a few bucks in the process:

  • AptDeco: An online marketplace to buy and sell used furniture. Delivery services are available in exchange for a cut of the final selling price.
  • Facebook Marketplace: Similar to Craigslist, the Facebook Marketplace allows Facebook users to sell furniture, TVs, and other household items within the local community.
  • Local Thrift Stores and Markets: For residents of The Parkside in Boston, there’s a nice selection of consignment stores that accept used furniture. If you have a lot of furniture to sell, check out Cambridge Antique Market to set up your own little selling space!

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Where to Donate Gently-Used Furniture

If your unwanted couch still has a few years of life left but you’re looking to dispose of it quickly, consider donating it. Rather than throwing away gently used pieces of furniture and household items, contact one of these organizations for a list of items they’re willing to accept. In fact, some even offer furniture donation pickup services in Boston!

The Salvation Army

When you think of donating household items, the Salvation Army is perhaps the most popular spot to bring gently-used furniture, home furnishings, accents, and so much more. There are a bunch of convenient donation drop off locations scattered in and around Boston.

  • Drop Off Location: Find your nearest location here.
  • Schedule a Pick Up: 1-800-SA-TRUCK

The Mass Coalition for the Homeless

As a local organization, The Mass Coalition for the Homeless provides essential furnishings for people who are transitioning out of homelessness into permanent homes. In addition to accepting furniture donation, The Coalition hosts year-round drives for in-demand items.

  • Schedule a Pick Up: Pickups can be booked months in advance – fill out this form to get started.

Household Goods

Household Goods is a local non-profit that provides assistance to those who need help rebuilding their lives, including veterans, refugees, and victims of domestic violence, fire, and flood disasters. Check out their full list of accepted items, ranging from bed frames, chairs, and dressers.

  • Drop Off Location: 530 Main Street, Acton, MA (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9am-noon)
  • Schedule a Pick Up: 978-635-1710 or fill out the form.

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The Best Way to Dispose of Furniture

If you’re wondering what not to pack when moving, some top-of-the-list items include old, clunky, and outdated pieces of furniture. Once you’ve decided what’s staying and what’s going, it’s important to educate yourself on how to properly throw away furniture.

The city of Boston considers couches, box springs, mattresses, headboards, bookcases, tables, TV stands, and desk as regular “trash” items. These items must be placed on the curb before 7:00am on trash collection day for pickup. For a full list of accepted items for trash disposal, contact Boston Public Works at 617-635-4900 or for more information.

Good To Know: If you have furniture to throw away, check with your apartment complex manager on how to do so. There may be specific rules when it comes to trash disposal, placement, and schedule pick up times you may not be aware of.

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