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Best Way to Get Rid of Furniture

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Best Way to Get Rid of Furniture

We are redoing our basement and want to get rid of our existing furniture (2 sofas, 2 each chairs, big plasma tv). Neither my husband nor I can lift anything so we were thinking of hiring "just junk" to pick it all up. I hate the thought of just throwing the stuff away though, as it's in decent shape so I looked at furniture donations. Problem is they only pick up from the driveway. Just junk seems to solve the problem of moving the stuff up from the basement and getting rid of it but I was hoping there's another way where it ends up being donated.

Does anybody have ideas?

Thx
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Kijiji.
You'll get a few bucks out of it and they'll come get it.
I bought a few good pieces of furniture on kijiji in the past.
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restie wrote:
Mar 18th, 2017 12:16 pm
Kijiji.
You'll get a few bucks out of it and they'll come get it.
I bought a few good pieces of furniture on kijiji in the past.
I second kijiji with one caveat. Kijiji is littered with old furniture. Everyday there are tons and tons of new postings. Depending on the condition of the furniture there's a good chance you won't get any takers if you're putting it up for sale. Plus you'll likely deal with tons of people asking you questions, tons of no-shows, etc. But if you put it on kijiji using the free section, you'll likely have someone come and pick it up asap.
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Here in BuySaleTrade (Free Stuff section). I got rid my tube TV, DVD, VCR, tablet.
pinkmanwhite wrote:
Mar 18th, 2017 12:11 pm
We are redoing our basement and want to get rid of our existing furniture (2 sofas, 2 each chairs, big plasma tv). Neither my husband nor I can lift anything so we were thinking of hiring "just junk" to pick it all up. I hate the thought of just throwing the stuff away though, as it's in decent shape so I looked at furniture donations. Problem is they only pick up from the driveway. Just junk seems to solve the problem of moving the stuff up from the basement and getting rid of it but I was hoping there's another way where it ends up being donated.

Does anybody have ideas?

Thx
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Whatever you do, make sure the people hauling it out, don't damage your house...
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...Or don't hurt themselves while inside your house.

Can you not get family members to bring get it to the curb for you if you and your husband can't lift it.
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schade wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 2:03 pm
...Or don't hurt themselves while inside your house.
This is exactly what I was thinking....some scammer from Kijiji arranges to move the furniture out and then conveniently falls or something on our property. I decided to get a junk removal service and just get it done. They say they donate whenever possible so I'm good with that.

Thanks for all the feedback.
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I sold a couch set on kijiji once and got home about 10 mins late but my wife let the dude in to see it. Hercules decided to lift it himself and put a leg through the wall as I walked in the door. I was f-ing pissed. Was our first house and I had patched a TONNE of walls to get them perfect.
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.
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Jerico wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 1:19 am
I sold a couch set on kijiji once and got home about 10 mins late but my wife let the dude in to see it. Hercules decided to lift it himself and put a leg through the wall as I walked in the door. I was f-ing pissed. Was our first house and I had patched a TONNE of walls to get them perfect.
Wow that sucks...did you get compensation for the damage at least?
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crystallight wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 12:09 pm
Wow that sucks...did you get compensation for the damage at least?
Probably just a "sorry mann"
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crystallight wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 12:09 pm
Wow that sucks...did you get compensation for the damage at least?
Sad puppy dog eyes. Was a 3 piece set and he "accepted" help for the other two pieces.
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.
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Jerico wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 1:19 am
I sold a couch set on kijiji once and got home about 10 mins late but my wife let the dude in to see it. Hercules decided to lift it himself and put a leg through the wall as I walked in the door. I was f-ing pissed. Was our first house and I had patched a TONNE of walls to get them perfect.
I'd be more concerned at your wife's willingness to let some random dude from Kijiji into your home.
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dirtmover wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2017 6:21 am
I'd be more concerned at your wife's willingness to let some random dude from Kijiji into your home.
My wife could kick his and my arse at the same time while making dinner. No worries there.
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.
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Habitat for Humanity and they give you a tax receipt if they are able to sell it.

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