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How to Get Rid of an Old Sofa

Updated February 21, 2017

If you are replacing a sofa in your home, you may not want to keep your old sofa. Instead of sitting it out on the curb with the trash, there are some other things you can do with it. If the sofa is in decent condition, you may be able to sell it and make a little money. If you cannot sell the old sofa, you can donate it to charity and get a tax write-off. Or you can simply give the sofa away to someone else in need of a sofa.

Put the sofa in a yard sale or garage sale, if you are having one, and attempt to sell it that way. If you are not having a yard sale, ask neighbours or friends if you can include the sofa in one of their yard sales.

List your old sofa for sale in your local newspaper or online. Some free online sites include Craigslist, eBay Classifieds and Backpage. (See Resources.) Include a photo of the sofa if you have the option to do so. If your home is smoke-free or pet-free, include that detail in your listing.

Give away your sofa if you cannot sell it. You can donate it to a charity such as Goodwill or Salvation Army, each of which have thrift stores where you can make the donation. The Salvation Army also has a pickup service if you call 800-728-7825. You can also offer the sofa to a neighbour or list it for free on Craigslist.

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Jamie Lisse has been writing professionally since 1997. She has published works with a number of online and print publishers. Her areas of expertise include finance and accounting, travel, entertainment, digital media and technology. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.