Who Will Remove My Old Sofa?

For many of us, getting rid of an old sofa can be tricky. If you don’t want to face the task of getting rid of your old sofa yourself, you may be wondering who will come and remove my old sofa from my home?

You’ll be pleased to know that there are a number of different ways to remove a sofa from your property, depending on the condition, age, and type of sofa. Our sofa removal experts will walk you through them.

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Will the council collect my sofa?

One of the most popular choices for sofa removal is your local council as they are able to come to your property and take it away without you having to worry about transporting the bulky furniture. However, it’s worth noting that councils will also ask you to put your sofa outside your property ready for the collection which means having to find a way to carry it from your home.  

Most local councils provide a sofa collection service, and this can cost anywhere between £23 to £63, depending on the size of your sofa and your location. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and collection dates are dependent on demand, but typically you can expect to wait anywhere between two and four weeks for an available slot. 

You can find out whether your council offers furniture removal services via the Gov.uk website

Will retailers remove an old sofa?

If you’re buying a new sofa, it may be worth asking the retailer whether they will be able to collect your old one (there is often a set fee involved). This way, you can have it out of the way as soon as your new one arrives and eliminates the need of finding space for both pieces of furniture. 

There are a few retailers that offer sofa removal services, including DFS, Furniture Village and IKEA, to name a few. Check to see whether the retailer you are purchasing from offers this service online, or give them a ring for more information. 

If time is of the essence and you’re worried that your new sofa will arrive before you’re able to get rid of your old one, it might be a good idea to get in touch with a professional removal team in London to remove your sofa instead. They can often offer same-day removal and provide a quick fix!

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How to donate a sofa to charity

Some charities will be more than happy to take your old sofa in order to sell on and raise money. However, to do this, your sofa must be in good condition and clean. Therefore, before donating, consider giving your sofa a deep clean to remove any marks, stains or crumbs that may have accumulated over the years. 

Furthermore, it’s important that your sofa still has its fire safety label attached. Without it, charities in the UK are unable to accept donations of upholstered goods which means you will need to find another way to get rid of an old sofa. 

How to find out where your sofa’s fire label is

Which charities will take your sofa away

Many charities accept donations of furniture and the profits raised by selling it will help them as they continue to support their individual causes. Some of the charities accepting old unwanted sofas are: 

Some small local charities may also be interested in your unwanted sofas too. Give them a ring to find out whether they are interested to save a wasted trip. It’s also worth asking if they offer collection services too – some stores will pick up the sofa for a set fee, or sometimes even free of charge! 

Get a professional team to remove your sofa

Choosing a professional team to remove your sofa means you’ll be able to get rid of it quickly and effortlessly. Professional removal teams are equipped with the right tools and vehicles needed to be able to easily take your sofa away from your home – you won’t have to lift a finger.

The benefits of hiring a professional team to take away your sofa:

  • Quick and efficient removal – Professionals are experienced in all furniture removal, so you know all of our services will be carried out very quickly.
  • No clean up – If you have to break the sofa down yourself, then you’ll most likely be left with a lot to clean up. With a professional team, you can be sure they’ll do this for you to make sure your home is left clean and tidy.  
  • Better for the environment – They know what can be recycled, and where they can be recycled.
  • Less dangerous – Moving a large and heavy piece of furniture can be dangerous. It can cause injury to yourself or damage to your property so it is best to hire a removal team who will have the manpower needed to make it safe.  

If you are based in London, we provide same-day sofa removal services. We will remove your old sofa from your property quickly and efficiently before our expert team take it to the relevant places to ensure it is disposed of and recycled properly.

To book your furniture disposal with us today or receive a free, no-obligation quote from the best rubbish removal company in London, give us a call on 020 8504 2380. Alternatively, you can book online to secure an appointment too.