Selling old furniture shouldn’t have to be a hassle in Vancouver. In fact, read our guide to learn how you can sell old furniture. Some options available include selling through consignment, auctions, and online marketplaces. If these options don’t work for you, you can also recycle your old furniture.
Consignment furniture stores are a fantastic way to make extra money for your old furniture. Instead of taking your old table or couch to the dump, consider phoning up a local used furniture consignment store. They will check the quality of your item and inform whether they can sell your items.
You can also search for events auctioning off furniture. If your item is in good or decent condition, they may be interested in seeing them. Alternatively, if your item is antique or passed down as a heirloom, they will be more than interested in them.
Online Buy and Sell
Facebook Marketplace is not the only online platform out there! In fact, you can try Used.ca, and filter for your city such as Vancouver. You can list items for sale there. You can also list items for sale on Craigslist or Kijiji, depending on what furniture you are trying to get rid of. As always – buyer and seller beware.
Have you heard about the buy-back program at IKEA? IKEA launched its buy back program. Like the name suggests, you can “sell” your new or gentlly used IKEA furniture back to the store. Then, they will display them as used models for customers to browse. If someone is interested in buying the used item, all they have to do is let the staff know. There is a very specific process to participate in this program, so please check out their website.
Word of Mouth
One tactic many people don’t realise can be effective is word of mouth! Spread the word to your family, friends, colleagues, or neighbours that you want to sell off a gently used piece of furniture. Consider talking to families with children heading off to college or university. They may be interested in a good deal for furnishings. But don’t limit yourself to that, however. When people relocate for work or school, they may all be in the market for used furniture at a good price.
If these options do not work for you – have no fear! Your old furniture can still go somewhere. Instead of dumping your furniture on the side of the road, hoping someone picks it up, consider taking it to a furniture recycler near you. In Metro Vancouver, Canadian Mattress Recycling processes and recycles upholstered furniture such as couches and sofas. Their pickup crew can also take chairs and other items off your hands for a price. For more information, visit our Recycling Rates page.