old futon sofaAn old futon sofa can be a pain to deal with, particularly if it's no longer in useable condition. When you bought it, you did so to meet a need. But now, it's just taking up space and you don't use it or only use it rarely. Unlike dealing with antique furniture, which has intrinsic value, an old futon sofa won't bring a lot of money. This doesn't mean you can't be rid of it. It just means you might have to choose another option. Fortunately, there are things to do with an old futon sofa.

5 Things to Do with an Old Futon Sofa

There are all kinds of things we acquire and eventually, most get stuffed into a corner, a shed, garage, closet, or other space. But when it's a large item, like an old futon sofa, it presents more of a challenge. You can't put it out of sight in a closet and storing it in the garage or a shed means it will be exposed to a more severe environment. Sure, you can place it in the attic, but that's essentially leaving it to rot.

Don't old [futons] seem to end up in the most random places? I've seen sofas on streets, on lawns, in abandoned parking lots, and on several roofs. Like other large upholstered furniture pieces, figuring out what to do with an old or worn-out sofa can be a challenge. In some cities, leaving it on the street means it'll be gone in minutes. But not all of us are this lucky, and leaving it on the street could end in a citation, or with the sofa in the dump. --Houzz.com

If it is still functional, meaning it will still fold into a sleeper and back into a sofa, there's no reason you can't do something with it to get it out of your house. But also consider giving it a new lease on life, so you can get years more worth of use out of it, instead of getting rid of it outright. It could be worthwhile to keep, particularly if you have overnight guesses now and again. Here are five things to do with an old futon sofa:

  • Recover it. Did you know you can revive old appliances to look new again and to keep using? Well, you can do pretty much the same thing with an old futon sofa by recovering it. You can purchase a pre-made futon cover or have a professional fit a custom cover for you. Either way, it will allow you to continue to use it, while making it look new.
  • Donate it. There are plenty of places where you can donate an old futon sofa, as long as it is in good condition. It could be a thrift store that resells it, a shelter for people or pets, or even a church or local school.
  • Sell it. Of course, you can always sell it, if it's in good enough condition. Even if it has a few stains, those can usually be taken out. If it functions, put an ad online and price it to sell so you can be rid of it quickly.
  • Relocate it. Another option is to simply relocate it somewhere else. Perhaps the reason you're wanting to get rid of it isn't because you don't need or use it anymore, it's because you want to free up space; and this is a great solution.
  • Junk it. If that old futon sofa isn't in useable condition, you should just junk it. Instead of navigating that heavy piece of furniture through your house, call a junk removal service to do it for you, and get rid of other stuff while you're at it.

If you have an old futon sofa you no longer want, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away. We’ll come by and pick it up, along with anything else you want rid of in your home, business, or other location.

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