Toddler furniture disposal options aren’t exactly plentiful. In fact, there are only a few realistic choices. When it’s time to move on and unload old kids’ furniture, you’ll quickly discover this is a difficult task to pull off. But why? What’s so bad about used children’s furniture. Well, that’s what we’ll take a quick look at, along with how to get rid of toddler furniture, with a few alternatives.
Toddler Furniture Disposal Obstacles
Okay, let’s begin with what seems like a very simple thing to do. You have a child that’s growing out of his or her furniture. It’s time to trade up for something more grown-up. So, you decide you’ll buy this and that as a replacement. Then, you ask if the store that’s delivering it will haul the used items away only to learn that’s not part of the deal. What gives? Well, think about it this way — it’s used and it’s old.
If your child has outgrown her [furniture], you may have found it’s a tough piece of furniture to dispose of. Even thrift stores don’t accept older [toddler furniture], because in 2011 federal safety regulations changed, making it illegal to sell models now considered substandard. Rather than storing it or throwing it away, why not try committing it to a new purpose? —Bob Vila.com
Those two characteristics alone make it unwanted. Then, there’s also the possibility it’s on a recall list — previously or presently. With all this in-mind, you can easily see why it’s a challenge to offload used baby furniture. After all, would you buy used furniture for your own child? Putting it in this light makes a whole lot of sense.
Toddler Furniture Disposal Options in Denton and Beyond
So, just what do you do with outgrown toddler furniture? Well, you could put it out on the curb, piece by piece and let the local trash collection agency take it away incrementally. But, you’re probably more interested in going with another option. Here are some toddler furniture options you can try out for yourself:
- Store it. If you plan on having more children in the future, consider storing it temporarily. (Check to see if it appears on any recall list before you stash it away. Then, check again before using it, when it’s time.)
- Donate it. This might or might not be an option, depending on the condition of the baby furniture. Some thrift stores and churches will accept baby furniture as a donation. Although, this isn’t always the case.
- Sell it. Of course, the first thing that likely comes to mind is to sell it. But, this can really be a serious challenge (for the reasons given above). However, that doesn’t mean it won’t work. You can try to sell it yourself or consign it.
- Give it away. You just might know someone — a family member, friend, or coworker — who is in need of baby furniture. Make it a win-win scenario and give it away to a good home.
If you need toddler furniture disposal, go ahead and phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away.