Whether you’re moving in to a new home and looking for a fresh start, or you’ve just bought a brand new couch and you want to get rid of the old one, furniture removal can be a daunting task. If you take it into your own hands, look into dumpster rental in Ottawa, or call a professional to help, there are several options to consider:

1. Do it yourself

If you’re moving furniture yourself, whether you dispose of it or donate it, make sure that you take every precaution to make the process as seamless as possible. Before you move the furniture, ensure that the path you’ll be taking is clear of any stray objects or tripping hazards. It’s also a good idea to take furniture apart first in order to make it easier to carry. If you’re moving things like desks or dressers, make sure that you empty all of the contents first, so that the furniture is light enough to carry. If you think you’ll need it, you can also rent moving equipment such as moving straps, sliders or ramps.

2. Phone a friend

When removing larger, heavier pieces of furniture like couches or beds, two sets of hands are better than one! Furniture removal will be much easier with the help of a buddy, but it will still be a large undertaking!

In order to make moving couches out of your home easier, stand them upright and slide them through your doorways, and hook large chairs around corners to slip them through a tight door frame. If an old box spring is too big to fit down a stairway or around a tight corner, cut and fold it so that it fits, and if you plan to donate it, you can easily put it back together with the help of some screws.

3. Consider dumpster rental in Ottawa

If you have more than just furniture to get rid of, dumpster rental in Ottawa can be a great option. You can easily book a dumpster online or over the phone, and it will be delivered and placed in your driveway. Once you have your dumpster, you can fill it with anything that you’d like to dispose of, including old appliances and waste. Pick up is also included in the fee of your dumpster rental in Ottawa.

4. Call a furniture removal company

If these options sound overwhelming to you, the good news is you don’t have to do all of the work yourself! If you call a furniture removal company, they will haul your furniture without damaging your home, and will dispose of it properly. Some will even donate your usable furniture to local charities. If the furniture is unusable, they will bring it to a local recycling facility and have it re-purposed.

Furniture removal can be done without the help of professionals, but often the price of hiring help is worth it for the peace of mind that comes along with it

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