Have you thought about cleaning your house recently? Did you discuss a complete reorganization with your SO? Have you wondered what your house would look like with a complete redesign? Chances are, in all those instances, you’ve had to consider what you’ll do with the old furniture in your home. Due to how much space and trouble it takes to maintain old furniture, most people think about getting rid of it. Here is why that’s a better idea than you might think.
The question should be, why shouldn’t you get rid of old furniture? It adds virtually nothing to your home, making it only an extra headache to deal with:
- Space: Our houses are getting smaller and any extra space is welcome, and old furniture takes the most space out of anything else in your home. They take space in your attic, in your shed, and even, sometimes, in your living room and bedroom. If you want a much more spacious home – get rid of the old furniture!
- Cleaning time: The more cluttered your rooms are, the more dirt will find a way into your house. Having a lot of old furniture lying around not only means dirt, but it also means much more time spent cleaning your home. The corners, deteriorated spots, and old wooden frames will exhaust you. If you want cleaning your house to be effortless, get rid of unnecessary old furniture.
- The freedom to be creative: when you have a lot of old furniture lying around, aside from having no space, you don’t have the freedom to redesign your house however you want. Old furniture is usually ugly, and probably won’t jive with any modern designs. The dichotomy will just serve to bring attention to the worsening conditions of your old furniture.
Would It Really Cost You Money?
You might think getting rid of old furniture is expensive and impractical, but that’s not the case. Old furniture, by definition, doesn’t have a lot of value, and keeping it won’t change that (well, unless you want to donate it to a museum after a few decades).
To understand why keeping old furniture costs you money, you have to understand a central microeconomic concept, and that’s Opportunity Cost. The cost of something is how much time you spend on it while having the option to spend it on other things.
To understand the true cost of keeping old furniture, you have to consider a few things. You have to consider how much time it takes you to clean the furniture when you can be doing other things. How much time you waste moving it, storing it, and organizing it. How much time you waste trying to come up with a new home design that would accommodate it. These are all nontraditional costs you incur when you keep old furniture, and, most likely, they are greater than just getting rid of it.
There are a couple of ways you can get rid of it. The most obvious one is using your car to take the old furniture to the designated places for recycling or give it away to charity. The obvious downfalls are: your car might not be suitable to move furniture – most aren’t. Even if it happens to be suitable, you must take a couple of trips to get rid of all the furniture. Lastly, the furniture might get damaged or you could get into an accident while moving it yourself. All of those are reasons for you to avoid moving out the furniture yourself.
On the other hand, you can just call a professional removal service to help you out with moving it out and cleaning up. It’s cheap, fast, easy, and it beats doing it yourself.
Now, that you have your newly clean, spacious, and old furniture-free home, you can do whatever you want with it.
First of all, if you are satisfied with how it looks, congrats! Now you’ll spend much less time on routine cleanups and house maintenance.
And if you want your home to have a new look, now you have much more freedom to unleash your creativity and design your home in a way that’ll amaze your visitors and make you happy.
Lastly, you can fill your new living with modern living room furniture that’s more practical and comfortable.
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