Don’t take it to the landfill: 7 ideas what to do with boring furniture and decor

Getting rid of unnecessary things, doing good deeds for others, participating in unusual events and even making a profit are all these benefits in our ways to free up space at home.

We suggest how to deal with unnecessary things in the interior

1 Redo

If the furniture is old, but has some aesthetic value, then restoration is a great way out. Independent immersion in this topic can turn into a real hobby, and video tutorials and tutorials on the Internet will help in the implementation of ideas. You can also give the items to professional restorers. With furniture and decor that look modern, but just don’t like it, everything is easier. Painting in an unusual color, pasting with film, replacing accessories will bring the annoying thing back to life.

2 Take to the country

The main rule when “writing off” things to the country is to transport only what still works well and has no broken elements. The furniture should look normal and perform its task, and the decor should more or less fit into the environment. Such a sensible approach will help not to turn a country house into a warehouse.

Не относите на свалку: 7 идей, что делать с надоевшей мебелью и декором

3 Sell on a thematic website or on a social network

You can earn money on what no longer pleases in the interior. But let the main aspiration be not to make a profit, but reuse and environmental friendliness, it’s great when a thing does not “die”, but continues to please someone. Place an ad on several specialized sites at once, as well as in applications and thematic groups of social networks. Do not overstate the price, otherwise it will hang for a long time. Check the market value of such things and put the price a little lower. IKEA furniture and decor sell well, especially if the goods are no longer available in stores. Expensive furniture will also appeal to buyers, but the price will have to be set significantly lower than the original.

4 Offer furniture and decor in good condition to relatives and friends

The same ideas of environmental friendliness, only for free. However, if you can sell fairly used furniture and jewelry, reflecting this in the price, then you should offer your loved ones only what is in excellent condition and is still relevant. Don’t be afraid to ask if someone needs a desk, a set of beautiful photo frames, an armchair or a floor lamp. Maybe someone’s child is moving to a university dormitory, and he needs furnishings. Or someone has just moved into a new apartment and needs a compromise solution for the first time. There are a lot of situations, and you can do a good deed while ridding yourself of what you don’t like so much anymore.

Не относите на свалку: 7 идей, что делать с надоевшей мебелью и декором

5 Participate in a SWAP meeting

Translated from English, “swap” means “change”, so the meaning of these parties is transparent. Look for announcements of such events in the usual posters of the city, the events are fashionable, so they often fall into them. The method is not suitable for large-sized furniture, but interior decorations, if they look good, should “disperse”. It’s nice that you can find something to your liking, it’s amazing what kind of things people sometimes have.

6 Take part in a city sale or flea market

The format of the event is similar to the previous one, but here you don’t have to take something for yourself. (You don’t have to at a SWAP party, but it’s a good tone). These may be larger-scale sites where you can bring not the largest furniture, but still. Things can be given away for free or sold, but do not overestimate them, so as not to leave the sale with full hands.

Не относите на свалку: 7 идей, что делать с надоевшей мебелью и декором

7 Give it to a theater or art studio

Often old furniture and decor are needed by various creative associations from classical theaters to private art studios. They can be used for decorations in productions, creating art compositions and the like. Items from the popular mass market are unlikely to be useful, but something unusual, once made to order or brought from another country, will interest the creators. Relevant announcements are sometimes published on the social networks of such institutions, but you can not wait for them. Contact the institution directly by phone or via the same social networks. Prepare a list and a photo of what you have in advance.

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