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Question DetailsAsked on 7/18/2016

moving heavy objects within my home to curb

A 32" tv, a bedroom suit, baby crib, couch

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Be sure to check if the trash company will actually haul this sort of thing away for you, what days it is picked up (sometimes onlyh once or twice a month) because you may get ticketed in some cities if it is out before designated days, and at what cost (assuming you are disposing of them as trash).

In this case, a Hauler (Trash Hauler, your Search the List category) can carry the items out for you - might well be cheaper or as cheap and convenient, if you have to pay large item charges to the garbage pickup company, to just have the Hauler take them totally away too at the same time.

If you mean to take them to the curb to stick a FREE sign on to have them disappear for you, then Haulers could do that too, as could Movers - a local transfer and storage company. Sounds like items are too big for a Handyman to handle - plus he would not normally have the furniture dollies and such to make moving them to the curb easy.

Other option - depending on how heavy these are and how willing you are to risk interior wall damage, especially in stairs and doorways - do you have some friends who will help out for a few minutes for pizza and beer or movie night afterwards ? Though coordinating them all to be there at same time could be an issue unless all are going to be doing some activity together afterwards, and of course damage due to non-professional movers is still a risk.

Three other options if these are functional and in at least decent shape:

1) Craigslist them, though that means strangers coming into your house to get them unless you had someone move them to garage for you first. Might recover some money that way though.

2) used furniture dealer, who will come and get them and pay you maybe half what you could get on Craigslist for them. Or local Antique furniture stores if older furniture.

3) Salvation Army, Goodwill, ARC, etc - non-profits that take used goods and resell them. Some of these will come and get larger funiture form inside a house on appointment - some will not because of the rick of damaging the walls and flooring and such. Some have deals with professional furniture moving/delivery companies to fetch large stuff like this for them.

4) contact Claire House, women's shelters, Catholic Social Services or similar church groups, etc to see if they want them - if you don't know local resources of that type, call United Way - they should be able to rattle off a half dozen or more places like that which commonly need donated furniture in decent condition. If you are a member of a church the pastor/preacher might have some ideas of people who need such things, or might be able to post on church bulletin board or online blog/facebook page as available.

5) post on employee bulletin board or company employee blog at work as available to any coworker able to move them out - or for sale if that sort of listing is available at work

It does seem unless these are totally trashed that you are passing up at leat several hundred $ of possible recovery on these items - possibly quite a few hundreds or even thousand $ plus depending on how upscale the items are and how nice the bedroom suite is and what condition it is in and how many pieces it is and such.

Of course, if putting out for whoever wants them, would be nice to cover them with tarp if inclement weather, or be sure they areonly put out when nice weather and no thunderstorms are forecast for a couple of days, so they are not ruined.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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