3 signs it's time to get rid of your old furniture

November 6, 2014

The state of your furniture can make a huge impact on the way your home looks. Read these tips to help you determine what furniture needs to go!

3 signs it's time to get rid of your old furniture

1. It's stained or torn

If your couches or seats are stained or torn, it might be time to replace them. Not only does this make your home look dirtier, it also means the items themselves are probably pretty soiled.

  • Check out your couches and seats to see how bad the damage is. Some stains can be removed with special cleaning solutions, and some items can be reupholstered to give them a second life.
  • Others might be a little too shredded up to save.

2. It's old, not antique

Some furniture just keeps getting better with age. Old wooden furniture or antique furniture can be very valuable, so you do not want to discard anything just because it has been around for a long time.

  • Sometimes furniture is simply old and not increasing in value in any way. If it is damaged or degrading, it's time to go.
  • Look around your house to see if the furniture you have is old and outdated, and decide if you are willing to invest in new pieces to replace them.

3. It's broken

Furniture that is badly damaged or broken not only detracts from the appearance of a home, but it can also be dangerous.

  • If a chair, desk or table has structural problems that might get worse with further use, it is definitely time to ditch it and replace with a new item that does not pose any safety issues.

Budgeting for new pieces

Take a look around your house for items that are no longer functional to best determine when it's best to get rid of old furniture. Then start budgeting to buy new pieces if things need to be replaced.

These are just a few tips to help you decide whether your furniture has a little life left or if it's time to say goodbye! In general, if something is in poor condition and can no longer serve it's original purpose, as much as you may cherish it, it may be time to get rid of it and start fresh.

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