Furniture and other household items can often be reused in their current state so don`t even need to be recycled or sent to landfill sites. The suggestions below will help you get rid of an item that you no longer need without throwing it away as well as helping you pick up a bargain for the things that you do.
Sales and giveaway websites
Facebook has offers lots of selling pages that you can use to sell old items or even give them away for free. Simply logging on and searching for selling pages in your area will often turn up lots of options.
Freegle is the national "free to a good home" portal and we have some well subscribed networks operating in Cumbria. Just click on one of the links below.
Charities and furniture reuse organisations
There are quite a few furniture reuse organisations and Charities who will collect and make good use of your unwanted household furniture and white goods. Follow the link to see a full list of Cumbrian reuse organisations or visit the charity retail association to locate your nearest shop.
Repairing, refurbishing and upcycling
Furthermore, you could even have a go at "upcycling" your old furniture and giving it a new lease of life through a lick of paint or a fresh piece of fabric. All you need is little inspiration and access to some DIY supplies.
You could even get your supplies for free though a local scrap store such as Free For All at Wigton - visit www.scrapstoresuk.org for details. And once again Freegle , your local charity shop and yell.com great for gathering cheap or even free materials for your next upcycling project.
If you can`t sell it or give it away ...
For a small fee your District Council can arrange a bulky waste collection to take away your unwanted items