So your sofa is coming to the end of its long and useful life. Don’t worry, no need to put it down! There are plenty of ways to keep that sofa going.
1. Use it as a trampoline
That’s right! Reclaim your childhood by jumping up and down on your old sofa until your legs are sore. No need to take off your shoes, no one cares what kind of muck that sofa will attract now! After you’ve had your turn, stick it in the garden for the kids to have a go. If you don’t have kids, invite all of the neighbourhood children around. There’s nothing more fulfilling than spreading the joy of a good sofa bounce.
2. Upcycle it
I think we’ve all seen those pictures where people upcycle useless things like pianos or old boat oars into completely useful things like stair banisters or heavy hanging bookcases. Now you can spend your precious time turning your sofa into something equally as useless. Take out the seats and put them in your car for extra cushioning! Cut and construct a unique coffee table out of all the parts!
You can also upcycle it back into a useful sofa by updating the upholstery, creating a unique yet stylish piece for your home without breaking the bank. But really, why on earth would you want to do that?
3. Put googly eyes on it and move the cushions up and down to make it look like it’s talking.
This one is pretty self explanatory.
4. Give it away
This is probably one of the easiest way to deal with a sofa you don’t want. If there’s nothing really wrong with your sofa, give it a quick clean and give it to someone deserving. This can be a good friend who deserves to save a bit of money, a relative who has been dropping hints that they need a new sofa for ages (in that case, maybe don’t even bother giving it a clean) or an elderly neighbour who you see sitting glumly on the floor whenever you venture round there. If you can’t think of anyone to give your sofa to, hand it over to a charity shop. They’ll be happy, you’ll be happy, and the person who eventually gets it will be happy too.
On the other hand, if your sofa is more like the one in this blog post, pawn it off on a person who you know wants a new sofa but doesn’t deserve one (that relative mentioned before can still apply here). Not only does it get rid of your nasty old sofa, but it also makes you look like a good person who is now owed a favour. Nice one!
5. Get rid of it via a trusty skip
Oh come on, you must have seen this coming a mile away. Yep, skipping away your problems is an easy and cost effective way of getting rid of your junk, sofa included! If none of the other solutions help, this is likely the way to go. Give us a call on 03000 309 978 to get your sofa problem out of the way. We promise to only ask a handful of times if we can have a turn jumping on it.