Is that gnarly, old sofa getting you down? 

Too squishy, too damaged, too dirty… whatever the reason, couch removal could be the answer.

This quick guide gives you all the info you need to decide whether it’s time to junk it, save it, or sell it.

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The Basics of Couch Removal

At Junk-It, we specialize in old couch removal. Whether you have an …

  • Armchair
  • Two-seater sofa
  • Three-seater sofa
  • Sectional
  • Recliner; or
  • Sofabed

… our professional junk removers can haul it away for you quickly and efficiently. Preparing your couch for removal is simple. 

After scheduling your couch haul away, simply follow these steps:

  1. Ensure nothing is blocking access to the couch.
  2. Remove any personal items, such as pillows or blankets.
  3. Be home for the arrival of our crew, or leave the couch on the porch or curb.
  4. Let us do all the heavy lifting!

Not sure if your couch is ready to be ditched? In many cases, you may be able to save that old couch if you’re not quite ready to part with it or sell it for some extra spending cash. 

However, if the couch is …

  • Creaking
  • Sagging
  • Smelly
  • Filthy; or
  • Has springs poking out

… it may be time to say goodbye. 

Don’t fret! Junk-It Junk Removal can help.

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5 FAQs About Couch Removal

#1: What Happens to My Couch After You Pick it Up?

Your couch will either be: 

  • Donated, depending on the condition
  • Recycled, if possible
  • Hauled to a landfill if recycling isn’t possible. 

#2: Can You Donate My Couch to a Charity of My Choosing?

Unfortunately, we can’t make the promise to donate to any charity. We work with a select few charities within the Portland area, but not all charities accept large household items, or are located within our service area.

If the logistics align with the charity’s ability to receive such items, then we will certainly make our best effort to drop off your old sofa at the charity of your choosing.

#3: What Is the Cheapest Way to Get Rid of an Old Couch?

It’s a common misconception that handling your own couch removal is the cheapest way to get rid of that unwanted sofa, but this usually isn’t the case. 

Here are a few unexpected expenses that can sneak up on you when you try to handle sofa removal and disposal yourself:

  • You end up injured and require medical attention
  • You damage your floors, walls, or door frames
  • You scratch up the paint or the bed of your vehicle
  • All that added weight just upped your gas consumption; and
  • The job takes way longer than expected, costing you valuable time and money

Our basic couch removal services start at just $130. Our pricing is 100% transparent and based entirely on how much space your load takes up in our trucks. 

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#4: Can’t I Just Throw My Couch in the Dumpster?

Technically, you can throw your couch in a dumpster, but legally you could get into some trouble. Many municipal garbage services aren’t equipped to remove old couches and don’t allow dumping in city or private dumpsters.

Always check with your state’s illegal dumping laws before throwing bulk items in dumpsters. You could face large fines or other penalties.

#5: Can I Leave My Couch Curbside?

If you’ve scheduled sofa removal service with Junk-It in Portland, but cannot be home to allow access, you can instruct our team to pick your couch up curbside.

However, we don’t recommend that you leave your couch curbside with the hopes that someone will take it for free. If no one comes along, you’ll have to come up with a plan B and may also face city fines for littering.

Let Junk It Take Your Worries Away by Removing Your Old Couch for You

Couch removal doesn’t have to be a hassle. Junk-It, a locally-owned Portland junk removal service, offers:

  • Fast and easy junk removal quotes
  • Pricing based on the space used, not the truck size
  • No contact removal options
  • Flexible payment options
  • Cash or credit payment methods; and
  • Friendly, professional service every time

We are fully licensed and insured so you can rest assured knowing that your property is in good hands with our crew. 

No job is too big or too small, we can handle your couch removal from:

  • Basements
  • Alleys
  • Porches
  • Apartments
  • Backyards
  • And more

For more information, contact Junk-It Junk Removal for couch removal services in Portland and the surrounding areas.