Time for a Clear Out? Help Charities with Quality Furniture!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013  

Flea markets are enjoying a popularity surge as people sell things they no longer need for cash – but high quality furniture, which is difficult to take to flea markets, is needed by charities.

People have many options when they want to have a clear-out, two such examples being car boot sales and eBay. Easy though they may seem, they require significant time and effort. Collections and postage need to be planned when selling on eBay, and it can be time consuming to organise appointments for several buyers. Car boot sales are a non-starter for people who don’t have access to a car. Flea markets, which many people are considering, having been inspired by TV shows such as “Bargain Hunt” and “Cash in the Attic”, are a good way to make a bit of money selling old things – they have been described by one organiser as the “middle ground between a car boot sale and antiques fair”.

It is a good time of year for flea markets, with people still in the throes of de-cluttering to create space for the things they bought in the Boxing Day sales. It’s also not long until spring, so an early bit of spring cleaning may be on some people’s minds. But although they may be fun for some, flea markets are not for everyone. Transport and time are still major considerations – and after a long week at work, when people want to spend time with their families and friends, spending a day outdoors selling off old household goods is not at the top of the list. A fee is often required in order to secure a pitch, too. Then there is the problem of how to get rid of large items of unwanted furniture.

This is where Furniture Donation Network comes in. It is an easy to use, quick and convenient service in which a customer can book a collection time, and someone comes to their home to collect their furniture. Provided it’s in very good or excellent condition, i.e. “mint” or with only very minor faults, it will be taken away.

This requires minimum effort on the customer’s part, and items will be put to good use by the charities that receive them. Items can be passed on to people who may be in urgent need of furniture, or sold in charity shops to raise vital funds to keep charity work going. Whatever happens, it’s a win-win situation. Furniture Donation Network collects a wide range of different types of furniture, too – check the list to see what you can donate.

If you have some of high quality furniture that you no longer need, use Furniture Donation Network and be assured that your unwanted sofa, white goods or electrical items go to a worthy cause!


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