How to get rid of a Couch, Old Bed or other Furniture in Maryland

May 23, 2022

Most of us have old furniture lying around our homes, basements or in our garages. We usually leave old furniture around because it sometimes serves a functional purpose but it can also be a pain to get rid of. But, at some point, the time comes to get those bulky items hauled away. 

Whether you’re cleaning out an estate, or doing a little spring cleaning, there are a few options for furniture removal in Maryland. Each option has its own pros and cons. 

Furniture removal from a cleanout company

If you’re looking for a low-stress way of removing furniture from your property then consider hiring a cleanout company. A cleanout company will remove, haul away and dispose of your unwanted furniture. 

Benefits of hiring a cleanout company

  • Hassle-free

  • Eco-friendly

  • Some recycle as much furniture as they can

No matter how big, bulky or old your furniture is, a cleanout company is able to remove the furniture for you and haul it away. This means you don’t have to deal with the back-breaking labor of moving furniture or finding a buddy with a truck who is willing to help you move heavy furniture for a beer or pizza. 

Cleanout companies like us here at Sanford & Son try our best to limit as much waste as possible. Where some junk removal companies simply dispose of everything, we look to donate or recycle as much of the furniture that we remove as possible.

We can also pick up other items while there. Mattresses, TVs, old grills, refrigerators, tires, etc. 

If you’re thinking about choosing a cleanout company, they are the best choice when you want multiple pieces of furniture or items hauled away but don’t want to do any of the heavy lifting yourself.


Waste Removal Pickup

If you have a trash removal service, they will likely provide pickup service for your furniture. It’s an additional fee but can be another quick and easy way of having furniture removed. 

In order to utilize this service, you will need to contact your waste removal company and let them know what items you would like to have picked up. They will have you schedule the item pickup and provide any additional information on how to prepare the items. You will need to get the items to the curb and prepared per the waste removal’s specifications, but once done, they will be able to pick up the pieces of furniture you want to get rid of. 

Utilizing your waste management company for furniture removal is convenient because you are already doing business with them. You are still required to remove the furniture yourself which can be a hassle but fortunately, you won’t need to haul it away.

Your waste removal service won’t recycle the furniture, they will simply dispose of it. So, if you care about recycling then this may not be the best option. It can also get to be quite expensive if you are cleaning your house and have a lot of items to be removed. However, this is a great option if you only have one or two bulky pieces of furniture that you want to be removed and are able to remove them from the house yourself. 


When it comes to furniture removal, you can always get rid of your couch, bedding or other furniture yourself. If you are able and want to do it yourself, there are a few options. 

Sell it - There are quite a few places both online and in-person that allow you to sell your used furniture as long as it’s in decent shape. 
Donate it - If possible, donate instead of disposing of your furniture. Drop it off at a thrift store or to a friend in need.
Dispose of it at the local landfill - Most local landfills allow citizens to drop off furniture or other items. Check with your local landfill on the specific details. 

Getting rid of the furniture yourself is usually the most cost-effective method but is the most laborious for you as the homeowner. This is a good option if you don’t mind handling the work and you have the means to do so. 

This way has the most hassle but can be the most affordable option. If you own a truck and have the time this can be a good option.


The Best Option for Furniture Removal

With all the various options, what’s the best choice for furniture removal? Well, that depends on your unique situation. 

Are you looking for the most affordable option and have the ability to do it yourself? Then put it up for sale or drop it off at a local charity. 
If you have a lot of furniture or don’t want to hassle with moving the furniture out of your home, then call a cleanout and hauling company. They will do all the work for you, you simply need to schedule a visit. 

The best option comes down to your personal needs. Do you prefer to do it yourself? Then all you need to do is find someone who is willing to take it. If you don’t want to deal with the back-breaking work then there’s nothing wrong with calling a professional. 

We’ve been helping people clear out their homes, estates, apartments and office buildings for over 20 years. If you live in the Maryland area and want someone to remove your furniture for you, then give us a call.