Repurposing Furniture Before Sending Them to Bulk Trash

drawers being repurposed

Every now and then, it’s a great idea to change up your home and office interior. For many, that means the furniture has to be replaced. However, before you send it out to the curb as bulk trash, think about repurposing your furniture instead. Repurposing furniture is a great way to reduce waste and save the planet.

The Environmental Effects

Creating furniture has an impact on the environment in a variety of ways. First, trees are cut down to create your furniture, contributing to deforestation. When the furniture is being delivered to you, carbon emissions from the trucks carrying your furniture are added into the atmosphere.

That’s why repurposing furniture is a great way to reduce the environmental impacts of furniture on the environment. There’s a good chance that your furniture is probably still useable, or only needs a fresh coat of paint. Think about other areas in your house where your furniture can be useful, or try donating it to a secondhand store.

Buy Repurposed Furniture

woman repurposing furniture
Furniture can be repurposed in plenty of ways!

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, or so the saying goes. The next time you go out furniture shopping, try shopping at a secondhand store; you’ll likely find perfectly fine furniture that another person didn’t want for one reason or another. Instead of letting it go to waste, bring it home and incorporate it into your redecorating plans. Not only will the furniture likely be cheaper, but you’ll be able to reduce the impact you have on the environment as well.

Repurposing furniture is one of the best ways to reduce the amount of waste you produce when you’re redecorating. If you ever need to toss out bulk items though, have no fear! At Sunrise Sanitation,  we offer monthly bulky item pickup services. Contact us to learn more!


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