If you’re even thinking about getting a new sofa or a chair, then it is probably time to replace the old one. Now, sometimes, you just want to redecorate your space, but most of the time, it’s just a matter of replacing the old, dinky furniture with the new one. So, if you need help with this, stick around because we have a few tips for you.
1. Your Mattress Is Causing You Back Pain
It is not uncommon for people to use mattresses for way longer than they should. In most cases, we don’t even think about replacing a mattress until it starts hurting or we spot a spring popping out of the cover.
If that’s the case with your mattress, don’t waste time buying a mattress topper – that’s just money down the drain. Instead, just get a new mattress. Read some reviews and find one that suits you best and purchase it.
2. Your Sofa Is Old And Dinky
Another piece of furniture that tends to overstay their welcome in our living room is the sofa. Even though it is a central piece of the living room, in most cases, we don’t even begin to think about replacing the sofa until it is heavily damaged.
Now, the reasons for this are various. They’re expensive, and if you’re ordering online, you’ll be waiting at least few weeks, sometimes even months, for it to arrive and so on. However, that shouldn’t stop you from getting a new one.
If your old couch has a cover that is no longer the same color as it once was or if the cushions are so worn out they’re practically non-existent – it is time to get a new sofa.
3. You Hear It Creaking
It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about a couch, a chair, or a coffee table – if it’s making noise when you’re using it – it has to go! At this point, it is not only a matter of something annoying you with the awful creaking sound, no. A creaking sound is usually an indicator of some structural problem. So, if you don’t want to break the legs of your couch or spill your coffee because your table has literally collapsed under pressure – go out and replace the old, creaky stuff.
4. It Stinks
Well, if it has gotten to a point where it stinks, or it causes you to become itchy after you’ve spent an hour in it – it’s past the point of no return. A bed or a chair that is stinky or worn out can’t really be washed anymore. Well, to be fair, it could – but it is also probably infested with bed bugs and dust mites, and those creatures are hard to get rid of, even with a thorough washing. So, if it’s smelly and itchy – throw it away.
As you can see, there are several reasons as to why you might want to replace your old furniture. However, if it is not one of these and you’re just redecorating, don’t just dispose of the old furniture if it is still in good shape. Clean it and sell it or donate it. You’d either be doing a good deed or cutting renovating costs – it’s entirely up to you.