Your furniture can be an extension of your personality and sometimes it is time to change. With many reasons to change, there are also many things to consider. Is your furniture outdated, worn out, no longer needed, or are you just tired of it? Do you love the style, but hate the color? Is it perfect, but just not comfortable anymore? Maybe you have considered getting rid of your old furniture but there is a special attachment you have or you just can’t afford to buy new furniture. Think about the pros and cons of throwing out your old furniture vs. re-upholstering.
Landfills and incinerators are probably where your old furniture will end up if you decide to throw it out. In either case, you would need to consider the size and how you are going to transport it. Please also consider the negative effects this could have on our environment. Our landfills are already very full and the size of a piece of furniture could drastically make an impact. Although there are some companies that will pick up and compact furniture, there is still a negative and real impact on the environment. It is a known fact that greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global climate change. Each piece of furniture may have different types of raw materials that will contribute to our overall problem in different ways.
Regardless if you use a landfill or incinerator, the effects are real. Some concerns include Toxic gases being emitted over a period of time which will greatly affect our future generations as well as vermin and diseases that can multiply within a landfill. So what is the alternative?
Re-Upholstery is a great alternative to throwing out your old furniture. There are many benefits, the greatest being how re-upholstering can help our environment. With all the negative reasons to avoid throwing your furniture in a landfill or incinerator, there are positive effects to re-upholster. You can bring new life to an old piece of furniture by simply changing the fabric and color or add renewed comfort by replacing the foam. Either way, you would be helping your pocketbook as well as the environment. While the average life of a piece of furniture maybe 7-15 years, you can greatly extend that life by these simple replacements. If you think about the average decomposing time for a painted board is 13 years, it makes sense to extend the life of your furniture while also extending the life quality of future generations.
Express yourself with newly upholstered furniture and help the environment and our future generations at the same time.