Couch curbing season is quickly approaching. With many students leaving town, there is going to be a surplus of unwanted furniture in Menomonie. Some will be passed down to friends looking to furnish their apartment, and some will be cast to the curb for the lucky treasure hunter. Before you make any decisions on what to do with the things you can no longer take with you, consider your options.
The unfortunate case about last curb couch season is the fact that it rained on many of the couches. Once a couch has been rained on, there is no hope for it. This is why you should explore other options before pitching your couch to the curb, such as: ask your friends if they need furniture, sell it on craigslist, take it to the University of Wisconsin-Stout Spring Move Out, or donate it to Goodwill. If you do decide to put your couch on the curb, do it on a day when rain is not in the forecast.
Having a friend trade your furniture for a 24-case of soda is the most fun. You can know that your favorite chair or table is being enjoyed, and can even enjoy it one more time while you share some of that soda with them before you leave town.
Moving large furniture usually requires a truck. Have a friend with a truck in mind if you decide to donate anything. The benefit of Craigslist is you can have the person who wants your furniture worry about transporting it. Putting it in the free section will get rid of it quickly, but if you think you could get a couple bucks off of it, go for it.
As a self-proclaimed expert dumpster diver, I made some excellent finds last spring. Most of what I have found was technically placed right next to a dumpster so I wasn’t really diving in, but that is a minor detail. I have found clean and usable tables, TV’s, chairs and even an air conditioner. There are many amazing finds out there; all it takes is patience, creativity and a bit of luck.
Spring Move Out
When: Friday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Parking lot 29