Preparing Furniture for Consignment

consigning-furnitureConsigning furniture is a great way to make some extra money when you are clearing out a room. When you are ready to overhaul your current décor, use the following steps to sell your furniture as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Ask Obvious Questions
Would I want to buy this? Are there any untreatable stains? As an alternative donate any furniture that have seen better days.

Cleaning Checklist
Check for tags that have one of the following codes and clean accordingly:
W: Use a water based detergent to clean
S: Use a dry cleaning solvent to clean
WS: Use either water based or dry solvent to clean
X: The fabric must be professionally cleaned

Every piece of furniture has unique cleaning requirements:
• Wood furniture – look for specific cleaning instructions for its type of finish
• Upholstered furniture – vacuum throughly
• General cleaning – a mixture of water and laundry detergent

Follow Your Nose
Remove odors from furniture that may detract from your piece. One method is to sprinkle baking soda over you upholstered piece of furniture, allowing it to sit overnight. Vacuum the entire piece of furniture the next day, making sure to get under the cushions and between the cracks.

Alternatively, you can create a mixture of vinegar and water to remove the odor. Mix one part vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle. Go over the entire piece and let it dry overnight. The vinegar smell may linger, but it will dissipate after some time.

Choose Gillette Furniture Consignment
The most important step of selling your furniture is to find the right consignment store to sell it for you. You should look for a store that gets plenty of traffic so there is a higher chance of finding a buyer for your pieces. Choosing the right store is the best way to get your furniture to sell fast.

When it comes to buying and selling furniture, no one does it better than Gillette Furniture Consignment. We bring you the consignment services you need to sell your items without hassle. To learn more about our consignment services contact us by calling 860-436-4663.