When you have furniture pieces that no longer fit into your home but are
still in good condition, consignment might be the best option to help
you make some extra money and change the look of your space. To get the
most for your furniture and make it more appealing to potential buyers
at consignment centers, follow these tips for preparing furniture to be
sold by a professional consignment expert at
Home Consignment Center.
Assess the condition of the piece
Before you bring a piece of furniture in for consignment, you should consider
whether or not it is in good enough condition to sell. Some wear and tear
is expected, but furniture should still be comfortable, functional, and
stylish. If a piece is not practical or isn't quite fit to sell, you
may be best off donating it instead.
Clean and polish thoroughly
Upholstery should be deeply cleaned to remove any stains, brighten up the
piece, and remove any lingering odors that have set in over the years.
Wood furniture or metal pieces should be
cleaned and polished
so they will look great on the sales floor. Just remember to use cleaning
and polishing products that are safe for a wide range of materials. Natural
cleansers like baking soda and vinegar are great choices that will minimize
any possible damage from the cleaning process.
Consider minor repairs
Furniture pieces that are structurally sound but have some minor scratches
or outdated fabric can be easily made ready for consignment with a weekend
project. Jobs like buffing out scratches or leveling a wobbly table can
be simple and quick, so it may be worth the effort to get a piece ready to sell.
The Home Consignment Center consigns furniture and jewelry with quick turnarounds
on sales and home pick-up for your convenience. You can find one of our
locations in Roseville or Folsom by
visiting our website, or call us at (916) 302-4390 to learn more about the consignment process.