We Can’t Accept Furniture Bigger Than 7 Feet. Here’s Why:

So, you have a beautiful four-seater sofa, and it’s in gently-used condition. It seems perfect for a family in need, right? Unfortunately, we can’t accept it. Big furniture—like a 4-seater sofa—is often too big to help our clients.

Why doesn’t Furniture Bank accept large, bulky furniture?

Our clients are families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and displacement, and in the majority of cases, they are moving into smaller, 1-bedroom or bachelor apartments. We want to make it as easy as possible for them to move in, set up and get back on their feet.

Large items we CAN NOT accept include:

  • Sofas longer than 7 feet
  • Sofa beds and futons longer than 6 feet
  • Cupboards, cabinets, book shelves, or any other standing unit taller than 6 feet
  • Desks larger than 4 feet
  • L-shaped desks
  • Major appliances like stoves, fridges, dishwashers, washers & dryers

How do you measure the size of your furniture?

If you don’t have a measuring tape available, you can estimate the size of your furniture by using your own height, or the height of other common items in the home. The average height of a Canadian man is around 5’9”, the average size of an interior door is 6’8”, and the average height of a full-size fridge is about 5’5”.

 Is your furniture the right size and ready to donate?

If your furniture is the right size, and in gently-used condition, simply click here to book a furniture pick up. Or you can always drop off at Furniture Bank’s facility in Etobicoke. Click here for drop off hours and location.

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