Give your furniture
a second chance

Furniture Removal Service

IKEA has partnered with Furniture Bank for convenient, easy and socially responsible furniture removal offering for your pre-loved unwanted furnishings. 

Need something else? See Furniture Bank’s other services.

Furniture Bank helps you give your pre-loved furniture a second chance.

Have furniture you no longer need? – we make sure that it will be transferred to a family in need.

About Furniture Bank

We change lives by providing furniture and housewares to people experiencing poverty or displacement.

Our clients include women and children leaving shelters, the formerly homeless, and newcomers and refugees to Canada.

Revenues generated through our furniture removal service, which is run as a social enterprise, funds our charitable activities as we work to end furniture poverty – one sofa and one family at a time.

Why do we charge for the pickup service?

Items removed

Our most common furniture removal requests.

MATTRESSES

IKEA Sofa Take Back

SOFAS

Click the link below to access Furniture Banks mattress and sofa removal service for 

IKEA customers

Do you have any other items you want us to take?

Here's a list of furnishing items that are considered essential:

Living room essentials

  • Area Rugs
  • Artwork
  • Bookshelves
  • Arm Chair
  • Coffee Table
  • Desk & Chair
  • Floor Lamps
  • Mirror
  • Rug
  • Side Tables
  • Sofa
  • TV Stand

Kitchen essentials

  • Dining Set w Chairs
  • Kitchen storage
  • Small Appliances
  • Cookware & Utensils
  • Pots and Pans
  • Serving dishes
  • Kitchen tools 

Bedroom essentials

  • Mattress
  • Bed frame / Platform
  • Dresser
  • Nightstand 
  • Table light
  • Area Rug

How it WORKS

Generous clients hire our team to come and pick up their gently used furniture. (distanced pickup available)

Families in need are referred to us and work with our volunteers to choose their next home furnishings.

You feel great for making a difference in a family’s life, helping the environment and giving your furniture a second chance. You will also receive a tax receipt for your donation.

See why others love using Furniture Bank

  • Jayne Huddleston Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jayne Huddleston
    10/17/2021 - Google

    Furniture Bank is a very impressive charity. I wanted my late mother's furniture to go to someone in need. Their system is really well organized, their telephone staff is courteous and professional, and the guys that picked up the furniture arrived right on time, were very pleasant, and worked really fast. Furniture Bank makes it easy to help people in need.

    Paul Weedon Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Paul Weedon
    10/12/2021 - Google

    Great team and a great service! This was my first experience with the Furniture Bank and what a positive experience it was; I was quickly connected with Samantha who guided me through the process, it was very quick, fairly priced and there was no hassle - the team turned when they said they would an very efficiently removed my furniture. I would highly recommend.

    Brian Chen-Tam Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Brian Chen-Tam
    10/08/2021 - Google

    I had a really nice bed and some kitchen appliances that I wanted to donate because I knew they could be used, and i didn’t want to just throw them away. It was hard to find someone to take them amidst a pandemic let alone in the city. Furniture bank was very prompt, friendly and efficient with their services.

  • Aidan Oleary Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Aidan Oleary
    9/23/2021 - Google

    This was a good experience for me . From initial contact to final pick-up was all well done.
    The two men who did the pick up were excellent. Quiet. Industrious. Organized. Fast. Friendly.
    Good luck to you all as I believe you provide an amazing service to those who need it.
    Aidan O'Leary

    Susan Langley Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Susan Langley
    9/15/2021 - Google

    This is the second time that we have donated furniture to Furniture Bank. We are impressed with the mission of Furniture Bank and support their work wholeheartedly. The service itself is professional, efficient and satisfying from the initial contact to the pick up service. This organization is supporting the circular economy in a significant and meaningful way. Well done, Furniture Bank!

    Jill D. Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jill D.
    9/03/2021 - Google

    Excellent Customer Service! - I used Furniture Bank to dispose of some good furniture I no longer need. Everyone there from the first person I contacted to the two guys that picked it up were friendly and professional. I love the idea that my old furniture goes to someone who really needs it and I get a charitable donation tax receipt. The process was easy and clear. I have used them before and will do so again.

  • Doug Brown Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Doug Brown
    9/02/2021 - Google

    I was familiar with the “Furniture Bank” when we delivered a bedroom suite to the Oakville location The staff at the Etobicoke location were very accommodating and friendly. The moving personnel were prompt and efficient. The experience was concluded very quickly. They are very professional and we were so pleased to know it would all go to good homes for the next generation.
    Keep up the good work.
    Thanks,
    Doug Brown

    Kyle Shaughnessy Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Kyle Shaughnessy
    8/25/2021 - Google

    A couple nice gentlemen gave us a heads up they were on their way. Both were professional & easy to work with. Even allowing us to fit some extra items onto the truck. Overall, we're very pleased with the experience. Thanks folks!

    P M Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    P M
    8/23/2021 - Google

    Courteous, professional, safe, careful, punctual are all adjectives that describe the wonderful people at Furniture Bank. Our furniture found homes with those who could really use the them through this service and their pickup fee was reasonable and the tax receipt was a bonus. Overall a stellar experience and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to find a good home for their furniture.

  • Sherrill Bain Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Sherrill Bain
    7/23/2021 - Google

    The absolute best way to help all our communities. I am very happy we have such services in our neighborhoods as I believe in sharing what we can. The guys who came to the house were great - quick, efficient and very personable. Enjoyed meeting them and they are working for such a great cause.

    Kevin ODonnell Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Kevin ODonnell
    7/13/2021 - Google

    The service and the people here were amazing. Very happy with the service and the people they support through that service is what it’s all about. Would use them again without hesitation. 100%

    Michael Brotman Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Michael Brotman
    6/23/2021 - Google

    Excellent service, as many others have identified . Effective and clear communications, punctual, friendly interactions, pandemic precautions taken and sensible arrangements. Importantly, superb interactions with its movers, going beyond courtesy and effective problem-solving, and frankly doing the heavy lifting in tight corners. Here, the objective of doing social good leaps into action. To pay for the service is worthwhile but the benefits are incalculable. It’s a great way to help others by helping yourself. Good furniture helps make a home.

Help those in your community

A house is not a home without furniture

When you give your gently-used furniture to Furniture Bank, you are the start of a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Revenues generated from our furniture removal service are reinvested in the charity, allowing us to help even more families escape furniture poverty.

Watch this video to see what it means to a family to receive ‘new’ furnishings for their home and a fresh start in life.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Furniture Bank is a not for profit charity as well as a social enterprise. READ MORE.

The simple answer is: We charge for our service to sustain the organization. READ MORE.

Safety is our number one priority, not only for our employees but for our donors as well. READ MORE.

Furniture Bank supports marginalized and displaced families and individuals experiencing furniture poverty. READ MORE.

The answer is quite simple: gently used items that we consider essential when furnishing a home. READ MORE.

We offer an in-home furniture removal service as well as distanced pickup. READ MORE.

You can claim the charitable receipt as a donation and can expect to see a return on your taxes. READ MORE.

From 2015-2019 we have distributed 82% of the furniture donations received to families in need. READ MORE. 

Our hours of operation for our pickup and removal service are between 8 am and 2 pm.  Read more HERE. 

Give your furniture a second chance with Furniture Bank