Give your furniture
a second chance

Furniture Bank Take Back Service

IKEA has partnered with Furniture Bank for convenient, easy and socially responsible furniture removal. 

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

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

You dispose of the 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.

Table of contents

Items removed

Our most common furniture take back requests.


IKEA Sofa Take Back


Furniture Bank Take Back Service
Do you have any other items you want us to take?

Here’s a list of furnishing items that are considered as 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

  • Mehul Kandiya Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Mehul Kandiya
    10/29/2020 - Google

    The staff member were really humble and provided great service over email and phone. I got email response in couple of hours every time I emailed them.
    Great service. Quick response.

    Jan Lobban-Shymko Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jan Lobban-Shymko
    9/16/2020 - Facebook

    We arranged to donate our mattress that we had purchased at but decided to exchange before the trial period was completed, so this was a three-way arrangement. Communication was excellent. The gentlemen who completed the pick up arrived within the allotted time frame and, in good covid style, waved and communicated from a distance. We received acknowledgement of the pick up (allowing us to process our refund with Goodmorning) and our tax receipt promptly. Excellent experience. We loved to know that good furniture is going to good use. Thank you for everything you do, Furniture Bank!

    Diana Foster Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Diana Foster
    7/16/2020 - Google

    Investing in the Furniture Bank service was well worth the $150. Less headache for me (selling furniture is such a pain) and I got tax receipt. The guys showed up on time and were very professional and courteous. The best part is the furniture didn't end up in the landfill and a family is able to enjoy it. Everybody wins!

  • Sara Nagalingam Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Sara Nagalingam
    6/04/2020 - Google

    Very pleased with my Furniture Bank experience- Emilee was helpful and responsive in the planning phase and the two gentleman who came to pick up my sofa bed were friendly and quick!

    Carolyn Solby Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Carolyn Solby
    4/21/2020 - Facebook

    My experience with the furniture bank was fantastic. The team was wonderful, helping unload my car, giving me a tour of the facility and explaining the business operations to me. I highly recommend. Such a great way to give back to the community and re-use furniture that you don't need anymore.

    M Julien Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    M Julien
    4/08/2020 - Google

    Very courteous and responsive, and on fact a bit early. I contacted them to take away a bed and some dining chairs...they charge a small fee (in my opinion) that is completely offset by a charitable donation receipt. Will use them again no doubt!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
    Pamela Van Loo

    Amazing Service! I just wanted to let you know that the two gentlemen that came to pick up my furniture were absolutely fabulous! They were courteous, extremely careful and efficient and I really cannot say enough good things about them. Thank you again for my furniture pick up and for sending two extremely great guys.

    Faye Jac Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Faye Jac
    6/03/2019 - Google

    I take clients here regularly. The staff and volunteers are very kind, and everything is old but good quality, a lot of the furniture is quite beautiful if you enjoy the older styles. They care here.

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great Team Work at Furniture Bank! Your colleagues have been absolutely amazing throughout the process. Stella did a great job of coordinating everything and was extremely pleasant and efficient. Bill and his colleague William who did the move were also very pleasant and knowledgeable. Good Job guys!!!

  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable Moving Team! Great service. I received a call two business days before my pick up to inform me of the time-frame during which the team would arrive. On the day of pick-up I received a call 20 minutes in advance to alert me the team was on the way. The movers were careful as they worked, and were pleasant and very courteous. It was an extremely positive experience.

    5 out of 5 stars
    Michael C.

    Impressive Service A short note to say that the pick up from Furniture Bank went off without a hitch yesterday. A very impressive service. I can't tell you how happy this makes me and how happy it would make my father as well.

    5 out of 5 stars
    Theo C

    AMAZING Team & Service! I just want to say that they were better than any movers I've dealt with in the past, and wow they were fast! I'm so thankful we were able to donate our furniture to your organization. We will definitely use you again and recommend Furniture Bank whenever we can!

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.


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.