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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.


IKEA Sofa Take Back


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

  • 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.

    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.

    Ellen Worling Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Ellen Worling
    6/11/2021 - Google

    Excellent service. Everyone we dealt with was professional and helpful. Arrived when they said and adhered to our buildings COVID protocols. I was happy to pay the fee to arrange the pickup. It was a good feeling to send our gently used sofa to someone else rather than the landfill.

  • Joanne Sellan Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Joanne Sellan
    6/03/2021 - Google

    This charity was great to work with, they were fast with estimates, came and picked up on time, and notified when on their way. The people that picked up were polite and very careful. I was so very pleased with the whole process. There were no surprise it ran perfectly.

    Mimi Fox Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Mimi Fox
    5/21/2021 - Google

    We couldn't have been happier with our experience donating to Furniture Bank. From start to finish the whole process was very professional. The communications were very clear and everyone was helpful. Brendon (I think that was his name) and his partner were very helpful and even took more than what was on the list. Thank you for making a difficult process easy and it's nice to know that people will be using the items we donated.

    Megan Martin Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Megan Martin
    5/12/2021 - Google

    Such a well organized process. I heard back right away and easily booked a pickup for the following week. They kept me updated about when my pickup would take place and arrived right on time. Very smooth process overall.

  • Dianne Briggs Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Dianne Briggs
    5/10/2021 - Google

    It is always a pleasure to partner with Furniture Bank. The team is friendly, knowledgeable and very patient. The men who picked up my furniture today were so friendly and respectful. It was a smooth process. Communication is very important and I was always aware of what was going on. Thank you for your excellent work!

    John Mathers Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    John Mathers
    5/04/2021 - Google

    Just a note to thank you for the excellent service that we recently received from the Furniture Bank for a pick up in Markham. From your CSR staff that we dealt with prior to the pick up + the two gentlemen that came and were on time, very professional, careful, & appreciative + driving well identified/impressive new large truck... Lastly, the promised tax receipt was issued promptly. We highly recommend this charitable organization and worthwhile cause to others. Job well done.

    Michelle Turenne-Smith Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Michelle Turenne-Smith
    4/13/2021 - Google

    I have donated furniture to this valuable charity a few times. The crew is super friendly and really know how to deal with moving furniture. As a retired interior designer I see the value of donating good furniture. Everyone should have a nice space to live in!

  • Ron Oberth Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Ron Oberth
    3/27/2021 - Google

    My experience with Furniture bank Toronto was wonderful.-efficient courteous service both on line and on the phone. Pick up was on time and two guys were great.

    I will use Furniture Bank again.


    Paddy Tinson Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Paddy Tinson
    2/13/2021 - Facebook

    It felt so good to know you are truly helping a family make a home.......the furniture is FREE to people who qualify through the accepted agenccy of the Furniture Bank, You do pay for the professional furniture bank movers..who, by the way, will go to your upstairs.....However a healthy tax receipt is we see it as a very worthwhile win win. It is a terrific IDEA! P and P Tinson

    Christina Sarracini Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Christina Sarracini
    1/29/2021 - Google

    I have used the Furniture Bank in the past and I was very happy to donate this furniture to them.. The 2 gentlemen that came to pick up were very kind and very professional. I hope to be able to donate again soon and I encourage everyone else to donate.

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. 

Give your furniture a second chance with Furniture Bank