1. Kick Them to the Curb
Well, the easiest and common way to get rid of them would be to place them on your curb for garbage pickup. If you have a small pile of windows to get rid of, you can leave them on the curbside in Stouffville, Markham and Toronto for pick up on your regular garbage pickup days.If you’re putting them out with other large bulky items such as furniture or appliances, you will want to check with your municipality’s disposal guidelines, as there may be specific days for pick up only or you may have to arrange for a special pick up.
2. Donate for Reuse
If your windows are in relatively good shape, you can donate them to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, which builds affordable housing to assist low-income families. They rely on the support of volunteers, donations and community partners to help these families.Under the umbrella of Habitat for Humanity are ReStores, which accepts a wide range of donated new and gently used home appliances, supplies and furnishings. The money earned through ReStores helps to fund home-building for families in need, as well as any ReStore administrative and operational costs. There are over 100 ReStore locations in Canada, you can drop off your old windows, doors or any other home supplies at. The Greater Toronto area locations can be found here.
3. Windows (and Doors) of Opportunities
If you’d like to exercise a little creativity for a mini weekend project, we’ve seen our clients make some beautiful home décor from upcycling their old windows and doors. There’s a special rustic charm from upcycling and of course, there’s the great satisfaction of sitting back and appreciating the fruits of your labour when you’re done.
We’ve noticed that vintage has become quite a home décor trend, so if you have some particularly older pieces you are planning to throw out, you may want to take a second look and exercise some out-of-the-box thinking for a fresh take on your hold furniture
The Coffee Table Window
The Door Desk
Chalk It Up
Take a Seat
What did you think of these upcycled window and door ideas? Have you already revitalized an old door or window? Share your finished creations with us, I’d love to hear about them in the comment box below!