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Side Hustle Alert: IKEA Will Now Buy Back Used Furniture

The risk-free nature of shopping at IKEA – it’s cheap, there’s food, expectations are low to medium at best – is now safer than ever.

The Swedish manufacturer of large puzzles for your home has introduced a program that allows customers to sell back their used furniture when they inevitably can’t stand looking at it anymore in the months following their purchase.

Touted as a sustainability initiative under the motto “Recycle, Reduce, Redecorate,” IKEA will offer store credits in exchange for lightly used products phased out of your nature progression through adulthood.

Selling your used furniture is straightforward process much unlike assembling it. The application goes like this: Take 4 or more photos of the item you’d like to sell, await assessment, then drop off your item and receive an in-store credit.

The program was introduced last week by IKEA Canada’s Head of Sustainability at the Zero Waste Conference in Vancouver. Participation is contingent on joining IKEA Family, a free loyalty program which mercifully requires no assembly.

Christian Nathler

Christian Nathler is a contributing writer at Notable Life.