Here’s what you can do with that old swing set your kids have gotten too big for.
Have you noticed that your kids haven’t been playing on the swing set they were so excited to have when you put it up a few years ago?
Like it or not, there’s eventually a time when the kids finally outgrow that old swing set in the backyard. It’s a simple fact of life that children don’t stay children forever.
As they grow, kids usually move on to different outdoor play activities. They may start to prefer jumping on a trampoline or playing tee ball rather than climbing on their once-beloved swing set.
Once the old swing set becomes more and more neglected, it usually also ends up becoming an eyesore. That’s when most families finally decide that it’s time to let the swing set go. But how?
Whether you’re thinking about trying to repurpose your old swing set to get a few more years out of it or whether you’ve decided to just get rid of it completely, here are some things you can do with an old swing set.
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How to Repurpose a Swing Set
Before you decide to chuck it, as long as your family’s swing set is still in good shape, there are plenty of ways to repurpose an old swing set before you finally give it the boot.
Here are a few ideas of things you can do to upcycle a children’s swing set and get more use out of it before you have to say goodbye.
- Repurpose your swing set into a garden area by removing the play equipment from it and planting your favorite shrubs and flowers around it. Make it extra special by stringing cafe lights on the frame.
- Transform the swing set into a cool study spot for your kids to do homework by replacing the swings and other play equipment with tables, lights, and seating with fun cushions.
- Many swing sets and playsets are made to be modular, which means you can add options and continue to expand your swing set as your child grows.
- If you have a green thumb, you can turn the old swing set frame into a raised bed garden with bean trellis, a chicken coop, or a compost bin.
If none of these options is really feasible for you and your family and you’re not really feeling any of the old swing set projects you’ve seen on Pinterest and elsewhere, think twice before heading out back with a crowbar and saw.
There are more ways to get rid of an old swing set that don’t involve heavy manual labor and having to haul hefty chunks of wood, metal, and plastic to the dump.
These alternatives can actually be even easier than dragging your old swing set’s bones to the curb. And they’ll definitely be more eco-friendly than sending it to a landfill.
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How to Get Rid of a Swing Set
Your children aren’t as small as they once were, and that swing set has been collecting dust over the past few months (or years).
You’re probably feeling a little sad that your kids are growing up and the time has come for them to move on to the next phase of life.
You’ve probably also got a lot of feelings about the fact that it’s time to finally get your kids’ old swing set out of the backyard.
While the swing set your kids loved so much for so long just isn’t right for your family anymore, it can still do plenty of good.
A great way to continue your kids’ old swing set’s legacy of creating childhood memories is to give your swing set away to a neighbor or family member that has young children.
If none of them are interested, they more than likely know someone in their social circle who could use a good swing set. Just make sure the swing set is still in good condition, of course, before bestowing it on someone else.
Another idea would be to donate your old swing set to a local park, elementary school, religious organization, children’s shelter, or daycare center that is in need of new playground equipment.
Churches are a great option for donating a gently used swing set; they are many times in need of play equipment for the children in the congregation but often do not have enough money in the budget for such large purchases.
If the kids’ unwanted swing set may not be fit to pass on to someone else but the structure is still in pretty decent shape, you could also try selling it.
Shine it up a bit with a good sanding and a couple of coats of vinyl paint or polyurethane to make it look as good as new.
Then, take some good photos of the swing set and post them with a detailed description on websites and apps like Craigslist, Facebook, LetGo, or OfferUp.
You could also list it in the classifieds section of your local newspaper or print some flyers to pin on community boards around town.
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Swing Set Pick Up & Haul Away Service
When repurposing or refinishing doesn’t make sense for you or your family, then you will need to hire a junk removal service like LoadUp to take it apart and dispose of it for you.
As it may have taken you a few days to assemble it all those years back, it will take a good deal of time to disassemble it, so you’ll need a professional who has the right tools and an additional set of hands to quickly and easily tackle this project.
Junk removers aren’t the people who come to pick up your garbage in a big dump truck. When you have unwanted items that are big and bulky or lots of boxes and bags filled with clutter you need to get rid of, a junk removal company is who you call.
A professional junk removal company like LoadUp will quickly and efficiently dismantle and haul away your old wooden or metal swing set. This saves you all the time, energy, and stress it would take for you to disassemble and dispose of the swing set yourself.
LoadUp is a nationwide, professional junk removal company offering fast, easy, and affordable junk removal and disposal services at prices that are typically 20-30% less than those of most other junk removal companies.
At LoadUp, we’re excited to be leading the junk removal industry with our custom technology platform, which allows us to provide our customers with some awesome features like real-time notifications, live GPS tracking, and white label pre-calling.
LoadUp provides customers with honest, upfront pricing before you book, green disposal methods such as donation and recycling, and surprisingly fast booking-to-pickup turnaround time, as soon as next-day.
Every independently contracted Loader carries a $1 Million minimum insurance policy and is run through multiple third-party background checks before they’re allowed to complete pickups on the LoadUp platform, so you know you’re safe and protected with them in your home or office.
When choosing a junk removal company to disassemble, haul away, and dispose of your family’s old swing set, you’ll have a hard time finding one that you would be more pleased with than LoadUp.
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