3 ways to donate items before you move
One of the best ways to save money on your upcoming move as well as do a little good in the process is to donate items that you feel shouldn’t travel with you to your new house. Before your local moving company shows up, it’s a great idea to purge as much as you can.
There are many reasons other than saving money that you might want to consider leaving items behind as you journey to your new home. Maybe you are downsizing and just can’t fit all the furniture or other items in your new location. Or maybe you’re looking for a fresh start and have decided to purchase all new furniture to refresh your settings.
You’ll also find other items around the home that you may not want to take with you that have just been taking up space for what seems forever. Moving is a great time to make these decisions and dispose of items you no longer have a need for.
Here are a few suggestions from our moving experts on how to discard items that you have no use for.
We’re confident there is a place to donate furniture within driving distance of your home. You can search online for furniture banks or places to donate furniture, or you can post a message on a town Facebook group. Donating furniture is a great way to get rid of items and help others in the process. Common items that furniture banks accept are tables and chairs, bookcases as well as pots and pans. But you should check with the organization before loading up your car with items.
We are seeing many more electronics recycling events pop up in communities. This is a great way for residents to get rid of items that may require a little extra care and not always accepted by traditional trash pickup. Many organizations such as Rotary clubs, churches and other small charities are finding out that electronics recycling is a great way to serve the community and raise some money. And these events are great ways to get rid of a whole host of items. As with the furniture bank, you need to check with the event organizer before bringing electronics to these events. And if you’re donating computers, don’t forget to remove the hard drive and any other storage devices.
If you are moving long distance and have a pantry full of food items, you may want to consider visiting your local food bank. Food banks are always struggling to keep the shelves stocked so you’ll be doing your community a big favor by dropping off items before you move. Food banks usually accept items with long shelf lives such as canned goods or boxed items. And many food banks have limited hours because they are run by volunteers so it’s a good idea to call, check their operating hours and understand what they will accept for food items.
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