If you’ve ever had to move before, you know how time-consuming and stressful going through all of your belongings can be. First, you have to go through them, decide what you’re keeping, and decide what you’re parting with and where it should go. Not only does this count for clothing, but furniture, technology, and artwork as well.
• Goodwill and Salvation Army—These are names that nearly everyone can recognize. Both organizations take everything from clothes to furniture to records—as long as they are in gently-used or new condition. Goodwill has also partnered with Dell, so they can take old electronics off of your hands which can get bulky and heavy during a move. Simply drop off your belongings to your local Goodwill Donation Center or find out if they provide pick-up services. Salvation Army sells their items and all proceeds go towards their Adult Rehabilitation Centers for those suffering from addiction.
• Libraries—This will depend on your area, but most libraries will accept likely used books, DVDs, and CDs. They will sell these items to use the money towards the local community.
• Dress for Success—Women, if you have gently used and work appropriate clothing that you no longer have a use for, consider donating it to Dress for Success. This non-profit supplies clothing to women in the workforce who are struggling and cannot afford it. To donate, you’ll have to find one close to you and drop off your items in person.
• Habitat for Humanity Restore—Trying to declutter your home? Take your unwanted and gently used or new household items to Habitat for Humanity Restore; they will sell furniture, appliances, building materials, and more. This organization is perfect for larger items—and they’ll even pick it up, free of charge!
• Baby2Baby—If your child has outgrown their baby gear, donate it to this organization to help a young family in need. They will collect your items and them distribute them to shelters and children’s hospitals.
• Food Banks—If you have a lot of unwanted non perishables, simply go to your local Food Bank and donate it to them. You’ll be helping out people in need of food and lightening your load of good to take with you.
For all of the items you aren’t donating, give My Tucson Movers a call at 520-822-6140 or visit our website at www.mytucsonmovers.com. We’ll be sure to make your move smooth with a company you can rely on and trust.
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