Are you preparing for a long-distance move but find yourself facing a mountain of belongings you’ve accumulated over time? Think twice before sending those extra items to the landfill. Items that are only gently used can often be donated to charitable organizations operating within your community.

Whether you’ve realized your wardrobe has tripled in size or if your kids have outgrown their toys, there’s almost certainly someone, somewhere who would love to give new life to those items.

If you’ve never partnered with a donation center, the concept is quite easy. You’ll want to first ensure that the center accepts what you’d like to donate. That’s as simple as taking a look through their website. Then, find the nearest center to you, and either drive the donations to their location or, in some cases, you can even call to request a pick-up directly from your home.

You can even write off most donations on your taxes, so be sure to ask for an itemized donation receipt to include with next year’s tax returns.

Get started by perusing these popular nonprofit group’s websites to find one that fits your needs:

  • Salvation Army: Since 1865, the Salvation Army has built a reputation for charitable contributions to society. Work with them to donate virtually any type of clothing, children’s toys, plates, bowls, cups, and in some cases, even your old vehicle!
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStores: This place is a great bet for dropping off any extra building supplies you have left from a home project. From fencing, kitchen cabinets, to bricks, they’ll take just about all of it. They use the proceeds to support building homes for families who need them.
  • Furniture Bank Network: When you’re moving to a new home, it’s not uncommon to switch out your furniture. Instead of throwing out perfectly good couches and chairs, give them to the Furniture Bank Network. They’ll help these pieces get sent to a family to help them furnish their own new home.

Daniel’s Moving & Storage operates a 24-hour phone line to assist customers at a moment’s notice. As the leading long-distance movers, we offer a range of moving services that make the relocation process smooth and simple:

  • Free estimates
  • Full-service packing
  • Packing materials
  • Online shipment tracking
  • Storage solutions
  • Floor and furniture protection

When you need qualified residential movers, give us a call or reach out to us by completing our online form. We’ll send you a free, no-obligation estimate and can provide even more tips to make your move not only easy, but enjoyable, too!