Post # 1
I moved all of the stuff from storage to our house, and have been going through stuff. We’ve been rearranging our house and we have too much stuff! While we can keep some things (one of my dressers is going in our spare bedroom for extra clothes), there’s a fair amount that we just have no need for. Amvets regularly calls us for donations, but we just donated a bunch of stuff (although I’m sure i could call them up). I went through a bunch of stuff today and literally have six garbage bags full of clothes (I’m one of those people who kept a bunch of too small clothes b/c they are good clothes and “they’ll fit again someday” – yeah, if need small clothes, I’ll just go shopping again). This stuff is taking up too much space AND I’m sure that there are people who could really use it. I know that many places that accept donations don’t take large furniture – and I have a bookcase, a dresser, and a night stand to donate. I guess I could try to sell stuff on Craig’s List, but I’d prefer to donate it. I’d also prefer a place that will come pick up the stuff. Anyone have any recommendations?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Try these? I don’t live in Cleveland, or know what charities you’re comfortable supporting, but seems like some decent options.
Post # 4
I have always taken stuff like that to YMCA, Salvation Army, and Goodwill. I’m not sure about Goodwill, but both YMCA and Salvation Army accept furniture in my area
Post # 5
I work at a women’s shelter (in Canada though) and we can’t accept donations of large items like furniture because there’s not enough space. However, when someone calls wanting to donate it we will post the information and let all of our clients know, so that if they have somewhere to store it they can still get it. Maybe you could do something like that?
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Post # 7
I usually do Goodwill for this because it’s usually quick and convenient. I also shop there sometimes myself, so I like the stores. I think you usually have to drop things off to them.
I have occasionally done Easter Seals, who usually have trucks that will come and pick up things so you don’t have to bring them.
St Vincent de Paul is also one that will take these types of donations, and sometimes even pick up from you.
Post # 8
When we moved and had a ton of stuff to donate, we set up a pick up time through the American Kidney Fund. We left it out in front of the garage, and they picked up everything and loaded it themselves. I know the Potter’s House also does this. We’ve also taken loads to Goodwill ourselves, too.