Post # 1
Hi Everyone! I just had my wedding shower this weekend and was lucky enough to receive many new kitchen items for our new home! Thank you, family and friends! I was just curious what some of you have done/are planning on doing with your older items. Did you donate them? If so, where is a good place in Boston that really could use some things like older kitchen knives, pots and pans, etc. My things are of course a little used but they are still workable. Let me know if any of you have any good ideas!
Post # 3
You can always donate to Salvation Army’s Home stores, a good cause =)
Post # 5
I give things like that either to Goodwill, or Habitat for Humanity (they run a thrift-shop here, not sure if they do that in every area). If I have a bunch of items, I also sometimes check the “wanted” section of craigslist as there are usually ads from people just starting out / single moms / getting out of abusive situations that need household goods. If you do this route though, always meet in a neutral, public space (common sense) 🙂
Post # 6
We actually have received a notice in the mail from a charity called Purple Heart about when they would be in our neighborhood for pickup of clothes, small household items, etc.
I was thrilled when I heard this as we just had our shower on Saturday and they are making a pickup tomorrow!
Some places such as Salvation Army, if you have a lot of stuff, will make an time with you to come pick it up at your home.
Post # 7
We’re also giving our old dishes and glasses (which are still perfectly nice) to our upstairs neighbor who is a really kind bachelor. You know most single guys need all the help that they can get! 🙂
Post # 8
I have started a small pile of things that I am giving to my sister. She moved out of state to go to medical school. I know she doesn’t have a lot of extra $ to buy things like a tart dish so I am giving her my old ones. (which are still really nice)
Post # 9
Battered women’s centers are also always in need of things. Most cities have one, and they’ll take gently used clothing as well as kitchen wears to give women a fresh start and safe home.