Where To Donate Gently Used Items

One of the pain points when moving is figuring out what to do with all your stuff!

We advise our customers to go around their homes or business and decide what to keep, what to trash and what to DONATE.

Below are a few suggestions of where you can donate gently used and unwanted items;

Best Buy would take recycling of electronics even if you did not purchase them there. Media/Electronic E-Waste can be taken to your local Best Buy location.

Animal Rescues/Shelters in your local areas will typically take sheets, towels, cages, bowls, and toys.  Non-opened food items are welcome as well.   Google animal shelters near me to find a location nearest you.

United Breast Cancer Foundation, NJ, will pick up the following items from your home by simply going onto their website www.breastcancerpickups.org All clothing, most household items, and media.  One-person job, with no large furniture.

Vietnam Veterans of America will pick up most household items, clothing, electronics, books, toys, and sports but nothing heavier than a one-person carry. www.pickupplease.org

Habitat for Humanity, ReStores in your area, will accept building materials, home furnishings, tools, appliances, artwork, furniture, rugs, curtains, and accessories. www.habitatforhumanity.com/restores

 Local Libraries and many town recycling centers will accept gently used books.  In Bergen County, you would log onto www.bccls.org  Many towns are creating their own “book bins.” Check your town’s municipalities for more information.

Goodwill accepts clothing, toys, and housewares.  Check out the website for stores and bins near you www.goodwillnynj.org.

 Green Drop is an organization that will pick up clothing and household items for various charities, including The Red Cross www.gogreendrop.com.

Lupus Foundation will pick up all clothing and household items from your office. Visit them at www.lupuspickup.org and schedule your pick-up.

Piano Adoption is dedicated to finding a home for all available, free pianos before they end up in the landfill www.pianoadoption.com.

Pedals for Progress (P4P) collects bikes and sewing machines to empower sustainable economic development by recycling these items from the US and shipping them worldwide. Visit www.p4p.org to learn more.

Junkluggers in northern NJ will pick up unwanted items and is also excellent at donating, recycling, and keeping all the junk removal as eco-friendly as possible. Contact Jeanmarie.herron@junkluggers.com

Car/Boat Angel will take almost all types of cars, boats, trucks and motorcycles, RVs, and motor homes.  Visit www.carangel.com or www.boatangel.com

There are online opportunities to make arrangements for giving things away, such as Free Cycle, Facebook, Craigslist, etc.  You can also do a google search for how to donate items for free near me.  Or the old fashion way…….put it out at the curb and write FREE…works every time.

Moving it forward by paying it forward………

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Blog Submission; Cindy Myer, Owner/President, Ridgewood Moving Services


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