What To Donate When You Are Moving

What To Donate When You Are Moving

If you are considering moving this year or in the near future, now is the time to start planning on what you are going to do with your excess possessions and how you will tackle all the clutter you need to go through as you prepare for the move. While Debris Box can be a great option when it comes to throwing things out, we don’t want our team or our customers to simply toss everything that might not be making the move to your new location. We can help you reduce the amount of stuff you have to worry about moving and can handle the disposal of your unwanted clutter and junk, but at the same time, we want to be responsible and practice sustainability:

1) Clean the Closets

This is a great place to start your decluttering project and often has many hidden treasures you have likely even forgotten about completely. There’s normally a ton of clothing that you’ve outgrown, don’t want, or have never worn that can be donated to the local thrift shop, Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, or similar organization in your area. Sifting through your closets for donations helps people who are in need while also helping you whittle down how much stuff you have to box up and take with you when you move.

2) Old Electronics

Electronics are common in most homes today given the fact that we live in a digital world. Even if it doesn’t work, many electronics are worth pulling out of the trash can and donating. The parts and systems can be either recycled or refurbished and used in new products. Scrap metal and parts are still a very big industry today and while that old TV monitor or stereo might not work there are parts inside that can be of value to people within that industry. So look for special recycling centers that take electronics or donate them to a thrift store in the area.

While it is true that there are some old appliances that cannot be sold and must be disposed of, but there are quite a few that can be recycled or donated. Old washing machines and dryers can be resold if they are working or they can be disassembled and recycled for scrap metal and parts.

3) Furniture

This is one of the biggest hassles and headaches many people face when it comes time to move and deal with the clutter and stuff they have accumulated. Hauling your old furniture to your new home is something you probably would rather not have to deal with aside from a few sentimental pieces here and there. Many thrift stores and similar places will gladly take old chairs, couches, tables, chairs, and bed frames and will even send someone out to pick it up from your home.  It’ll make your move much easier and others in need at the same time.

4) Old Appliances

While it is true that there are some old appliances that cannot be sold and must be disposed of, but there are quite a few that can be recycled or donated. Old washing machines and dryers can be resold if they are working or they can be disassembled and recycled for scrap metal and parts. Appliances that are usable and in good condition, such as refrigerators and ovens, are sought after by donation centers and charities as they are high-demand items people are always in search of and it should be easy to find someplace to take them off your hands.

To learn more about making your move easier and how to reduce the clutter you have to deal with, contact Debris Box today and let us help you make your move smooth, easy, and enjoyable!

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