If you’re looking to donate furniture but don’t know where to start, this blog post is for you! We’ll go over some of the best charities that pick up furniture donations, so you can make a decision that’s right for you.
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The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and charitable movement. They offer a pick-up service for furniture donations. They have many Thrift Stores where the donated furniture is sold. The Salvation Army helps people in many ways. They give furniture to people who need it and the money from the sales goes to help others.
The Salvation Army accepts a wide variety of items in good, used condition. Please note that we cannot accept certain items, such as pianos, due to limited space in our stores. If you are unsure whether or not we can accept your donation, please contact your local Salvation Army Family Store or visit our donation FAQs.
When choosing which items to donate, please keep the following in mind:
-We are only able to sell items that are in good, used condition.
-We are unable to sell items that are broken, damaged or missing pieces.
-We are unable to sell items that require assembly.
-We are unable to sell items that are unclean or have pet hair on them.
Items we commonly accept include:
Find a Location
The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that provides many social services, such as disaster relief, family counseling, and housing assistance. One of the main services The Salvation Army provides is picking up donated furniture and other items from individuals and businesses. If you have furniture or other items that you would like to donate, you can use The Salvation Army’s online donation pick-up scheduler to schedule a pick-up time.
Goodwill is a global nonprofit that has a mission to end poverty through the power of work. They offer many services to people who are struggling to get by, and one of those services is picking up furniture. They will come to your house and pick up any furniture that you no longer need.
To ensure that your donations are put to good use, please review our donation guidelines below. We accept most donated items that are in good condition and that we think will sell in our stores.
-Clothing and shoes: Please donate clean, gently used clothing and shoes. We cannot sell items that are dirty, ripped, or stained.
-Furniture: We accept most types of furniture, including couches, chairs, tables, dressers, and more. We cannot accept damaged furniture or furniture with missing parts.
-Appliances: We accept most small appliances in working condition. Please do not donate appliances that are missing parts or that are not in working condition.
-Books: We accept most books in good condition. We cannot accept books that are damaged or missing pages.
– Electronics: We only accept electronics that are less than five years old and are in working condition.
Find a Location
The first step is to locate the nearest Goodwill store or donation center. The easiest way to do this is by visiting the Goodwill website and using the Find a Goodwill tool. Simply enter your zip code into the search bar and a list of nearby stores will populate. If you’d prefer, you can also give them a call at 1-800- GOODWILL.
Goodwill stores are typically open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm and on Sundays from 10am to 6pm, but it’s always best to call ahead and confirm hours of operation before making your trip. Donation centers have more flexible hours and can usually be found open during the same days and hours as the stores.
Habitat for Humanity
If you have furniture you would like to donate, a great option is Habitat for Humanity. They are a nonprofit organization that builds homes for families in need. They have locations all across the United States. You can either donate money or furniture. If you donate furniture, they will come and pick it up for you.
Before you donate, please review our Donation Guidelines to ensure that your items are appropriate for our stores.
Items We Sell
Furniture, home décor, books, media, clothing, jewelry and accessories are some of the items we sell in our stores. We also sell new and gently used building materials.
All items must be in good condition, clean and free of damage or wear. Disassembled furniture is sometimes accepted – please inquire ahead of time.
Items We Cannot Accept
We cannot accept the following items due to safety concerns, sanitation issues or because they do not sell well in our stores:
-Furniture that is ripped, torn, soiled or heavily stained
-Furniture with pet hair or odors
– Automotive parts or fluids -Pianos or organs -Large appliances such as refrigerators, washers/dryers, dishwashers -Waterbeds -Mattresses or box springs -Recalled items
Find a Location
You can find your closest Habitat for Humanity ReStore by using the map below or entering your address or ZIP code in the search bar. When you find a store near you, click on it for more information, including the store’s hours, services and contact information.
If there isn’t a Habitat ReStore near you, check with your local Habitat for Humanity affiliate to see if they have their own donation program. If not, contact your nearest thrift store to see if they accept donated furniture.
Local shelters are a fantastic way to get rid of old furniture, and they will often come and pick it up for free. This is a great option if you want to get rid of furniture quickly and easily. Plus, you’ll be helping out your local community.
Shelters always welcome donations and use them to provide for the people and animals in their care. Most shelters have donation guidelines to ensure that the items they receive are in good condition and appropriate for their needs. When you are considering a donation, please check with the shelter to see if your items meet their guidelines.
The following is a list of common items that shelters typically accept:
– pots and pans
The following is a list of items that shelters typically do not accept:
-Zippered bedding covers with plastic backing (often used to protect against dust mites)
If you have any questions about whether or not your donation will be accepted, please contact the shelter directly.
Find a Location
There are a number of ways to find a local charity that picks up furniture. Try one of the following:
-Call your local waste management company and ask if they have a list of charity organizations that pick up furniture.
-Look for charitable organizations in the phone book or online.
-Search for “charity furniture pick up” plus your city or zip code on an internet search engine.
Once you have a list of potential organizations, you can narrow it down by calling and asking a few questions, such as:
-What kinds of furniture do they accept?
-Do they have any restrictions on picking up large items?
-How far in advance do you need to schedule a pick-up?
-Is there a fee for the pick-up service?