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Who Will Pick Up Furniture Donations

Written by Posted On Monday, 03 February 2020 09:12
What Companies Will Pick Up My Furniture? What Companies Will Pick Up My Furniture?

Charities That Pick-Up Furniture Donations

Are you planning on selling your home? Do you have lots of stuff that should be removed so that the home shows better? De-cluttering is an essential task in the home selling process, as many real estate agents can attest. Getting your place looking it's best is imperative to your success.

When you are moving or merely having a clear-out, you'll have furniture you no longer need or want. Instead of just throwing it away with it ending up in landfill, you could help other people by donating it.

This will not only benefit the environment but you as well. You could even claim a little money on your tax return when donating furniture, just remember to keep the receipt.

There are lots of options to donate furniture to help good causes. Let's take a look at the companies that will pick up furniture donations as well as other household goods such as clothing, kid's toys, and other items. Furniture donation pick up will be easy when you follow these tips.

What Furniture Can be Donated?

The most crucial factor in what can be donated is its condition. They aren't looking for items that are damaged or broken in any way. Sometimes charitable organizations will have further restrictions on what they will accept; for example, some won't take a used mattress. Before you decide where to donate, you should make sure they will take the items you want to give to them.

Tax-Deductions When You Donate Furniture

If you want to reduce the amount of tax you have to pay to the IRS, and who doesn't, you can deduct the value of your furniture donations. The fair market value of the furniture has to be assessed by you and provided to the IRS. Sometimes the organizations picking up your items will give you a receipt for the donation, this needs to be kept for when you file your taxes.

Ultimately, it is for you to decide what amount to give the items being given away. Some organizations, like Goodwill, provide a guide for the value of things, but you need to consider the condition and age. Here is some helpful information on how much of a tax deduction you can take for donating furniture. If you have sold your home, don't forget about this deduction, come tax time.

Companies That Pick Up Furniture

You should have several different options available to you for furniture donations, depending on your area.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army operates stores across the country, and they use the money to run addiction rehabilitation centers, among other good causes. You can arrange for your furniture to be picked up from their website or find the location of one of their drop off centers. The Salvation Army is one of the many places that will pick up charitable donations for free.

Habitat for Humanity

This Habitat For Humanity sells on donated furniture along with appliances and even building materials. They do this to fund the construction of affordable homes for families in need across the country and beyond. Check their website to see if they have a location near you and schedule your furniture donation pick up. The pick up is free, but you may need to book a week or two in advance to make sure your furniture is collected when you need it to be.

Goodwill

The Goodwill company operates training and helps find people jobs in local US communities. This is funded through furniture donations and the subsequent sales in their stores. They operate over 3,000 stores in the US, so there should be one near you.

Check their site and use their store locator feature to get the details. Then give them a call to find out if they will pick up your stuff. You may find that dropping off your things at one of their stores is what is required to donate to them, however. Goodwill is one of the most recognizable charitable foundations.

Vietnam Veterans of America

Furniture donations to the VVA provide assistance to fund services to veterans, which include outreach programs, financial advice programs, help to find jobs and assistance with benefits. Check their site to find out if they offer to pick up or drop off near you.

Furniture Banks of North America

This is an organization that links together local furniture banks to provide help to families in need. Their site acts as a hub to make it easier to get help from a furniture bank as well as donate to them.

Find a local organization through their site and arrange a pick-up or drop off, to provide furniture to low-income families in your area.

Donation Town

Donation Town works similarly to Furniture Banks of North America, but for local charities. You can enter your zip code to find if there is a charity in your area which will collect your things. They will typically take more than just furniture, often accepting clothes and household items as well.

Donations on Your Behalf

There are a couple of organizations that will collect items and distribute them to local charities on your behalf. There is Donation Nation, which charges for the amount of room your items will take up in their truck. Also, Pick Up My Donation is an option that can link you to local charities to pick up your possessions.

Donation Nation is considered to be among the most "green" companies that will pick up furniture. Donation Nation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their mission is to reduce landfill waste. The company also supplies tangible and economic resources to benefit the growth of the non-profit sector.

If you enjoy being sustainable then this company will be a wise choice for furniture donation pickup.

Final Thoughts

Thanks to the internet, it has never been easier to recycle your furniture for a good cause and have it picked up from your door. There should be a few companies that pick up furniture in your area to choose from. So what are you waiting for?

When you are selling a home, donating furniture that you don't need helps get your place staged so a buyer can see your house easier. Doing so generally will help sell your home quicker and for more money. You can also feel great knowing you've helped a family in need as part of the process.

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About the author: The above article on companies that will pick up furniture donations was written by Bill Gassett. Bill is a nationally recognized Real Estate leader who has been helping people buy and sell Metrowest Massachusetts real estate for the past thirty-two plus years. Bill has been one of the top RE/MAX Realtors in New England for the past decade.

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One of the top RE/MAX agents in New England over the last decade plus. Providing exceptional real estate services to buyers and sellers in the Metrowest Massachusetts area including the following communities: Ashland, Bellingham, Douglas, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northborough, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sutton, Wayland, Westborough, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge MA.

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