Used items you no longer require may be real treasure for someone who is needy. It is not that people do not want to hand over the unused stuffs before moving. It is only the lack of preparation, reduced or no knowledge about what and where to donate that keep them at bay from donating. Read on, as we cover some of the very important points to consider if you really want to donate before you move.
- Benefits of donating your unused items
- What to donate before you move?
- Possible places and entities you can donate your unused items
- How to donate quickly and effectively
Benefits of donating your unused items
Minimizing on the volume of your belongings that your moving company requires to load, and deliver will result in a time-consuming and expensive move. So, donating helps you save on money, besides saving your valued time.
Giving to charity may improve your sense of well-being. There’s no other joy greater than the joy of helping someone
Donating products you no longer require and/or trashing them abandoned in open area or taking them off to your new address only to never use those means you contribute to carbon footprint. Rather donation is an eco friendly way to help the environment. When you donate a t-shirt you no longer wore, you are minimizing the requirement for producing a shirt by pollution making t shirt manufacturing company
Donation is spiritually healing thing, it helps mind and body and generates a sense of happiness
We spend most of our lives staying organized. Moving gives you an awesome scope to find out what you do not need and what you do. By donating things you do not require, you are helping yourself staying organized
What to donate before you move?
You can donate a good many things. Whatever can be reused can be donated. Some of the popular items for donation include –
- Cell phones
- Kitchen Supplies and Toys
- Books, Magazines
- Office Supplies
- Specialty Items
- Household hazardous waste
Please be noted – household hazardous waste can be disposed off. Always try to dispose them first. But if these can be reused safely, you can donate them to someone who urgently requires them.
Possible places and entities you can donate your unused items
- Charities that accept reusable products donation
- Schools, libraries, daycare centers
- Furniture and food banks
- Homeless shelters
- Orphanages, senior centers and hospitals
Places of interests where you can donate your items vary from place to place. But if you are willing to donate, sources are not scarce – regardless of where you live – in a posh locality or a over populated colony of workers
How to donate quickly and effectively
Overwhelmed by the unending and a tiresome process of moving preparations, you will certainly have not time for visiting any charity and get your items delivered to their facilities. Here are some tips to help you –
Google ‘local charity that accept donation’, list out the ones near to your home. Contact them
Schedule a donation pick up. Free pick up helps you save on money
Plan ahead. Often late planning ends up consuming most of your valued time in preparing and you do not get sufficient time to think about the next course of action for donation.
It is also a good idea to choose a particular institution you want to donate your products. Even if it means you need to manually travel and transport your items to them, it is a nice achievement.
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