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Donating Unwanted Items

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. How to Donate Unwanted Items?
  2. Here are some ideas on how to go about this
  3. Identify a non-profit making organization
  4. Prepare the items for donation
  5. Donating electronics
  6. Books and learning materials
  7. What to donate and what not to
Prepare The Items For Donation

How to Donate Unwanted Items?

You are about to start your move to your destination, a new country or state. You have some clothes, books, electronics and such things that you do not need. It makes economic sense to get rid of these items instead of having the moving company ship them for you to your new destination.

Here are some ideas on how to go about this:

Identify a non-profit making organization

When in the US, The Salvation Army is usually a very appropriate choice. It’s a well-represented organization with offices spread all over the world. Visit one of their offices near you or any other reputable organization. Here you are sure whatever you give will go to deserving beneficiaries. Follow the instructions provided on packaging and drop-off points.

Prepare the items for donation

It is good manners to wash clothes and shoes before donating them to a good cause. If at all feasible iron the garments to make them look fresh and attractive. Sharp utensils can be packed in their original boxes plates can be wrapped with old newspapers and fragile things should be packed in spongy fabric to avoid breakages if you are donating kitchenware.

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Donating Electronics Items

Donating electronics

Computers and other electronic gadgets need to be prepared before. Clean the discs of all data and personal information. Giving these is one of the best alternatives to landfills. You will need to check out for the organizations that accept electronics - schools or public institutions could be some of the best options. Donate to them so that you can reduce the luggage the moving company will have to haul.

Books and learning materials

That is one of the best things that you can give to charity. Books are never enough; schools and libraries need books and learning materials. Learning is a priority for all the countries in the world and therefore any effort to affect learning positively is always welcome. Before you give out that book, consider the need and the many lives it would change.

What to donate and what not to

Not everything is worth giving to charity. You don’t want to give something that will have no use to the beneficiary. So, forget giving out that torn trouser or ‘dead’ phone. Only donate items that will add value. If you must give, then have its current condition improved by either mending or repairing. Different charitable organizations have regulations on what they can receive as a donation. Check carefully before sending over boxes of stuff they cannot use.

Donating is the best way to dispose of the items of value that you don’t need in your new home. There is a satisfaction that comes with giving especially to the less fortunate; something that helps another person or puts a smile on a needy child’s face is priceless. So, before the moving truck rolls into your compound, make sure you have given out all the items you do not have need of.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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