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When moving homes, you often want to give your new home a fresh look and don’t want to move all of your old furniture. That’s where the big question comes in- what should I do with my old furniture? At times, selling your unwanted furniture pieces can be time consuming, therefore donating your furniture is another great way to get rid of the unwanted items and also make a positive difference in a community. 

The easiest way of doing this is dropping your furniture off and other unwanted household items at a local Goodwill Donation Center. If your furniture is too heavy or you have a lot of items, Goodwill also offers pick up services. Call the location in your area and ask if they offer pick up services. 

Keep reading to find out where and how to donate your old furniture:

Donate your items to Goodwill

Goodwill Industries International is one of the most well-known charities in the country. With over 3,200 stores nationwide, finding a Goodwill near you shouldn’t be a problem. All the donations, new and gently used, will be sold in stores or on shopgoodwill.com and use the revenue generated to provide valuable employment training and job placement services for people in your community. Great thing about Goodwill is that they accept almost anything- clothing, small appliances, furniture, books, accessories etc. This way you will easily get rid of your unwanted items before the big move and your generosity will inspire those around you.

There are multiple locations available in all of the states- Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Atlanta, GA. Therefore finding a Goodwill near you won’t be difficult.

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Maryland

  • Annapolis– 1103 A Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD 21113
  • Ellicott City– 10164 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Owings Mills– 11411 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117
  • Baltimore– 7928 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
  • Rockville– 4816 Boiling Brook Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852
  • Frederick– 101 Willowdale Dr, Frederick, MD 21701


Washington D.C. 

  • 2200 South Dakota Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018


Virginia

  • Richmond– 6301 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23225
  • Virginia Beach– 4461 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Falls Church– 6136 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044
  • Arlington– 4714 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
  • Colonial Heights– 1500 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
  • Alexandria- 8228 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309


Atlanta, GA

  • 3906 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
  • 2135 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
  • 888 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta
  • 5071 Peachtree Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30341
  • 6300 Powers Ferry Rd NW #100A, Atlanta, GA 30339

Donate your items to Salvation Army

Another popular way of donating your items is to the Salvation Army. All the proceeds from the Family Stores fund Salvations Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers. These centers help over 60,000 people work through their life issues and help them integrate in the community as productive members. There are many Salvation Army stores across the U.S. and those donating furniture can either bring it to a drop off location or schedule a pick up.

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Donate to Habitat for Humanity ReStore

If you have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in your area, it’s an excellent place to donate large items, and other household accessories. It gladly accepts large furniture donations like couches, dining tables, desks, chairs etc. They would sell your donated goods in its thrift stores , and use the proceeds to fund its programs. 

Habitat for Humanity is a non profit organization that provides affordable housing for those in need in the U.S. and worldwide. It works to repair and build homes.

You can drop off the small items at your nearest Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and schedule a free donation pick up. Just contact your local store to schedule it.

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Another great option is PickUpMyDonation

PickUpMyDonation isn’t a charity itself. Rather it’s a service that connects you with local charities that can pick up your donations. That makes it a convenient option for donating heavier goods. Which often require a special vehicle to transport such as pick-up trucks or trailers. 

Specifically PickUpMyDonation assists non profit thrift stores in your local area, so the causes you can support depends on what’s available. 

To donate your furniture, visit PickUpMyDonation and enter your zip code to start a donation request, which includes listing the furniture you want to donate.

If charities express an interest, you can choose which one gets it, then the thrift store will schedule a free pick-up.

We’ll list other organizations where you can donate your goods locally:

  • Furniture Banks
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Local Women’s and Family Shelters
  • Community Theater Groups
  • School

If you want to get rid of unwanted furniture, there are plenty of charity organizations that are more happy to take it off your hands. Call your local thrifty store, visit a homeless shelter or schedule furniture donation pick up online. Research these charity organizations, and decide which one works the best for you.