An important part of the moving process is eliminating extra stuff that you probably don’t need. Before you fill your storage container in Boulder, take some time to create a donation pile. Donating these items will help your community as well as clear up some clutter as you move to your new home or business. 

Where to Donate Your Stuff Before Moving

Whether you’re downsizing to a new home or purging before a move, there’s nothing better than eliminating clutter (Hello: tight-fitting jeans, out-dated electronics and old baby toys). Not only will decluttering save you from packing these unwanted belongings, but it will also save you from spending unnecessary money on the overall relocation. Before purging your home, though, consider donating some of these gently-used items to various charities and non-profits first. If you’re not sure where or how to donate your stuff before moving, take a look at these 9 suggestions below


With 3,200 stores around the country, Goodwill is one of the most popular places to send donations. The organization accepts new and gently-used (a.k.a. in working condition) items to sell in their stores and on their online auction site. The non-profit has also partnered with Dell to collect electronics and unwanted devices. Goodwill will refurbish and recycle the materials to benefit your local community. To donate your belongings before moving, simply drop everything off at a local Goodwill Donation Center. Some Goodwill locations offer pickup services as well, so be sure to call your local center to ask.

 Dress for Success

Listen up ladies! If you have gently-used, work-appropriate clothing in your closet, consider donating it to Dress for Success. This international non-profit organization helps women thrive in the workplace by providing professional attire and development tools to those who need it. The organization accepts new or nearly-new suits, business appropriate apparel, shoes, handbags, cosmetics and jewelry. To donate your items, you’ll need to find an affiliate in your area.

 Food Banks

Not sure what to do with all of that leftover food? If you’re not planning on bringing the pantry with you, I highly recommend donating non-perishable items to a local food bank. Think: canned goods, rice, cereal, pasta, etc. All of these unused, non-expired items can feed a person in need. To donate non-perishables, either box everything up and deliver it yourself – or hire one of Move for Hunger’s relocation company partners to handle your move. These relocation partners will personally deliver all of your food items to local food banks. Move for Hunger is an organization that works with moving professionals nationwide to pick up unwanted food items from those who are moving and deliver them to local food banks. The non-profit works with 650 relocation companies across 50 states and Canada.

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