For many, one of the difficult things about moving is realizing that “you can’t take it all with you.” But, once you get started, you might find that letting some unnecessary things go during your household move can actually be quite rewarding, especially when it’s for a good cause.
To help you streamline your packing to-do list while doing some good for those in need, the Seattle movers at North Coast Moving and Storage put together a quick reference guide for places you can donate unwanted clothing, toys, home goods, and non-perishable food items.
Goodwill – With a mission for helping people gain employable skills while providing affordable second-hand items, Goodwill is a great place to quickly donate most any item. From cloths, furniture, books, electronics, and small appliances, they are happy to take most anything—even if it’s not in a gently-used condition. They generally do not accept things like mattresses, large home appliances, or hazardous items.
Mary’s Place – Mary’s Place is a safe haven for homeless women and children in Seattle. They are continually accepting donations including in-season clothing for all ages, personal hygiene items, baby formula, small household appliances, paperback books, and toys.
Northwest Center – This organization creates learning programs for children with and without developmental disabilities. If you’re looking for a great place to donate gently-used children’s toys and clothing, this might be a worthy cause.
Treehouse – The mission of Treehouse is to “give foster kids a childhood and a future.” They provide a wide-range of services to youth in the foster care system, including a large warehouse filled with gently-used clothing, shoes, toys, books, and school supplies. Children “shop” here (it’s all free). Your donated items will be put to good use at Treehouse.
Local food banks – If you’re looking for a reputable place to unload unwanted canned foods and other non-perishable food items, there are a few food banks in Seattle to choose from including Northwest Harvest, University District Food Bank, and Ballard Food Bank.
With all these worthy causes, you’re sure to find a great place to give your unwanted items new life. Though a great early step in planning your move, equally important is finding a moving company you can trust. For all your relocation needs, contact North Coast Moving and Storage, the Seattle moving company locals trust for comprehensive, commercial, and residential moving and storage services!