You’re excited for your big move, and you feel fortunate enough to be taking this step in your life. Share the good fortune and donate your extra items to someone in need! There are many organizations in New Jersey that can help your gently used belongings find a good home.

Never donated before? Don’t worry—the process is simple. First, identify which items you’ll be donating. Remember that you only want to donate items that are still in decent condition. Consider going through your clothes closet, your music or book collection, and your children’s toyboxes to identify those items you no longer want or need.

The next step is to choose a place to donate. Some organizations only accept certain items. For example, the Furniture Bank Network only accepts furniture (as you may have guessed from their name), so they may be a great option for the living room set you’ve been wanting to replace. Alternatively, Habitat for Humanity ReStores accept many types of building materials and home goods, so they’re popular spots for donating items like paint and lumber.

Some people prefer to donate to support a specific cause. If you or a family member has served in the United States military, you may want to consider a nonprofit like Vietnam Veterans of America. This organization uses donation proceeds to support community programs for veterans. The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that people of this faith may wish to support.

If you’re not sure where to turn for your donations, Goodwill is typically a good bet. They’re one of the most popular nonprofits around, not just in New Jersey, but the entire nation. They accept just about everything, including books, clothing, and household goods.

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We’re an Agent of Allied Van Lines and thanks to our affiliation with this network, our residential movers in New Jersey can assist with moves across the county or across the globe. Call today for a free estimate or complete our online contact form for more information!