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5 Items to Donate When Packing for a Move July 27, 2018

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5 Items to Donate When Packing for a Move, Rochester, New York

Moving is an opportune time to free up some space in your new home by getting rid of unused, or outdated items. But how do you determine what stays and what goes when packing? Here are some insightful suggestions to help you decide what to donate when moving. 

What You Should Give Away When Packing

1. Old Clothing 

Go through the closet when packing and pick out clothing items to simplify your wardrobe. If you have pants you no longer wear or shirts you’ve outgrown, take them to your local Salvation Army. Many used clothing stores and flea markets also accept donations. 

2. Outdated Appliances 

Do you have a designated spot in the cupboard for old appliances or kitchen equipment you never use? Now is the time to thin out some of your kitchen items. Ask yourself how many times you’ve used a particular appliance in the past year and if it’s once, or none, give it to a local charity. 

3. Household Goods

movingIf you plan on doing some interior decorating at your new location, consider getting rid of some of the household items won’t fit into the new scheme. Charities accept items like desk lamps, rugs, bed linens, and kitchenware. 

​​​​​​​4. Furniture 

For those purchasing new furniture after moving, donate your old pieces before the move to save space on the truck. Many charities and stores that accept donations will also come to your home and pick up heavier items, such as couches and dining room sets. Even if you think no one would want your old love seat or media center, it may help a needy family. 

​​​​​​​5. Canned & Dry Food 

Donating nonperishable items from the pantry will make the packing and moving process easier. Some charities even take pet food for needy animals. Before bringing items to a local food bank, make certain they’re not expired, dented, or have torn packaging. Popular items to donate include cans of tuna, beans, soups, vegetables, and rice. 


Donating items can make the packing and moving process easier and help those less fortunate. For help with your relocation, contact Becker Movers in Rochester, NY. Offering moving and packing services, they’ll get your belongings to your new location on time and in one piece. They also specialize in residential and commercial storage solutions. Call them today at (585) 458-5480, or visit them online for a complete list of services. 

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