You’ve finished the hard part of packing up all your stuff, putting them in boxes, and getting ready for the big move. But, moving is never a simple process. If you’re like most people, you’re probably left with a bunch of unwanted items that you decided to toss while going through your things. It could be tempting to just leave things on the side of your street, but there are better options out there that will put your items to use. Before you finish your move with Boyer Rosene’s Chicago long distance movers , find a donation option to drop off the stuff you don't want anymore.  

Salvation Army 

Salvation Army is one of the most popular options for donation around the world. With convenient locations in Chicago and Chicago suburbs, Salvation Army’s mission is to help millions of people combat poverty, discrimination, hunger, and homelessness. They give back to the community through donations, money, food, and emotional support. Safe to say, this is a good option for giving back to your community with items you don't want to bring with you during your household move. Some items salvation army accepts include:

  • Clothes

  • Books

  • Jewelry

  • Furniture

  • Appliances

If you’re on a tight schedule with your professional movers, you can even schedule a pickup to make it more convenient for you.

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill is another common donation site with a philanthropic mission you can feel good about. They are a premier social service organization that helps people suffering from disabilities, homelessness, and lack of access to goods. Goodwill has multiple locations in Illinois including a few in Chicago for easy access during your move. Check out their website to find an exact location online. You can support goodwill by donating items like:

  • Clothing

  • Kitchenware

  • Furniture

  • Books

  • Winter Clothes

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an impressive organization with a mission to help Chicagoans and people around the world get support during difficult times. With financial funding sponsorship programs, donations are only a small part of what they do. If you’re downsizing or not keen on bringing certain things along in your professional moving service trip, consider giving them to habitat for humanity. Especially if they are in good condition, people with less fortunate circumstances could really benefit from them. Find your local Habitat ReStore or schedule a free pickup and donate the following types of good:

  • Clothes

  • Building materials

  • Bedding and mattresses

  • Household items

Each Store is unique and might take items outside of this list. Call your local store and let them know what you’re looking to donate, chances are they take it. 

Chicago Furniture Bank

The Chicago Furniture Bank’s mission is to help those coping with poverty have access to important home items. In fact, all of the donations you give will be cleaned and given to people in need for free. 

To date they have helped 14,300 Chicagoans furnish their home and you could be a supporter in that movement. You can schedule a free pick up that's convenient for your professional move dates, or ask your residential movers in Chicago to stop at the furniture bank on the way to your new location.

Chicago Furniture Bank is conveniently located on Whipple St. near Brighton Park. Give them a call and schedule an appointment to donate your leftover furniture. Make sure your items are in good condition, free of odor, and without excessive  tears or stains. 

Plan Your Move with Boyer-Rosene Moving and Storage Co. 

Moving can be overwhelming, but Boyer-Rosene is experienced in making the process as seamless and simple as possible. With networks all over the country, our services include expert packing, first day service, and concierge service. If you’re looking for a free home estimate or to book a move, call us at (888) 973-0146 or visit our website for more information.