If you’re selling your home in Scottsdale, you’re probably taking a good, hard look at all the items you don’t use – especially when you’re getting ready to stage your space.
Here’s the bottom line: Staging is one of the biggest predictors of how quickly you’ll sell your home. In fact, staged homes sell 88 percent faster than homes that aren’t staged. And part of effective home staging is getting rid of extra “stuff.”
So that means you’re looking at items that you haven’t used in months, and they all need a new home. What are you supposed to do with everything?
Check out these seven great places to drop off donations so you can clear out your space to sell your home – and do some good while you’re at it.
7 Places That Need You to Donate Household Items Before You Move
Here’s a list of seven great places that would love your donations:
- Sojourner Center
- Child Crisis Arizona
- House of Refuge
- St. Vincent DePaul
- Military Order of the Purple Heart
- Hope’s Closet
- Justa Center
#1. Sojourner Center
Sojourner Center helps domestic violence victims who need to rebuild their lives. It is not a thrift store and does not sell to the public – instead, it’s a place designed only for families impacted by violence in the home. The organization also provides residential services, children and youth services, a pet companion shelter and various support services. You can find the Sojourner Center’s wish list here. They accept furniture, bedding, clothing and shoes, baby items and more.
You can drop off donations at 2330 East Fillmore Street in Phoenix or call 602-253-9180 with questions.
#2. Child Crisis Arizona
Child Crisis Arizona has a wish list that includes things like sports equipment, bike and scooter helmets, clothing and more. The organization also accepts financial donations and gift cards.
Child Crisis Arizona has an emergency children’s center for kids up to age 10 who have experienced abuse or neglect, abandonment, homelessness or parental incarceration. The organization also helps foster children and provides early education services, as well as counseling.
You can schedule a drop-off time to Child Crisis Arizona by calling 480-321-8946.
#3. House of Refuge
House of Refuge provides emergency shelter for families and supports those who are experiencing homelessness for various reasons. Their professional staff works with people healing from trauma, who need employment, and who are looking for permanent housing. House of Refuge has a donation center that accepts gently used clothing, household items, furniture and non-perishable food items. You can also schedule a pickup, which is contracted through Sunshine Acres Children’s Home.
You can drop off donations at 6858 East Ursula Avenue in Mesa or call 480-988-9395 to schedule a pickup.
#4. St. Vincent DePaul
The Society of St. Vincent DePaul runs 15 programs throughout central and northern Arizona to help feed, clothe and house anyone who needs it. The organization also provides medical and dental clinics and provides help for those who have escaped domestic violence and other dangerous situations. You can drop off donated items or schedule a pickup, and they take household goods, furniture, appliances, clothing, toys and more.
#5. Military Order of the Purple Heart
The Military Order of the Purple Heart is a Congressionally chartered charity that supports veterans and their families with dozens of programs all over the country. The Military Order of the Purple Heart accepts clothing, toys, appliances and household items (check out the list of what the organization accepts here). You can drop off items on your own or schedule a pick-up through Operation Green Drop.
#6. Hope’s Closet
Hope’s Closet in Goodyear is a thrift store owned by New Life Center. Every child and adult who seeks refuge at New Life Center’s emergency shelter has access to all the items in Hope’s Closet – and it’s all free. When people shop at the thrift store, all proceeds go to the shelter. The organization accepts clothing, household items, appliances, electronics, books and sports equipment. You can schedule a pickup here.
#7. Justa Center
Justa Center provides services for homeless senior citizens, including an emergency day center and housing transition assistance. They accept clothing and shoes, furnishings and household items, cleaning supplies, luggage and kitchen items. You can see lists of the organization’s day center needs and housing assistance needs, and then schedule a pickup by calling 602-254-6524, extension 5.
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