Make Donations Through Junk Removal

Do you feel bad about condemning your trash to a life in a landfill? You have a lot more alternatives than just dumping your trash away when it comes to getting rid of it. The obvious option is to opt for junk removal Vallejo services. But there’s another choice. You can give your belongings a new life in a place where they are needed. There are many who would gladly take them.

 You will be surprised to see  how many things you can donate. The list goes on and on: furniture, literature, clothing, sports equipment, food, home products, and so on. 

Here are a few places in your neighbourhood that are always in need of donations:

  • Hospitals
  • Animal shelters
  • Churches
  • Police departments
  • Schools
  • Daycare centers
  • Charities

In seven simple steps, learn how to donate to charity. 

We strongly advise you to donate your unwanted stuff to a local charity in 

your area.  

There are some major pointers that will help you get started:

Train to be a hunter-gatherer

Firstly, pay attention to all items in your home and come up with a list. it should include items that are no longer needed.

This is the ideal time to clean your home and get rid of any objects that have been taking up valuable storage space. When it comes to locating goods to give, your basement, garage, and attic are almost always gold mines!

Make a note of each item’s condition 

Always evaluate the quality of your belongings before disposing or donating them. Is the item in good working order or is it defective? Has it been thrown away? It’s critical that you don’t purposely spread your “bad junk” to others! 

Think about which charity suits your belongings

You wouldn’t give food to a consignment shop, and you certainly wouldn’t give books to a food bank! Different charities will accept different items, so make sure you find the right fit for your belongings. Donate your children’s toys and games to a daycare centre when they reach adulthood. Donating to many organisations may take a little more effort, but you’ll feel good knowing you made the biggest difference possible.

Determine the worth of each item

If you aim to make some money, try and estimate the value of individual items. 

Then, total the value of each item. Keep the price tag on the item you’re donating if it’s fresh new to establish its worth. This will be beneficial to charities such as Goodwill and Salvation Army. 

Not all trash can be donated

Take caution not to be the person who donates stuff that would be better off in the recycling bin. The purpose of donating is to help those with your belongings who otherwise can’t get them.

Take your items to a donation centre near you

You can find out which donation centres are nearest to your home by doing a fast Google search. 

Schedule a donation pick-up service

Non-profit organisations and donation centres may offer to come to your home and collect your stuff for a fee or for free. This depends on the donation centre you have selected.

Where can you find furniture donation centres in your area? 

End tables and chairs, as well as mattresses and sofas, are all accepted by the Salvation Army. They provide a store finder tool that can assist you locate the nearest drop-off site in the United States and Canada. You can also utilise store locators to find Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity locations near you. 

What does a thrift store accept and what it doesn’t?

While different stores have varying regulations on what they accept, most donation stores will accept the following things as long as they are in excellent condition:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Scarves, hats, gloves, mittens
  • Jewellery 
  • Books 
  • Craft kits
  • Art supplies
  • Home decor & houseware
  • Kitchenware 
  • Old toys and board games
  • Laptop, computers and other electronics
  • Antique items 

There are some items that donation stores do not accept. These include:


  • Items made of glass if they are chipped or broken
  • Stained/too old furniture items
  • Swords, bullets and other weapons
  • Old/broken car seats
  • Chemicals and cleaning supplies that hazardous to the health
  • Perishable and non-perishable food items


In all, donating unwanted stuff that can still be used is simply the right thing to do. Keeping it in your home piled up with other stuff will do nothing but make your home messy. However, if the stuff is not in the condition to be used, consider getting it removed. For this purpose, hiring a reputable and reliable company, such as 3 KIngs Hauling and More is your best option. It is the most trusted name in Vallejo and surrounding areas.