Readers say: "great finds!" & "Always find good used furniture and household products at great prices." Clearly, our reporters have empty apartments and need to nest, but if you are looking to get rid of things, Housing Works is one of the main places to call.
The Thrift Stores take clothing, shoes and clothing accessories, housewares, home furnishings, books, jewelry, art, and furniture and The Cafe takes books and recorded music only. Donations may be made at anytime during store hours, reciepts for tax purposes are given, as well as store credit up to $10 for taxi fare if your donation required a taxi.
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(Note: This is an update. First reviewed on 4.13.04)
Pickup by truck can be scheduled as well - pickup days are weekly - and there are guidelines for what you can donate beyond each item being clean and in good condition. For example, solid wood furniture only (no pressboard). Call Donations Coordination Department at 212-366-0820 extension #2. And call early, 'cause they get busy.
Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.
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