3 Alternative Ways To Get Large Donations Dropped Off

3 Alternative Ways To Get Large Donations Dropped Off

Sarah Rae Smith
May 20, 2010

052010-thriftstore.jpg We can talk all we want about purging items out of our home to lighten and freshen our spaces, but that doesn't mean it's exactly easy to do so. Living green often times means you've paired down your means of transportation and it's not especially easy to carry more than a few bags of clothes on your bike en route to the thrift store. Breathe a sigh of relief, as there are other options available!

1. Call The Donation Location: Often times thrift stores and charities will come to you — you just have to pick up the phone and call. They're more than willing to take the donations and will send a driver right to your doorstep. No more hauling, lugging, just simply hand it off and wave good-bye.

2. Try Craigslist: In a recessed economy many people are looking to make ends meet any way they can. If you check in the labor section of your local Craigslist, quite often there are those with trucks, or larger vehicles wanting work hauling your stuff. They'll even help you load it, so no more hanging onto that ugly sofa because you don't want to take it down a flight of stairs — help out a neighbor in need of some cash and let them take care of it for you.

3. Rental Vehicles: You can rent a car or truck for short delivery purposes or errands in many of the larger metropolitan cities and in those who don't have such a service available there's always a traditional rental system. Or... go buy something at Home Depot at the same time and rent their truck for super cheap. You'll haul home DIY supplies and get your donations dropped off at the same time. Handy dandy!

How do you handle your large donations? It might be a bulky piece of furniture or 12 bags of linens and clothes that you've finally decided to let go of. Tell us your tricks in the comments below!

(Image: Flickr member Pixeljones licensed for use by Creative Commons)

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