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    6 Local Places to Donate or Get Rid of Furniture

    It’s that time of year again, the dreaded moving season. Time to pack up everything you own and hope it all fits into a Uhaul van!

    Usually, around this time you can find a lot of furniture laying out on the curbside. Philadelphia Streets Department allows you to leave two compactable items (such as a sofa or mattress) per week, but if you would rather donate or sell your furniture, here are a few options.

    What to do with your Unwanted Furniture

    1. Donate to GoodWill

    Although Goodwill used to pick up donations, gas isn’t cheap so they now partner with a hauling company to take stuff off your hands for a fee. College Hunks Hauling will pick up your unwanted furniture and take it to Goodwill. You can also drop off donations at a Goodwill store closest to you. Either way, your donations are tax-deductible.

    2. Donate to Philly AIDS Thrift

    Drop your furniture off at Philly AIDS Thrift during their business hours, someone is always there to accept the donation and give you a tax-deductible receipt.

    3. Donate to Habitat for Humanity

    Drop off or pick up, Habitat for Humanity has your back. Fill out this form to request a free pick-up, or drop off your donation to one of their ReStores. Also tax-deductible!

    4. Call Uhuru 

    Send an email to ufcphilly@gmail.com including all of the information listed here to schedule a pick-up. And in the spirit of consistency, these are also tax-deductible donations!

    5. Sell it on letgo

    Moving costs a pretty penny, so if you’re trying to make some extra cash, try letgo. Upload a picture of your furniture and wait for someone to make you an offer!

    6. Sell it on Craigslist

    The standard in selling, Craigslist is great to reach a wide audience of consumers that are nearby. Post pictures of your furniture and sell, sell, sell!

    Have you found a great way to get rid of unwanted furniture? Let us know in the comments!

    About Bianca Scherrei

    Bianca is a recent Temple University graduate who finds happiness in the greener things. Her experience at a cancer research association has led her to become passionate about keeping the world a little cleaner and less toxic. In her free time, you can find her drinking La Colombe coffee while taking in the city views.

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