Finding a place to donate unwanted furniture and clothes in the Bay Area over the last several months has been a challenge for many.
2020 has been a crazy year so far. With stay at home orders spanning over six months, we’ve spent more time than ever indoors. In return, we’ve had plenty of time to start decluttering throughout quarantine.
During this process, many people have used this time to find all the things in their home that no longer spark joy (thanks Marie Kondo).
But now you’ve spring cleaned your home, boxed and bagged up all of our unwanted clutter, and you’re now left wondering what to do with it all.
If you have started looking into donation places in the Bay Area to donate your old (but still in good condition) clothes and furniture and offload other various household goods, you may have discovered that many local charities here in the Bay Area stopped accepting or picking up donations temporarily during the pandemic.
So if you have held off for the last several months and are still looking for places in the Bay Area, CA to donate your unwanted but still usable items, here are some options:
DIY Donation Drop-Off Services In the Bay Area, CA
Some of the most common charities that typically accept clothing and donations, including the Salvation Army, Savers, Habitat For Humanity Restore, and GoodWill, have slowly started to reopen regionally and are now allowing very limited donation drop-offs here in the Bay Area.
Keep in mind that these organizations are still not up to full capacity though, and there’s a very high demand for donating items. So plan to be a little patient, as you may have to hold on to your donations for a few months.
There may also be new restrictions on what each facility will accept, so make sure you check their website ahead of time.
For example, Habitat For Humanity Restore is temporarily declining things like used cloth and fabric couches, loveseats, futons, and more.
Will these organizations pick-up my furniture donations at my Bay Area home?
Many of these donation organizations are also still temporarily not doing donation pick-up services for small or large items like furniture (bed sets, dressers, couches, sofas, love seats, china cabinets, and more). So if you are looking to donate furniture in the Bay Area and are looking for a non-profit organization to pick-up your furniture donations, it is highly unlikely during this time. Nixxit can help though! Learn more here.
What do you do if you don’t have the time to hold on to your donation items until non-profits are running at full capacity?
If you don’t have the time to hold on-to your donation goods, we strongly suggest other alternative DIY donation methods, such as:
- Facebook Market Place
- Your Local Bay Area FreeCycle Facebook Groups
- Your Local Bay Area Mother Facebook Groups (great for children’s toys and clothing)
- Contacting your local woman’s shelter
- Checking into other local organizations or efforts such as schools or Boy Scouts of America
Donation Pick-Up Services in the Bay Area, CA
If you prefer to skip the donation leg work altogether or simply just don’t have the time or capacity to drop off your donations yourself, there is another option.
Did you know that Nixxit’s standard junk removal pick up service in the Bay Area includes fee-based donation pickups? That’s right! For any items that are still in good condition, we will take care of the donating to give your items a new life.
Nixxit will pick-up furniture, clothes, toys, and other household goods for donations in the Bay Area for a fee.
So if you are getting ready to say goodbye to your gently used furniture, have any clothes or toys your kids have outgrown, or simply have some old unwanted items lying around your house that can be rehomed, let us help through our fee-based donation pickup and delivery services in the Bay Area, CA.
After you give us a call, we’ll send out our friendly team to collect your items from anywhere on your property – your yard, basement, attic, garage, or elsewhere. From there we will go through and separate and sort your items, making sure your belongings find a new loving home. Your stuff deserves a second chance at life – so let Nixxit help make that happen when you are in a crunch! You can learn more about our in-home pick-ups here.
Some of our most requested Bay Area donation pickup services include:
- Household Goods
- Children’s Toys
- Office and School Supplies
- Non-Expired Food
- Musical Instruments
- Sporting Goods
- Garage, Attic, and Basement Cleanup Items
Environmental Benefits To Donating
If you choose to donate your old unwanted items, you’re not only helping people get items they may need, you’re also lowering the environment’s pollution rate.
Now, thanks to organizations like Nixxit, there are eco-friendly junk removal companies that also support a good cause and do the donation work for you!
Nixxit donates up to 80% of all pickups in the Bay Area to local families in need and other organizations rather than sending items to a landfill. That’s our environmental commitment.
We believe sustainability is best judged by a disciplined, systematic evaluation of what we are hauling away to assure that things are either donated or recycled whenever possible. The outcome is a more sustainable future.
It’s simple, you donate, we separate, sort, and deliver to those who can benefit the most from the items – it’s a win-win for everyone!
Want Nixxit to take care of your Bay Area donation drop-offs? Visit our donation pick-up page to learn more or simply contact us today for your estimate.