Its Christmas time or the upcoming New Year and you are very busy cleaning you apartment. You are planning to buy new household stuff like TV, furniture, electronic items or anything else. What about the old stuff? You want to get rid of it and make space for the new items. Especially if you are moving to your new house, you do not want to carry things, which you are planning to throw away.
There are quite a few options to get rid of the old furniture. You can simply dispose it and throw it away. However, this may not be the best way. Although your furniture is old, it has a lot of value. So, the other option is to set it up for resale. It is a very good idea since you can earn some money.
Another way is to give it for recycling. Mostly furniture is reused rather than recycling it. Recycling involves breaking it and making new products with it.
What is furniture donation?
One of the best ways is to donate your furniture to kaltsukad or charitable shops. These shops often sell items to raise money for a good cause. You can donate your furniture and get redemption while paying your taxes. It is a win-win situation for both the parties.
You can find thrift shops easily as there are various such charities out there. After contacting them, ask about complete process details and their policies, if any. Before donating your furniture, you should keep the following points in your mind:
- Ensure quality of furniture: The furniture you are donating will be bought by another person or directly given the needy. So, ensure that it is still usable and in good condition, without much wear and tear. It should be strong enough to sustain at least few more months.
- Ensure it is sellable: It should not belong to the medieval times. That means, it should not have the old design and architecture, which is no more in use. Old times out of fashion are really hard to sell, so the stores would probably refuse your donation.
- Make is easy for movers: Usually, the thrift shops provide pick up service, but they do not move it across the floors. So, bring down your furniture to the ground floor and then movers will pick it up from there.
- Collect receipt: After donating your furniture, do not forget to ask for the receipt. It is mandatory if you want to a deduction on your taxes. You can get bigger tax deductions by donating your furniture to charitable trusts.
It is an excellent idea, which helps you to get rid of the old stuff while saving your taxes. On the other hand, it is a noble deed and you are helping to raise funds for the needy. So in every way you are benefitting from this simple task of donating furniture. Go ahead donate your old furniture and make some space for your new furniture.