Are you making a big move to a new home? Renovating the house you live in? Or are you just looking around your home and wishing you had less furniture and more space? Whatever your reason, once you have collected your unwanted furniture and decided to send it on to a great new home, you may be wondering how you can do this.
Donating your pre-loved items can help you to make a difference to someone else while clearing out what you no longer need. Not only that, but donating items means that they won’t end up in a landfill, meaning that you will be doing a great thing for the environment as well as for your community.
Donating furniture in Melbourne is a lot easier than you think. We have collected some of the best places to donate your furniture to in Melbourne. Read on so you can get your furniture to those who need it, and enjoy your own space, clutter-free.
Talk to your friends and family
This might sound obvious, but before you donate, ask around! You never know who in your immediate circle of friends and family might want or need your old furniture. This is a great way of donating close to home, and is an especially great choice if you have sentimental items that you are struggling to part with. Nothing might come of offering, but it never hurts to check!
St Kilda Mums
Are your kids growing up? Have you still got all of their baby furniture taking up space somewhere in your home? There’s no time like the present to pass it along to a family who needs it! St Kilda Mums collects pre-loved goods specifically for babies and children. That means you know your old changing table or that first cot or toddler bed will go to a good home.
West Welcome Wagon
If you are based in the Western reaches of Melbourne, West Welcome Wagon will pick up your furniture right from your door. This non-profit organisation provides support for the households of asylum seekers, giving them the furniture and small household items they need to get settled in Australia. You can call them to collect large items, and also donate some clothing while you’re at it. A great way to help out the new members of your community!
When it comes to convenience, GIVIT offers a great option for those looking to donate in Melbourne. This site allows you to see which items are needed by which charities, so you can find the best place to donate your items. You can even read individual stories from the charities’ recipients, learning what they need and why. You will be able to connect with the chosen charity easily via email, who will also arrange for your recipient to receive your item easily. It’s a fantastic system for those looking for an online way to go through the donation process – and allows you to feel a little more of that personal touch.
As an independent organisation, Family Life is dedicated to helping families and single people in their most vulnerable times. Active since 1970, you can find them all over Victoria, where they work to provide services such as support for people within their homes, and counselling. They also provide practical support, and that’s where you come in! Family Life accepts donations of furniture and knows how much great quality items can mean to a family or individual getting back on their feet. You can even have your large items picked up from your doorstep.
Get in touch
Are you feeling inspired to donate your old furniture, having found the perfect place to send it on to a new home? Some charities offer pickup options for large items, but for some smaller operations, this places a strain on their time and budgets. If you are donating a bigger quantity of furniture, or you just want to give that little bit extra by delivering it yourself, you might prefer to go with a removal company. You can have your large items collected and delivered by JD Movers. We offer a reliable and convenient service that is perfect whether you are moving house or just giving your old furniture a new lease of life by donating it to one of these amazing organisations.
Our expert removalists are skilled in handling heavy, oversized or delicate furniture, so you have full peace of mind. Get in touch to see how we can help you.