To discard the old furniture, when you are about to makeover the decor of your house, is a natural impulse for most of us. But do you realize that every time you throw out your old furniture, you could also be throwing away somebody’s chance to lead a better life? Wouldn’t it be more fulfilling to get the desired décor for your house and in the process also help someone in need?
Donate your furniture rather than discarding it. But make sure that it is in a saleable condition. Furniture that is badly damaged or worn out is not accepted by most charity organizations. Many charity organizations welcome donations in the form of furniture and may even be willing to pick it up from your home without charging any fee. However, if you wish to avail the services of a free pick up, be sure to enquire about the availability of this service before you make the donation. Many organizations require a minimum donation before they provide the services of a free pick up.
A more preferred method would be to look for local charitable organizations that accept furniture donation. It is easier for the charity donations that are within your vicinity to pick the furniture from your home, especially if it is not viable for you to deliver the furniture to the organization yourself. Be sure to ask for the receipt of the articles from the charity after they have picked up the furniture items from your house. Make a list of these items along with their estimated market value. Preserve the list and the receipt for your tax deductions. The method of filing this information with your taxes varies according to the value of the furniture that you have donated. Information on this can be obtained from authorized sources, when you make the donation. A wonderful resource these days is the Internet where you will be able to find all relevant information, from locating local charities to methods of making the donation.
Parting with your favorite couch will not be a saddening thought any more, if you realize the comfort that its donation can bring to the life of another human.