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3 Good Reasons to Donate Before Moving

There are plenty of ways to plan a move, and donations should be on your list. The Gainesville full-service movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage are here to share with you a few ways why you should donate before moving into your new home.

There’s a simple three-step plan you should follow before you move to Gainesville, FL:
To Keep
To Sell
To Donate

The things you should keep are things you absolutely can’t live without. The things you should sell are things you’ve already offered to friends and family that they simply don’t need. The items you should donate is whatever doesn’t get sold and what doesn’t get packed up to bring to your new home.

1. You’ll save on taxes.

Keep your donation receipts for tax season. You may need to fill the donation receipts with an itemized list of what you donate before moving. Your Gainesville full-service movers suggest taking photos to track your donated belongings.

2. You’re getting rid of clutter.

Declutter and start fresh. Don’t waste your time packing things you don’t need before your move to Gainesville, FL. Not only will decluttering make it easier for you to find everyday items, but it’s less to pack and bring to your new home.

3. You’re helping others.

Donating is a great way to get rid of clutter and help others. The whole one man’s trash is another man’s treasure theory is true. Just because you don’t like that shirt or those little knick-knacks anymore, doesn’t mean that the person next door won’t appreciate them. From old books to children’s toys, your hand-me-downs can be recycled and reused by others who are in need of them.

 

Not Sure Where to Donate Before Moving?

There are a few great places to consider when you’re donating clothing and household goods. These places accept new and gently-used household items. All these ways for donating can be used as tax write-offs.
Goodwill
Thredup
Salvation Army
Habitat for Humanity
Dress for Success
Plato’s Closet

 

What About Leftover Food?

Whatever you do, don’t throw away it away! Host a big moving party before your move to Gainesville, FL, or share with the neighbors. You can have fun with it and challenge your family members and friends to create recipes and meals using the various items leftover in your kitchen.

If you’re not one for big moving parties (we understand, it could create more stress), you can go to www.moveforhunger.com. Move for Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across the United States. You can find a list of different relocation companies that will pick up and deliver your leftover foods and non-perishable items to a local food bank.