Donating Electronics/Games and Devices

Oct 20, 2022

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Did You Know You Can Donate Gently Used Video Games and Electronics—with Free Pickup from Your Home?

Donating Electronics & Video Games

When you are preparing your next donation of old clothes, books, and household items, think about including old electronics and video games as well. These items often accumulate in closets and entertainment centers, but they can find a new life if you donate them to DonateStuff.

What Electronics & Video Games Can You Donate?

DonateStuff welcomes working stereos, radios, Wii, Xbox, Nintendo, Playstation, tablets, computers, laptops, monitors, DVD players, and small TVs.

Things to Consider When Donating Electronics & Video Games

Before you pack up those old games and electronics, there are a few things you should think about. 

Check If It Works

Make sure that your old electronics are in good working condition. An old TV or gaming system that doesn’t work can’t be resold, so it’s better to put it in recycling (if possible) or in the trash. Check that your electronics turn on/off properly, and you have all the components needed to operate them, like cords and remote controls (if included), etc.

Remove Batteries

Even if your electronics have batteries that are still working, please remove them before packing them up into your donation box or bag. 

Make Sure Game Disks Aren’t Damaged

If your donation includes games on disks, make sure they aren’t scratched or cracked. If your games are cartridges, check and make sure they work and aren’t damaged.  

Don’t Forget to Clear Out Data

If you’re donating a tablet or laptop, clear out all the private data you have on the device. This typically requires that you restore the device to factory settings.

What Other Items Can You Donate to DonateStuff?

Electronics and video games are just one of the categories of items we accept at DonateStuff. As you clean out your home, consider some of the following items for donation:

Clothing

We accept all sizes of gently worn clothing, shoes, and accessories for ladies, men, children, and babies, including tops, bottoms, coats, undergarments, footwear, purses, hats, belts, and jewelry, plus suits and sport coats.

Housewares

We welcome mildly used bedding, blankets, drapes, curtains, rugs, towels, pillows, and sleeping bags. DonateStuff also accepts pots, pans, cups, glasses, dishware, silverware, tools, art, frames, and other home decor.

Toys & Sports Equipment

We accept clean, lightly used toys and children’s items like stuffed animals, dolls, action figures, board games, tricycles, bicycles, and sports equipment.

Small Furniture & Appliances

We are looking for easy-to-lift and transport nightstands, headboards, office chairs, small filing cabinets, and other lightweight furniture. We also take small (working) household appliances, including microwaves, blenders, toasters, and coffee makers.

Books 

Help us find a new home for your gently used books of all genres, including hardcover and paperback editions. 

Items Not Accepted

There are thousands of items throughout your home that you can donate to DonateStuff, but there are a few exceptions. We cannot take large furniture and appliances, like large dressers, mattresses, box springs, refrigerators, and stoves. We also don’t accept magazines, encyclopedia sets, and newspapers. When it comes to baby items, we can take clothing, toys, etc., but we don’t accept car seats and cribs. 

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DonateStuff.com currently serves the greater metropolitan areas of Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Houston, and Northern Connecticut and we’re exploring opportunities in more locations nationwide. You can see if your area is served by using our easy online pickup scheduler or by viewing our service area map.

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