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What Items Can Be Donated to Charities

Cleaning Through Your Old Things? A Guide to Donatable Items

Are you looking for an easy way to cut the clutter and get rid of old, unused items around your home? DonateStuff comes to your door and hauls it away for free. We eliminate the hassles of lugging around bags and boxes, making tidying up your home easier. And turn your donation into support for great local charities!

What can you donate? The short answer: Tons of stuff! If your closets are overflowing and you’re ready to remove unused items from your home, you can keep them out of the landfill and DonateStuff will find a new home for your stuff. The first step to getting started is knowing what you can or cannot donate to DonateStuff.

The list below is a guide to the types of items we accept. If you’re not sure, just ask us. We’re happy to help you figure it out.

Items You Can Donate to DonateStuff

When you’re ready to get rid of your unwanted stuff, consider the condition of the items. We generally want gently used items that are in good condition and resellable. 


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.


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.

Electronic Games & Devices

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

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.


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

Who Benefits from Your Donations?

Whether U.S. Military veterans or handicapped children and adults, our partner charities are dedicated to assisting fellow Americans in need. Check out our full list of partner organizations.

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. 

Get Started Today 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.