movers holding donations

Moving day can often open people’s eyes to exactly how many belongings they’ve accumulated over the years. Instead of taking the easy way out and dumping all those extra items in the trash, do the responsible thing—donate them. There are many people out there who could use your discarded items. Not only will you be doing other community members a favor, but you’ll also be helping the environment by sending less items to the local landfill.

There’s no shortage of donation options in the Knoxville area. Really, the hardest part about donating your belongings is trying to choose which organization you want to support! There’s a multitude of donation centers in Tennessee that all contribute to wonderful causes, and they’re more than happy to add your belongings to their list of resources.

When considering which nonprofit organization to donate to, you’ll want to research their website in detail. Most of these groups have a search feature that lets you find the closest center to you by entering your zip code. Be sure the donation center you choose accepts the items you want to leave with them. Always refer to their websites for the most up-to-date information about items they are currently accepting. Additionally, if you’d like to write off your donations on your taxes, consider asking for an itemized donation receipt you can submit with your taxes the following year to help save a bit of money.

Refer to this list of organizations that you can choose to donate surplus items from your long-distance move:

  • AMVETS: Also known as American Veterans, this nonprofit group supports veterans by selling donated items and using those funds to support veteran programs.
  • Salvation Army: The Salvation Army is a long-running charitable group that takes just about any type of donation imaginable. From clothes to books to even cars, the Salvation Army can make sure your belongings get into good hands.
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStores: Do you have a pile of leftover DIY supplies? Habitat for Humanity wants them! Whether it’s paint, window screens, or plywood, Habitat for Humanity is ready to put those supplies to good use by building a home for a family in need.
  • Goodwill: Another national nonprofit, Goodwill is also known for taking just about every type of donation you can think of. Like the Salvation Army, they also take clothing items, books, household goods, appliances, furniture, and more.
  • Furniture Bank Network: New furniture is expensive. Help someone transitioning into a new home by donating your gently used furniture to the Furniture Bank Network. This organization’s goal is to promote a circular economy that helps everyone (and the planet).

Peroulas Moving & Storage has a team of Knoxville long-distance movers that’s ready to answer all your relocation questions! Since 1999, we’ve been providing the Tennessee area with superior moving services that make relocating simple.

We’re a North American Van Lines agent that can assist with:

  • Partial- and full-packing services
  • Heavy items shipping (vehicles, pianos, etc.)
  • Online shipment tracking systems
  • Valuation insurance plans
  • Furniture assembly and disassembly
  • And More!

Give our residential movers in Knoxville a call today or submit our online contact form to receive your complimentary, no-obligation estimate!