Making a big move is the perfect time to declutter. If you’re in the ballpark of the average American family, your home contains hundreds of items. It’s time to take a hint from your minimalist friends and cut that number in half—or more! And you’ll be glad that you did because that means less stuff to move and fewer things to clean. 

To help you get a head start on your next move, we asked our Wichita long-distance movers what to do with the stuff you no longer need. Here’s what they came up with.

1. Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an organization that helps fight homelessness by using volunteers to build homes for families in need. The organization has thrift stores, called Habitat ReStores that accept donations of furniture, household goods, and building materials. These goods are sold to the community and the proceeds fund the charities’ building projects.

2. Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries has always been a lifeline for the poor and disadvantaged, providing them with opportunities to change their circumstances. Goodwill operates thrift stores around the country that accept a wide variety of items for donation. Individuals struggling with poverty due to job loss or a lack of skills are employed in the thrift stores where they learn necessary skills to become gainfully employed in the mainstream labor market. You can donate:

  • Clothing

  • Accessories

  • Shoes

  • Furniture

  • Small Appliances

3. Central Christian Church Furniture Bank

His Helping Hands is a community service ministry in the Wichita community that helps families affected by severe hardships. The ministry accepts donations of clothing, furniture, and household items. The ministry is part of Central Christian Church and in addition to donations, they offer a variety of opportunities to serve including sorting donations, facility maintenance, and clerical support.

When you’re ready to start planning your move, give our residential movers in Wichita a call. Thomas Transfer & Storage can provide a custom moving quote, tailoring services to fit your needs. Choose from full-service packing, special handling, moving, storage, and more. Our team of dedicated and professional movers is here to help with your local and long-distance moving needs. Fill out a form online to get started.