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Where to donate old furniture and clothes

donate old furniture and clothes

Are you moving soon? If so, you’re probably decluttering your home and getting rid of all of your old furniture and clothes. But what do you do with all of this stuff after you have decided you don’t need it anymore? You could try to sell it, but that can be a lot of work. Or you could donate it to a charity or organisation. There are many places that will accept gently used items, but not all of them are right for everyone. 

Here is a list of some great places that you can donate old furniture and clothes to when you’re moving!

The Salvation Army

One of the most reputable international Christian movements, the Salvation Army (also known as Salvos), is known for meeting the needs of the homeless and the less fortunate around Australia and the world. They even provide pick-up services for items in all cities, country towns, and rural communities across Australia, as well as shipping services. In order to make a donation to charity, the Salvation Army is a great place to start. They accept donations of almost anything.


GIVIT is an organisation that provides a web-based platform to reputable charities so that they can list the specific items that they require for their operations. The site enables people to browse through these listings, where they can offer to donate clothing, furniture, food, gift cards and more. You will be connected to the charity of your choice via email, and the charity of your choice will assist you with the subsequent steps.

Habitat for Humanity Australia

This is an international non-profit organisation that aims to bring about stability, self-reliance and strength by providing affordable housing and other needed items to those in need all over the world, including Australia. With local Habitat ReStores in all major cities, including Sydney, you can easily contact them and list the items you want to donate. They usually accept all sorts of household items. So if you are looking to donate old furniture and other household items, then consider donating them to the Habitat ReStores.

The Smith Family

They are a well-respected national and international charitable organisation that works to assist disadvantaged, homeless, and disabled children all over the country. They sincerely believe that the only way to ensure a better future for these children is to provide them with access to a proper education, clothing, and other necessities of life that they cannot obtain otherwise.

Local Vinnies Shop

You can also make a donation to your local Vinnies shop by bringing in old furniture or clothing items. The St Vincent de Paul Society established this, and these are locations where you can donate a variety of household items to benefit those who are in need. Alternatively, you can ask the shop to arrange for a pick-up service, or you can drop them off at the shop yourself.


Are you unsure of what you can and cannot donate? Here is a quick guide below. Alternatively, you can contact the charitable organisation and inquire about any specific items.

Items that you can donate:

Items you shouldn't donate:

In conclusion, it is clear that there are many different organisations and charities across the country that will happily accept your donations. Sites like GIVIT and Salvos, and local charity shops ensure that these items will go to good use and benefit those in need. 

If you’re moving house, consider donating old furniture and clothing instead of throwing it away or selling it! Some of the above organisations include pick-up services for larger items such as sofas, beds, or large appliances such as fridges or washing machines. This can be done by contacting the charity directly or visiting their website to learn how you can make a donation easily.

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