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Around the House

June 28, 2017

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Donations Tips

Summer has arrived! It’s the season of cook outs, pool days and, for many, home renovations and organization projects. As with many tasks around the house, home organization undertakings often lead homeowners to realize they have extra or unneeded items. Instead of just letting your unneeded belongings sit around your house collecting dust, or even worse, throwing them out, consider giving them another life by taking them to a donation center nearby.

While donation centers generally accept a wide variety of items, some things are more sought after than others. Items most needed  by donation centers are clothing, shoes, books and furniture. On the other hand, donation centers cannot accept  large household appliances, broken electrical items, box springs and mattresses.

Another benefit of giving items to a donation center is you may be able to claim a charitable deduction on your taxes depending upon your individual tax situation. As always, please consult a tax professional.

Donation Centers Worth Giving To

Goodwill Retail Store & Donation Center

2200 South Dakota Ave NE

Washington, DC 20018

(202) 715-2658

The Clothing Recycling Company

2009 18th St, NW

Washington, DC 20009

(703) 912-9797

The Salvation Army Family Store Hyattsville

3300 Kenilworth Ave

Hyattsville, MD 20781

(301) 403-1705

Are you moving close to Baltimore, MD? Consider giving your unwanted items to these Baltimore donation centers:

Goodwill Industries of Chesapeake 

222 E Redwood St

Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 837-1800

Savers

9800 Reisterstown Road

Owings Mills, MD 21117

(410) 581-6802

The Salvation Army

2250 Gable Ave

Baltimore, MD 21230

(410) 644-9705

Do you live close to Annapolis, MD and are looking to donate some of your used items? Stop by one of these donation centers:

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

1605 West St

Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 269-1302

The Salvation Army

351 Hilltop Ln

Annapolis, MD 21403

(410) 268-4577

Not Ready to Part with Your Stuff? There’s an ezStorage Self Storage Facility Nearby

If you’re not ready to part with your items just yet, consider using a self-storage unit. Self-storage units are a great way to get unneeded items out of your house, and into a safe, secure spot. Find an ezStorage location near you, or rent online today!

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