Donating Items

Some real estate investment properties need little rehabbing, while some require new appliances, floors, windows and much more.  When you replace something in a rehab investment property, what do you do with the original item?  What about items that were just left behind?  Some items may be trash, but others may be in decent condition. 

More and more people are starting to find old pieces of
furniture and restoring them to resell.  If
this is not a good ROI project for you, then I believe the best option would be
to donate these items.  Some examples of
items that can be donated include:

  • Small furniture
  • Appliances
  • Carpets/ Flooring
  • Lighting

There are many different organizations that accept home
appliances and furnishings donations.  The
following are a few great places to donate those items in good condition.  As an added bonus, the following companies offer
to pick them up.

  • Habitat for Humanity helps families in the U.S. and internationally who are looking for affordable housing.
  • Salvation Army helps a wide variety of individuals including those who have experienced domestic violence and human trafficking.
  • AMVETS helps U.S. war veterans.

What organizations would you add to this list?