Donate Furniture, Beds, and Household Items to Household Goods

Household Goods provides good quality used household furnishings free of charge to individuals and families in need. To furnish 50 homes a week, Household Goods needs a steady stream of clean, usable:

  • dressers, tables, chairs, and other furniture;
  • mattresses and bed frames;
  • dishes, flatware, and kitchen items;
  • sheets, towels, and other bed linens;
  • and other household items.

In addition to providing basic furniture and household items, we provide a dignified and respectful experience for our clients. When considering what to donate, select items that are in good condition, that will last, and that our clients will be proud to have in their homes.

Please see our donation guidelines below; download our guidelines here. Please note that we do not accept clothing, food or toys.

We thank you in advance for your support in helping us help our community.

What We Can Accept

Click on each of the categories below to see what we can and cannot accept. We cannot afford to take and dispose of broken, torn, stained or unusable items. Please contact us if you are uncertain about whether we will accept your item.


  • Mattresses & Box springs (no rips or stains), Bed frames, Bunk beds
  • Bureaus, Dressers, Armoires
  • Couches, Sofa Beds, Futons
  • Chairs (no office chairs)
  • Tables (no glass top): Kitchen, Dining, Coffee, End, Nightstands, TV Stands
  • Sideboards, Bookcases, Cabinets, Entertainment centers (up to 6.5 ‘ tall or wide)

We cannot accept: Oversized items (over 6.5′ tall or wide), Air Mattresses, Hospital, Water, Motorized or Sleep Number Beds; Loft Beds; Bean Bag Chairs; Desks, Metal Cabinets, Wall Mounted Cabinets, Office Furniture, Office Chairs, File Cabinets, Wall-mounted Furniture or Shelves, Gaming, Glass-top or Drafting Tables

Kitchen Items

  • Pots and Pans
  • Bakeware
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes, Glasses, Flatware

We cannot accept: Stemware, Wine Racks, Mugs and glassware with logos


  • Mattress Pads
  • Sheets, Blankets, Comforters
  • Bed Pillow (new or like new)
  • Towels
  • Curtains and Curtain rods

We cannot accept: Electric Blankets, Mattress Toppers, Custom Window Treatments, Blinds, Shades

Small Appliances

  • Blenders and Food Processors
  • Coffee makers
  • Electric kettles and fry pans
  • Fans
  • Irons and Ironing boards
  • Lamps (no halogen lamps)
  • Microwaves (countertop only)
  • Mixers
  • Slow Cookers
  • Sewing Machines
  • Toasters, Toaster Ovens
  • Vacuum Cleaners

We cannot accept: Built-in appliances, Air purifiers, Bread machines, Catering equipment, Coffee Urns, Dehumidifiers, Deep Fryers, Fondue pots, Humidifiers, Ice cream makers, Pasta Machines, Popcorn Poppers, Personal Care Appliances, Warming Trays, Other specialty Appliances, Flood lights, Wall-mounted Lamps

Large Appliances

Under 10 years old

  • Refrigerators
  • Washing Machines and Electric Dryers
  • Air Conditioners (no larger than 18″x 30″ x 24″)

We cannot accept: Built-in Appliances, Cooktops, Ovens, Stoves, Gas Dryers, Dishwashers, Freezers, Large Appliances over 10 yrs old


  • DVD Players
  • Radios and Compact Stereo Systems
  • Flat Screen Televisions with attached base

We cannot accept:  Computers Components and Monitors, Printers, Tapes, CDs, DVDs, Stereo Components, Speakers, Turntables, Copiers, Scanners, Fax Machines, Slide Projectors, Phones, VCR/VHS Players, Non-Flat-Screen TVs, Flat Screen TVs without Attached Bases, Wall Mounted TVs

Baby Items - must meet current safety standards

  • Bassinets
  • Car seats (5 years old or newer)
  • Changing tables
  • High chairs
  • Pack-n-plays
  • Safety gates
  • Strollers
  • Toddler beds

We cannot accept: Recalled Items, Cribs and crib bumpers, Cradles, Carriers, Bike seats, Exersaucers, Jumpers, Swings, Toys, Walkers, Playpens


  • Mirrors and Framed Art up to 36″
  • Home Decor Items
  • Rugs (bound, 8×10 or smaller)

We cannot accept: Baskets; Books, Picture/Photo Frames; Candles; Candlesticks; CD, Tape and Magazine Racks; Fireplace Tools; Rug Pads; Holiday Items; Punchbowls; Vases; Unframed Art


  • Food, Clothing, Toys
  • Medical Equipment
  • Holiday Items
  • Books, Bicycles, Exercise & Sports Equipment
  • Automobile Equipment
  • Musical Instruments
  • Office Furniture, Desks & Desk Accessories, File Cabinets
  • Pet Supplies
  • Suitcases
  • Outdoor Furniture & Equipment
  • Building Materials, Light & Plumbing Fixtures


We reserve the right to refuse any item deemed unsuitable for our clients

Click here for a one-page printable PDF version.

Revised January 2020

Household Goods is currently accepting Donation Drop-offs by appointment only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Due to Covid-19, our donation drop-off process has changed so we can provide the safest experience possible for you, our volunteers, and our clients.

The number of donation drop-offs will be limited each day so we can follow social distancing and sanitizing guidelines. Please sign up here, or learn more about our new process here.

Limited Pick-Up Service

Our partner Mark’s Moving and Storage, Inc., has offered  to provide a reasonably priced option for getting furniture from peoples’ homes in Acton and adjoining towns to Household Goods.

For only $100, Mark’s Moving and Storage will pick up up to four large items from your home.

The following are considered one item:

  • A dining table, leaves, and chairs
  • A bed set including mattress, box spring, bed frame and headboard

For details and to schedule your pick-up please click here.

UWL_SWF_shims._CB368675346_We have a need for all items, especially sheets, towels, housewares, pots and pans, and dishes. Please consider selecting something from our Amazon Wish List and having it shipped to us.

Please note we have a drop box container for the local non profit More Than Words for books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, & video games located in our parking lot. We also have an Epilepsy Foundation drop box for clothing donations located in our parking lot.

If we do not accept your item or are out of your area, please check our list of other other organizations.

To furnish 2,600 homes a year, Household Goods requires a steady supply of good quality furniture and household items. Even with donated goods and volunteer time, it takes $200 to turn one empty apartment into a real home. Please consider supporting Household Goods today.

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Household Goods Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations to our organization are tax deductible. Our federal tax ID number is 04-3468139.

We will provide you with an itemized receipt of your donations for tax purposes. We do not place a value on donated items. To help estimate the value of your donation you can check out the Salvation Army Guide, IRS Guide or Goodwill Valuation Guide.