Donate Furniture, Beds, and Household Items to Household Goods

Household Goods provides gently used household furnishings free of charge to individuals and families in need. 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;

to outfit more than 300 individuals and families in need each month.

When considering what to donate, please remember that our clients are often coming out of hard times. Items should be in a gently used condition that you yourself would feel comfortable giving to a friend or neighbor.

In general, we need household items that can be used by a family living in a small apartment. 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!

Where to Donate

Donations can be dropped off at Household Goods, 530 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720.

When to Donate

Drop-off  hours  are

  • Tuesdays 9am – 12noon
  • Thursdays 9am – 12noon
  • Saturdays 9am-noon

Please do not leave donations when we are closed.

What to Donate

Items need to be clean and in GOOD working condition. If you would pass the items along to a friend or neighbor, we are happy to accept them.

Click on each of the categories below to see what we can and cannot accept. Scarce funds must be spent to take and dispose of broken, torn, stained or unusable items, so please call or email us if you are unsure if we can accept an item.

Furniture

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

We cannot accept: 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, 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

Linens

  • 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

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

Electronics

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

We cannot accept:  Computers, Computer Components, Computer 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 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

Miscellaneous

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

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

Household Goods has a limited pick-up service staffed mainly by volunteers for larger items. Learn more about our pick-up service here.

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.

UWL_SWF_shims._CB368675346_If you don’t have any extra items in your house but would still like to help, please consider selecting something from our Amazon Wish List.


WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY RECALLED ITEMS AND THE FOLLOWING:

  • Food, Clothing, Toys
  • Medical Equipment
  • Holiday Decorations
  • 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 2019

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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 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.