SAN CARLOS − Whether moving out of the area or simply downsizing, a common dilemma home sellers face is what to do with their unwanted possessions. While selling items online can be financially lucrative, it can also be time-consuming and tedious, which is why it’s worth considering an alternative option: donating to a charitable organization. In San Mateo County alone, there are several quality nonprofits, including StarVista and Habitat for Humanity. With a simple phone call, one of these organizations will be happy to send someone to pick up your unwanted items and redistribute them to families in need.
There are several advantages to donating your surplus possessions to a charitable organization. First, it allows you to positively impact the lives of those who are less fortunate. Second, it gives you one less thing to worry about while concurrently juggling the details of a home sale and a move. Third, charitable donations usually qualify for tax write-offs. Taken altogether, donating your unwanted items can be a convenient and rewarding part of your relocation experience.