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Dickens Mitchener’s Moving Day Series – Part III: Cleaning Out

It’s moving day, cleaning out time! If you missed the first two blogs in the moving day series, Preparing for the Move, or Packing tips, you can catch up on them now. And now it is time for part III, cleaning out.

Moving Day, Cleaning Out

Right before your move is a great time to clean out and purge items in your home. Every item that you donate or dispose of before your move is one less item to unpack when the time comes!We want to help provide a starting point for you to begin your research on how to go about this process. The following organizations in the Charlotte area will either accept donations, recycle or dispose of items you no longer need. Leading up to your move, make sure to thoroughly research all the options available to you in your specific area to find the best next home for your belongings.

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region – 704-392-4495

Standard Pickup

• No cost

• Scheduled 1-2 weeks out from request and all items must be in a single location on a covered porch/patio, garage, driveway or first floor of the home only

• Must meet the large item donation pickup criteria

Priority Pickup:

• Fee associated (dependent on number of factors; starting at $99)

• Pick-ups within 48 hours and item retrieval from anywhere within residence

• Any and all items accepted (eligible items donated to ReStore; unusable items are ethically disposed of) and disassembly of items that need it (except doors, cabinets or lighting)

Crisis Assistance Ministry – 704-522-4978

– Mattresses, clothing, linens, luggage, bags, appliances, furniture

Beds for Kids – 980-422-1192

– Mattresses, new linens, pillows, furniture

Salvation Army – 704-332-1171

– Mattresses, linens, clothing, baby items, electronics, sleeper sofas, sporting goods, toys, televisions

Kidney Foundation – 704-393-5780

– Clothing, toys, electronics, toys, computers, furniture, televisions, small appliances, books

VETS Junk Removal Service – 980-613-4692

– Pay a team of professionals to remove all types of junk from a property, from concrete and construction debris to scrap metal and broken furniture

Goodwill – 704-393-6880

Clothing, computers, electronics, toys, video games, household items, furniture, televisions

American Kidney Fund – 704-566-0405

Clothing, exercise equipment, toys, wire hangers, video games, furniture, CDs, records, power tools

Recycling Centers – 980-314-3867

– Individuals might be able to recycle certain items for free that businesses must pay for (televisions, paint, batteries, etc.)

City of Charlotte’s Large Item Pickup – Dial 311

Whether you are moving across town, or across the globe, reach out to your preferred Dickens Mitchener agent for any recommendations of their professional network of companies ready to help you with your move.