If you’re in the middle of a kitchen renovation or are planning to renovate soon, you’re most likely getting new appliances and kitchen cabinets. That means you’ll need to figure out what you’re going to do with the old ones. Not sure how to remove these items from your home other than tossing them to the curb? We’re here to tell you there are better (and more environmentally-friendly) ways, such as paying a commercial junk hauler, giving them away or selling them for cash.
However, we’re especially fond of the option to donate them, so we’ve compiled some tips for how to go about donating your old kitchen cabinets and appliances below.
Tips for Donating Old Appliances and Used Cabinets
Wondering where to donate your items? Many church and nonprofit organizations accept old appliances and used cabinets. Check with local churches and religious organizations, as well as charities in your area. The Salvation Army, Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity are good places to start.
While you won’t get quick cash when you donate kitchen appliances, you can get a tax deduction that will typically range from $20 to $250, depending on the condition and quality of the items. And old kitchen cabinets could be valued between $25-$75 each if they’re donated to the Salvation Army.
Be aware, however, that most charities will only take items that are in working condition and clean. Some additionally require that appliances be a certain age. If you don’t know how old your appliances are, check out Appliance411’s date code search feature.
Before selecting the organization to donate your items to, be sure to find out if they will pick the items up at your home or if you’ll need to drop it off at their location. Since having items picked up is much more convenient, it can be a deciding factor if you have more than one organization to choose from.
Finally, be sure to get a donation receipt for tax purposes!
You’ll feel much better when you donate your old appliances and used cabinets, rather than merely throwing them out, knowing someone in need will enjoy and get plenty of use out of these items!