Moving presents the perfect opportunity to sort through your belongings, clean up, and start fresh. As you pack, you’ll have the chance to go through each room and rid your home of any items collecting dust. It’s a therapeutic, refreshing experience, but what do you do with the items that are still in good condition but you have no use for? Donate them, of course! 

Donating gently used items is a win-win, making a positive difference in both your life and the lives of others. As the premiere provider of Florida moving services, St. Pete Moving and Storage and our team of relocation experts know the best household items to pass on to people in need. Here’s our list of top items to donate when moving:


It’s surprising how much clothing we can amass season after season. Use your move as an excuse to sort through your closet and rid it of items you won’t wear again. If the piece of clothing is still in good condition, pass it on to a charity that will put it in deserving hands.


Don’t stress about transporting furniture you no longer want! Rather, donate it to an organization that will use your outdated items to help the community. When it comes time to move the rest of your furniture to your new home, ask us how our Florida moving services can help take that weight off your shoulders.

Canned Goods

Do you really need to pack up that year-old can of beans your family refuses to eat? We know that it’s a shame to throw out perfectly good canned food. Luckily, that’s not your only option. Load up all of your unwanted, non-perishable food items and take them to a local food bank. It may not seem like much, but even the smallest food donation can make a huge difference to someone in need.


Turn those tossed-aside and played-out toys into smiles! Help your children go through their toy box and make a pile of the ones they no longer play with. As you do, explain how their donation will help a child who is less fortunate, and take pride as you teach your children a valuable life lesson about giving back.

Are you planning a move in St. Petersburg and need a professional crew to handle the job? Give St. Pete Moving and Storage a call today to learn how our comprehensive list of Florida household moving services can provide you with a seamless relocation. You can also get started by filling out our quick online form to request your free estimate!

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