Donating Kitchen Appliances: 4 Things To Know
Cleaning out your kitchen is an essential task to keeping your home organized. As you clear out cabinets and pantry space, you may come across all sorts of old appliances you stored away and forgot about. Rather than packing these back into the dark, give the item to a charity. Below, we’ve highlighted what you need to know about donating kitchen appliances.
Know What Items You Can Donate
You may find appliances you no longer want or need as you remodel your kitchen. Donating these items is a great way to ensure someone else can use them while also helping people that may not be able to afford these kitchen must-haves. However, you can’t donate all appliances as most charities only accept small countertop gadgets.
Before you set all small appliances aside to donate, you need to inspect them for signs of damage. Broken appliances aren’t of use to anyone.
Keep It Clean and Organized
Another thing to know about donating kitchen appliances is that you should strive to give them away in good shape. So, before you pack the item for a charity, you should also wash it thoroughly to ensure it’s ready for its new home. Some grime may be stuck on the object that you need to wash away after years of serving you. Likewise, donate the item with all the pieces it came with. For example, if you donate a mixer, include all the beaters and whisks it came with.
Search for Reputable Charities
You don’t want to give to the first charity that appears in your online search because what’s most important is to give to an organization that follows through with its core values. Strive to find a charity with a great reputation in your area for helping local people.
While doing this, check out the organization’s website to see what items they can accept. The last thing you want to do is set up a pickup or drop-off only to have items the organization can’t take. Some charities only accept one type of item, such as clothing, books, or toys. If you can’t find information on the website, contact the organization via email or call to find out if they’ll take your kitchen appliances.
Project B Green
Looking for a great place to bring your small kitchen appliances, dinnerware, and more? Project B Green is a for-profit organization that collects in-kind donations to assist the charities we partner with for their valuable missions. Bring your belongings to one of our donation drop-off locations to help others.
Know What To Recycle
You can’t donate something broken, and all charities don’t accept large appliances like stoves, dishwashers, and refrigerators. However, this doesn’t mean these items have to end up in a landfill. Some recycling-centric charities accept these items and take them apart to reuse certain parts and properly dispose of the rest. Although the appliance itself may not go to another family, you’re still doing a lot of good for our planet by recycling it.