Relocating can be both exhilarating and daunting, especially when you realize how many items you’ve accumulated over the years. As the furniture price is high and if the distance is long the cost of moving will exceed the budget. Moving the furniture requires many tasks, from dissembling it to packing and loading, unloading, and reassembling. When you hire experts for this task, they charge a high amount. Before you start packing for your move in Singapore, it’s essential to declutter and decide what to do with unwanted items.
Here’s a guide to help you part with possessions in the most sustainable and beneficial way in Singapore.
Host a Garage Sale or Online Sale
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Hosting a garage sale is not only an excellent way to declutter but also a way to earn some extra cash. If you’d rather avoid the physical setup, platforms like Carousell or Gumtree Singapore can be perfect for selling unwanted items online.
Donate to Charities Your Unused Items
Several organizations in Singapore gladly accept pre-loved items. Start organizing, schedule a pickup date, and find out how easy it is to give new life to your unwanted items.
1. The Salvation Army
They welcome both household goods and clothing. You can drop your unwanted items at their numerous ‘Red Shield Industries’ collection points. They accept: Furniture; Mattresses; Clothing; Various household items and appliances; Electronics; Books; Used cars.
The Salvation Army assists those in need across a wide variety of spectrums, including victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, at-risk youth, the elderly, and natural disaster victims.
To schedule a Salvation Army pickup, head to satruck.org/donate/choose and enter your zip code. List the items you plan to donate, and then schedule a pickup date. Note that you don’t have to be home for the pickup — if you need to, you can leave the items outside your home, provided you mark them “SA.”
PickUpMyDonation.com is less a charity than an organization that works with non-profit thrift stores to secure donations for their needs. Regardless, it’s a great option for when you need a donation pickup and want to pick out a local charity to receive your items. They accept large items that can’t easily be donated without a truck.