How to get rid of stuff including furniture?

I have a friend who has live in a home and require a lot of stuff from A to Z. Help me help him clean his home. Thank you Jean

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 27, 2018
    make piles of keep and give away

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 27, 2018
    GOODWILL, they will come pick it up at no charge, bonus, get a receipt and use it as a tax right off!

  • Habitat for Humanity loves furniture, they can't take everything and will let you know what they do accept. When I had to clean out my mom and dad's house after they passed, I gave them all the items we were not keeping. They brought 2 trucks and off it went. They were so happy!

    Call every house of religion in your phone book or area. Google for local charities, just about all will pick up.

    Contact your local police department, they can put you in touch with local women's shelters, they need everything, as 99% of these women and children have left with just the clothes on their backs.

    If you are into it, hold a garage or estate sale. There are companies that can come in and organize everything for you, but they get a portion of the proceeds.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 27, 2018
    start in the smallest room. Take everything out that is not essential for the use of that room, only add Two items of sentiment and one of decoration. Throw out all broken or damaged items. Give away or send to charity or throw out everything else that isn't sentimental (Put those in Largest room for the moment). Do the same in the next smallest room, and so on. Everything sentimental will now be in the largest room! Ask Family or friends if they would like something . Sell things that may have a value. Offer items to Church or Society eg: Sewing items to Sewing group.... Books on Woodworking to Men's group etc. Box up to be kept, only those things that you cannot bare to part with yet. Re-visit the box in 12 months time.....

  • Cilla T Cilla T on Jan 27, 2018
    Try Habitat for Humanity Restore. They take everything!

  • Dfm Dfm on Jan 27, 2018
    the bottom line, he has to make the decision on what goes, what stays. You can present him with a few options, but the discision is his. Some objects are are touch stone to happier times. If he grew up dirt poor, he may want to keep it because “ I paid good money for that” if he has family arround, enlist thier help. They may want certain mementos. If there is no family envolved..ask him if he wants to donate items.a few people feel very attached to an item Because it was so and so who gave it to them.

  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on Jan 27, 2018
    it may help to create an album of “memories” so he can part with items easier. I have had success with helping people by getting them to understand that it is good for other people to use the items and add to the memories associated with it.

  • Alanna Alanna on Jan 27, 2018
    Respecting your friend is of utmost importance. I love the idea of taking pictures of items that are no longer useful to your friend and then donating them. I would try to make three different sections starting in one room. Put things your friend wants to keep in one spot, pick another for donation items and another for trash. Depending on their state of mind it would be best to notify one of their relatives you will be helping him do this just so you don't get yourself in legal trouble. You are a very nice person to want to help.