Donate Furniture, Beds, and Household Items to Household Goods

Household Goods provides a full-range of good quality donated furniture and household items, free of charge, to 2,500 families in need each year.  We owe this to the incredible support of our community of volunteers and people and businesses who thoughtfully donate furniture and household items that meet our guidelines.

Our volunteers understand and share the frustration when they are faced with turning away items donors would like us to take. To avoid this situation, we strongly encourage all donors to read the guidelines carefully. Some of them may surprise you, but they reflect 30 years of experience in the service of our mission.

To make sure that we can accept your items, please first check the guidelines, then double check that your items are clean, complete and in good working order. We cannot provide our clients with broken, chipped, torn, stained, incomplete, unusable or recalled items, and therefore cannot accept them.

To furnish 50 homes a week, Household Goods needs a steady stream of clean, usable:

  • dressers, tables, chairs, and other furniture;
  • mattresses and bed frames;
  • dishes, flatware, and kitchen items;
  • sheets, towels, and other bed linens;
  • and other household items.

Please see our donation guidelines below; download our guidelines here. Please note that we do not accept clothing, food or toys.

We thank you in advance for your support in helping us help our community.

What We Can Accept

Click on each of the categories below to see what we can and cannot accept. We cannot afford to take and dispose of broken, torn, stained or unusable items. Please contact us if you are uncertain about whether we will accept your item.

  • Beds: Standard Sized Mattresses, Box Springs, Bed Frames and Bunk Beds (Bed Frames must include all parts and
    hardware)
  • Bureaus, Dressers, Armoires
  • Couches, Sofa Beds, Futons
  • Chairs (no office chairs or bean bags)
  • Tables: Kitchen, Dining, End, Coffee, Nightstands, TV Stands (NO Gaming, Glass or Drafting Tables)
  • Sideboards, Bookcases, Cabinets, Entertainment centers up to 6.5 ‘ tall or wide

We cannot accept:

Mattresses with any stains or rips, Air Mattresses, Hospital, Water, Motorized or Sleep Number Beds, Loft Systems

Oversized Items, Items with Glass Tops or Shelves, Wall Mounted Items, Desks, Secretaries, File Cabinets, Vanities, Metal Cabinets

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes and Flatware
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Pots, Pans and Baking Dishes

We cannot accept: Chipped Dishes, Stemmed Wine Glasses, Items with Logos, Used Water Bottles, Pressure Cookers

  • Bed Pillows without stains
  • Blankets, Comforters, Sheets, (NO Electric Blankets)
  • Mattress Pads (NO Mattress Toppers)
  • Towels and Washcloths

Appliances and electronics must appear on our list

  • Air Fryers
  • Blenders, Food Processors, Mixers
  • Can Openers
  • Clocks and Clock Radios
  • Coffee Grinders
  • Coffee Makers (Drip, K-Cup Only)
  • Electric Kettles and Fry Pans
  • Fans and Space Heaters
  • George Foreman Type Grills
  • Instant Pots/Multi-cookers
  • Irons and Ironing Boards
  • Juicers
  • Lamps (NO Halogen, Wall or Ceiling Mounted)
  • Microwaves (Countertop only)
  • Rice Cookers
  • Slow Cookers
  • Sewing Machines
  • Toasters and Toaster Ovens
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Waffle Irons

We cannot accept any other appliances or electronics

Appliances and electronics must appear on our list

Must be newer than 10 years old

  • Refrigerators
  • Washing Machines and Electric Dryers
  • Air Conditioners up to 18″x 30″ x 24″

We cannot accept any other appliances or electronics

Appliances and electronics must appear on our list

  • DVD and Blu-Ray Players
  • Streaming Devices
  • Radios
  • Flat Screen TVs with Attached Base – (Less than 55”, Less than 10 years, Must have power cord)

We cannot accept any other appliances or electronics. No Stereos or Music Systems of Any Kind – Radios Only

Must meet current safety standards and must be less than 10 years old*

  • Bassinets
  • Bed Rails
  • Car Seats *(Less than 5 years or at least one year before expiration)
  • Changing Tables
  • High Chairs
  • Infant and Toddler Seating
  • Infant Bath Tubs
  • Pack ‘n Plays
  • Safety Gates
  • Strollers
  • Toddler Beds and Mattresses

We cannot accept:Recalled Items, Monogrammed Items, Activity Centers and Seats, Cribs, Crib Bumpers, Cradles, Carriers, Bike Seats, Jumpers, Playpens, Swings, Toys, Walkers

  • Curtains and Curtain Rods
  • Framed Art (up to 48”)
  • Home Décor Items
  • Mirrors (up to 36”)
  • Rugs

We cannot accept: Custom Treatments, Blinds, Shades, Unbound rugs and rug pads; Baskets, Candles, Candlesticks, Fireplace Tools, Grandfather Clocks, Holiday Items, Picture/Photo Frames, Punchbowls, Vases, Media, Wine and Magazine Racks

WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY RECALLED ITEMS AND THE FOLLOWING:

  • Food, Clothing, Toys
  • Medical Equipment
  • Holiday Items
  • Books, Bicycles, Exercise & Sports Equipment
  • Automobile/Vehicle Equipment
  • Musical Instruments
  • Office Furniture, Desks & Desk Accessories, File Cabinets
  • Pet Supplies
  • Suitcases
  • Outdoor Furniture & Equipment
  • Building Materials, Light & Plumbing Fixtures

ALL ITEMS MUST BE LIGHT ENOUGH TO BE CARRIED BY TWO PEOPLE. 

We reserve the right to refuse any item deemed unsuitable for our clients

Click here for a one-page printable PDF version.

Revised January 2023

Donation Drop-Off Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays  and Saturdays from 9am – 12noon

We are not able to accept donations at any other times.

Limited Pick-Up Service

Household Goods offers limited pick-up service staffed by volunteers. We pick up furniture and household items in Acton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, Sudbury, and Westford. For details and to schedule your pick-up please click here.

NEW! Pick Ups from Resupply

To expand the options for donors, Household Goods is partnering with Resupply, a veteran-owned organization that provides pick-ups in and outside our volunteer pick-up area, in as soon as 2 business days, and for a fee. Click the Donation Pickup button on this page to get started.

UWL_SWF_shims._CB368675346_We have a need for all items, especially sheets, towels, housewares, pots and pans, and dishes. Please consider selecting something from our Amazon Wish List and having it shipped to us.

Please note we have a drop box container for the local non profit More Than Words for books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, & video games located in the donation drop-off area. We also have an Epilepsy Foundation drop box for clothing donations located in the donation drop-off area. We offer this as a convenience for the community and ask that you help us continue to do so by not leaving your items outside the bins if they are full.

If we do not accept your item or are out of your area, please check our list of other other organizations.

To furnish 2,600 homes a year, Household Goods requires a steady supply of good quality furniture and household items. Even with donated goods and volunteer time, it takes $200 to turn one empty apartment into a real home. Please consider supporting Household Goods today.

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Household Goods Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations to our organization are tax deductible. Our federal tax ID number is 04-3468139.

We will provide you with an itemized receipt of your donations for tax purposes. We do not place a value on donated items. To help estimate the value of your donation you can check out the Salvation Army Guide, IRS Guide or Goodwill Valuation Guide.