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Five Benefits of Donating When Moving.

One of the biggest dilemmas that homeowners face when packing for a move is what to do with unwanted clothing, tools, clothes, etc. One great way to eliminate these items is to donate them to a worthy cause or charity. Not only will you be helping those in need, but you could also enjoy these five benefits:

  • You’ll save on your taxes: Donating your unwanted household items is a great way to save on your taxes. When you donate, make sure you get an itemized donation receipt that lists everything donated along with their value. When tax season comes, make sure to give your accountant the receipts.
  • Lighten your load, lighten your bill: It’s quite simple — the more belongings you have, the more expensive your move will be. By donating unwanted items, you’ll be greatly reducing the overall weight and bulk of the cargo you want to move, and this will result in a lower overall price.
  • You may be able to sell your home faster: It’s a proven fact that houses that are neat, tidy and free of clutter sell faster than houses with crowded closets, garages and bedrooms. By donating unwanted items, you can reduce a great deal of clutter and make your home’s interior look bigger and more inviting to prospective buyers.
  • Your move-in will be easier: With fewer items to move into your new home, it will be much easier to find a place for all the things you want to keep. This will not only help make your move in easier, it will help reduce move-in stress as well.
  • You may not need a storage space: If you play your card right and downsize your belongings by donating what you don’t need, you may not need to pay for long-term or short-term storage.

Helping others by donating your goods to a charity has many benefits beyond helping those in need. Next time you move, consider this an important part of your moving plan.

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