09Feb 2016


The decision to move to a new home brings not only the opportunity for a fresh start and a new beginning, but also the chance to revaluate all your belongings and get rid of many unwanted items. It may seem difficult to part with many of your personal possessions, but often the process of relocation is the most suitable time to do so. Moving house can be a great opportunity to declutter your home and to assess the importance of your belongings.

Removals are the best opportunity to make an inventory of your belongings. You are packing carefully every single item in boxes, and you are going over your clothing and footwear anyway, so it becomes very easy to spot the unwanted and unneeded items, which will be taking valuable space in the moving van.
Sometimes your old furniture, no matter how undamaged and preserved it is, will not match the space in your new home. It is always a good idea to buy new furniture when you move to a new place in order to furnish every room with the right pieces.

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There is no need to mention that the services of the removal companies are very pricey, especially when you are making a long distance move and moving furniture.
Whatever your reasons are, if you decide to part with many of your belongings when you move to a new home, it is always a great idea to donate the unwanted items to a charity. Charities work with people in need, who will appreciate the things, which bring no more value to you.

Donating to charities is not only an act of kindness; it is a source of joy and fulfilment, awaken from the feeling that you are helping people in need. Nowadays, there are hundreds of charities, which will be more than happy to receive your donation.

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Why to choose the Red Cross?
For many people, the first charity, which comes in mind, is The Red Cross. Founded in 1863 with the mission to protect human life and health and to prevent human suffering, The Red Cross has become the byword for charity. The movement works with volunteers and members worldwide and has made a difference in the life of hundreds of thousands people around the world.

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What can you donate?
For the people in need every donation, no matter how small it is, can make a difference. Keep in mind that the small Red Cross shops may not always accept big items such as furniture and large electronics because of the lack of storage space.

In charities, clothing and shoes are always in a great demand. It is important to keep in mind that when it comes to donating clothing, shoes and even food items, one of the requirements is these items to be properly cleaner, organized, and repackaged.

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The Red Cross is not a place where you can just leave your unwanted items. You should keep in mind that not every item will be accepted. If you are not sure what will be accepted, it is always a good idea to contact the nearest Red Cross shop and ask.

Where is the nearest Red Cross shop?
If you have never seen a Red Cross shop near you, you are able to look it up online and find the closest place.
Helping people has never been easier and by donating to the Red Cross you are not only making a great impact in the life of people in need, you are turning the process of moving to a new house easier and cheaper.

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