In preparation for a big remodeling job, I’m getting rid of a bunch of stuff from my house, some of which I can carry down to the car for a trip to Goodwill. Some of it, though, like the Barbie Dream House-sized gas range and the portable dishwasher that hooks up to the kitchen sink, are too heavy to get down the stairs and too big to fit in the car.
One of the many things I’ve learned in this process is that the Goodwill doesn’t take appliances. If you find yourself with extra appliances on hand, consider the following options:
Rebuilding Together will take new or new-ish (less than three years old) appliances.
Sunset Scavenger provides each account holder with two bulky-item pickups per year. You haul to the curb, they pick up for free.
RecycleMyJunk.com will come inside, take your stuff to their truck, haul it all away, and recycle what they can. If something looks usable, they donate it to the St. Vincent de Paul society. They charge a fee, but it’s pretty reasonable considering that they’ll come upstairs to the second floor (yay!) and make your unwanted stuff disappear.
And of course there’s always Craigslist, if you want to get a few bucks for your stuff.