Banks for Money, Food, Blood . . . & Furniture

I was familiar with the term “food bank,” but — until I spoke to a salesperson at a local furniture store this weekend — had never heard the term “furniture bank.”

That’s where local non-profit Bridging comes in.

Bridging will pick up used furniture in good condition, then make it available to low-income families and individuals in one of two Twin Cities locations.

Great idea!

Given that used furniture typically fetches pennies on the dollar, donating unneeded items not only is an act of kindness, but can be a smart year-end move, tax-wise.

And, it avoids the homeowner potentially paying to have the item picked up.

See also, “And Repeat: “Never Negotiate Furniture,” “Never Negotiate Furniture”. . .“; and “Buyers, Sellers, Agents & Estate Sales.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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