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Help with donating furniture

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I have donated in the past to BHF, but this time I have a dining suite with upholstered seat pads and no charity I have contacted will take it because the covers do not have current fire labels. I thought it would be easy to contact charities that refurbish or upgrade the items to then sell on, but still no luck. I don't want to put it on Freecycle where somebody is trawling the ads and takes them to sell on at a profit, for themselves.
Is there anybody out there who can help?
I am based just north of London. Furniture is holding up redecoration of dining room.

Thanks ptdommi

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  • asajj
    asajj Posts: 5,123 Forumite
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    Could you just donate the table?
    ally.
  • martinthebandit
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    ...or eBay it collection only?
  • ptdommi
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    Thanks for the contact. I have thought about just letting the table go, but the chairs are too good to throw. I did also think about recovering them myself, but I don't have the time.
    I have had an idea which I am following up at the moment and that is to give it to companies which hire out props for TV and film. Just awaiting replies.
  • Mojisola
    Mojisola Posts: 35,559 Forumite
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    ptdommi wrote: »
    I don't want to put it on Freecycle where somebody is trawling the ads and takes them to sell on at a profit, for themselves.
    ptdommi wrote: »
    I have thought about just letting the table go, but the chairs are too good to throw.

    I have had an idea which I am following up at the moment and that is to give it to companies which hire out props for TV and film. Just awaiting replies.

    I would rather give something away than throw it, even if someone else does profit from it.

    If the prop company doesn't want them, try Freegle again. I've given away loads of stuff through our group and all bar a couple of the takers were going to use the items themselves.
  • SamSchwartz
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    Your plan is definitely appreciated as you are willing to help others with your unused stuff. But most of the charity accept junk car donation or cash these days, so my suggestion would be sell your unused furniture first then donate the amount to charity.
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