Donation Guidelines
As much as we would like to say yes to accepting everything, the high cost of disposal prohibits us from doing so. Below are examples of what we can and cannot take. If you would like to make a donation and don't see the item in the list, please contact us at 651-442-7226 or by using the form at the bottom of this page. If we can't take it, we may be able to suggest ways of disposing for the benefit of the sale.  
  • Note- due to the extreme infiltration of particle-board furniture (ie Ikea, Sauder, etc.) into society, we will be very restrictive in accepting this type of furniture. Please understand that this 'furniture' often is weak and breaks easily and we must then pay to dispose of it.
  • Tools
  • Books/Magazines (magazines should be no older than 2016 issues) 
  • Music CDs/DVDs/videos
  • Musical Instruments 
  • Clothes (in good condition)
  • Belts/Purses/Wallets/Gloves
  • Shoes/Boots/Sandals
  • Jewelry/Accessories
  • Linens
  • Holiday Decorations/Craft Supplies
  • Pet Supplies (without stains, tooth marks, excessive hair, no leaky aquariums) 
  • Sporting Goods: golf, tennis, baseball, football, hockey, soccer, scuba, lacrosse, skiing, etc.
  • Snowboards/Boots
  • Ski Boots (X-country/downhill, please no "vintage", unless they're real wood)  
  • Camping/Backpacking/Spelunking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Bicycles
  • Toys/Games/Puzzles(with all pieces)/Little Tykes items 
  • Kitchen Supplies/Dishware
  • Office Supplies
  • Electronics/Stereo Components 
  • Cameras- both still and video, digital and roll film 
  • Computers (Desktops/Laptops/Tablets with Quad-Core- i3, i5, i7 processors)(Macs w/ OS X) 
  • Computer Accessories (mouse, speakers, cables, docking stations, cable modems, etc.)
  • Computer Software/PC Games/PS3/XBox Units and Games/Wii Stations
  • Furniture* (please call with description prior to arranging a pick-up or drop off)  651-442-7226
  • Household Goods
  • Household Decor
  • Large Lawn & Garden Items: mowers, snow-blowers, lawn tractors, edgers, power-washers, etc.
  • Small Lawn & Garden Items: sprinklers, hoses, planter boxes, etc.
  • Potted Plants & Potted Shrubs (please no "balled" trees) 
  • Patio Furniture (with complete webbing/seating)(in other words- no 'frame only' pieces)
  • Lawn Decor (yes, even Plastic Pink Flamingos, lawn butts and gnomes)   
  • Hand Tools (also including screws, nuts, bolts, nails, etc.)
  • Power Tools (working, let's say that again- WORKING saws, drills, air, chainsaws, Sawzall, etc.)
  • Larger Power Tools (table saws, planers, etc.) again,....IN WORKING ORDER    
  • Boats/Jet-Skis/Canoes/Kayaks/Rowing Shells/Paddle-Boards 
  • Paddles for canoeing/kayaking/rowing (oars) 
  • Cars *Please call us first for details on these transactions 
  • Motorcycles **Please call us first for details on these transactions
  • Trucks **Please call us first for details on these transactions
  • Tractors *we love getting tractors!
  • ATV's / UTV's / Motocross Motorcycles
  • Baby/Infant Items
  • Antiques/Collectibles (please let us know ahead of time what it is so we can fairly treat it and price it accordingly)
  • Luggage/Backpacks/Computer Cases/ Briefcases/Luggage Carts/Duffle Bags 
  • Exercise Equipment (no exercise bicycles or weight sets please)
  • Automotive Parts and Accessories (no fluids or batteries)
  • Television Sets - working flat panels only (no tube types)   
  • Small Kitchen Appliances (toaster ovens, mixers, etc.)
  • Kitchen Utensils (preferably without food still on them)
  • Bicycles/Scooters/Skateboards
  • Trailers (snow-mobile, utility, boat, etc.)
  • Outboard Motors (in working order)
  • Equestrian Items
  • Artwork (if framed, glass and frame must be intact) 

 

Items we cannot take: (Again, due to the high cost of disposal, we cannot take items that won't likely sell. If you have an item on this list you would like to donate, please contact us and perhaps we can provide further information on how best to use it to benefit the sale.)

  • No TVs (unless it's new in the box HD LED, etc.)
  • Entertainment Centers (big monsters and hard to get rid of...and no one uses them any more)
  • Mattresses (unless new and still wrapped in original plastic)
  • Stationary Exercise Bicycles
  • NordicTracs (they do make nice clothes hangers though)
  • Treadmills (exceptions may be granted given condition, age, etc.)
  • Sleeper Sofas (real back-breakers, no way, no how!)
  • Computer Monitors (with possible exceptions, please contact us for further information)
  • Larger Appliances (i.e. refrigerators, water heaters, etc.) 
  • Construction Materials/Raw Materials (i.e. excess sheet rock, green-treated lumber, glass, etc.)
  • Left-Over Construction Project Items (i.e. old kitchen sinks, range hoods, etc.) 
  • Live Animals (unless it's a racehorse or herd of livestock, then let's talk)
  • Small Children (however, we will take teenagers and put them to work at the sale)
  • Tires (unless relatively new full set of four and have 90-100% tread life remaining)
  • Automotive Fluids (we may be able to take it if it is new and has not been opened)
  • Household Cleansers (we may be able to take it if it is new and has not been opened)
  • Paint (spray or cans) 
  • Animal Traps (we will accept Havahart traps, but nothing that injures the animal)
  • Any "non-working" item (including parts cars, "project" vehicles, dismantled items, etc.)
  • Items without power-packs (proprietary batteries)
  • Encyclopedia Sets (and please, please please- NO Yearbooks)
  • No classroom/NO textbooks
  • Dot Matrix/NO Inkjet Printers
  • Popcorn Poppers (or other obsolete appliances)
  • Metal Desks or Filing Cabinets (unless fireproof, then please call us)
  • Storm Doors
  • Window Screens
  • Window Blinds,......again, no blinds. Oh, did I mention we don't take blinds? We don't.
  • Child Car Seats
  • Cribs with slats wider than 2-3/8ths inches apart
  • Console TV/Stereo Units -or- entertainment centers (no one uses them anymore)
  • Artificial Christmas Trees
  • VHS players nor VHS tapes (this goes for Sony Beta systems as well)
  • Upholstered Furniture (unless in SHOWROOM condition)
  • Firearms and Ammunition (we do have an outlet for these should you like to donate them, call 651-442-7226)
  • And finally, nothing broken. Nothing where you would say, ".....if it just had a screw, it'd be fine....", or "a little duct tape and it'd be like new"

 

If you have a question regarding items you have for donation, please feel free to contact us by using the form below, or by calling (651) 442-7226.