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Moving Tips

The last thing you want to do is move an unwanted item. So we suggest you start with discarding all unwanted items prior to your move.

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Advice About Discarding Your Unwanted Items

Useful Resources


Big Brother/Big Sister

For your convenience, Big Brother/Big Sister will actually pick up your items. This is a great organization to support, and they work hard to make donating items incredible convenient.

Dress for Success

This program helps underprivileged women re-enter the work force by outfitting them appropriately for job interviews. Donations of women’s business attire, shoes and accessories are accepted.

Goodwill Industries International

A network of 207 community-based, autonomous member organizations worldwide that serves people with workplace disadvantages and disabilities by providing job training and employment services.

Great links to several charities and donation centers.

Salvation Army

Visit for more information on the donating process and what items they accept.

United Way

Visit for more information on the donating process and what items they accept.

Electronics Recycling

Clean Out Your Office, LLC

Environment, Health, and Safety Online provides lots of information for household disposal.

PC Disposal

Antiques Dealers

Boston Antique Dealers

Consignment Stores

To locate a reputable consignment/re-sale shop in your area, check your local phone book or visit for a directory of shops in your area.

Removal Services

It is prohibited to put hazardous waste in the trash, including oil, chemicals, paints, freon, old batteries and building materials containing asbestos or lead. Some communities require a permit to keep a trash container on the street; others are more casual about it unless neighbors complain. Be sure to ask your disposal company if it will be necessary for you to get a permit in your area.

Marathon’s Recommended Vendors: The Move

Also search Craig’s List to find removal services in your area.

Make Certain All Items Moving are Ready to Move

We have listed separately on our top 5 gas appliances, ice makers, and front-load washers but you may also have to discard or ready the following:

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Canton, MA 781-300-3200 02021