I got stuff. What can I do with it?

Posted on July 31, 2013

I’ve got stuff. What should I do? Sell, donate, or dump it!

So, you have stuff in your apartment, you are getting ready to move out and/or you are leaving town, and you don’t know what to do with it? Do you have furniture, food or clothing that you are thinking about throwing away? Please consider selling, donating, or recycling them!

What shouldn’t you do? Leave it or toss it near a dumpster

Don’t just leave stuff at your place (or outside your place) = Big $$$.

You will be charged for pick up, hauling, and dumping.It will be surprisingly expensive, far more than it would cost to handle it yourself.

Don’t toss large items or furniture in or around dumpsters = Big $$$

Don’t use someone else’s dumpster for your stuff, that’s not cool. And if you happen to live in one our places with a dumpster, you may not use if for furniture or other large items. You will be charged for pick up, hauling, and dumping.

So what can you do with stuff you don’t want? Lots of things!


There are many local and national companies that will help you move your stuff. Some are…

CompanyPacking?Move-out?Storage?Shipping?Move-in?Local Number
A Better Way Moving & Storage812.339.9995
College Movers and Junk Haulers812.228.8300
College Truckers646.553.4441
Guys and Dollies812.650.4211
Soft Touch Moving812.333.4755
Two Men and A Truck812.329.3677

If you’d like your business added to the list, let us know.


Furniture Exchange: (812) 334-1236 / www.furniture-ex.com
Blue Moon Consignment: (812) 334-8119 / www.bluemoonconsignment.net
Long’s Landing: (812) 332-5888 / www.longslanding.com


Salvation Army (clothing, household items, furniture)
508 W. Kirkwood (½ block north of 5th (Kirkwood) & Rogers)
Updated COVID-19 Hours  10-5 Tues.-Sat. Call ahead for possible pickup (812 334-1366) salvarmy@bloomington.in.us

Goodwill (clothing, household items, furniture)
512 S. College Mall Rd, (812) 331-8170
1284 S. Liberty Dr, (812) 336-8104
M-Sat 9-9 Sun 12-6, Drop off only NO pickups available

Opportunity House (clothing and household items mostly)
Supports MCUM See below
907 W 11th, (812) 336-2443
M-Sat 8:30-3 (drop offs only)

St Vincent DePaul (furniture only)
812.961.1510 and leave a message, and they will return a call or e-mail furnature@bloomingtonsvdp.org.
Items can be dropped off – call to arrange time or they will schedule a pick up. Note, they have a list of items that they will now accept, including large tube televisions, kind beds, and more.  https://www.svdpbloomington.org/furniture-donations

Items most needed: Furniture! Couches, chairs, beds and frames, tables, lamps, dressers, and flat screen tvs! The also would love your working appliances, from vacuums to window air conditioners!

Items not accepted? Generally, tube tvs, projection tvs, pianos, king size beds, grills, clothing

But, hey, they’ll take your car off your hands!

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store Furniture, tools and building materials/NO clothing
300 W. 11TH (½ block w of College Ave) (812) 331-2660
Drop offs: M-F: 11-5, Wed: 12-5, Sat: 9-3
(Call 2 wks in advance to arrange pick-ups)

DUMP IT (if you absolutely must, but that is so not green!)

EXTRA Trash Pickups

Yes, you can schedule extra trash pickups! They happen Fridays. It will be a LOT less than having it sit around, accumulate fines, and us charging you to remove it!

LARGE item pickup by the City of Bloomington.

Bloomington Sanitation offers pickup of appliances and large items. (812) 349-3443, and you can even schedule online!

The “District” also offers free year-round bulky item drop off disposal on a rotating basis at its four rural recycling centers. Please call (812) 349-2020 or visit gogreendistrict.com for the disposal calendar.

What about Food? 
Monroe County United Ministries: (812) 339-3429 (Updated COVID-19 Hours: Tues. & Thur. 12-3)
827 W. 14th Court
Near Tri-North Middle school and Mills pool on the Westside
Accepts unopened perishable and non-perishable food items

Hoosier Hills Food Bank: (812) 334-8374 (M-F 9-5)
2333 W. Industrial Park Drive
1st right on west side of Hwy 37 near Vernal and 37 Intersection

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard (Updated COVID-19 Hours Tues., Wed. & Thur. 12-2 & 4-6)
1010 S. Walnut St

See also:
Checklist for Cleaning Up and Moving Out
I’ve got stuff. What can I do with it?