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To donate furniture & household items, please review our lists below of what we can & cannot accept.  Then, you can either:

For The Sharehouse's open hours for dropping off items, click Operating Hours.
For driving directions to The Sharehouse, click How To Find Us.


-Schedule our truck to pick-up if you are in Seattle, Shoreline, or Mercer Island. It costs us approximately $75 for each pick-up we do in the community.  To offset our costs, we do require a monetary donation. You may self-select from a sliding scale starting at $25 (less than a trip to the dump!).  Call for more info and to schedule as far in  advance as possible (we typically need at least 2 weeks notice).

The Sharehouse must give priority to those items most needed by our recipients.  The Sharehouse is not able to accept any item with stains, tears, broken or missing pieces, or that is not working. We reserve the right to decline any item based on its condition and/or suitability for distribution.

If you have an item that is not listed or have any other questions, please call 206/767.5280.

What we CAN accept

(** indicates most needed items)


-Mattresses, Box Springs & Bed Frames (see below for restrictions) **

-Dressers & Chest of Drawers **

-Nightstands, End Tables, -Coffee Tables & Occasional Tables

-Couches & Futons with Frames (see below for restrictions) **

-Armchairs, Easy Chairs, Recliner Chairs

-Dining Tables & Chairs **

-Kitchen Tables & Chairs**

-Bookcases (6’or shorter)

-Student Desk (48’X 24’ or smaller)



-Pots & Pans**

-Cooking Utensils


-Glasses (no wineglasses or bar ware)**


Baking Pans

-Toasters/Toaster Ovens*

-Coffee Pots/Tea Kettles*

-Microwave Ovens*

-Mixers & Blenders


Cleaning Supplies

-Vacuum cleaners & bags*

-Brooms & mops

-Small trash cans

-Sponges & other cleaning equipment

The following new & unopened:

-Laundry detergent

-Fabric softener

-Window cleaner


-Bed sheets, blankets, mattress pads**

-Bed Pillows (no stains or tears)**

-Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, bathmats, shower curtains**

-Kitchen towels, dishcloths, tablecloths, potholders, place mats, napkins**


Accessories & Miscellaneous

-T.V.s (30” diagonally or smaller), VHS players, DVD players

-Art Work

-Rugs (6’x 8’ & smaller)

-Hair Dryers

-Clocks, clock radios & alarm clocks

-Lamps &  lampshades

-Light bulbs

-Household telephones


Hygiene Products

The following items must be full size, new, & in original package:




-Hair brushes & combs

-Toothbrushes & toothpaste

-Dental Floss


-Disposable Razors



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What we CANNOT accept


The Sharehouse can only take items that can be given to our recipients as they come to us.   We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

-Any item with stains, tears, broken or missing pieces. 

-Any item that is not operational.

-Armoires or wardrobes that are outfitted for TVs.

-Armoires or cabinets over 6’ tall or 4’ wide

-Baby furniture or equipment


-Boxsprings without mattresses


-Building materials or supplies, including carpet remnants

-Computers or computer equipment

-Couches more than 7’ long

-Desks larger than 4’ from side to side and 2’ from front to back

-Exercise equipment


-Futon mattresses without frame OR futon frames without mattresses

-Glass top tables more than 4’ across

-Hide-a-bed or recliner couches

-King-size mattress, box springs,  bed frames

-Platform or Loft beds

-Waterbeds or waterbed frames

-Large Appliances


-Office furniture or equipment of any kind

-Office supplies

-Outdoor furniture (except wicker that can be used indoors)

-Roll-away beds

-Seasonal Decorations (Christmas, Halloween, etc)

-Toys or Stuffed Animals

-TVs larger than 30’ diagonally across the screen

For information about other agencies that accept furniture and other household items, contact the Community Information Line at 211. This is a clearinghouse of information about a host of organizations and services that serve those in need.

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