Donate furniture and household items

Storeroom operates a FREE island wide collection service


Donations are the lifeblood of our charity. Whether you can give one item, or 100, we would love to hear from you.
Storeroom2010 is part of the Reuse Network’s #Every2ndcounts campaign, which is encouraging people to think about what unwanted items they have, that could help a low-income family turn their living space into a home.
We’ve produced this short guide below with information on the type of things we often need, and what to do if we can’t re-use your prospective donation.

We usually accept pretty much everything to make a house into a home (so long as your donation is in good condition); items such as furniture, kitchen equipment, electrical appliances, office furniture, carpet/rugs, plus bicycles are always popular for reuse.

The donations we receive are sold on at affordable prices to people who need them. For us to be able to pass donations on, they need to be in good condition. It doesn’t need to be new, but any item offered should be clean, free from damage, rips or stains and in good, usable condition.
Upholstered furniture like sofas, armchairs or mattresses must have a fire label otherwise we will not be able to accept them, because we cannot sell on items unless we know they are safe.
Any electrical devices should be currently working and clean. Bikes should be functional and with all parts.
Donations are the lifeblood of our charity. Whether you can give one item, or 100, we would love to hear from you.

Each re-use organisation is different, but Storeroom can’t take Cookers (electric or gas) or any gas items. Sorry, but old style CRT Televisons are a no too. Finally, we also don’t accept personal items i.e. clothing, shoes etc.

If you can’t find someone who can use your unwanted items, you can take them to local waste disposal sites where they can be left for no charge.

Storeroom would be delighted to accept your donations of reusable furniture (compliant with Fire Safety in the case of soft furnishings) and other household items.  Please call 01983 298679 and see if we can help each other, our community and by promoting re-use, reduce landfill waste too.

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Gift Aid

Can you Gift Aid your donation to us?  In order to make a Gift Aid donation you’ll need to make a Gift Aid declaration. Storeroom will ask you to sign a form we will have already prepared for you.

Gift Aid Info

Gift Aid increases the value of your furniture donations to Storeroom by allowing Storeroom to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift.  We can claim back the tax on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

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This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don’t forget to Gift Aid your furniture donations if you are a UK tax payer.

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Please be aware that our vans do not have as much space inside as a tardis!  We can only collect items as previously arranged, there is seldom spare room available for unexpected large pieces of furniture.

Storeroom2010 may also be able to assist with partial house clearance.  Please call 01983 298679 for further information.

Please remember that Storeroom2010 can only accept items that are suitable for immediate re-use and which do not need to be cleaned or repaired.

If you need to dispose of any items which cannot be re-used, please contact The Isle of Wight Council on 01983 823777.  You will have to pay for this service, currently £35 for up to four items.  If you have any general queries about waste services on the Island, please visit

When our driver visits you it is his decision whether an item is suitable for Storeroom or not.  Please do not be offended if the driver cannot take the item/s you are offering.

For details of local recycling schemes please visit the Footprint trust website –  or telephone 01983 822282.

If you feel you can help Storeroom2010 financially, please speak to the manager Nick Miller on 01983 298679.

Storeroom2010 is a member of the Reuse Network organisation

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