Palmer Home Thrift Store Donation Guidelines

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Donation Guidelines

Clothing & Linens

Washed, no tears, no stains, no mildew, no strong odors from cigarettes, pets or moth-balls. Please fold clothing and put in clean garbage bags.

Upholstered Furniture, Area Rugs

No significant tears or stains, no mildew or strong cigarette/pet odors.

Wood or Solid Furniture

Not broken or badly dented or water damaged, not missing any vital parts. Minor dents or scratches are acceptable. Desks maximum size is 4′ wide x 2′ deep. Entertainment centers are acceptable if they can be repurposed as wardrobe or pantry and must have doors (glass or wood) that hide the TV shelf and other shelves.


Still in good working condition, max size of 36”, less than 5 years old, no missing knobs or buttons. Minor dents or scratches are acceptable.


Stereo components and speakers.


Examples include refrigerators, stoves, washers/dryers, microwave ovens. Still working, no missing knobs or buttons. Minor dents or scratches are acceptable.

Miscellaneous Items

Toys, tools, music instruments, knickknacks, books (not school textbooks), magazines, artwork, computers, clean area rugs, dishes, pots/pans, shoes, antiques, and jewelry. Please put small items in stackable boxes with lids or flaps that close.

Items we Cannot Accept

We cannot accept the following items for our stores:

  • Anything that is wet from rain or floods, etc. or otherwise damaged as noted above
  • Combustible fuel in any tanks or containers
  • Mattresses
  • Console TVs or stereos
  • Child car-seats
  • Baby cribs with a sliding side rail
  • Building materials, including paint and carpet remnants
  • Auto parts
  • Built-in appliances, including dishwashers
  • Gas appliances
  • Pianos or organs
  • Slate-top pool tables
  • Safety helmets, including baseball, football, and cycling helmets


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