Moving provides a natural opportunity to reevaluate the things you own. As you decide which objects won’t be traveling along to your new home, consider giving them to an organization that can profit from their use or sale, such as the following:

Helping Hands of Midland (1301 Brinson Lane, 432-520-8900)

Proceeds from this charity’s thrift store buy items for its food pantry and provide financial assistance for neighbors in need. From clothing and household goods to furniture and appliances, the store accepts donations of virtually anything in good condition. Bring your items directly to the facility, or call for its truck to pick up larger objects.

Midland Habitat for Humanity (305 E. Texas, 432-682-9606)

The Midland Habitat ReSTORE accepts doors, building supplies, appliances, furniture, and some household items to sell in its store alongside new items. In addition to making money for its ministry, the organization takes pride in helping keep stuff out of landfills through recycling and repurposing.

And if you happen to have a car, truck, RV, or other type of vehicle you’d like to donate, consider the “Cars for Homes” program. Proceeds go toward building homes in partnership with needy families in the community. See for details.

Midland Friends of Libraries and Literacy Bookstore (2305 W. Michigan, 432-682-2999)

The books, CDs, DVDs, records, and the like that you weed out from your collection help this organization stock its shelves. Proceeds support West Texas libraries and non-profits that promote literacy and education. Drop off items at your convenience through the slot behind the store, or stop by on Wednesday or Saturday in the morning for volunteers to help you unload a large donation.