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Places to Donate Gently Used Items in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia before your Move.

Updated: Oct 19, 2023


A man giving clothes to a woman, donate gently used items in Kuala lumpur Malaysia

When it’s time to declutter, you may be concerned about where to donate gently used items in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.


Decluttering, cleaning, and organizing can be amazingly therapeutic and can improve mental health. And even so, donation is a fantastic option to make still-wearable clothes useful again. Hence, it’s a great way to reduce the amount of belongings you take on that move overseas.

As one of the best moving and storage companies, we’ve put together a list of the best ways and non-food donation sites to donate your gently used items safely and responsibly.

Where to Gently Used Items in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Before Moving Abroad


These organizations accepting gently used items typically have collections and redistribution centers. So you will find their outlets, bins, or headquarters all around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Some may also offer pickup services if you have plenty to donate.



Kechara Soup Kitchen

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Kechara Soup Kitchen now accepts food, clothing and household goods donations. Kechara Soup Kitchen is one of the many with the mandate to feed and clothe the homeless and underprivileged.


The organization is accepting shoes, raincoats, and umbrellas. However, do keep in mind that Kechara Soup Kitchen only accepts clothes and household items periodically, especially when they are responding to a national disaster. You can also reach out from time to time to check their updated lists of accepted donations.


Community Recycle for Charity (CRC)

CRC is a great spot for donating your gently used items. You can donate to CRC by either selling off items and donating the amount or merely donating the items. CRC has over 400 bins around Klang Valley (remember all those familiar yellow bins you see in the neighborhood). Plus, they don’t only focus on clothes but preloved furniture as well. However, you can send a WhatsApp message to +6017-363 8100 for pickups.




Sasuke Outlet

Sasuke outlet is known to be involved in dealing with fairly used clothes. They have outlets in Klang Valley and other places. If this is your chosen spot to donate gently used items in Kuala Lumpur, then bear in mind the clothes they accept. There you can donate jackets, bedsheets, curtains, and women’s and men’s clothing. However, they don’t accept winter jackets and traditional wear.


Salvation Army Malaysia

Salvation Army’s social outfit, Red Shield Industries, also collects and processes donated items. Then they retail them at Family Thrift Stores to fund social service programs and community projects. You can either send a message on WhatsApp to +6016-492 1078 or make your bookings via www.redshieldindustries.com.my. You can also schedule to have them pick out the items.


MCRD Malaysia

The Methodist Crisis Relief Development is one of the great places to donate gently used items too. However, the organization’s initial focus was to render support to people who have suffered from natural disasters in Malaysia. But since then their vision has expanded, giving rise to donation centers across Malaysia.



BLESS Shop

BLESS Shop has about four outlets across the Klang Valley, including One Utama, Sunway Mass Community Centre (SMCC), Citta Mall, and Acrd Malaysia rt Jaya. They collect clothing items and sell them to fund projects such as feeding Myanmar refugee children, Kenosis Homes for Drug Rehabilitation, Crossroads Ministry – Rainbow Home for Troubled Women, and supporting volunteer teachers on staff.


Looop

Looop just opened recently in Malaysia. With Looop, you can conveniently get rid of your old clothes. It is a decent place to donate gently used items in Kuala Lumpur. However, the clothes you want to donate should be in good condition and clean. Items like winter wear, accessories, swimwear, underwear, jewelry, costumes, baby’s and children’s wear are not accepted. Besides, they don’t also accept customized or luxury items that require official authentication. That said, to donate, you need to bring up to 15 curated items, to which they will only take 10 selected pieces per appointment.

Kloth Cares

Kloth Cares continues to stay true to its mission of reducing clothing waste in landfills. This brand specializes in not only taking over household items but also making sure they are redistributed to charities and bundleshops. You can donate textiles, clothing accessories (belts, hats, and scarves), garments, footwear, toys, bedsheets, tablecloths, etc., to Kloth Cares bin locations across Kuala Lumpur. You can check out their Facebook page for details on bin locations nearest to you.



The Freecycle Network (TFN)

TFN, a non-profit organization registered in Arizona, US, also co-ordinates a global network of gifting goods. You can donate gently used items, including books, magazines, furniture, cassettes, kid’s clothes, toys, kitchen appliances, home appliances, pet items, clothes, etc. Join Freecycle KL in Yahoo Groups and make posts about your things. People in need will contact you, and you can set the location, time, and date for pickup.


2nd Street

2nd Street is arguably one of the biggest reused clothing stores in Japan and the entire Asia. They are a great place to donate used items in Kuala Lumpur. However, they have a strict vetting process. For instance, they don’t accept babywear, accessories, tights, towels, stockings, pajamas, swimwear, kimonos, and handkerchiefs. Your gently used clothes must also be in good condition. Altogether, they only accept branded and non-branded attires of clothes, shoes, bags, and headwear.


Refash

Refash is a fashionable thrift store with locations across Singapore and Malaysia. It is a great place that accepts gently used items especially when they are womenswear, activewear, maternity wear and modest wear from diverse brands. That said, they don’t accept intimates, menswear and swimwear.


UNIQLO Malaysia

UNIQLO Malaysia, a Japanese clothing giant, also collects clothing donations and re-distributes the same to the homeless, refugee camps, and underprivileged communities in Kuala Lumpur. You can make donations of casual wear, sports, and work wear. UNIQLO Malaysia donates collected clothes to the homeless, refugee camps, and others in need. To make your donations, visit any UNIQLO store (Kuala Lumpur Homeless Transit Center), and drop off your clothes in their recycling boxes.


2nd Chance by SURI

2nd Chance is a social project by SURI. This brand focuses on helping low-income single mothers get a new source of income by transforming donated denim into fashionable items. So they provide a great spot to donate your denim, whether they are clothes, bags or other things.


woman with box over her head - gently used items in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


Tips to make the best of your donated clothes in Kuala Lumpur

While donations are a convenient option to get rid of clothes, you want to make sure they are going to be redistributed. Otherwise, they might get shipped overseas, get incinerated or become a landfill problem. Here are extra tips, you want to bear in mind before making your donations.

1. Determine where your stuff ends up

According to Goodwill, a notable global charity, half of donated clothing is resold via thrift stores and e-commerce. But this also means that a good number don’t end up being sold directly. A good chunk of those may end up with salvage dealers who repurpose them.

2. Donate only items that are in the best condition

There’s no need to hand over items that only increase the amount of work on these organizations. So you should check items that are not ripped, stained or broken. If possible, mend them before donating. Also check that the items are free of pet hair, and lint.

3. Donate with the season

Depending on where you donate your gently used items, you want to avoid donating clothes that aren’t in the season. For instance, you shouldn’t donate sweaters, jackets and heavy coats in summer. It’s best to donate these items in fall or winter so that these thrift stores can quickly sell them off.

4. Avoid donating to disaster relief efforts

Disaster relief effort organizations do better with monetary donations. These organizations usually don’t have the resources to clean, make or organize donated clothes. So many only end up accumulating the clothes that they soon become a burden that is incinerated, thrown away or buried.

5. Vet the places you choose to use

Check out their websites, and local review sites to get insights into how they handle donated items. You should also evaluate what they eventually do to non-sellable goods and whether they are taking a conscientious approach.



Concluding Thoughts

Besides our list, you can also scout for Facebook groups, especially those around your town, to see who might be collecting.


Don’t forget to wash your clothes and disinfect them before donations to ensure that items are delivered in the best possible condition. Many charitable outlets have pickup options, including click-and-collect services.

As one of the best removal companies in Malaysia, we know that decluttering is a great move, especially when moving. It can save you the cost of moving things you don’t need. Take advantage of these donation outlets to donate your gently used items in Kuala Lumpur and put a smile on the faces of those in need.


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