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Empty the thrift store; all possible options

Hiring a thrift store to clear out your home can be an efficient and environmentally conscious solution. In this extensive article we delve into the world of thrift stores, clearance and how these services can relieve you of your worries in times that are often experienced as stressful. Clearing a home has never been easier. 

What is a thrift store?

A thrift store is a store where used items are given a second life. These stores accept donations of goods that are still in good condition and then sell them to new owners at a favorable price. The goal is not only to offer affordable items, but also to contribute to a circular economy by recycling and reusing products. Do you want to clear your house? Please contact us as soon as possible so that we can help you clear all your belongings. 

Why use a thrift store as a collection service?

Hiring a thrift store or regular collection service to clear your home can save you a lot of time and hassle. It can offer a solution, especially in situations such as the death of a loved one, a move to a smaller home, or the evacuation of a rental home. Thrift stores often offer a collection service that can collect usable items directly from your home. This is not only easier, but also good for the environment.

What items does a thrift store buy?

Thrift stores are interested in a wide range of items that are still in good condition. This can vary from furniture, clothing, books, to electronics. It is important to realize that not everything is accepted. Items that are damaged or no longer usable will often have to be disposed of.

What happens to your furniture after the house has been emptied?

When you decide to donate your furniture to a thrift store, it usually gets a second life in someone else's home. This is a wonderful way to contribute to the circular economy. However, there is a part for which no second life can be found, and we will have to dispose of it in a responsible manner.

ZSM Woningontruiming is happy to help you clear your home

At ZSM House clearance We understand that clearing a home can be an emotional and stressful event. With more than 20 years of experience, we work respectfully and discreetly to make this difficult task easier for you. We offer a full house clearance service, including clearing, cleaning and removing unusable items. We work quickly and structured to completely clear your home and prepare it for the next step.

Please feel free to contact us and request a free quote

Het inschakelen van een professionele ontruimingsdienst zoals ZSM Woningontruiming kan het proces van een empty house aanzienlijk makkelijker maken in zulke tijden. Door te kiezen voor deze optie, kunt u niet alleen veel werk en zorgen uit uw handen nemen, maar draagt u ook bij aan een duurzamere wereld door het hergebruiken en recyclen van spullen. Op deze manier wordt u een hoop tijd en gedoe bespaard!

Request a free quote

Would you like to receive a quote for clearing your home or building? Then request a free quote. This is completely without obligation and you are not committed to anything. By requesting a quote you will get a better idea of the costs and services we can offer you.

Do you have any questions or would you like advice before requesting a quote? Then you can always call us on 070-2116102. You can also send us an email at: We will then respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Help Center

What should I do before the thrift store comes to collect my belongings?

Make sure any items you want to donate are clearly separated from the items you want to keep. It is useful to collect all goods to be donated in one central place, if possible. Also check that the items you want to donate are clean and in good condition so that they can be given a second life immediately.

Can I also have large pieces of furniture collected by the thrift store?

Yes, most thrift stores and clearance services can collect large furniture items such as cupboards, beds and sofas. It is advisable to contact us in advance to discuss the details and options, so that collection goes smoothly.

How is it determined whether my items are suitable for the thrift store?

The thrift store or clearance service will assess your items for usability and marketability. Items that are clean, complete and functional are generally accepted. Damaged or defective items may be refused as they are not suitable for sale.

How far in advance should I plan an evacuation?

It is wise to contact the evacuation service or thrift store at least a few weeks in advance to plan your evacuation. gives both parties sufficient time to discuss the details and arrange logistics. During busy periods or for major evacuations, more preparation time may be required.

What happens to items that the thrift store cannot accept?

Items that are not suitable for the thrift store will have to be discarded. Some house clearance services offer the service of removing these items for you, often for an additional fee. These items are then processed in an environmentally friendly manner.

Are there costs associated with having it cleared by a thrift store?

This may vary depending on the thrift store or evacuation service. Some services offer free collection for usable items, while major clearances or the disposal of unusable items may incur a charge. Always ask for a clear quote in advance.

How can I request a quote for clearing my home?

At ZSM Woningontruiming you can easily request a free quote via our website. We are not only affordable, but we also employ the best professionals.

Can I arrange a specific date and time for collection?

Yes, in most cases you can agree on a specific date and time for collecting your belongings in consultation with the thrift store or clearance service. It is advisable to do this as early as possible to ensure that the desired time is available.

What should I do if I want to have more items collected after planning the evacuation?

Contact the thrift store or clearance service as soon as possible to inform them of the additional items. This ensures that they can adjust their planning and any required transport capacity accordingly.

How does the evacuation service ensure environmentally friendly disposal of unusable items?

A professional disposal service works with recycling centers and waste management companies to ensure that unusable items are disposed of responsibly. They separate waste and ensure that materials such as metal, wood, and glass are recycled where possible. This minimizes the impact on the environment.