what we accept

Based on inventory needs, our list of accepted and not accepted items occasionally changes.

If you have an item you want to donate but you aren't sure if we will take it, just give us a call at 317.344.3033. Our ReStore Staff will gladly answer any questions you have.

Currently Accepting

We accept donations of working items in good quality in the following categories.


5 years old or newer; Must be in working condition; Must have all parts

  • Stoves/Ranges

  • Washing machines

  • Dryers

  • Refrigerator

  • Freezers

  • Small appliances

  • Window A/C units – new or unused



Vanities must be complete with doors and drawers; Sinks must be free of chips/cracks and rust/corrosion

  • Bathroom vanities

  • Framed mirrors

  • Medicine cabinets

  • New shower stalls, bases and pan 


Building Supplies

All sheets and lumber must be free of rot, water damage, nails, and warping; 4’ minimum length

  • Plywood – at least 4’x4’ in length

  • Unused lumber - at least 4' long

  • Insulaton - new and in original packaging

  • Roofing materials

  • PVC/Copper piping

  • Decking materials – 100 sq ft +



All cabinets/countertops must be free of water damage and mold

Cabinets need all drawers and doors

  • Cabinet sets

  • Single cabinets

  • Granite/Marble/Quartz countertops


Doors and Windows

Doors must be free of water damage, rotten wood, and damage

  • Exterior doors

  • Shower doors – new and in box

  • Storm doors

  • Double pane vinyl windows w/ jamb (new)


Home Decor

  • Artificial plants

  • Artwork/Frames

  • Baskets

  • Decorative pillows

  • Framed mirrors



All carpet and rugs must be clean and free of odors, rips, stains, and tears

  • New or gently used area rugs - no wider than 8 ft

  • Complete boxes of tile - at least 100 sq ft

  • Complete boxes of hardwood flooring – at least 100 sq ft

  • Complete boxes of laminate flooring – at least 100 sq ft

  • Used flooring -at least 100 square feet with no nails



Must be free of rips, stains, tears and pet dander;  Items must be broken down and ready for transport

  • Sofas

  • Upholstered chairs

  • Recliners

  • Wood or metal furniture: tables, dressers, bookcases, chairs, sideboards, etc

  • Outdoor furniture


Light Fixtures and fans must be complete with hanging brackets; 

Light Globes need to be free of cracks or damage

  • Interior and exterior fixtures

  • Lamps

  • Ceiling fans (Must be assembled)


Plumbing and Sinks

All plumbing items must complete with all hardware; Sinks must be free of rust/corrosion, chips/cracks, and caulking/glue

  • Faucets

  • Kitchen sinks

  • Under-mount sinks


Tools and Hardware

Power Tools must be in working condition without frayed cords.

Battery Tools need to have working batteries and chargers included

  • Cabinet pulls

  • Door hardware (non-brass)

  • Hand tools

  • Lawn and garden tools

  • Power tools


Currently Not Accepting*

*List is subject to change.

Some items are not sellable. Due to high handling and disposal costs, we can not accept the following items. This list applies to both truck pickups and drop offs.


  • Over 5 years old 

  • Needing repair

  • Cooktops

  • Dehumidifier

  • Dishwashers

  • HVAC systems/equipment

  • Microwaves

  • Water Heaters/Softeners



  • Jacuzzi/Soaking tubs

  • Mirrors (frameless)

  • Pedestal sinks

  • Solid surface vanity sink/top without cabinetry

  • Toilets 


Building Supplies

  • Drywall, OSB, Paneling 

  • Lumber/Trim less than 4' long

  • Siding/Fascia/Gutters



  • Cabinet faces

  • Miscellaneous drawers

  • Cabinets missing doors or drawers

  • Any item with rot or damage


Doors and Windows

  • Interior doors

  • Doors over 84” 

  • Used shower doors

  • Doors/Windows with rot, broken glass, broken seals

  • Drapes/Curtains/Window coverings

  • Valances/Blinds



  • Area rugs with rips, stains, odors or excessive wear

  • Individual/small amount of flooring pieces that is less than 100 sq ft

  • Partial packages or boxes of flooring or tile



  • Armoires

  • Bed frames (any size)

  • China hutches 

  • Cribs/Playpens

  • Desks (larger than 2’x4’ or executive style)

  • Entertainment centers

  • File cabinets

  • Office furniture

  • Mattresses and box springs

  • Particle board/MDF/pressed wood furniture

  • Rolling desk chairs

  • Sectionals (larger than couch/loveseat equivalent size)

  • Sleeper sofas/pullout couches



  • Brass light fixtures or ceiling fans

  • Can Lights/Fixtures

  • Fluorescent lightbulbs/CFL’s

  • Fluorescent fixtures

  • Track lighting


Plumbing and Sinks

  • Pedestal sinks

  • Solid surface sinks without cabinetry


Tools and Hardware

  • Brass door handles and hardware

  • Extension cords

  • Garage door openers

  • Lawn mowers

  • Ladders (wooden, metal or fiberglass)

  • Paint and other liquid/solvents

  • Rusted nails, screws, and other hardware



  • Flat panel TVs

  • Flat panel monitors

  • Video games

  • Audio equipment

  • CD players

  • Radios and stereos

  • Computers

  • Printers


Other Items

  • Books

  • Clothing/Shoes

  • Dish sets

  • Drapes/Curtains

  • Exercise equipment

  • Games

  • Household linens (bedding, blankets, etc)

  • Luggage

  • Medical equipment

  • Pianos/Organs

  • Wallpaper

Our ability to accept specific items can change depending on the following and other conditions:

  • We may have more of a certain item than we need or have room to store/display.

  • If it only fits with certain sizes, brands, or models it may not be resellable.

  • Dirty, damaged, broken items, do not sell well. If it needs just a little cleaning or repair, please do that before donating.

  • Sometimes we just don't have enough room.

  • Some items are too fragile, or potentially dangerous to employees, volunteers and customers.