We offer FREE pickup service! We also accept donations at our store and have convenient drop-off bins in Nashville, Smyrna, Brentwood, and Franklin. Are you planning a community yard sale or donation drive? We can help you there, too!

When you make a tax-deductible donation to ThriftSmart, your generosity supports our local neighborhoods.  It supports our beneficiary charities, and other locally-based nonprofits. You can make your donations count even more by specifying which community partner your donation to benefits. See the list here. ThriftSmart is a 501c3 organization. We are proud to be included in the www.DonationTown.org directory of charities.

Policies & Other Details


All donations are tax-deductible. Keep your receipts for your records.


We welcome all gently used clothes, shoes, linens, housewares, books and media, and furniture in good condition (from non-smoking environments). *Clothes can be dropped off in bags, boxes or simply placed in our dropoff bins. Any clothing that does not meet our standard would be recycled and shipped overseas.


Items scheduled for pickup must be packed.  They must be ready for pickup and in good condition (no rips, stains, tears). Upon seeing items in person, our drivers have final say whether or not they can be accepted.


We DO NOT accept old box/tube TVs and mattresses over 5 years old.


*Items we MAY NOT be able to accept include mattresses, armoires/entertainment centers, outdoor furniture, & large desks.


For items we do not accept, we recommend these resources:

Here is a list of donated items that ThriftSmart will typically pick up:

  • Donate Clothes—Clothing in all sizes and styles for women, men, and children
  • Donate Dresses—Wedding dress, prom dress, formal wear, summer dresses
  • Donate Shoes—Women, men, and children
  • Donate Accessories—Purses, totes/ handbags, belts, ties, wallets, scarfs, phone cases, tablet cases, bows/ headbands, makeup pouches
  • Donate Bedding—Curtains, drapes, linens, placemats, bed comforters, pillow sheets
  • Donate Household items—Small appliances, blenders, toasters, dishes, glassware, housewares, and home décor
  • Donate Books—Hardbacks, paperbacks, textbooks, magazines
  • Donate Electronics—CD players, DVD players, radios, VCRs, iPods, cameras, vacuums
  • Donate Computer equipment—Computers, CPUs, flat screen monitors, printers, towers, PCs, paper shredders
  • Donate Toys—Skates, games, bikes, stuffed animals, puzzles
  • Donate Jewelry—Necklaces, rings, bracelets, silver sterling, earrings, watches
  • Donate Antiques & Collectibles
  • Donate Media—Records, tapes, CD’s & DVDs, video games, books
  • Donate Sports equipment—Bats, gloves, sports balls, helmets, knee pads
  • Donate Exercise equipment—stationary bikes, treadmills, universal sets, weights, bench
  • Donate Office supplies—Binders, notebooks, composite notebooks, hole punch, sticky notes, highlighters, dry erase pens, pens/ pencils, note cards, erasers, safety pins, paperclips
  • Donate Furniture—2 pc dining hutch/china cabinet, armoire (for wardrobe), credenzas, bureau, buffet tables, small entertainment centers, hall tree, couch, futons, recliners, sectionals, ottomans, storage benches, chests, dining room tables, chairs, benches, armless chairs, rocking chairs, office chairs, chest of drawers, dressers, mirrors, nightstands, end tables, beds (must include all pieces), mattresses, box springs, coffee tables, bookshelves, filing cabinets (within limits), rugs, student desks, baby cribs, outdoor furniture, grills, lawnmowers
  • Donate Home Improvement Items—Working washer, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, ice machine, electric stoves
  • Donate Cars Call (866) 628-2277—Autos, trucks, RVs, motorcycles, trailers, boats ( These don’t have to be in working condition)

Donations NOT accepted by ThriftSmart:

  • Home Improvement Items—Gas dryers, gas ovens, gas stoves, dishwashers, ceiling fixtures, light fixtures, building materials, hardware, construction debris, used carpet, paints, fuels, or solvents
  • Large Furniture—Sleeper sofas, large office desks/conference tables, L-shaped desks, non-decorative shelving, pianos, TV armoire/large entertainment centers, bunk beds,
  • Baby Furniture—Baby rockers/swings, expired car seats, drop-side baby cribs
  • TV’s—Box televisions

Final approval of all items is at the discretion of the donation pick-up driver and ThriftSmart staff. Drivers and staff reserve the right to refuse materials based on current inventory and the item’s condition. Items that are broken, stained, ripped, non-working, covered with pet fur, smell, or in bad condition will be rejected. Everything must be located on the ground floor no more than five steps to enter donor’s residents. If donor lives in an apartment building they must have an elevator that fits all their donations.

For items we do not accept, we recommend these resources:


  • Nashville

    Arlington United Methodist Church
    Bellemeade City Hall
    Bellevue YMCA
    Belmont University #1
    Brentwood Hills Church of Christ
    Christ Church
    Christ Presbyterian Academy
    Church at Woodbine
    Crievewood Baptist Church
    Donelson YMCA
    Glencliff High School
    Green Hills YMCA
    Haywood Elementary
    John Overton High School
    Julia Green Elementary
    Otter Creek West-End
    St Edwards Catholic Church
    Strong Tower Bible Church
    Thriftsmart Store Sidewalk
    Trevecca Community Church
    Woodmont Hills Church
    Woodmont Hills Church
    Wright Middle School
  • Brentwood & Antioch

    Antioch Church of Christ
    Brentwood United Methodist
    Brentwood YMCA
    Fellowship Bible Church
    Granbery Elementary School
    Hillsboro Church of Christ
    Lighthouse Academy
    Maryland Farms YMCA
    Mt View Baptist Church
    Otter Creek
  • Franklin

    Christ Community Church
    Franklin YMCA
  • Smyrna

    Smyrna YMCA
  • Mt Juliet

    Charlie Daniels park