There's a lot of ways to go lean. If you have stuff you don't want or need you can donate it, sell it, give it away, recycle it, consign it, shred it, or junk it. I can be your de-acquisition specialist. Now is an excellent time to not only create clear space so you can think straight and have room for the important stuff, you might also be able to make a buck. Contact me or any of the below de-acquisition services can help you get lean.
- E-Bay Auctions
- Craig's List Classifieds
- Charitable Donations
- Antique Appraisal
- AtticMaxx Shelving System will help you solve a common and
frustrating problem for many homeowners with slanted attic space
that can be converted into great storage.
- Affordable Housing Corp. Home Improvement Program provide
deferred loans to eligible LI homeowners so that needed repairs
can be done. 631-471-1215
- To discard any unwanted items call:
Ken Olsen (Suffolk east of Route 231) 631-750-9181 KenOlsen3@gmail.com
Lloyd Gutin (South Nassau and Western Suffolk west of Route 231) 516-798-1588
Brian Heiser (Northern Nassau) 631-774-9818
Ken Olsen is offering a $25 discount to anyone who donates clothes, blankets, or non-perishable food. They are encouraging people to donate baby food, baby cribs, pet supplies, shoes, coats, etc. They will ensure donations get to those that need them. Everyone who requires junk removal because of hurricane Sandy will receive a 10% discount. Call Dawn at 516-225-4727
If you mention Cynthia Braun they will guarantee to pick it up that day.
They are Franchises of http://www.1800GotJunk.com
Call them directly to get faster service
They will donate your items to charities and mail you a receipt for tax purposes.
Their fee depends on the amount of stuff to be hauled away. 1/4 truck, 1/2 truckload, etc.
Check out there website for rates
- Donate your car
- Big Brothers / Big Sisters - 631-234-0000
Big Brothers / Big Sisters accepts all used clothing, jewelry, glassware and other household items including pictures / frames, small electronic appliances that must be in working condition. They will also take used stuffed animals and furniture.
Many local libraries, hospitals and Head Start programs accept donated books
St. Anne's Center at Mercy Medical Center / Volunteer Services in Rockville Centre takes paperback and hardcover books. Call 516-705-1393
Some bookstores will buy books that are in good condition, but you may want to call to make sure there is demand for a particular subject or author.
Call Book Revue in Huntington, 631-271-1442
You can sell books online http://www.cash4books.net or http://www.abaa.com Antiquarian Booksellers' Association free directory of book sellers. Donate old books to local library, but call them to ensure they are accepting donations
Friends Bookstore 516-627-7560
Please call Roberta to schedule your book delivery. Friends Bookstore accepts used books that are in excellent condition. They do not accept encyclopedias, textbooks, personal finance books or periodicals. Friends Bookstore is located at #1 Paper Mill Road in Roslyn, adjacent to the Roslyn Duck Pond. The bookstore is located in an annex across from the Bryant Library.
harities in you area
- Career suits
Suited for Success in Hempstead. You'll need to call ahead because they've been understaffed and the drop-off hours have varied. They take both men's and women's suits
- Charity Navigator
Use search function to locate charities in you area
- Cell Phones
VIBS collects - go to their website http://www.vibs.org or just call (631) 360-3730 to get a drop off location.
- Clutterers Anonymous
Clutterers Anonymous (CLA) is a fellowship of individuals who share experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem with clutter and help others recover. The only requirement for membership is a desire to eliminate clutter and bring order into your life
Queens - Rego Park
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Nassau - Westbury
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Nassau - Manhasset
1st and 3rd Friday Evenings
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Specialty wall finishes and faux finishes. Produce special effects on your walls. i used them myself 12 years ago and the wall still looks great!
- CodeShred has Long Island headquarters in Island Park. It
does offsite shredding, pick-up and mobile shredding in its
truck. Call toll free at 1-866-99-SHRED
- Obsessive compulsive disorder Support Group
- Dress for Success
Career clothes for women can be donated to Dress for Success
3253 Route 112
- Ann Marie Demaschek Ebay lady
- Excess Access
Links donors with non-profits in their area. Helps with furniture, electronic equipment, and appliances, building supplies, medical supplies, food, toys, and clothing
Join the group in your community to offer anything and everything, for free Resources for locating and evaluating charities:
Lists reports on more than 1,100 charities and your local office will have details on even more.
- Goodwill Industries
Clothing, household items, electronics (at some locations), cars
- Becca's Closet that collects gowns for girls who can't
afford prom dresses. The drop-off locations are usually schools.
- Greeting Card System
Greeting card system to organize their address book/birthday/anniversaries. Send Out Cards prints it, stuffs it, stamps it and mails it for less than a card at the store! Save time, money and never forget a birthday again Contact Jennifer Anderson 631-804-5981
- Habitat for Humanity's ReStore
- Heir Atlas
Heir Atlas is a premier service that acts as a "central hub" empowering users to upload their list of assets and the location of said assets. Individuals monitor and update their content and can upload as much or as little information as they choose. Heir Atlas sends reminders to its subscribers so they can easily keep all of their information up-to-date. Discretion is paramount and our service does not require sensitive details (i.e.. account numbers or values). Our site offers bank-level security giving clients the peace of mind that any information, no matter how detailed, is secure.
- Home Cleaning Service:
Teresa's Family Cleaning contact:
Owner: Teresa Ward 631-744-4021
Cleans throughout LI
- INN (Interfaith Nutrition
Accepts food items, clothing toiletry items, paper goods, as well as furniture. They will pick up furniture but there is usually a waiting period. The INN runs shelters and soup kitchens and has clothing distribution programs that addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island.
- ISibs Place at 516-374-3000
They are located in Hewlett, NY. This is a support center for the siblings of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. It’s a wonderful program and they accept toys
- Junk Busters (The Garage Sale Store, Inc) 516-378-6613
This company specializes in tag sales. They will determine if there is enough to run a successful tag sale and then sell off things that have value for you. They also offer a clean out service to leave your apartment or house in broom swept condition before moving. They do deal with certain charities for the items that have not sold and will donate whatever they can for you.. The rest gets discarded. they will do one room to an entire house. Free estimates.
- Kid Junk 1-866-KID-JUNK (1-866-543-5865)
Kid Junk will remove any junk from residences and offices including attics, basements and garages.
We will also remove any construction and yard debris.
Demolition services are available upon request
- The Kids Kloset
http://www.thekidskloset.com - Selling and buying children’s
clothing and ‘stuff’.
Here’s the basic idea. In spring and fall there is a weekend sale at a warehouse type location. Sellers sign up ahead of time and get a bar coded id and print their own price tags and label the items they want to sell. They drop the stuff off at an appointed time. When the sale is over, they get a check for the items sold and can pick up or donate whatever was not sold. The next sale is in April in Dix Hills
- Long Island Charities Foundation - 1-888-516-2274
(Online pick up scheduling http://www.wecashclothes.com)
Free home pick up of clean, wearable clothing including: paired shoes, handbags, linens and stuffed animals. Please mark bags (no boxes) LIC pick up. Leave your clothing bags outside and visible from the street on your pick up day. Do not leave your clothing bag at the curb. Please place your donations out by 8:00 am on the scheduled pick up date. Your donations will be collected rain or shine by 4:00 pm that day.
- Material for the Arts NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs (MFTA)
33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101
http://www.mfta.org 718-729-3001 email@example.com
Materials for the Arts makes pick-ups every day. They are typically booked two weeks in advance. Most of their pickups are within an hour’s drive from their warehouse in Long Island City, Queens but they will make their way further. On those occasions, pickups are full truck loads. For a regular pickup, they require that the material be at least 250lbs or worth more than $1,000. They take drop offs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 3pm.
- Mercy Thrift Shop in Hempstead accepts slightly used
clothing, accessories, knick-knacks and small house-hold items.
Call 516-481-9379 for drop-off
- Mercy Center Ministries
Mercy Center Ministries has three shelters for homeless teens and mothers. The administration office is located in Patchogue and our three homes are within a few miles. We only accept gently used items, we accept all household items from electronics to frying pans. We accept very gently used furniture of all types. We accept only new clothing and toys for. Contact the associate director Helen Harmon at Mercy Center Ministries Phone 631-447-3978
- Office Supplies
For a desire for a more unique organizational style in your personal work environments. Weekly organizing tips, weekly specials, updates on new and interesting product and any amazing special we feature
A Website that helps you do things yourself without getting overwhelmed:
It gives you 12 lists of different categories. Say you have 100 things that
have to get done at different points in time. This is something simple that
won't stress you out.
One list can be called urgent priority that has the things that must be done
now. The rest of the lists you name by priority. If you find yourself having
a lot of paper notes all over the place and basically are online a lot this
helps... and it is free... and you can print out the lists and hide the ones
that you don't need to see online and put out the ones that you need to
constantly glance at.
Also, its very calming in its visual presentation. It's not the
overcomplicated To Do Lists that want to divide your life into 15 minute
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
They take a lot of different things - including sporting goods, typewriters, walkers, luggage, musical instruments, National Geographic's They will come to the door and do a pickup
- Sell your used wedding dress
You pay a $25 listing fee, and the dress stays listed until it sells, a year or longer.
- Painting and Carpentry
Blaine's Painting and Carpentry: Licensed and Insured serving all of LI Call Jeff at 631-423-1855 or 516-318-1982
- Personal Chef Service
Chef Glenn. He offers home-cooked meals for everyday, dinner parties for special occasions and business entertaining and cooking lessons. I personally used him and the food was terrific and he cleaned up the area afterwards.
- Paper Shredding
366 N. Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
Off (516) 465-9605 Off(855) SHRED-20
Fax(516) 465-9606 Cell(516) 322-2099
- Photos: Transfer your photos, VHS tapes, and 8mm movies to
Speak to Julie-Ann Morris, tell her I sent you to get great customer service
They are a not-for-profit organization that helps the community in and surrounding Brentwood/Bay Shore. They take furniture and other items. They are located at 128 Pine Aire Drive and their phone number is 631.231.8290.
- Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
Type in your city and state or zipcode and find the nearest collection site
- Recycling guide for all types of materials and products
- Remove Unwanted Catalogues
Have your customer number ready on the back of the catalogue . Quick, fast, easy and no charge.
SafeRacks is the premier provider of overhead garage storage. Our goal is to provide the highest quality ceiling racks designed to utilize wasted space in your garage. We pride ourselves on delivering the best product and supporting it with outstanding service
- Salvation Army
- Shopaholic: Try answering these questions on this website to
you are a shopaholic?
The Sisters In Charge will offer you their expert guidance in sorting through your years of accumulated treasures. We will turn your unwanted items into newfound money. Put us in charge of organizing your sale.
Give Denise a call Mobil(516) 238-1682 Sisters in Charge(631) 696-7860
or write to the Sisters In Charge P.O. Box 144 Centereach, NY 11720
- The Stuff Stop is a FREE nationwide community resource that
provides individuals with information on charities and
organizations in their area that can use their unwanted stuff to
help others, or can dispose of it in a green way. The Stuff Stop
can help you find new homes for everything from light bulbs,
buttons and fabric to lawn mowers, musical instruments and much
more! It is the answer for people who are ready to part with
their clutter but prefer to give it away instead of throwing it
away. You can read more about what inspired me to create The
Stuff Stop here.
- 4 Storage of Deer Park
Access to your unit 7 days a week
24 Hour video surveillance
Over 600 units
Computer controlled gate entry - Safe and Secure
Climate control and drive up units available
Great rates - we match all competitor rates in town
No security deposit
Month to month rentals so no long term commitment
Over 12 different sizes available so there is a size for all needs - from 5x5 to 20x20
541 Acorn St
Deer Park, NY 11729
- Tag Sales
Tag sales, estate sales, and donate unsold items to various charities as well. I work mostly on the east end of Long Island
- TimeTo Play is a health and lifestyle
website designed to promote the wellbeing and importance of
leisure time in the working people’s schedule. The website has a
list of professional resources who all advocate the importance
of finding your happiness and work/life balance for the
full-quality of a person’s life. The forum allows visitors to
share how they “play” by posting stories, pictures, or videos.
People can post their club information to help promote and
invite more members to join. The apparel line is all custom-made
to fit each person’s favorite hobby or activity. Time to Play
was created by a working mother who has finally made some time
- Town of Brookhaven Electronic
On September 24th, the Town of Brookhaven began providing residents with a free drop-off recycling program to remove spent consumer electronics (e-waste) such as computer components, TV’s, phones, electronic games, calculators, and VCR’s from the waste stream
For more information call the Department of Waste Management at: 631-451-6222
This company accepts all kinds of electronics, AV equipment, computers and parts, calculators, telephones, typewriters and even those extra wires. They repair and re-sell, or completely recycle everything they receive, and have a no-landfill policy. The company is Unicor Federal Prison Industries locates in Washington, DC. You just have to ship the stuff to them. You can write off the donation on your taxes.
- Vietnam Veterans of America 800-775-8387 or 631-582-0242
Will pick up items at your home. They accept clothing, kitchen wear, bedding, baby items, shoes, tools, small appliances, bric-a-brac, small furniture, TVs, radios, lamps, toys, jewelry, dishes, area rugs and other items in good condition.
- Westy Storage Centers fully air conditioned self-storage
Call 516 433-5500 and ask to speak with Tim Mincin
Tell him I sent you
The CALL TO PROTECT campaign collects wireless phones to benefit victims of domestic violence. Proceeds from the sale of phones help fund agencies that fight domestic violence and are also used to support the educational efforts of the Wireless Foundation. Other phones are refurbished and become lifelines for domestic violence victims when faced with an emergency situation.
- Young Israel's Yeshiva - 516-483-5870
Call Mrs. Miller to leave a message and schedule a pick up at your home. They accept clothing, shoes, blankets, linens