11 Jan Certified Professional Organizer in San Antonio Gives Tips on Where to Take Your Clutter
Professional Organizer San Antonio
As a Professional Organizer San Antonio, I encourage people to free themselves of as much clutter as possible in as “green” a way as possible. Since some folks started getting into a “New Year’s Resolution cleanout” mood, I thought I’d list a few resources that will help spare landfills from lead, mercury, and other toxins. Some charge a fee, which is a small price to pay for ridding your home of annoying clutter and saving the earth. Some are non-profits, so be sure to ask about a receipt for donations.
What do you do with your clutter? See your Professional Organizer San Antonio
Quick Fix: Declutter + Donate = Change Lives
Goodwill of San Antonio accepts almost anything under the sun – even computers and electronics – but not building and hazardous materials. Save the earth, get rid of clutter, and help others in the process! Goodwill might not have the words “women” or “children” in their title, but boy do they help the community! If you’re not sure how they use your donations to help, watch this short video.
Get It All Hauled Off:
Rubbish Works is a favorite of a professional organizer San Antonio. They pick up everything you no longer want in your home or office and deliver it to the appropriate places: donations to Goodwill, building materials to Habitat for Humanity, recycling to the appropriate centers. The last resort is the landfill. They offer fantastic customer service and are less expensive than leading competitors. You don’t even have to drag items to a certain spot – just point, and they’ll pick it up.
Building and Hazardous Materials
Earth911.org lists disposal resources in your area http://www.earth911.org
Our Earth: http://ourearth.org/recycling/
Ebay Services of Texas (San Antonio & beyond) – http://www.ebayservicesoftexas.com/
Altex Computers – http://www.altex.com/locations.aspx
Big Green Box – https://www.biggreenbox.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=1
CD RecyclingCenter- http://cdrecyclingcenter.org/pages/suggested_programs
Corona Visions, Inc – computers, modems, satellite dishes, anything electronic (small fee – call for quote) http://www.coronavisions.com/
Verizon Wireless (cell phones) – http://aboutus.vzw.com/communityservice/hopeLine.html
(Satellite dish picture link: http://www.crookedbrains.net/2008/03/how-would-you-like-your-satellite-tv.html)
Giveaway / For Sale
Freecycle – http://www.freecycle.org/
Craigslist (San Antonio) – http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/
San Antonio: dial 311 – $20 for extra pick up of up to 50 bags (max 40 pounds each – no large items) or $17 per month for an extra can
NAPO San Antonio Clear Your Clutter Event
The National Association of Professional Organizers (San Antonio Chapter) is holding their third annual event, which includes free shredding. Get details here.
BFI-ACCO Recycling Center – (210) 223-2618
Your professional organizer San Antonio may prefer the easy option of donating versus spending time selling things, but you need to do what’s right for your situation. The key is to get the clutter out of your home or office!