Resources

Donation
Donating is a wonderful way to help others in need with the benefit of a tax deduction. We take items to be donated with us at the end of each organizing day. It adds to the clearing process. We take only what will fit in our vehicle and can be dropped off in one trip. A receipt for your donation is provided.

For large donations and large items arrangements are made to have them picked-up by a charity of your choice. We will call to ask if they will accept your item and schedule a pick-up. Furniture must be in “resalable condition” as determined by the agency’s driver(s) at the time of pick-up.

www.freecycle.org
This is an online community made up of people in your area. Simply post the items you no longer want and chances are someone near you will be happy to pick them up and put them to good use. (Everything from furniture, swing sets, clothing and even computers and pianos have been listed on this site).

Selling
If it is too good to donate, consider having a garage/yard sale or estate sale.
 Valuables can be sold online, through an auction house or a consignment shop.
 We can be as involved as you wish. We can arrange and run it all or you can do it all yourself. You decide.

Removal
Computers Old or non-working computers/printers are sent to a recycling center. A fee maybe involved. Newer computers are often placed on www.freecycle.org.

Garbage
We will remove small items and garbage utilizing your normal disposal methods (e.g. trash can in alley). Removal of large amounts of garbage or large pieces of furniture need to be contracted separately.

We can arrange to obtain dumpsters and hauling companies.

Hauling companies
They remove whatever clients don’t need – from old furniture, appliances and electronics to yard waste and renovation debris. They do all the loading and light clean-up, wherever the items are located and make every effort to recycle or donate the items they take away. Here is one that belongs to NAPO-Chicago. 1-800-Got-Junk

Recycling
S. C. A. R. C. E. (School and Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education)
. This website offers incredible information on ways to recycle everything from batteries and gym shoes to TV sets, computers and more.

Website: www.scarceecoed.org

Xray films recycling
http://www.xrayfilmsrecycling.com/pick-up-rates/Chicago-Illinois.htm

Women’s Business Attire
Poised for Success, 312 S. Westmore Ave., Lombard, IL 60148.

Phone: 630- 691-1455.

Second Chance Resale Shop, part of Family Shelter Service, Victims of Domestic Violence. 1131 Fairview Ave., Westmont, IL 60559. Hours: T-Sat 10-5, Th 10-8
. Donations accepted W, Th, Sat 10-4.

Phone: 630-241-7268

Phone Call Management
To stop telemarketing calls contact the Federal Trade Commission 
and sign up for their National Do Not Call Registry.

Website: www.donotcall.gov Phone: 888-382-1222

Paper Documents
Shred all documents that contain your personal information. If you have large amounts of paper to shred consider the following:

 Shred-it is the world’s leading on site document destruction company.

Website: www.shredit.com Phone: 630-633-9990

Estate Sales
Estate sales are a great way to liquidate a houseful of furniture and valuable items. Call us for a free assessment.

Website: www.clearingchaos.com Phone: 847-942-3996

Real Estate Sales
If you need a Realtor and your home is located in Chicago, I would recommend Suzy Thomas, Dream Town Realty. She is professional, friendly, trustworthy, honest, and gets things done

Office: 773-945-0120 Mobile: 312-543-3884

Website: www.sthomas@dreamtown.com

Suzy is also the founder of Realtors to the Rescue of Homeless Animals

Website: www.realtorstotherescue.com