Clutter-free living. Many satisfied clients.
TERRI’S ORGANIZING VIGNETTE: DECEMBER 2017
Resources I personally use and highly recommend
to clients and friends
I have first-hand knowledge of the following resources all of which I (or clients) have recently used. Please mention you got their name from me — your Professional Organizer!
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Newtech E-Scrap. Call Alan at 773-575-1726 or email@example.com (and check out www.ntesrecycling.com) and arrange for a pickup of laptops, printers, CPU’s, camcorders, CD/DVD players, etc. They will give you a certification they’ve wiped your hard drive clean if you don’t know how to do that yourself.
EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE: On-line consignment marketplace. Easier than Craig’s List or E-bay because they do the work for you! They sold for me: GPS, leather boots, jewelry, point and shoot camera, political memorabilia, purse, watch, etc. Check them out at www.ebth.com and call Victoria West at 312-330-2251 for more information.
H2H Movers: They moved me one block away! And many other clients have used them as they have very reasonable prices. Call Simon at 773-236-8797. They have plastic tubs for rent for “green” moves to avoid cardboard boxes. Check out www.h2hmovers.com.
STICK FIGURE BOOKS: Stick Figure buys books and pays you the fair wholesale value. They must have collectible value so send pictures in advance to Devin at firstname.lastname@example.org and call him to discuss your titles at 847-277-1757 and check out www.stickfigurebooks.com.
OPEN BOOKS, a Literacy Foundation, does pickups of your more mass-market books for donation or you can drop it off at their Pilsen location or their drop boxes. Check out www.open-books.com
DAVID KAZ, PRECIOUS METAL BUYER: He pays for gold/silver — coins, jewelry, platters, cutlery, etc. Call David at 847-508-0224 or email David@DMKmetal.net
REBUILDING EXCHANGE: 1740 W. Webster St at Ashland Ave. Call 773-252-2234. Over the years as I’ve remodeled, I’ve brought them a faucet, cabinets, mirrors, curtain/shower curtain rod, toilet, stove, floor tile, door handles, light fixtures, hardware, etc. Check out what they’re take or what you might need at www.rebuildingexchange.com
1-800-JUNK-RELIEF: call Joe or Chris at 800-586-5735 and check out www.junkrelief.com. And/or Chicago Downtown.
JUNK KING: call Hagen at 312-479-0785. Often charities won’t take furniture if you have a pet or large armoires or entertainment centers or non-useable stuff. Call for a pickup and get a 10% discount by mentioning you’re working with a Professional Organizer. Visit www.junk-king.com/locations/chicago-downtown to learn more.
SCHLEP: Need something large moved from here to there? Or from your attic or basement to the main floor? Or furniture you bought online built? Download the app or book online at www.schlep.it. Discount code=NAPO
AYRES ESTATE DISPERSAL SERVICES: Call Ann at 312-810-2997 or email pictures to info@AyresEstateServices.com and check out www.ayresestateservices.com to determine if your items have collectible value and if they have the right buyer in their arsenal. I had an antique tea set and jewelry and a client had an African mask collection they were able to sell.
I just found out about: BASEBALL IN THE ATTIC. Call Michael at 312-379-9090 or Michael@BaseballInTheAttic.com if you have sports memorabilia you want to sell. Check out www.baseballintheattic.com
ZOKUVAULT: Call Josh at 312-576-4751 or Josh@ZokuVault.com.It’s a secure, online vault for families to store, share and organize their most important information — from estate plans to insurance policies, financial info to tax records, personal ID to final wishes. Check out: www.zokuvault.com.
Check out ZOKUVAULT: at www.zokuvault.com. It’s a secure, online vault for families to store, share and organize their most important information — from estate plans to insurance policies, financial info to tax records, personal ID to final wishes. $20 Discount Code = TERRI. Email Josh with questions at Josh@ZokuVault.com.
THE DIGITAL CONVERT: Call Ezra at
773-295-1760 or Ezra@TheDigital
Convert.com if you need to transfer photos, audio/video, documents to digital media. Check out www.thedigitalconvert.com.
CLOSET WORKS: Call Greg at 630-204-5066 or GregC@ClosetWorks.com for a free in home consultation for new and improved storage systems for any room in your home/garage. Check out www.closetworks.com
SHELFGENIE: Call Marc at 847-602-5131 or MLevin@ShelfGenie.com for custom designed, built and installed Glide-Out shelving solutions for any existing cabinet. Check out www.shelfgenie.com/Chicago..
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Newtech E-Scrap Recycling. Call Alan at 773-575-1726 or email@example.com (and check out www.ntesrecycling.com) to arrange for a pickup of computers, laptops, printers, CD/DVD players, or any other electronics. They will give you a certification of data destruction that they’ve wiped your hard drive clean if you don’t know how to do that yourself.
DMK METAL, PRECIOUS METAL BUYER: They meet in the comfort of your home, office, or wherever is most convenient for you, separate your items by sterling, 10k, 14k, 18k, etc. and pay the highest prices for gold/silver — jewelry, dental gold, coins, candle sticks, flatware, etc. Call David at 847-508-0224 or email David@DMKmetal.net.
Check monthly for Terri’s advice on residential professional organizing!
- December 19, 2016: Under Bed Storage
- December 12, 2016: Cooking Tip
- December 5, 2016: Keep Travel Items Up-to-Date
- November 21, 2016: Time Management
- November 14, 2016: Errand Efficiency
- November 7, 2016: Proper Disposal of Medications
- October 31, '16: Don’t Buy in Bulk
- September 19, 2016: Use up Consumables
- September 12, 2016: Small toiletries
- Sep 5, 2016: Organize for 10-15 minutes every day
- August 29, 2016: Kitchen Clutter
- August 22, 2016: Dealing with Memorabilia
- August 15, 2016: Desk Top File Sorter