Links to Other Resources

Downsizing Links

Organizing your personal papers


Dave Ramsey blog

(Note: this site refers to "keeping checks," which is outdated for many banking customers. Essentially Yours suggests that you hang onto check registers indefinitely to identify payee for check numbers just in case.)

Estate Sales, Consignments, and Resale Sites

Downstairs at Felton Antiques 

Hope Chudy, 100 Felton St., Waltham, MA 02453 781.894.2223


Buy and Consign vintage and trendy furniture

1250 Main St., Waltham, MA 02451 781-336-9443

Furniture Consignment Gallery

Locations in Hanover, Natick, and Plymouth

Everything But the House Online Auctions

DCNatick Luxury women's brands clothing & accessory consignment

42 Worcester Street (Route 9), Natick, MA 508-655-4478

The Finer Consigner luxury women's clothing consignment

53 Langley Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459 617-244-8100

Kiki D Design & Consign high-end women's wear and jewelry consignment 

214 Sumner St, Newton, MA 02459 617-467-4153

Bobby from Boston Purchase high end vintage clothing up to the '70s for retail or costume design for  the entertainment industry 

450 Harrison Avenue Suite 19.  Boston, MA 02118  617- 423-9299

Plato's Closet trendy women and men's clothing resale

100 River St, Waltham, Ma 02453 781-894-0600


Replay'd resale shop for Nintendo, other games, consumer electronics

252 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 617-202-5817


IPodMeister - buys books, CDs, DVDs, comics, etc

minimum purchase 200 items  (877) 476-3237  

Recycling, Safe Disposal, and Clean-outs

Staples multiple locations - recycling up to 7 items of electronic discards

Best Buy multiple locations - recycling of electronics, wires & cables, rechargeable batteries, music, games, etc.

Clean Out Your House, Inc  estate buyouts, attic, basement, garage clean-outs Waltham, MA 781-996-0968

Data Recycling New England - Souteastern MA location, hard drive destruction, E-waste recycler, pick-up or drop-off

13 Ridge Hill Rd. Unit #8 Assonet MA 02702  508-822-2054 


Mail storage devices, disks, magnetic tapes to GreenDisk - you pay postage, they process toxic material, clear data, and dispose/recycle responsibly

Dispro Disposal Junk removal, clean-outs

Newton, MA 617-480-2285

Simple Recycling free curb-side pick-up of clean, dry garments and household textiles in participating cities and towns.  Request bags via website or 866-835-5068  

Moving & Storage - Short and Long Distance

Flash Moving Company large and small moving services, local and long distance 

12R Cook St, Newton, Ma  857-204-3448

Piece By Piece Movers Greater Boston Area 

93 Border St, West Newton, MA 02465 617-515-9888

Donation websites




Bikes Not Bombs

284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130  617-522-0222

Books, CDs, DVDs, Video Games

More Than Words

242 East Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02118 

376 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453 781-788-0035

Clothing, books, housewares

Boomerangs (AIDS Action Committee)

716 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130  617-524-5120

1870 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132   617-323-0262

Cradles to Crayons Boston  New or gently used children's clothing, toys, school supplies, and books, ages birth to 12 years. Find local dropboxes online. 

Headquarters: 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135   617-779-4700

Goodwill, Inc.

1010 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02119 617-445-1010

The Garment District donations, some consignments of vintage fashions

200 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139  617-876-5230

Free shipping! Go to website for prepaid label for up to 50 lb per box.

Shoes (Soles4Souls), gently used clothing - children's especially 

Furniture – residential

Furnishing Hope  Cambridge, MA

Provide furniture to support families resettling after homelessness/displacement

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

1580 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA, 02132   617-327-1170

Boston ReStore

10 Harvard Street  Dorchester, MA 02124   617-288-8400

Home for Little Wanderers 10 Guest St., Brighton, MA 02135  617-267-3700

Boomerangs (AIDS Action Committee)

716 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130  617-524-5120

1870 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132   617-323-0262

Household Goods

530 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720   978-635-1710


Computers and devices

Staples multiple locations - recycling up to 7 items

Best Buy multiple locations - resale and recycling of electronics, wires & cable, rechargeable batteries, music, games, etc.

Construction Materials

Boston Building Resources 100 Terrace St., Roxbury, MA  02120  617-442-2262

Christian Cabán, Reuse Center Donations

Pet Care Items

Angell Memorial MSPCA Adoption Center Pet carriers, sheets, blankets, and towels

350 South Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02130