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AGING IN PLACE

Tips on how to make your home more Senior Friendly – so you can Age In Place

SORTING

How do I know what to keep and what to get rid of?

SELLING

Who can help me sell my stuff?

Auctioneers & Appraisers

Bonhams & Butterfields – San Francisco (415) 503-3200
Clars Auction Gallery – Oakland (510) 428-0100
Michaan’s Auctions – Alameda (510) 740-0220
D.G.W. Auctioneers & Appeasers – Sunnyvale (408) 245-1863
MaxSold.com (650) 713-3478

Consignment Stores

Afterwards – Menlo Park (650) 324-2377
Atherton Antiques & Consignment – Menlo Park (650) 322-1600
Home Consignment Center – San Carlos (650) 508-8317
Home Consignment Center – Mountain View (650) 964-7212
Sutterfield Consignment Gallery – Burlingame (650) 579-7800

Estate Sales Companies

Unexpected Treasures (650) 595-1002
Shoppe Ten Liquidators (650) 787-8941
KSA Estate Sales & Appraisal (650) 345-2926
MaxSold (650) 713-3478

Online — Do it Yourself

ebay.com
sfbay.craigslist.org
facebook.com
Nextdoor.com
Instagram.com

DONATING

Where can I donate my unwanted items?

Goodwill – (no pick-up) seven donation sites (888) 446-6394
St. Vincent DePaul – to schedule a pick-up (650) 871-6844
Salvation Army – to schedule a pick-up (800) 958-7825
PARCA – to schedule a pick-up (650) 312-0725
Shelter Network – call for donation locations (650) 685-5880
Ecumenical Hunger Program – schedule pick-up (650) 323-7781
Humane Society – resale shop in Burlingame (650) 344-1662
Habitat for Humanity, ReStore – San Carlos (650) 847-4000
St. Francis Center – Redwood City (650) 365-7829
www.freecycle.org
  • Books – contact your local library
  • Collections – contact your local children’s hospital, school, museum and historic home
  • Craft Supply, Games, Puzzles, Toys – contact local nursing homes, day care centers, adult day care centers, nursery schools and church schools
  • Eyeglasses – eye bank, funeral homes, Lion’s Club, optometrists
  • Office supplies – contact your local church or school

RECYCLING, HAULING, TRASH REMOVAL

How do I recycle, reduce, and reuse my unwanted things? Who can haul away my trash?

Check your local garbage collection service company for specifics about garbage, recyclables, compost, household hazardous waste, and extra services like bulky item collection, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), debris boxes, E-waste, household batteries, used motor oil and motor oil filters, etc.

Recycling and hauling services


• Goin’ Green (650) 814-2889
EcoHaul (800) 326-4285
Remoov (415) 857-2791
1-800-GOT-JUNK 800-GOT-JUNK
College Hunks Moving Junk – San Jose (408) 868-5444

RecycleWork.org has a great website for information about how you can RECYCLE – REDUCE – REUSE your unwanted items. On their website you can also do a special advanced RECYCLING SEARCH (select a category, specific item and zip code) to get a list of companies where you can recycle your treasures.

Medicines

• Check the website: Don't Rush to Flush for a location near you

"Partnering with you in this experience has been wonderful. From our first meeting, Mom and Dad felt comfortable with you and trusted you to help us through the process of downsizing and relocating to their new home. Your manner with them was respectful, kind and gentle. Being out of state myself, it was a tremendous help to have you on the ground locally with all of your network of service providers to find the best providers for our particular situation, at the best price. On sorting day, you worked alongside me, keeping me focused and providing support for the hard decisions. In the meantime, you managed vehicle transport for my parents' car. On moving day, you provided masterful oversight of the process, from packing to "green disposal" of items left behind, leaving the house completely empty and broom clean.

My parents and I feel so fortunate to have had your support through this experience. Because of your skill, experience, kind nature and excellent network of service providers, the process from start to finish was smooth, efficient and drama-free. We enthusiastically recommend your services to anyone considering a move for their elderly loved ones. "

Dianne S
Kirkland, WA


"Maria was a life saver for me. I had to clean out my late mother’s house and had been putting this big job off for months because I didn’t know where to begin.

I heard about Maria and hired her immediately! She was with me through the entire job. She was so organized and that made my job so much easier. She is also kind and caring, I loved working with her!
Thanks to Maria, we emptied out the entire house in just a few days.
I could never have done it without her! "

Karen G
Menlo Park