Kelly Koselek

Decluttering - What to do with that Extra Stuff

Moving in or moving out – it doesn’t make sense to hang on to items that are no longer needed. Whether you are decluttering to get your house ready for sale, or simply spring cleaning, you are likely to end up with a pile of stuff that is still good, but you no longer want or need. What to do with it? There really is truth in the cliché that one person’s junk is another person’s treasure, please use the garbage and landfill as your last resort.

Items for sale:

Valuable antiques and art – bring in an appraiser. This is not a do it yourself venture.

Full contents sale – The Next Move http://www.thenextmove.ca/  Sell my Stuff 647-808-3454

Consignment stores – Of Things Past, The Elegant Garage Sale

Items in good shape – sell by yourself. Take a good quality photo and post on Kijijii or Craigslist

Hold a Garage Sale—solo or have a street sale

Sporting Goods – buy and sell Play it Again Sports - http://www.playitagainsports.com/

VarageSale - https://www.varagesale.com online garage sale


Items for donation (some will give a tax receipt)
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Get and Give – www.freecycle.org an online site – you can give away anything and get items for free

Clothing, toys and small household items –The Canadian Diabetes Assn (1-800-505-5525), Salvation Army 1-800-725-2769, Oasis Clothing Bank – 416-751-0553 http://www.clothingbank.ca/fnsec_locations.incNew Circles 416-422-2519 , Variety Village etc.

Linens, Blanket and Towels – in addition to the places that take clothing, shelters are in need of these items.

Baby Clothes and Gear, - Jessie's, The June Callwood Centre for Young Women 416-365-1888 http://jessiescentre.org/ 

Furniture – www.furniturebank.org/furniture-pickup

Business Clothing – Dress for Success -416-901-6022 Dress your Best http://www.dressyourbest.ca/clothingdonations.php

Children’s Books - http://www.childrensbookbank.com/

Books – Textbooks for Change http://textbooksforchange.ca /Trinity College Book Sale 416-978-6750

Books, CDs and DVDs, at any Toronto Public Library branch

Doors Windows, Excess building materials – Habitat for Humanity – several locations around the GTA

Cell phones - http://www.recyclemycell.ca/

Computers/Laptops - http://www.rebootcanada.ca/ Free Geeks Toronto 416-572-3737 http://freegeektoronto.org/

Art supplies and Crafts – ArtsJunktion 380 Ossington Ave. 416-393-0894

Sporting Goods - KidSport Ontario 416-427-7177

 

KELLY KOSELEK, BSc, M.B.A. Bus. 416-489-2121 Cell:647-273-7597
Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd, JOHNSTON & DANIEL DIVISION, Brokerage