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Organization FAQ's

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ page). Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions visitors to this our Web site may have. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please email us info@cluttercleaners.com or call us during business hours at 949.717.9176.

I am moving how can you help?

That is a very huge decision to make and can be very overwhelming.  Just thinking about what to do with all of your belongings can be too much to handle along.  Clutter Cleaners can help you.  We will help you sort, pack, unpack.

 

If you need to have a garage/estate sale we can help with that too.  You can go to  www.mytreasuretrail.com and talk to Dale and see how they can help you out.  My Treasure Trail can do the entire sale or just a few pieces.  We will help you decide what to donate and what to discard.  They will help you price your items, set up, advertise, run your sale and arrange for any items left to be picked up by a charity of your choice.  Clutter Cleaners will tailor the project to your needs.

Where do I donate?

I would try close to home first, your church, synagogue, homeless/youth shelter, drug/alcohol recovery home or hospice shelter and other types of shelters.  Then try the assistance leagues, Goodwill, Salvation Army, children hospitals.  Most of these places will pick up from your home/office.

 

For old prom, bridesmaid, wedding dresses you can donate to teens that can’t afford the prom www.glassslipperproject.org/yostate.htm to find a location near you.  You can also send business clothes to Dress for Success (dressforsuccess.org) they outfit low-income women for job interviews, donate skirts, suits, blouses, and shoes.

 

Another place would be Cinderella’s Trunk (Seattle & Western Washington) www.cinderellastrunk.com 425-806-7429.

 

In June of 2003 Federated Charities opened and have serviced over 900 different families.  They are really in need of larger size clothes.  Some of the people they help can’t afford to wash their clothes so they come in every week.  They are non-profit and will send you a letter for taxes.  Send them to:  Federated Charities, Attn: Lucy Davis, 328 19th St., Ashland, KY 41105-0611.

 

You can also send business clothes to: Dress for Success (dressforsuccess.org) they outfit low-income women for job interviews, donate skirts, suits, blouses, and shoes.

 

Try clothing consignment stores for your high value items.

 

There’s also furniture consignment stores.

 

Used bookstores for books of all kinds. You can also donate nonfiction paperbacks mailed fourth class to: Books to Prisoners 92 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101.

How do I get rid of Hazardous Waste ?

Make sure that your hazardous waste is disposed the correct way.  Leave in original containers, unless leaking.  Do not mix.  No more than 15 gallons or 125lbs at a time.  Check your local phone book for locations.

 

Sometimes twice a year they have a community day where you can take it to one location.

 

What is hazardous waste and what can I get rid of?

Oil/latex paint and products

(dried out empty paint cans with lids removed may be thrown out with regular trash)

Automotive products (batteries/motor oil/oil filters/antifreeze/etc.)

Auto/furniture polish

Fluorescent Tube

Household cleaners

Wood preservatives

Pesticides/herbicides

Hobby/pool/spa supplies

Propane barbeque cylinders

Unused road flares

Smoke detectors

Household batteries (alkaline, nickel-cadmium, mercury (button))

Mercury

Medicines

Cosmetics

Cathode ray tubes (television/ computer monitors)

Where do I donate Cell Phone/Accessories/Batteries/Chargers ?

Call to Protect

c/o Brightpoint Inc

501 Air Tech Parkway, Doors 23/24

Plain Field, IN 46168

www.donateaphone.com

The Wireless Foundation

1250 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 800

Washington DC, 20036

202-785-0018 Fax 202-467-5532

www.wirelessfoundation.org

 

You can also take them to Kiwanis Clubs, or to your cell phone retail store.

Send old cell phones and your phones will be refurbished, programmed to dial 911 and/or a local women’s shelter, and distributed free of charge by police departments and shelters to victims of domestic violence.

What about Eyeglasses/Lens/Frames/Cases ?

1st try your own eye doctor and see if they will take your old items. I believe the Lyons Club and Rotary Club will also take donations.  If not then try these:

 

Ophthalmology Center

26701 Crown Valley Parkway

Mission Viejo, CA

949-582-1451

 

I am looking for someone to teach about organizing, is this something you do?

Absolutely, we offer training on how to get organizing below is a list of the places and groups that have experienced learning about getting organized.  We offer training from 20 minutes to 3 hours and tailor the training to your needs.

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I am a code enforcement officer/agency how can you help us?

Do you find yourself at a loss for knowing where to turn when you need to abate a nuisance by clearing a property of filth, junk and debris?  Well, look no further.  We’ve assisted other code enforcement officers, and we can assist you, too!

Clutter Cleaners routinely works with those who are challenged with the day-to-day upkeep of their homes and are overwhelmed by their belongings.  We know what can happen when an individual doesn’t seek help and a condition is allowed to fester.  It can be paralyzing for the individual and quite frustrating for all involved, especially when it becomes a code enforcement issue.  That is why Clutter Cleaners specializes in both preventing these situations, where possible, and abatement when all other efforts fail.

Clutter Cleaners can work either through your department or with the property owner on your behalf.  We can guide and assist the individual(s) to physically do the work, or we can do all the work ourselves.  We can even provide training on “Getting Organized” upon request.

Clutter Cleaners has been in business for over nine years. We are reliable, professional and responsive. We have relationships with other local vendors, including a respected local hazardous waste disposal company.  We are bonded, insured, and can provide references.  We are also a certified small business in the State of California.We can provide Testimonials and references.

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