At Simply Placed, we pride ourselves on staying educated and in-the-know on all things organizing.

We are constantly on the lookout for resources that help clients get – and stay – organized and optimize their time and space, both at home and at work.

Looking for a resource you don’t see here? We’re pretty well-connected and can provide referrals to many resources and service providers that may be able to support you in achieving your organization and productivity goals. Please contact us and let us know who we can connect you with today.

 

Stop Catalogs, Phone Books, Junk Mail, Telemarketing

National Do Not Call Registry – Avoid unwanted interruptions from telemarketers by signing on with this national registry. Fewer interruptions means more time for what matters most! 

Direct Marketing Association – Reduce clutter and recycling from junk mail by registering your name and address with the Direct Marketing Association. 

Opt Out of Receiving Phone Books – Still receiving printed phone books? Save space and the environment by opting out. 

Eliminate credit card promotional mailings – Use the link or call 1-888-567-8688 (888-5OPT-OUT).  For your personal credit cards, ask your credit card company to place you on their “in-house” list that is not sold or traded to other companies.

Catalog Choice – Eliminate unwanted catalogs you receive in the mail. 

Electronics Recycling

Interconnection.org – FREE recycling, data wiping, and pick-up. Interconnection is a non-profit that teaches computer maintenance and repair skills to low-income individuals and provides computers to underserved communities, both locally and abroad. 

The State of Washington has a FREE, convenient, and environmentally-responsible recycling program for computers, monitors, laptops and televisions.

E-cycle Washington – Recycle computer, monitors, laptops and televisions.  Some drop-offs are free, some vendors have a cost. 

1 Green Planet – Check this link to see how it works and what they can recycle

Curbside pickup for some items may be available thru your waste management company.  Just contact them ahead of time and to let them know you’re putting something out.  

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous items can NOT be thrown away – even by the Junk Truck companies.  Use these resources, instead. 

King County 

Hazardous waste drop off and wastemobile 

Total Reclaim – (206-343-7443) – electronics, light bulbs, batteries, HVAC, appliances, refrigerators

Donations and Thrift Stores

What Do I Do With…? – A database answering how and where you can get rid of unwanted items. 

Goodwill – Conducts education and workplace training. Accepts clothes, furniture, household items, toys, books. (206-329-1000). 

Value Village – A for-profit company that purchases donated items from charities such as Northwest Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Check for locations (Redmond, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Issaquah).   

Habitat for Humanity – Bellevue store taking good condition furniture, home decor, appliances, cabinets, doors, lighting, building supply, yard and garden. They will also recycle LATEX paint for a fee ($5/gallon).

Children’s Hospital Thrift Store – New and used clothing, furniture and furnishings, collectables, antiques. Six locations around Puget Sound.  

Jubilee REACH – Thrift store in Bellevue (Overlake).  Accepts new and like-new clothing, household, and furniture.  See website for restrictions. 

Bella’s Voice – Thrift store in Lynnwood, taking clothing, household and small furniture. Supports multiple animal rescues and sanctuaries.

Eastside Community Aid (ECA) – Thrift store in Totem Lake/Kirkland.  Accepts good quality clothing, household and electronics. (425-825-1877).

St. Vincent de Paul – Accepts clothing, furniture, small appliances.  Thrift store locations.  CAN make furniture pick-ups…schedule on their website. (425-355-3505). 

Salvation Army – Christian Church-based organization that has community centers, outreach, addiction programs, and youth programs. (206-587-0503). They also have various pick-up locations. 

Northwest Center – Donations to Northwest Center and The Big Blue Truck™ supports services for children and adults with disabilities. Offers pick-up or drop-off locations for clothing, shoes and household items. 

Deseret Industries – Supported thru Church of Latter-Day Saints.  Thrift store drop-off in Shoreline 8am – 6pm Monday thru Saturday.  (206-542-9447).

Specialty Clothing

Dress for Success – Helps women transitioning to the job market. Accepts good condition, interview-appropriate clothing for women.  See website for details. (206-325-3453). Drop off at Seattle office from 10am-2pm on particular dates.

YWCA, Working Wardrobe – Professional-looking clothing donations for men and women.  (425-556-1354). Call first before donating. 

Ruby Room – Formal/Prom-wear for young men and women in financial hardship.  See website for Bellevue drop-off location or USPS to Issaquah address. Not currently open, check website.

Eastside Baby Corner – Helps families in need. Accepts children’s clothing (all ages and sizes), toys, baby products, etc.  (425-427-9341).Currently taking only NEW clothes, shoes, laptops, and diapers/wipes/formula.  

Matthew House – For families of inmates at the State Penitentiary in Monroe.  Take only quality clothing for women and children. Contact to donate.

Compass Housing – Accepts NEW clothing and linen/home items.  Accepts gently-used furniture. Email jmarquette@compasshousingalliance.org  or call (206-719-9137).