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Looking to shop, donate, recycle, opt-out, shred, and much more? You've come to the right place!

Our Favorites

theNeatNiche promotes eco-consciousness. We recommend Green Irene for eco-friendly products. We also suggest National Geographic's Green Guide for more information on living a greener life.

Looking for more info on getting organized? Try Getting Organized Magazine!

Common Resource Questions

How long should I keep important papers?
How do I protect my collections? (PDF)

Recycling

Consumer Recycling Guide
Great list of places to recycle unusual items, such as corks, floppy disks, packing peanuts, disposable cameras, and more.
Earth911
1-800-Recycling
Find places to recycle everything - glasses, paint, batteries and more.
Gimmie 5
#5 plastic recycling at Whole Foods stores.
Hope Phones
Donate any cell phones ... working or not! No charger needed, and you can print out a FREE SHIPPING label!
Recycling for Charities
All wireless items such as cameras, cell phones, mp3 players, and laptops.
Habitat ReStore
Paint, building/home improvement supplies, appliances, furniture (in good condition).
Back Thru the Future
CD and DVD recycling, and data destruction
Alternative Community Training (ACT)
VHS recycling.
Crazy Crayons
Crayon recycling.
Clean the World
You can even donate your partially used soaps and shampoos to be sent to third-world countries!

Donations

The Stuff Shop
Awesome site that matches the stuff you want to donate to a charity that collects it.
Goodwill
Clothing, accessories, furniture, books, small appliances, etc.
St. Joseph's Villa
Accepts "like new" items.
Junk Shuttle
Full-service junk removal and responsible disposal, ideal for large quantities or large items.
Cinderella's Closet
Prom wear and accessories for girls and guys.
Dress for Success
Women's professional attire.
Mid-Atlantic Clothing Recycling

Opt Out!

Yellow Pages Opt-Out
You don't use your phone books, so quit getting them!
Catalogs
Unread catalogs are clutter. Get off those lists!
National Do-Not-Call Registry
You don't answer when the telemarketers call, so why keep your number on their list?
Pre-approved credit offers
12 credit card offers in the mail every day? Get rid of them.
Direct Mail Offers
Yet another way for your mailbox to end up crammed with paper.

NOTE: If you have subscribed to a catalog or other store-specific mailings, you must contact the store directly to be removed from their mailings. The appropriate phone number should be on the catalog, or you can find customer service support on the store's Web site.

Shred It!

Most shredding companies offer regularly scheduled pickups and one-time purges.

Richmond Document Shredding
Local mobile/on-site shredding as well as an option to ship in your papers to be shredded.
Gone 4 Good
Offers a single-session, high-volume shredding option specific to residential customers.
A Shred Ahead
Geared mainly towards small businesses; shreds are recycled.

Selling & Consignment

Craigslist
Sell almost anything!
eBay
Best for popular items.
Chop Suey
Used books.
Impulse
Upscale furniture and accessories.
The Attic
Home furnishings and fine silver.
Whispers of Time
Home furnishings.
Clover
Children's clothing.
Kid 2 Kid
Children's and maternity clothing and toys
Once Upon a Child
Children's clothing, toys, and equipment.
Clementine
Young women's clothing.
Plato's Closet
Young adult clothing.
Baggio
Designer women's clothing.
My Closet, Your Treasures
Upscale designer and resale boutique.

Additional Organizing Products

The Container Store
All organizing, all the time (no local stores - shop online).
IKEA
Modern storage, lighting, decor, & appliances (no local stores - northern VA).
MethodORG
Custom storage solutions, installed.
PhotoLively
Custom photo storage and organization.
Bed Bath & Beyond
Target
General home organization and storage supplies.
Crate & Barrel
Storage, furniture, and accessories.
SmoothMove
Moving supplies for your smoothest move ever.

Preferred Partners

We recommend the following service providers. If you choose to work with one of our preferred partners, please tell them you found them on our Web site.

Professional Organizing

theNeatNiche
Found our site but don't live in the Richmond, VA area? Not to worry ... theNeatNiche offers virtual organizing services.
NAPO
Looking for hands-on organizing assistance outside of Richmond, VA? Check out NAPO, the National Association of Professional Organizers, or refer to this handy list of professional organizers!

Accounting & Bookkeeping

Maloney's Bookkeeping & Accounting
CPA Wayne Maloney has over 25 years of accounting experience. Offering bookkeeping, general accounting, and income tax services, he is "helping businesses become more profitable" throughout the Richmond area.

Home Re-Design

LifeSTYLED
Sean Craft of LifeSTYLED brings the sophisticated styles seen in home decor magazines into your home at an affordable price. He also works as a realtor. If you're looking for a new home or just a new face for your current home, LifeSTYLED is your solution.

Moving

Moxie Movers
Local moving company that supports Richmond's arts scene. With nearly 20 years of experience in the moving business, owner Jesse Whitacre strives to make your move easy with a trustworthy, accommodating crew that values your business and your possessions.

Realtors

Home Search Richmond VA
Realtor Shannon Milligan is "lighting your way to home sweet home" as an enthusiastic agent serving the Richmond, VA area.
Hometown Realty
Realtor Kevin Currie wants to help you succeed in buying or selling. He reminds us, "To buy or sell in a hurry, call Kevin Currie!"