Remoov offers pick up of consignment items, donation and trash all at one time! Their rate depends on how much your items fill up the truck and if there are any disposal fees.  I have used them several times and  recommend them.


Bay Area Rescue Mission – 1st & McDonald. Richmond.   Household goods, clothing, toys, linens
Goodwill – many locations
Salvation Army – many locations
Thrift Town – El Sobrante
East Bay Children’s Book Project – children books, Oakland
Hopeline – cell phones, batteries, chargers, and accessories in any condition.


Berkeley Recycling 2nd & Gilman Streets
El Cerrito Recycle Center – north end of Moeser Street, El Cerrito. Styrofoam packaging, hard plastic and plastic bags, cardboard/paper, metal, batteries, glass, bicycles (and parts), medications. There is also a Goodwill for donations and an area for books, eyeglasses & bulbs (have to go inside), hangers, corks, toys, etc.

Hazardous Waste

Alameda County
West Contra Costa County

Professional Organizing 

National Association of Professional Organizers
Code of Ethics
Get Organized (GO) Month

Organizing Ideas

Rev-a-Shelf makes custom shelves/inserts for cabinets/drawers. This picture shows how to organize food storage containers!