Serene Spaces - Professional Organizing - Helpful Links
Serene Spaces - Professional Organizing -
Helpful Links

Click on the links provided below for helpful links in your organizing projects.

Office Organization


The Neat Company creates integrated software and scanning solutions that help you tame your paper monster. Transform receipts, business cards and documents into organized digital files that are easy to use, easy to find and easy to share. Think of it as a digital filing cabinet—a place to track and manage all your information—except without the paper, or the filing cabinet.


Capture anything.
Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see.

Access anywhere.
Evernote works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there.

Find things fast.
Search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images.


Photo Scanning, Film & Video Transfers and other Custom Products

Favorite Places for Pretty Office 




Selling Unwanted Items





Donating Unwanted Items

Goodwill - also gives you a calculator for your tax deduction estimate.

Mail, Junk Mail & Phone Calls


Catalogs

Choose only which ones you want to receive here.


Junk Mail

To opt out for five years:
Call toll-free 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) or visit here.

The phone number and website are operated by the major consumer reporting companies.

To opt out permanently: You may begin the permanent Opt-Out process online here.

Then to complete your request, you must return the signed Permanent Opt-Out Election Form, which will be provided after you initiate your online request.

Another Opt Out option is here.

Telemarketing 

To register your phone number or to get information about the registry, visit here, or call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone number you want to register.

Credit Cards

Reduce the risk of identity theft by opting out of credit card offers here.

Household Hazardous Waste

The EPA – Environmental Protection Agency provides a comprehensive list of the household waste and materials and how we should dispose of them for the benefit of our environment.

Household Hazardous Waste should be disposed in a special way and you should check your local authority when you have to dispose of items like: paint, oils, medical products – over the counter, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, oil and others.


Crayons

If you have crayons and won’t use them anymore, Crazy Crayons will recycle them. Check their website for information on how to ship your crayons.

Packing Materials

You can list your used packing supplies for free on your local Craigslist

Expanded Polystyrene is abbreviated as either EPS or EPF. It can be recycled into such things as: concrete, egg cartons, office products, foam insulation, and garbage cans. To have it recycled call 1-800-944-8448 or visiting here to learn of the nearest EPS drop off recycling location. Some EPS locations may take the plastic bubble wrap too. Ask before you visit.

Cell Phones

Many retailers and telecommunication companies offer cell phone recycling programs. 

Here are a few:

has many options on how to recycle your phone: drop-off, mail and the Cell Phone for Soldiers program. On this page you’ll also learn
. Very important!

Best Buy has a very comprehensive recycling program and even if you bought it in another retailer, they’ll take it, making it a no brainer stop.

Sprint  Enables anyone to recycle wireless phones, batteries, accessories and data cards for free, regardless of carrier or condition. Program benefits Internet safety for kids.

Verizon  Verizon Wireless’ retail stores are participating in the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) Call2Recycle™ program for collecting spent rechargeable batteries. To participate, simply drop your used rechargeable battery at any of their retail locations nationwide.

Staples – more than just cell phones, you can bring in used toner cartridges and select office equipment.

Target – a very comprehensive program, you can drop-off used cell phones at any Target store.

Check with your local schools to see if they are engaged in any recycling program. Here is a link, as reference, to bring such program to your school. Look for local partners as well.

Batteries

Check the Call2Recycle website and use the locator tool to find a collection center near you for batteries.

Target and Radio Shack will take back the small batteries used in watches etc. and car batteries will be taken by service stations.

And if all else fails, check Earth911.com locator tool for collection centers for any type of battery.

Office Equipment / Technology Devices

Staples & Gazelle.com – Trade in your newer, working technology devices in exchange for a Staples eGift Card. Visit here and identify your device to see if it has trade-in value. If it does, you ship the device to Gazelle – for free. You’ll receive your confirmation and Staples eGift Card via email, and you can redeem your eGift Card in any Staples U.S. store.