Plan Wisely...Prepare Early! 
Inspiration and resources to help make downsizing a regular activity so we don’t accumulate more than we can manage!

One of the biggest struggles in life is figuring out what to do with all the things we've accumulated over the years. What do you do with the items you inherited, gifts you received, clothes you no longer wear, collection of obsolete electronic equipment, extra furniture pieces, and even that huge stack of old family VHS tapes full of memories that you want converted into an updated format that you can enjoy? 

 

Here are some resource links to help you make sure you don't hang on to things longer than you should.  Whether you want a little cash for your items or want to dispose of them in a responsible and benevolent way, your unneeded items can help others.  

One of the most stressful situations I encounter is when children are left with the task of going through their elderly parents belongings.  Sometimes it's after they've passed or because they just waited too late and cannot do it for themselves.  Show your family how much you love them by making your own decisions about your life, finances, estate, and belongings while you are still able.  There will be much less grief and stress for them when you leave your house in order.

I have also included services and products that could help make your life less stressed and fill you with the peace your soul desires! 

Valet Trash Professionals

Valet Trash Professionals

Valet Trash Professionals specializes in junk & trash removal to help keep your property clean, clutter free, and help maintain its value. They provide an invaluable service to the Organizing With Lynn Team. Together we are helping people all across NWA “Live MORE With Less!” Call 479-236-4981 today!

Deserving! Enriched! Blessed!

Deserving! Enriched! Blessed!

The DEB Project helps lift the tangible burden of caring for foster children so that foster families can focus on the emotional and physical needs of the child. With the continued love and support of the community through donations, the DEB project gives many of the items needed to meet basic everyday needs.

Voted BEST HVAC Co in NWA

Voted BEST HVAC Co in NWA

Quality service in any industry requires education and practice to develop the right knowledge and skills. That is especially true when it comes to finding the best HVAC and indoor air quality solutions for your home or business.

All Types Cleaning Services

All Types Cleaning Services

Call, text, or email Jay or Pam for all your cleaning needs. Residential, new construction, and move in/move out. (479) 715-5575 kingdomcleaners@outlook.com

Ca$h 4 Your Books & Media!

Ca$h 4 Your Books & Media!

Support a Student-Owned Business! NWA Buyback is committed to paying you as much money for your books as possible. After serving the students of NWA for nearly two years, we're here to help you get a fair amount for your books!

Butler Creek Auction Gallery

Butler Creek Auction Gallery

We specialize in full estate & business liquidations, antiques, collectibles, firearms & real estate services. We hold a professional auction at your location or in our spacious, clean, climate controlled facility offering homemade meals. We keep it fast paced, organized & light-hearted. We generate the greatest return for our sellers & a positive experience for our bidders. Experience a live auction in Historic Sulphur Springs where we turn investments into increase & problems into profit!

NWA Auction Providers

NWA Auction Providers

People ask me almost daily how to "let go of stuff." Much of it has great value. They just don't need it anymore as many are trying to downsize to smaller housing. Many elderly people find garage sales, consignment shops, and online selling to be hard and unprofitable. Give the pros a call and let them do ALL the work and then hand you the check! Open the attached Word document for list with all contact information.

Sell, Consign, or Donate Goods

Sell, Consign, or Donate Goods

I've done the hard work for you. I have searched the web and gathered all the information to help make it VERY easy for you to find places to let go of those items you no longer need. Some will even pick up for you! Open the attached Word document for list with all contact information.

Estate Sales Made Simple!

Estate Sales Made Simple!

Mockingbird Estate Sales mission is to host estate sales which allows our clients to profit from household goods they no longer need ... and our customers to shop in a tasteful, well-organized home environment.

Dispose WISELY WA County

Dispose WISELY WA County

Household Hazardous Waste Households contain many products which can be hazardous to the health of humans, animals, and the environment. Unused and leftover portions of these products are called household hazardous waste (HHW). Collection centers are located in Fayetteville, Prairie Grove, Springdale, Huntsville, and St. Paul.

Benton Co Solid Waste

Benton Co Solid Waste

Household Hazardous Waste. Household Electronics. Household Furniture. Household Appliances. Scrap Metal. Tires.

Recycle Electronics/Computers

Recycle Electronics/Computers

Free Geek Arkansas recycles computer equipment and provides community technology training. Located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and provides a place for individuals to use the internet, learn about technology and donate used computer equipment for free. The equipment that is donated is reused, refurbished, upcycled or recycled.

Information Management

Information Management

AIM - Advanced Information Management is your resource for information management, secure storage, imaging, and more. Proudly offering convenience, efficiency, and security for your information at an affordable price. Records Storage and Management. Secure Shredding On-site and Off. Document Imaging and Hosting. Tape Rotation and Archiving. Contact Gary Griffin, AIM Records, 479-347-9119 gary@aimrecords.com Proudly serving AR, MO, KS, & OK.

Movers in NWA

Movers in NWA

Contact Young's Moving Service. NWA's most affordable five star moving company. Specializing in local, long distance, commercial and residential moves. Ericka Young - Owner (479) 276-1738 Open the attached Word document for list with all contact information.

Helping Hands NWA

Helping Hands NWA

Helping Hands is a non-profit partnership of 26 churches in Benton County. Proceeds from their thrift store at 320 Airport Rd in Bentonville meets the needs of Benton County residents through assistance programs. The store is compared to a high end department store rather than a thrift store. They operate one of the largest food pantries in Northwest Arkansas providing food to more than 900 families each month.

Donate - Schedule a Pickup

Donate - Schedule a Pickup

Your donations of household items and furniture to The Salvation Army are vital to our programs. $.83 of every dollar goes directly into funding our programs, one of the highest percentages in the nation. Here locally, the funds we make from selling donations at our thrift stores funds our free addiction recovery program.

Donate, Shop, & Volunteer!

Donate, Shop, & Volunteer!

Partner with Habitat For Humanity to build or improve a place where families can call home. Habitat homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, those homeowners achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Donate to FREE Clothes Closet

Donate to FREE Clothes Closet

Put your unneeded clothing to good use by donating to His Helping Hands Clothing Closet. A mission of First Church Springdale and Agape Fellowship. Donate and Volunteer. Clothing is distributed FREE to those who need it. 130 Main Street, Springdale. Open Thursdays 9-11:30 AM and beginning in August 2018 they will also open on Wednesdays from 9-11:30 AM. Must bring an ID to receive items.

Your Donations Save Lives!

Your Donations Save Lives!

Beautiful Lives Boutique is a women's thrift store benefiting women and children in need locally and globally. Located in Fayetteville, AR, BLB is a non-profit that donates 100% of its profits to restoring the body, mind and souls of women, young adults and children. Donate, Buy, Volunteer!

FREE Donation Pick-Up Service

FREE Donation Pick-Up Service

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever.

Help STOP Domestic Violence!

Help STOP Domestic Violence!

Donate, Shop, and Volunteer. Peace At Home empowers victims of domestic violence to survive and thrive by nurturing their self-determination and courage; and to promote healthy relationships and compassionate communities through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Donate, Shop, & Volunteer!

Donate, Shop, & Volunteer!

Potter's House is a ministry committed to providing families in Fayetteville with a hope and a future. We are gladly accepting donations of all kinds (clothing, furniture, etc.) any day of the week during store hours. All of our profits support this cause.

Giving bibles to women in jail

Giving bibles to women in jail

Donate your soft cover Christian books and KJV bibles to volunteer Chaplain Judy Bratten, who ministers to women in the Washington County Jail. She does personalized engraving, creating treasures that will be keepsakes for a lifetime. This provides funding to put a Bible in the hands of women in jail. Each Bible purchased has RED letters which is the inspiration for her business' name "RED" Lettered Words. The picture reflects the recent purchase of over 1000 leather touch Bibles.

Jail and Prison Ministry

Jail and Prison Ministry

We need your donations of good clothing and support to help repair the lives and restore the families of NWA citizens who are imprisoned or who have been released. We use what the Lord has given to us to help our clients succeed. We are impacting people as the body of Christ.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas empowers women toward economic independence through providing a network of support, professional attire and programs that help them thrive in both work and in life. YOU are part of our network of support through your time, donations of gently-used professional attire, and monetary contributions. YOU make the difference. Your support empowers lives.

FreeTheGirls.org

FreeTheGirls.org

When you donate new and gently used bras of all kinds, you give economic opportunity to girls and women in countries like El Salvador, Mozambique, and Uganda, who have been rescued from sex trafficking. Their journey is from horrific trauma to reintegrating into the life they were meant to live within their family and community. They gain economic freedom, restored health, social well-being, education, and opportunity for a hopeful future.

Movie Trading Company

Movie Trading Company

Vintage Stock is your entertainment superstore! From the newest hit movies, music, and video games to the rarest comics, toys, and memorabilia, Vintage Stock is the only store to have it all! Everything you want, all in one store.

Better Than Consignment

Better Than Consignment

Bring in your gently used brand name clothing and accessories to Plato's Closet. We review your items while you check out the latest styles in the store. We'll create an offer based on style, condition, and brand. Once you accept the offer, you'll be on your way with some extra cash or a hot new outfit.

Sell or Buy Vintage Treasures in NWA

Sell or Buy Vintage Treasures in NWA

You will find contact information and links to websites or Facebook pages for 25 places in NWA to sell or buy antiques, heirlooms, and vintage treasures. Let me know if I missed YOUR favorite one. Photo is of The Mercantile of Elm Springs. Call Kimberly Fielding 479-787-0673 Open the attached Word doc for contact information.

Buy and Sell Vinyl & More

Buy and Sell Vinyl & More

New and used vinyl record store. Also, CDs, cassettes, t-shirts, turntables, accessories and unique gifts. Buying clean used vinyl. 17 N Block Ave, Fayetteville (479) 966-0623

Save your Memories, digitally.

Save your Memories, digitally.

Reclaim your glory days AND save 25%. We digitize VHS, camcorder tapes, reel–to–reel film, slides, photo prints, you name it... We handle all consumer formats you’ve got aging in your dusty attic.

Convert VHS tapes to DVD!

Convert VHS tapes to DVD!

Convert your VHS tapes to DVD with this EXCLUSIVE OFFER for Organizing With Lynn clients! dw2 Video Productions VHS to DVD service offers the best picture quality and incredible pricing. So grab a towel, dust off that shoe box of VHS tapes, and discover how easy it is to convert VHS to DVD. You’ll be enjoying your favorite VHS tape memories on the big screen in no time!

Children's Consignment Event

Children's Consignment Event

Rhea Lana's, Inc. is an upscale children's consignment event business. We hold semi annual events in NWA. Shoppers come from all over Arkansas and surrounding states to purchase excellent quality children's merchandise at affordable prices.

Sell, Buy, or Trade Instruments

Sell, Buy, or Trade Instruments

Nathan Wainwright has been finding new homes for musical gear since 2003. He takes pieces in many different conditions from mint to broken units that can only be parted out. Email Nathan: nawainwright@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/wainwrightmusical/

Buy & Sell Kid's Stuff

Buy & Sell Kid's Stuff

Once Upon A Child buys and sells gently used kids' stuff - all seasons, every day! We pay $$$ on the spot for items accepted. No appointment necessary.

Midtown Eclectic Mall

Midtown Eclectic Mall

Midtown Mall has over 10,000 square feet filled with vintage goods, handmade items, furniture, home decor, and so much more. A flea market, booth mall, and consignment store in ONE! Midtown is located at 308 S. Thompson in Springdale. Look for the green awning, you can’t miss it! It’s a fun place to browse, shop, sell, and consign….OFTEN! (479) 750-2987 Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM Sunday 12PM-5PM

White Willows Resale - Decor

White Willows Resale - Decor

White Willows Bend is an Upscale Home Decor Resale Shop! They carry quality and unique furniture, art, and decor. Something for everyone. Stop by and check them out at 207 W Emma Ave in downtown Springdale (479) 361-3130

Consign Your Furnishings

Consign Your Furnishings

HomElements is an upscale consignment furniture store in Bentonville, AR. They also consign decorative items, art and other unique finds and display them in an ever-changing showroom.

Recycle Your Clothing

Recycle Your Clothing

Cheap Thrills buys your vintage, contemporary, shoes, jewelry, and costumes. We have a constantly revolving inventory, and ship worldwide! 479-442-7735 120 S E Ave, Fayetteville.

In-Home Furniture Repair

In-Home Furniture Repair

Call Local 479-587-9493 We provide a variety of home furniture repair and restoration services to meet your needs, including: • Furniture restoration • Furniture repair (structural) • Joint stabilization • Furniture scratch repair • Furniture touch-up • Finish restoration • Cabinet repair and cabinet refacing • Buffing and polishing • Sheen adjustment • Upholstery repair • Leather repair, cleaning and restoration • Other precision repairs (nicks and dents)

Lawn Care & Cleaning Services

Lawn Care & Cleaning Services

We’ll take care of keeping your lawn looking great and your home sparkling clean so you can spend your weekends relaxing and enjoying fun family activities. Our prices are competitive. We’ll even hang your Christmas lights.

The Boomer Burden

The Boomer Burden

A practical guide to advise Baby Boomers how to deal with the daunting task of facing a parents' eventual passing as it relates to residential contents, heirlooms, and the often difficult family interactions and feuds that accompany them.

Get It Together

Get It Together

This workbook provides a complete system for structuring and organizing your information and documents into a records binder. For each topic, you will find helpful content, rich resources and step-by-step instructions. All forms are downloadable through a link printed in the book.

Buy and Sell Good Books

Buy and Sell Good Books

The Dickson St. Bookshop in Fayetteville houses thousands of books featuring hundreds of sections from Aviation to Ancient Religions. The bookshop was featured on BuzzFeed's list of the 17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life at number 16.

Smart, simple legal coverage

Smart, simple legal coverage

Making legal representation accessible, affordable, and full service coverage. Finally, you can live life knowing you have a law firm in your back pocket who isn't emptying it. With IDShield, your privacy just got way more private! Call Mark Barron at 417-231-0053. He is your NWA agent.

Protecting Who’s Important

Protecting Who’s Important

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC will teach you everything you need to know about Wills; Trusts; taxes; avoiding probate; stopping strangers from making your decisions; and keeping it “all in the family.”

Affordable 55+ Tiny Homes!

Affordable 55+ Tiny Homes!

Welcome 55 or older to peaceful living in Arkansas! Eagle Homes on Olive in Rogers, AR offers affordable housing with endless choices of amenities in a community where life is simple and quiet.

Store Books at the Library

Store Books at the Library

Rather than fill your spaces with books you love but no longer have space for, why not let your local library fill their shelves with your beloved books. Contact your local library and find out where to donate books. Then when you need a book, just visit in person or online and check it out. Not only will you free up your bookshelves and still get to enjoy your favorite titles, but others will too. It's definitely a WIN-WIN!

Donate Gently Used Books

Donate Gently Used Books

The all volunteer staff of the Friends of the Rogers Public Library operates the Friendly Bookstore. Proceeds from the bookstore sales supplement the Library budget to broaden the services provided to the community. Donations of used books and magazines will be gratefully accepted.

Storage & U-Haul Rentals

Storage & U-Haul Rentals

North Thompson Storage is your premier storage unit facility in Springdale, AR. Their climate-controlled storage units offers Northwest Arkansas the best possible self-storage facilities options. They also offer U-Haul rentals to help with your moving and storage. 2762 North Thompson Springdale, AR (479) 751-3333

A Vet comes to your pet!

A Vet comes to your pet!

Receive quality care for your pet at home. As a mobile veterinary practice, we are able to come to your home, at your convenience, to provide top quality care for your companion. Serving the Northwest Arkansas area. Competitive fees. Click to see our wide range of services.

Contact Libraries & Museums

Contact Libraries & Museums

Here you will find information to contact your local libraries and historical museums to find out if they can use or display books or items of historical value. Open the attached Word document for list with all contact information.

Distributing Your Estate

Distributing Your Estate

When it’s time to downsize your estate, Lynn has created this simple Word Document template to help. Get a binder and then download and print as many pages as you need of this template and begin going through your home and write down who you want each item to go to. Consult with family members on their wishes as well as your estate attorney.

Remembering Your Life!

Remembering Your Life!

Lynn has created a simple way to begin creating memories of items you don’t want forgotten. This is especially important in the event memory issues develop. Keeping photo albums and memory boxes are also still important. Purchase an album or binder and download this Word document template and insert photos and descriptions of items you cannot keep but do not want to forget. This allows loved ones to have more meaningful conversations when memories fade.

Your Family - Clean & Green!

Your Family - Clean & Green!

● Decrease time spent cleaning. ● Reduce the use of cleaning products. ● Reduce exposure to toxic fumes and harmful chemicals. ● Reduce paper towel use and landfill contributions. ● Preserve the environment for future generations. Click the link to learn more!

Toxin FREE, Healthy Skin Care!

Toxin FREE, Healthy Skin Care!

I recently discovered Jordan Essentials Magnesium lotion products. I can now organize and not have to go home to stretch and rest. It has relieved my back pain and muscle cramps. Everyone can benefit from these products. With ingredients like Magnesium, Lavender, Peppermint Oil, and more, Jordan Essentials blends some of the earth's healthiest ingredients into their products - and leaves the toxins out. Contact Amy Diederich 479-677-3139. Amy2016JE@gmail.com

Disclaimer....Organizing With Lynn suggests these resources which could be helpful for maintaining control of your life and your belongings.  We assume no responsibility for any individual's experience with any of these resources.  This is by no means a conclusive list...there are many other valuable for-profit and non-profits where people can donate, sell, or consign items they no longer need.  Feel free to share your favorites with Lynn. 

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