Books to help you get unstuck

Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash, Second Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move
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The Sentimental Person’s Guide to Decluttering
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Moving Services

Companies we endorse who offer residential moving and related services

Local and Intrastate Movers

San Francisco/San Mateo

Shamrock Moving and Storage
Owner, Bobby Fallon
(415) 731-2777
Full service moving and storage company.
Family owned company in business for 35 years. Residential and Corporate Moves in San Francisco Bay Area and within California

Contra Costa

Anderson Bros. Movers
Karl Anderson, Owner
(707) 745-4510
Full service. Family owned. Experts in senior moving.


Big Family Movers
Owner, Noah Smith
Discounts for seniors, non-profits and single parent families

Estate Sale Services

Lux Appraisers
Owner, Steven Jesse Mazzio
Professional Estate Appraisals and Property Liquidation for individual items and entire households

MaxSold (LET’S MAKE ROOM Partner Seller)
Downsizing and Estate Sales via Auction

Real Estate Services

Contra Costa County:

Pamela G. Halloran, BRE #00936191
(415) 925-323-4100

Alameda County:

Team 510 (Chimene Pollard/Shawna Jones)
Red Oak Realty, Montclair Village
(510) 846-3601

Interior Design Services

Robineve Cole Interiors, Inc.
Robineve Cole, Owner
(925) 876-7336

Consignment Services – Clothing

Sola Lucy
Locations in Berkeley and Oakland

Moving Supplies and Boxes

Bay Area Box Express (San Francisco, Marin)
Owner, Warren Chanelis
Gently used boxes – Delivered to your door. Minimum order required.

Roger the Box Man (Contra Costa/Alameda)
Owner, Roger Bratton
Gently used boxes and packing service.

New Haven Companies Inc. – Full range of moving supplies
Contact: Mark Bara
510-562-1927, 800-624-7950

Other Organizing Services

Document Destruction, Shredding, e-waste Recycling

Berkeley Shreds (formerly Automatic Response Systems)
Owner, Steven Papai
Automatic Response Systems is located on the corner of East Shore Highway and Page Street in Berkeley, California.

Photo Organizing

The Photo Managers

Hoarding Resources, Services and Clean up

Institute for Challenging Disorganization

Mental Health Association of San Francisco

Collector Care (Hoarding and Biohazard Cleanup)
Tony Leonardini, General Manager

Help for Teens and Kids with ADD/ADHD

Order Out of Chaos
Leslie Josel, Owner