KonMari Your East Bay Home for Sale Part 2 – The Reckoning
Congratulations! You fulfilled your New Year’s resolution to Marie Kondo the heck out your home. (Or maybe you only tidied the linen closet so far, but brownie points for you!) Now you probably are wondering where to dump, donate, and resell your excess stuff in the East Bay.
Whether you embarked on this decluttering journey to prepare your Alameda or Contra Costa County home for sale, or you are just a neatnik, we at Abio Properties can help you take the next steps.
Check out this list of East Bay consignment stores, donation drops, and dumps for all your belongings that no longer “spark joy,” to use “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” parlance.
Did you know decluttering can make your soul feel lighter and your pocketbook heavier? All you have to do is sell your unwanted items.
- A Dress Change 125 Railroad Ave. #B, Danville
- Aphrodite’s Closet For men and women. 930 Central Ave., Alameda
- Buffalo Exchange 2585 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley
- Crossroads 2338 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, and 5901 College Ave., Oakland.
- Divine Consign 1014 Oak Hill Rd., Ste B, Lafayette
- Hello Vintage Accepting items from 20th Century and earlier. 5488 College Ave., Oakland
- Maribel 3251 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland
- Radbird 2938 Domingo Ave., Berkeley
- Rechic Boutique 101 Orinda Way, Orinda
- Sola Lucy 803 Delaware St. , Berkeley, and 2220 Mountain Blvd., Suite 150, Oakland
- Threads 1320 Locust St., Ste B, Walnut Creek
Baby, Kids & Maternity Consignment
- Chloe’s Closet 1545 Solano Ave., Berkeley
- Grove Street Kids 1385 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
- Kelly’s Corner 3901 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
- Lauren’s Closet 1420 Park St., Alameda
- Toy Safari 1410 Park St., Alameda
- Mommy’s Trading Post 1205 Lincoln Ave., Alameda
- Ruby’s Garden 5026 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
- Silver Moon Kids 3233 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland
Call ahead or check each shop’s website for instructions. Many stores ask consignors to start by emailing photos of their items.
- Bay Home 1825 Eastshore Hwy., Berkeley
- Hilton House Consign & Design 21 Orinda Way # A, Orinda
- Poor Honey’s 4250 San Leandro St., Oakland
- Consignment Furnishings 6891 Village Pkwy., Dublin
- Second Home 2524 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda
- Goodwill Several locations in the East Bay. Go to the website to find one nearest you.
- Hospice of the East Bay Operates six Thrift Shoppes throughout Contra Costa County.
- Out of the Closet Profits go to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, 238 E 18th St., Oakland
- Wardrobe For Opportunity Assists low-income individuals in their efforts to find a job and build a career. 570 14th St. #5, Oakland
- Public libraries Most libraries are supported by a “friends” organization that accepts donated books and sells them in a fundraising retail shop, like The Bookmark in Oakland, or at a monthly or quarterly neighborhood book sale.
- Pegasus Two locations in Berkeley and one in Oakland. Check the website for addresses.
- Piedmont Avenue in Oakland is home to three independent secondhand bookstores: Owl & Company, Black Swan Books, and Spectator Books.
- Walden Pond 3316 Grand Ave., Oakland
Online – Virtual Garage Sale
There are a lot of big fish in the online sea of resellers, including eBay, ThreadUp, PoshMark, LetGo and Decluttr. But if you want to keep it local, consider these community boards:
- 5Miles Only buyers within five miles of you will be able to view your listings. The site also helps you find a rendezvous point for the exchange of the merchandise.
- Berkeley Parents Network
- Craigslist East Bay
- Facebook Marketplace
It’s illegal in California to drop e-waste in the regular trash – computers, monitors, televisions, etc. Go to CalRecycle for a list of recycling centers in your city.
Before you hire a removal service, see if your local sanitation company offers a free pick-up day. Go to Abio’s City Links page for the refuse company that serves your area.
Household Hazardous Materials
Local sanitation companies provide free drop-off facilities, so check local websites for a location near you.
Read our previous post: The Marie Kondo Method and the Secret to Your Easiest Move Ever
Do you have a Marie Kondo method success story? Share it here so we all can bask in your minimalist glory! And if you need more advice about how to get ready to sell your East Bay home, contact Abio Properties at 888-400-ABIO (2246) or firstname.lastname@example.org.