Where to Sell, Donate & Dump: “KonMari” Your East Bay Home for Sale – Part 2

Where to Sell, Donate & Dump: “KonMari” Your East Bay Home for Sale – Part 2


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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.


Clothing Consignment

Did you know decluttering can make your soul feel lighter and your pocketbook heavier? All you have to do is sell your unwanted items.


Baby, Kids & Maternity Consignment

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Furniture Consignment

Call ahead or check each shop’s website for instructions. Many stores ask consignors to start by emailing photos of their items.



  • 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


Used Books

  • Public libraries  Donate. 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  Sell or trade. 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   Sell or trade. 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:



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.


Bulk Trash

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

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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 hello@abioproperties.com.