Maryann Murphy,  - Helping You Get Organized!
 
Maryann Murphy’s
“Get Rid of It” Resources
for Donating or Selling Your Unwanted Stuff on Cape Cod
 
NOTE:  Resources are categorized according to the type of items they take. 
If you find that any of the information has changed, or
if you have other resources to recommend,
please contact me at mmdwk@peoplepc.com
or (508) 292-6706
so that I may update the list for others.
 
INDEX
 
ANTIQUES
 
BOOKS
 
CHINA, CRYSTAL
 
Clothing & JEWELRY – donation
 
CLOTHING & Jewelry – Resale
 
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING (Computers, cell phones, printers, etc)
    
FOOD (canned goods)
 
Furniture (non-antique)
 
Household items (non-antique)
       
FREE Advertising options For Items to Give Away or Sell
        
Low-Cost Advertising options for items to Sell
     
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ANTIQUES
Many dealers will come to your home to look at furniture at no charge, but first you may need to send photos, especially for smaller items.  Call for appointments and details.
 
All CapeAuctions
379 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis
508 771-1722
Accept fine antiques, oriental rugs, paintings

The Auction Company
142 Saconesset Rd., Falmouth
508 457-0587
 
Antique Asylum
508 759-1120
 
AntiqueCenter of Cape Cod
243 Route 6A, Dennis. 508 385-6400
Area’s largest showroom of antique furniture, china, etc.
Accept antique furniture, china, household goods, clothing.
 
Rainbow’s End Thrift Shop
1056 Main St. , Osterville
508 428-5304
Open Wed – Sat, 10-3 (consignment accepted 10-2:30)
 
Sandwich Auction House
15 Tupper Rd. , Sandwich
508 888-1926
info@sandwichauction.com 
 
Lois & George Stokes
South Yarmouth - work through several local shops
508 398-0566
Accept furniture, variety of china, pottery, etc. Does not have to be antique.
 
BOOKS
Got Books?
www.gotbooks.com or 978 396-6080
6-10 ft. grey donation bins at Mashpee Transfer Station, Falmouth Academy, Falmouth DPW, Yarmouth Transfer Station.  Accept Books, CDs, DVDs, Videos, Audiobooks; No encyclopedias.
 
Town Libraries
Most town libraries have regular book sales to raise money.  See individual library for drop-off times and requirements.
 
CHINA, CRYSTAL
 
AntiqueCenter of Cape Cod
243 Route 6A, Dennis. 508 385-6400
Accept antique furniture, china, household goods, clothing for sale
 
Harwich United Methodist Church Thrift Shop
1 Church St., East Harwich
Accept china, household goods, clothing to donate

Replacements, Ltd.
Replacements.com
1-800-REPLACE (737-5223)
Contact them with info on patterns you wish to sell. They will tell you if they are taking that item. If so, they will send you a formal offer to buy.
 
Lois & George Stokes
South Yarmouth - work through several local shops
508 398-0566
Accept furniture, variety of china, pottery, etc
 
CLOTHING - DONATION
 
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Cape & Islands
Rte 28, Barnstable
www.bbbsmb.org
508 771-5150
Take clothing in bin by road
 
CapeCancer Thrift Shop
3284 Main St., Barnstable
508 362-2848
Takes clothing in good condition, jewelry
Open 10 am to 3 pm daily except Sunday
 
Goodwill Industries
141 Corporation Plaza, Hyannis
(behind Cape Cod Mall)
508-790-0046
Take clothing, housewares, small furniture.  No toys or electronics.
Open 10am - 4:45pm, Mon - Sat
 
Harwich United Methodist Church Thrift Shop
1 Church St., East Harwich
Accept china, household goods, clothing to donate
 
Red Cross donation bins
Mashpee Transfer Station & others
Salvation Army donation bins
Mashpee Transfer Station & others
 
Second Glance
4 Cross St. , Harwich Port, in back of George’s Pizza
508 432-6519
Tues-Sat 10:00 – 2:30
Accept clothing, jewelry, household treasures
 
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Rte. 28, Mashpee
Clothing, household goods, toys, games, jewelry, exercise eqpt., holiday décor
 
VNA Thriftique
1074 Rte. 28, So. Yarmouth
508 398-2759
Tues - Sat, 9:30am - 2:00pm
 
CLOTHING – ReSALE (Consignment)
Take items for resale, generally by appointment only. They take a % of sale price.
 
Consignment Classics at the Courtyard
1337 County Rd., Falmouth
508 563-1011
Accept clothing
 
I Love It Consignment Shop
704 Main St., Falmouth
(508) 495-0998
 
My Fair Lady
Centerville
 
Penny LaneConsignment
331 Cotuit Rd. , Sandwich
508 888-1060
Accept clothing, jewelry, household goods, furniture
 
Second Time Around
631 Main St., Hyannis
508 775-1145
Accept variety of types of household goods.
Owner Pat comes out to home to evaluate at no charge.
 
Second Time Around
10 Joy St. , Mashpee
508 539-3900
Accept clothing
 
Second Time Around
14 Joy Circle, E. Sandwich
508 539-3900
Accept clothing
 
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
(Computers, cell phones, printers, etc.)
 
Best Buy
Best Buy stores accept many electronics items for recycling.  Their website, http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics
provides details of what they accept, where, and if there are any fees for certain items (most of the items are accepted for free).  They also include links to other resources, such as how to wipe your data from a hard drive and how to find recycling locations in your area. 

Cell Phones for Soldiers
Online www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com
They provide prepaid shipping envelopes for cell phone donations.
 
Verizon HopeLine Phone Recycling
Take cell phones to any Verizon Wireless store, (Falmouth Plaza, Cape Cod Mall, BJ’s, Hyannis)
OR get free postage to mail in at www.verizonwireless.com.     
Cell phones refurbished to benefit victims of domestic violence
 
Collectivegood.com
Cash for pre-owned technology products (computers, cell phones, printers, etc.). Get quote online, ship by pre-paid shipping label.
 
Staples – bring to any Staples store
$10 recycling fee for larger equipment (computers, printers). Smaller items (mice, keyboards, speakers) accepted free.
 
FOOD DONATIONS
 The Family Pantry
133 Queen Anne Rd. Harwich
508 432-6519
Take canned goods
FURNITURE
 
CapeAbilities
3239 Main St., Barnstable (white building on Rte. 6A, near the courthouse)
(they are moving to Rte. 28 in late October, 2016)
508 362-3417
They pick up furniture on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
Contact Paul by email at  resale@capeabilities.org 
Website:  www.capeabilities.org 
Open 10 am to 4 pm daily except Sundays

CapeCancer Thrift Shop
3284 Main St., Barnstable
508 362-2848
Takes furniture
Open 10 am to 3 pm daily except Sunday
 
Couches to Candlesticks
594 Route 28, Yarmouth
508 760-1211
Consignment
 
D’s Home Again
93 E. Falmouth Hwy (Rte. 28), Falmouth
508 540-2156
Consignment; charges $25 to come look at your items
 
Design by Consign
157 Main St. , Sandwich (around corner from Dan’l Webster Inn)
508 888-1877
Joanne (owner) will pick up items for a fee, if needed
 
Penny Lane Consignment
331 Cotuit Rd. , Sandwich
508 888-1060
Accept clothing, jewelry, household goods, furniture
 
Lois & George Stokes
South Yarmouth - work through several local shops
508 398-0566
Accept furniture, variety of china, pottery, etc.
 
Salvation Army
Stores located in Hyannis (105 Bassett Lane) 
& East Wareham (3074 Cranberry Hwy)
Call 1-800-SA-Truck or go to www.satruck.org to schedule a pickup of your furniture & other household items.
 
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (non-antique)
 
CapeAbilities
3239 Main St., Barnstable (white building on Rte. 6A, near the courthouse)
(they are moving to Rte. 28 in late October, 2016)
508 362-3417
Open 10 am to 4 pm daily except Sundays
Website:  www.capeabilities.org 

CapeCancer Thrift Shop
3284 Main St., Barnstable
508 362-2848
Open 10 am to 3 pm daily except Sunday
 
Couches to Candlesticks
594 Route 28, Yarmouth
508 760-1211
Consignment
 
D’s Home Again
93 E. Falmouth Hwy (Rte. 28), Falmouth
508 540-2156
Charges $25 to come look at your items
 
Goodwill Industries
141 Corporation Plaza, Hyannis
(behind Cape Cod Mall)
508-790-0046
Take clothing, housewares, small furniture.  No toys or electronics.
Open 10am - 4:45pm, Mon - Sat
 
Harwich United Methodist Church Thrift Shop
1 Church St., East Harwich
Accept china, household goods, clothing to donate
 
Lois & George Stokes
South Yarmouth - work through several local shops
508 398-0566
Accept furniture, variety of china, pottery, etc.
 
Penny LaneConsignment
331 Cotuit Rd. , Sandwich
508 888-1060
Accept clothing, jewelry, household goods, and furniture
 
Rainbow’s End Thrift Shop
1056 Main St. , Osterville 508 428-5304
Open Wed – Sat 10-3 (consignments accepted from 10-2:30)
Consignment on antiques & household items in good condition
 
Salvation Army
Stores located in:
   Hyannis - 105 Bassett Lane - Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Mon-Sat., Wed. 9 am to 8 pm.
       Donations accepted 9 am to 5 pm.
   East Wareham (3074 Cranberry Hwy) - Hours: 9 am to 9 pm
       Donations only accepted until 3 pm
Call 1-800-SA-Truck or go to www.satruck.org to schedule a pickup of your furniture & other household items
 
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Rte. 28, Mashpee
Accepting donations Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm
Clothing, household goods, toys, games, jewelry, exercise eqpt., holiday décor
 
FREE Advertising options for
Items to Give Away or Sell
 
Cape Cod Times
Mon. - Wed. 8:30 - 5pm by phone;
24/7 online.  Free ads for anything to give away or priced under $100.  4 lines each; up to 3 ads/wk. 
Ads run Thurs.-Sat. 
 
Craigs List
Local, free classified ads for Cape Cod
 
Freecycle
www.Freecycle.org                 
Join online, then post pretty much anything that is free, legal, & appropriate for all ages.
 
 
LOW-COST ADVERTISING OPTIONS for
Items to Sell
eBay.com
Online auction and shopping site.  Fee-based and percent of sale.  Advertise your own items online OR many packing and shipping stores (UPS, etc.) serve as e-Bay “resellers”, i.e. they will take your items on consignment and post them for you on e-Bay, handle the shipping, etc. for a fee.
 
OTHER DONATION OPTIONS
 
An interactive initiative that connects volunteers and donors with local non-profits and their needs.  Scroll down to “Spotlights,” then “Commonwealth 5”, then “how to donate.”  
 
STUFFED ANIMALS
 
The following organizations will not only take your “like-new” stuffies, but they’ll put them to good use:
  • Project Night Night (www.ProjectNightNight.org) is dedicated to improving the lives of homeless children living in shelters by providing them with individual tote bags filled with a security blanket, an age-appropriate book, and a stuffed animal. By providing these comfort objects, Project Night Night seeks to advance the emotional and cognitive well-being of these children. Visit their site for drop-off locations, as well as addresses for where you can send your “like new” stuffies. (They’ll even send you a receipt for tax purposes.) Please note, they do have some restrictions on what donations they will accept (no Beanie Babies, no stuffed animals that make noises and no commemorative stuffed animals that have years sewn on them).
  • Contact your local fire, ambulance and police departments. Often times they keep stuffed animals on hand to offer children involved in motor vehicle accidents, en route to the hospital, or who are victimized in a crime or involved in a custody incident.
  • Loving Hugs (LovingHugs.com) collects new and “gently used” stuffed animals to send to children in hospitals, orphanages, and refugee camps (IDP Camps) in countries that have been devastated by war, poverty, or natural disasters. By giving these children something to hug close and hold onto, Loving Hugs hopes to offer a small bit of comfort during such difficult times. Check out their site for mailing addresses. Additionally, to cut the shipping costs of your donation, Loving Hugs will provide you with their UPS account information so you can take advantage of their discounted rate. Click here for the application information
If you are planning to donate your stuffies to any of these worthwhile options, be sure to observe their requirements and needs. Some ask that the stuffed animals be bathed in a washing machine and fluffed in the dryer, and some collect other “like new” donations to offer the children they serve.
 
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