Other Help Sources
For professional de-clutterers in other areas try contacting The Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers
Ian Killick from PHOTORGANISED: offers personal help with your photo collection.
For a free fire safety home check you can contact 0800 7311 822.
For further information visit www.gov.uk/firekills.
Is hoarding a problem for you?
is an organisation who are able to provide practical advise and information which you may find helpful. You can visit the website at helpforhoarders.co.uk
The handyman service offering a mobile repair’s service for Somerset residents who are either over the age of 60, living with a disability, on a low-income, or who could be considered vulnerable.
Tel: 01823 692909
Mary Irwin (Dip Counselling, MBACP) offers 1 to 1 counselling which can be helpful in coping with the effects of; anxiety, abuse, bereavemet, depression, loss, low self esteem, relationship problems and trauma.
Disposal of Unwanted Items
Local Council recycling centres:
All sites are open 40 hours per week on 5 days. They open at 8am and shut at 4pm, except Monday when they are open until 7pm and Sunday when they are open until 1pm. All sites close on two days during the week, with half the sites open on Tuesday and Wednesday and half on Thursday and Friday, so there is always a local alternative open.
FurniCare accept donated furniture, electrical items and other household items, if in working order and good condition. They collect good quality unwanted household furniture and goods and sell the items at reasonable prices to those who are in receipt of benefits or on a low income within the South Somerset, West Dorset, North East Dorset and East Devon area.
Furnitrust's objectives are to help those in need in the Taunton Deane area and to reduce waste by recycling furniture and electrical equipment through a non-profit making charity which collects items to sell at low prices to those on a low income or benefits.
Items for recycling must be in good condition as they have no facilities to repair or renewing. Electrical items must be in full working order, and any upholstered items need to have the label attached indicating that they meet fire safety regulations.
Phone: 01823 253053
Charity shops take clothes, books, furniture and many other goods. In the South Somerset the following charities have shops:
St Margaret’s hospice
The King's Place
British Heart Foundation
Children’s Hospice South West
Marie Cure Cancer Care
The Shaw Trust
Other ways to recycle:
You could chose to use Freecycle or Freegle, or place a free ad in your local papers in order to rehome a wide range of items for reuse.
Selling your unwanted possessions:
You may no longer want the items you have marked for disposal but they may be of value to someone else. You could consider doing a local car boot sale or having your own garage sale.
Every local newspaper in Somerset carries small ads, as do local editions of free advertising magazines, and some even offer adverts for nothing if you are selling items below a certain value.
Alternatively for the more technologically minded, on the internet there are many sales opportunities, from auction sites like eBay to advert-led sales sites like the Somerset section of Gumtree.
You may want to consider auctioning your possessions if you think that they have any value. A number of auction houses are available in the South Somerset area ranging from those catering for house clearance up to fine art and quality furniture.
Yeovil auction rooms:
Mendip auction rooms:
McCubbing and Redfern: