Apps & Resources - The Updates!
In New Order: A Decluttering Handbook For Creative Folks (And Everyone Else), there's a long list of recommended apps + websites. But life + technology can change in a heartbeat, so this page includes updates for those apps and/or resources that we’ve lost along the way.
Please note: this is not the full, comprehensive list of resources that’s included in the book—just updates + additional options. If you get word of any app or resource casualties that you don't see listed below, feel free to let me know right here. Thanks, Fay
While APPO no longer offers a free PDF on their homepage, I still encourage you to hire their members if you are in need of a digital (or physical) photo overhaul. Meanwhile, check out this episode of WNYC's Note to Self -- all about digital photo clutter.
No longer available: Tiny Pic. (They recommend Photobucket as a replacement.)
No longer available: Mailbox.
But great news—The native Gmail + Outlook apps now offer the Snooze function.
File Syncing Across Devices + File Sharing
Additional resource: Google Drive
FINANCES AND BUDGETING
YNAB (for bonafide budgeting + debt payoff miracles — that is my affiliate link, which gains us both a free month)
Expensify (for tracking deductible expenses throughout the year)
Getting Off Of Mailing Lists
Updated link for Valpak removal.
POLICING YOUR DIGITAL USAGE
Antisocial + MacFreedom are now Freedom.
Songza.com is now Google Play
More Karma Chapter
GENERAL STUFF + FURNITURE
No longer available: WebThriftStore
Updated link: American Cancer Society (donate furniture, small appliances, home goods, and more)
Additional resource: Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Los Angeles - donate clothing, home goods, electronics, vehicles, etc.)
Updated link: Nike (recycle sneakers)
ARTS + CRAFTS SUPPLIES
No longer available: The Scrap Exchange (Durham, NC)
Updated link: Trash to Treasure (Ft. Lauderdale - donate art + craft supplies)
No longer available: Artists for Charity
Additional resource: Helping Hands of America
CDS / DVDS / VIDEOGAMES
No longer available: Discs for Dogs, Kid Flicks, Get Well Gamers
Updated link: DVDs4VETS (donate DVD’s)
Additional resource: Lions Club International (donate eyeglasses)
Updated link: Plywood (donate gift cards)
Updated link: Hungry for Music (donate musical instruments)
RECYCLING + HAZARDOUS WASTE
1800Recycling (recycle everything)
Starkey Hearing Foundation (recycle hearing aids)
Preserve (recycle #5 plastic)
Local Hazardous Waste Programs (chemicals, cleaners, light bulbs, gasoline, etc.)
No longer available: LikeTwice, Threadflip, Shop Hers, Bib and Tuck, My Little Clothesline, eCycle Best
Snob Swap is now Le Prix
Additional Way To Donate Clothes, Shoes, & Jewelry
Give Back Box (reuse cardboard boxes you already have, e.g. Amazon shipping boxes, to mail out donations to charities; free pickup from U.S. Postal Service)
That's all for now, folks.
And remember -- these are just a few changes from a monster list of awesome resources + apps. So if you haven't yet grabbed your own copy, you can buy New Order from all these fine places: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | iBooks | Indiebound | Powell's | Ballantine / Random House. Cheers.