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 hereThanks, Fay


DIGITAL PHOTOS

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.)


EMAIL FLOW

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

Additional resources: 
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.


STREAMING TUNES

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.)


SHOES

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)


ARTWORK

No longer available: Artists for Charity
Additional resource: Helping Hands of America


BOOKS

Updated link: Book Ends (donate books in Los Angeles)
Additional resource: Better World Books (donate books)


CELL PHONES

No longer available: Verizon Hopeline
Updated link: Hope Phones (recycle your old phones)
Additional resource: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence


CDS / DVDS / VIDEOGAMES

No longer available: Discs for Dogs, Kid Flicks, Get Well Gamers
Updated link: DVDs4VETS (donate DVD’s)


EYEGLASSES

Additional resource: Lions Club International (donate eyeglasses)


GIFT CARDS

Updated link: Plywood (donate gift cards)


MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Updated link: Hungry for Music (donate musical instruments)


SPORTS EQUIPMENT

No longer available: Jade Yoga
Updated link: Pitch in for Baseball (donate sports equipment)
Additional resources: Yoga Activist or Yoga Foster (donate gently used yoga mats)


RECYCLING + HAZARDOUS WASTE

Updated links:
1800Recycling (recycle everything)
Starkey Hearing Foundation (recycle hearing aids)
Preserve (recycle #5 plastic)
Local Hazardous Waste Programs (chemicals, cleaners, light bulbs, gasoline, etc.)


SELLING

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.


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