Useful Links

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IRS & Recordkeeping Resources

* IRS page on Recordkeeping for Small Businesses

* IRS Publication 552 on Individual Record keeping– how long to keep records for individuals?

* IRS Publication 583 on Starting a Business and Keeping Records

* Here is an example of a Record Retention Schedule for personal use, please consult your tax accountant or CPA for confirmation.

* IRS Publication 526- Charitable Contributions, which explains how to claim a deduction for your charitable contributions. This is useful information, if you can keep your eyes open reading it!

* IRS Publication 561-Determining the Value of Donated Property

* IRS Form 8283-Non-Cash Charitable Contributions, for itemizing and claiming non-cash charitable contributions over $500.00 (for more information, see the blog post I wrote on tax deductions for thrift shop donations)
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Clutterer & Debtor Support



  • Debtproof Living is an excellent support site for people who are looking for financial freedom by learning how to get out of debt and stay out, on the money they are earning right now.
  • Debtors Anonymous nationwide meeting list

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Los Angeles Recycling & Disposal Resources

What is e-Waste?

The term “e-waste” is applied to consumer electronic equipment that is no longer wanted. E-waste can include computers, printers, televisions, VCRs, cell phones, fax machines, stereos, and electronic games.

What is considered Hazerdous Waste in LA County?

Household hazardous waste is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant that is disposed of. Please check this page for a more detailed list: Household Hazardous Waste

  • UCLA S.A.F.E. Collection Center is a permanent hazardous waste drop-off, open Thursday-Saturdays 8am -2pm. You can even drop off your e-waste here on Saturdays. Check out their flyer.
  • LA Dept of Sanitation’s Online Service Request Form use this for a bulky item pick-up request, or to request a new container.
  • LACoMAX LA County Materials Exchange a free service designed to help residents, businesses, and organizations in Los Angeles County find markets for their industrial by-products, surplus materials, and other would-be discards. This is a great resource!!

National Reuse & Recycle Resources in the U.S.A.

Donate your used electronic equipment that is less than 10 years old hereThe National Cristina Foundation accepts used electronic equipment, and offers you a tax benefit. They use donated equipment for training, job development, educational programs and other related projects that focus directly on improving the lives of people with disabilities, students at risk, and economically disadvantaged populations. For individuals, the charitable deduction for contributions of technology equals the fair market value (retail used value in the current market place) of the donated property.

Dress for Success- donate women’s business attire to welfare-to-work women. (national) is an earth-friendly company providing local delivery of moving supplies and packing materials for free or half price. They pick up your used boxes as well! What a great resource if you are moving!

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Young Living Essential Oil Resources

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