At Madeline Schaider Real Estate, we understand the challenges that come with moving homes. One of your biggest challenges may be what to do with extra possessions. When moving, it’s useful first to assess your needs:
- What you’re keeping.
- What you’re giving to your family.
- What you’re selling.
- What you’re donating.
- What you are throwing away.
We suggest that you first mark everything that you want to keep with blue tape. Then bring in your family to distribute what they would like. Proceed down the list. Marin has several consignment stores and charity outlets that are perfect repurposing your unneeded possessions.
Couture Revival offers high-end designer clothing, handbags, and accessories. They have a selection of luxury items from brands like Chanel, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. 1403 3rd Street, San Rafael.
Design Plus Consignment Gallery offers high-end furniture, antiques, and home décor. All proceeds of sales are shared 50/50. To find out the value of your items, you can email photos. 733 Francisco Blvd East, San Rafael.
Encore Consignment of Marin offers a wide variety of designer clothing, shoes, and accessories. They specialize in women’s fashion and split proceeds 50/50. 401 4th Street, San Rafael.
Fine Estate Inc. Consignment Shop offers a unique and one-of-a-kind art, antiques, and home décor. They offer a 40% split for each sale. 502 Irwin Street, San Rafael.
Home Consignment Center offers a wide variety of home furnishings, jewelry, and accessories. They specialize in contemporary and traditional furniture and décor. You receive half of the sale price. To find out the value of your items, you can email photos. 75 Bellam Blvd, San Rafael.
The RealReal offers a unique blend of vintage and contemporary and designer clothing for women and men? accessories, and home decor. They also have a large selection of designer items. 1201 Larkspur Landing Cir Suite 9B, Larkspur.
Swan Dive offers upscale and designer labels and one of a kind top-name brand items. Consignors get 50 percent of the selling price. 1 1st Street, Corte Madera.
The Warehouse offers a mix of contemporary and antique furniture, lighting, and accessories. They also have local art and jewelry. They split the sale 50/50 minus a fee of 3%. 444 Miller Ave, Mill Valley.
Donation Outlets that Support Good Causes
If you prefer to donate your items, Marin County has these options:
Gilead House helps furnish the homes of abused women and their children. 1024 7th Street, Novato.
Goodwill in San Rafael accepts most items like homeware and clothes. 809 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael.
Hodgepodge is a thrift shop selling used clothing, housewares, and furniture to benefit the Bay Hospice. 910 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael.
Make It Home helps people with drug addiction by providing them with basic home essentials. San Rafael.
Salvation Army helps people in need. They accept most items. 350 Fourth St, San Rafael.
Women Helping All People helps women in crisis by providing them with clothing, toiletries, and other essentials. 79 Cole Drive, Suite 5, Marin City.
If you have high-value items including jewelry, art, and furniture, you may want to consign these to an auction gallery that can provide a wide audience of interested buyers. These are located in Marin:
We are Here to Help
When you are ready to sell your home, we can help you through this process. We have resources to work with you to sort your belongings, make decisions, pack, and move. Contact Madeline to start.