Business Operations and services 101

Corporate Edge helps you set up space, ditch clutter and organize your stuff. We connect with managing partners, founders, directors and entrepreneurs to do things you don't want to (but not everything). We can help you get ready to move. Get rid of things. Help procrastinators, if that's possible, or do it for you. Projects and/or continuity. Homes on request. Let's talk.

Business pros helping business pros work:

  • by the day/week
  • space
  • logistics
  • clutter
  • moving
  • paper

DONATE TO: Savers, 1230 VFW Parkway (Route 1 North) in West Roxbury. Thrift and secondhand shopping and donations. Friendly workers unload your stuff or if you're like me, just walk up and hand it over. They take electronics, sporting goods, books, housewares, small appliances and small furniture. Lots of parking. Nice for shopping too. Also in Norwood, Framingham, Saugus.

DONATE: Welcome Home in Newton is a home goods pantry. They accept new and gently used items. They "collect household goods and distribute them to people in need." They generally need blankets, towels, pots and pans, microwaves, toasters, pressure cookers. They accept kitchen items "in good working condition." Bedding, small rugs, lamps, clocks, mirrors. No baby items, no books, clothing, computer gear, furniture, hangers, mattress pads,tools, toys. No chips, rips or stains, please. What they don't take:

COMPUTER DONATIONS AND OTHER: Goodwill, Commonwealth Avenue in Allston recycles home computer gear. Drop off at participating stores: monitors, scanners, mice, printers, keyboards, laptop batteries,ink and toner cartridges, hard drives, speakers, cords and cables. Absolutely no parking here so bring a hand truck. Please no exercise gear, mattresses, car seats or anything dirty or broken.

CASE HISTORY: One gig was a corporate makeover. Departments were growing like mad and what had passed for organization no longer worked and they were smart enough to know it.

The president had the corner office. He filed piles of paper on the floor. The desk, as it turns out, was immaculate. I thought, all the drawers and filing furniture must be full. We talked and he told me he is a visual worker: he knows what to do next if he can see it. I got up and walked around to where he sat behind the desk. I apologized and opened a drawer. It was empty. Then another and another. It was remarkably interesting.

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