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Community Recommendations

Organization Pending is proud to highlight LGBTQIA+ -owned and affirming businesses and resources. 
Check out Community Recommendations for:

Decluttering and

organized medicine cabinet kitchen



Household Hazardous Waste

Franklin County, OH



Franklin County, OH

Giant Eagle also offers disposal for expired or unused prescription, over-the-counter medication, and pet medication near the pharmacy. 


Check here for local recycling and donation options before disposing. 

The UPS Store

Bulk paper shredding.


Upper Arlington Public Library

The main branch has a drop-off box from the Scouts for proper disposal of American flags.

Junk Removal


311 Columbus

If you can place items at the curb, the city is able to take some bulk items.

Check out their list of local places for donating and recycling before sending it to the landfill.

Rivera's Moving and Landscaping 



Accurate IT Services

Recycle electronics.

City of Hilliard

Styrofoam recycling.

CycleMET, inc.

Metal recycling.


Donate shoes for recycling, earn rewards.



Recycle old phones, tablets and more for cash. Broken and unpowered devices accepted. 


Giant Eagle

Check your local grocery store for plastic bag recycling. 


Half Price Books

Sell books, movies, music, board games, game consoles and more, and they'll donate items they can't use!


Recycle clothing in any condition for a coupon off your next purchase.

Hanky Panky

Underwear, bra and sock recycling.


Underwear, bra, sock and tights recycling, including all genders and ages.

Lions Club International

Eyeglasses and hearing aid recycling.

The North Face

Recycle gently used apparel and footwear for rewards.

Pet Supplies Plus

Recycle flexible plastic pet food and treat bags.


Recycling for tech, printer cartridges, batteries, writing tools, and more.

SWACO bulk recycling drop off

Franklin County, OH


Annual car seat trade-in program. 



Bundled with Love

Donate new and gently used baby clothes size 0-18 months, and other baby essentials. 

Buy Nothing Upper Arlington, OH

List items free for local pickup in this private Facebook group.

Children's Advocacy Project

Take a look at their list for organizations supporting children and families in need year-round.

Columbus Blessing Boxes

Donate household goods and necessities in these community boxes.



List items free for local pickup.

Franklinton Cycle Works

Donate bikes, parts, accessories and old t-shirts for rags. 


Furniture Bank of Central Ohio

Donate household furniture.

Check out this post from AmeriSleep for more mattress donation options.

Habitat for Humanity

Donate building materials, appliances, furniture and more, supporting families in building and improving homes.

LEGO® Replay

Mail in LEGO®, DUPLO® and Technic™ Bricks and Elements with their free shipping label.

Little Free Library

Donate books in these community boxes.


Out of the Closet

Thrift store providing free HIV testing and supports AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

Pay It Forward (P.I.F.) Columbus

List items free for local pickup in this private Facebook group.

Planet Aid

Donate clothing in any shape.

Purple Heart Service Foundation

Donate clothing, household goods and vehicles to support Purple Heart recipients and honorably discharged veterans and their families.

Westside Free Store Ministries

Donate gently used clothing, shoes, small household goods, gently used children's books and toys, and unused hygiene items.


Everything But the House

Sell a few items or have an estate sale with full service solutions. 

Vintage Solutions

Digitize photos, home movies, audio and more, or create custom keepsakes.

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Moving Professionals
and Resources

moving box with labels on three sides


The Mayer Group, LLC

- Champion Ohio Team, Keller Williams Consultants Realty

Ask for Meridian Mayer!

As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ and Black communities, I look forward to helping people achieve their real estate goals, create generational wealth, and champion home ownership. Consider me your "homeownership hype guy" - real estate can work for you and I'm here to help make that happen!"


Meyer & Dial of Cutler Real Estate

Ask for Stephen Dial!


Keller Williams Realty

Ask for Samuel Mathoslah!

Home Inspectors


HCP Property Inspections

Ask for Pat McGuinness!

Heart State Inspections

Ask for Joe Deafenbaugh!


Mortgage Lender


CrossCountry Mortgage®

Ask for Josie George!

Moving and Packing


Integrity Moving & Storage


Rivera's Moving and Landscaping 

Need a new Organizer after your move?


Chaos Theory Organizing

Auburn, AL

Closets by Corson

New Jersey Shore 

Clutter Free Cleaning and Organizing

Toledo, Ohio

Get Organized By Sam

Indianapolis, Indiana

ADHD specialist, offers virtual services.

I Speak Organized

Southwest Washington and Portland Metro

JF Organizing

Northern Ohio


The Mess Mender

Cincinnati, Ohio

Row of Ducks Organizing

San Marcos, Texas


Simply Organized with Tina

Annapolis, Maryland

Dayton, Ohio

White Knight Organizing

Odessa, Florida

Family Life and
Local Community

 books bookshelves in rows

Family Events


(614) Kids

Columbus Mom Collective

Organization Pending's Newsroom

Say-N-Play Columbus

What Should We Do Today Columbus


Upper Arlington Public Library

Check out your local library for all-ages free events! Take a look around the main branch for unique and collectible gifts in the display cases year-round.

Books About Organizing for Kids


Ophelia the Organizer

written: Vickie Dellaquila,

illustrated: Kristina Pursell Sacco


Jensen Cleans His Room

written: Coby Greif,

illustrated: Haley Moss

Local Resources

Alert Franklin County

Sign up for emergency, severe weather, and Buckeye Alerts.

Modcon Living

Tool-lending Library.

UA Click2Fix

Download in the app store to report issues such as potholes and broken streetlights around the city.


Text UAAlerts to 888-777 for Upper Arlington emergency alerts. 

Resources for the Home

Lanier Law Firm

Ohio Mesothelioma Lawyer - learn more with their Asbestos Library Tour.

Mesothelioma Hope

Asbestos information and resources.

News and asbestos information.

Veteran Resources

Including information for minority and women veterans.


Professional Services

pet dog supplies in drawer storage bins
pet dog supplies in deep cabinet

For the Home

House Healer

Handyman specializing in tile, trim work, and custom projects.

Lowery's Lawn Services

Lawn care, grounds maintenance, and landscaping using sustainable practices and 100% renewable energy.

The Plant Gays

Interior plant design, repotting & watering services.

Potted Posies

Outdoor potted plant design.

Rivera's Moving and Landscaping 

Landscaping, painting and handypeople.

Busting Dust

House cleaning.

DeFreitas Cleaning Services

Residential, commercial and construction cleaning.



Amy Ann Photography

Weddings and Engagements


Devon Albeit Photography

Family photography for discerning, easy-going people. Devon strives to create collections of candid, compelling imagery that will preserve and honor the simple yet meaningful moments of life, bringing focus to the human condition.

Mx. Gay Photography


Body Beautiful Boudoir


Little Sore Thumb

Website Design


Inkpot Creative®

Health and Wellness

Covered Salon

Beauty for All. Trans Owned Salon.

Wonderwoman Fitness

ACSM certified Personal Trainer with services for youth and adults, LGBTQAI+ and Black owned business, focusing on self improvement for both physical and mental health.

Yoga with Julia

Automobile Services


Alternative Auto Care 

Women-owned and operated.


A&R Auto Detailing

Mobile service--tell them we sent you!



Rose and Berry Floral

Arrangements, bouquets, and wedding services. 

Pet Boarding/Grooming


PetSuites Gahanna

PetSuites Worthington

Sterling K9 Retreat



Dodo Expeditions



Columbus Fashion Academy

Classes and summer camps focusing on self-confidence, creativity, and sustainability through fashion.

"Our vision is for everyone to experience Columbus as an authentic global fashion capital, a place where people of all ages, styles and backgrounds are empowered and applauded for being themselves."

*free donation pick up of select items available with Organization Pending's in-person services

Vintage Solutions

Digitize photos, home movies, audio and more, or create custom keepsakes.



The Awesome Company

Screen printed clothing, centered around employing adults with autism. Check out "shop open collections" for their Upper Arlington spirit wear!


Pride collections supporting LGBTQ+ organizations.

Around Town

community recommendations bakery cookies UA Golden Bears, rainbow

Restaurants and Food

Bake Me Happy

Gluten-free bakery.

Chonny Bakes

Baked goods.

Del City Farm

Unique cottage foods.

The Galaxy Coffee

Coffee food truck.

Kittie's Cakes



The Original Goodie Shop

Bakery featuring OSU branded products.


Pattycake Bakery

Vegan and organic bakery.

Plenty O'Cookies

Drag queen baker offering workshops, decorated sugar cookies, signature cookies and mini cakes for order.

Vida's Butcher

100% vegan plant-based butcher.

Comics and Gaming

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy®


For the Home

City Folk's Farm Shop

Homesteading and city farming goods, services and information, gardening supplies and local foods.

Flower Child

Vintage home décor, furniture, and clothing.

Fourth Home

Luxury home décor, furniture, and interior design services. 

The Plant Gays

Houseplants, planters, design services and more.

LGBTQIA+ Resources
and Community

small pride flag in a plant pot



Equitas Health

Whole person healthcare.

GLMA Healthcare Directory

Find LGBTQIA+ friendly healthcare.


Services and resources for transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary people.

Resource Centers


The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

Providing comprehensive individual and community programs for survivor advocacy and support.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Offering virtual and in person groups and support for ages 12-20, and events for specific age groups and caregivers.

Stonewall Columbus

Resources and events for adults.



Bi Pan Library

Physical archive and online directory of media created by and about bi, pan, and m-spec (multiple-attraction spectrum) people. 

The Buckeye Flame

Ohio LGBTQ+ News

The City of Columbus: LGBTQ Pride

Resources, Health Initiative information, and cultural competency training.

Equality Ohio

Free legal clinic for low income LGBTQ+ clients. Legal news and opportunities to add your political voice.

Everywhere is Queer

Worldwide queer-owned business map and online community hub.

Lavender Listings

Find LGBTQIA+ -owned and affirming businesses and professionals near you.

Have a Columbus, OH local business or professional to add to the list?


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