In order to ensure all of your needs are met, Swooped recommends these business partners who offer excellent services.
Meg Dawson, The Meg-Over
Born in Washington DC, I grew up in the vibrant neighborhood of Adams Morgan. My family owned and operated a technical bookstore, the perfect place for developing my people and organizational skills. My husband and I opened a neighborhood bar, where friends could gather to play pool and other games. We aimed to create a warm and creative space. We found immediate success in this niche and continued to build dozens of establishments with similar themes throughout DC.
From all of these projects, I have ended up with an eye for design, or more, re-design. When I walk into a space, I see how it could work better. The “Meg-over” comes easily, a vision of how to improve aesthetics and function in a space. In particular, I enjoy restoring order where time and circumstance have let it slip away.
One of my favorite areas to work: kitchens, especially pantry and refrigerator reorganization. Furniture flow and picture hanging offer up so much possibility. Events, party planning and repurposing what we have comes naturally to me. If there is a big Green Egg in your future, I can be your guide.
I run my own Virtual Assistance business, Sei-VA. Helping entrepreneurs remotely with general admin, social media and project management. All we need to work together is an internet connection. I help with scheduling posts, website maintenance, book-keeping, calendar and email management. I enjoy the variety that being a VA brings and love being able to give clients the time to focus on the bigger picture for their business.
My VA journey began when I moved to the US in early 2020. Prior to moving, I owned and operated my own gelateria in Samoa, worked as a studio manager in London and an events manager in New Zealand. I have a background in social media, event management, budget coordination and basic administration assistance.
With Swooped, I help out on select hands-on projects such as a move, downsize and estate processing. Whether it’s sorting, packing or doing a floor plan for a move, I help clients in transition.
Moving things forward is a positive way to think about finding new homes for things. New and old things; all sorts of things. Living in a major metropolitan area, there are many organizations in our community who appreciate our donations.
Here are some suggestions; in bold are reliable and regularly used resources by Swooped.
Each organization revises their list of accepted items on a regular basis. See their website for most up to-date information and drop off or pick up services
- Green Drop: Charity Donation Pick-up & drop-off
- A Wider Circle
- Salvation Army: Ways to Give | The Salvation Army
- Opportunity Shop (temporarily closed): Opportunity Shop | St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
- Community of Hope (see housing/wishlist)
- Medical Equipment: DC Shares – Durable Medical Equipment Recycling Program
- Medication: Sirum
- Building Supplies: Community Forklift
- Musical Instruments: Hungry for Music (House of Musical Traditions)
- Bikes: Gearin’ Up
- DC: Hazardous Waste (Household hazardous waste, E-cycling, Document Shredding)
- Bulk Trash: Call 311
- Montgomery County, MD (Recycling & Trash Service at your single-family home)
- Fairfax County, VA (Recycling & Trash Locations and Hours | Public Works & Environmental services)
- Arlington Count, VA (Recycling Drop-Off Centers – Recycling)
Hauling (also recycles items)
- 123 JUNK (Junk removal & Hauling, Furniture Removal, Cleanout Services)