So, you just got yourself some grade A, high-end appliances? That’s great! It’s always exhilarating getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. However, getting rid of the old appliances could be an issue. Especially when you’re all finished installing the new ones and the old ones are just cramping your space.
Here are some of the best ways you can actually get rid of the old appliances, so you can enjoy the new ones. Just keep in mind to use a partner or a professional for the heavy lifting. Nobody needs to be injured on the path to new appliances!
What to Do With Old Appliances
This one is a no brainer. Giving away your appliances could really help you get rid of it fast and help out others in the meantime. You can start by asking your family. There is no shame in hand-me-downs to family members. If a family member isn’t in reach, or simply doesn’t want it, you can contact your local Salvation Army or Goodwill. The only hassle is that you will usually have to move it yourself to the Salvation Army. If hauling it all the way to the store isn’t something you want to deal with, try setting it out on the curb of your neighborhood. As long as your neighborhood allows it, you’ll find that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. All you have to do is the actual labor of moving it out to the curb and waiting for the appliance to be taken. There are some cases where it’ll just sit there and you’ll have to either move it back inside or take it somewhere else. However, it’s certainly worth a try.
Junk Removal Service
If you just want to skip all of the loopholes and get straight to a stress free, freshly updated house, you’ll want to hire a junk removal service. Not only is it incredibly useful to have that burden taken off your shoulders, but you won’t have to risk getting injured! They get the job done very quickly, depending on how much junk you have, of course. Once removed, you can sit back and sip on a nice cup of tea while enjoying your new view. No city rules, no waiting on others, no hassle, just enjoyment.
If you do have time to wait and bargain, you could make some extra cash on your old appliances. You can start by using Craigslist to get your used products sold. However, if you have a smartphone, you can use selling apps like OfferUp or LetGo. Both of the apps are community driven and leave the bargaining and pricing up to the members. Once you find the right price, post it up and wait for someone to respond. Just let them know they need to pick it up. One thing to watch out for, even when you agree on a price in the app, people will try to haggle you once they meet you in person. Make sure to state that the agreed upon price for the product is final. This whole process could take some time, so make sure you have a spot you can place the old appliances while you wait for a buyer.
Recycle to the Town
If for some reason none of the options above are accessible, you can still aim to donate your used goods to the town. Try giving your local offices a call to see if they would need your old appliances. This can be a nice gesture and could put you into someone’s good graces that could repay the favor down the road. Plus, it just feels great to give!
These are some of the best ways you can find closure in your old appliances and give them a good send off! Some are more efficient than others, but whichever one is most convenient for you will do the trick! Good luck and enjoy your new appliances. As always, don’t forget to maintain your new high-end appliances just as you did your old sets.