It is safe to say that every household has a home appliance they no longer use, maybe it served its time and you haven’t been able to get rid of it or it no longer is in use. Broken or unused appliances not only take up space but also get harder to get rid of the longer it is kept idle. So, if you are scratching your head wondering what to do, here are 5 ways you can consider getting rid of unused home appliances and some even benefit you.
No longer working
Appliances are prone to wear and tear over the years, although they are likely to be in service within the warranty period, minor breakdowns can occur due to various reasons. If you are unsure why your appliance does not work anymore you might want to call a professional today to check it out. With some minor repairs the appliance can be as good as new. Once repaired you can either use it again or switch it to something else.
Donating is one of the best methods to get rid of home appliances that still work but you may not be able to sell for a good price. Home appliances that are still in good working condition can be donated to lesser income families, shelters and other agencies such as the Red Cross or Salvation Army. A charitable donation includes tax reductions and is a win-win situation.
There are a variety of online platforms that used home appliances can be advertised to be resold for a good price. Websites such as craigslist are widely used for this purpose. All you will need to do is take some good pictures of your appliance for the website. It is important to ensure the appliance is in working condition before re-sold.
Haul- Away programs are when the seller gives you the option to recycle or haul away your old appliance. So, in the event you are purchasing a new dishwasher, just check with your manufacturer or retailer if they will be able to come to pick your old one up. This option may not be available by all companies so it is important to check beforehand about the procedure.
Scrape and sell
While this option is not for everyone, it can be for those who enjoy tinkering and taking appliances apart. If you have a sudden interest in checking out what makes these appliances tick you may be able to sell the scrap metal for a small amount. This may not be the ideal solution but is one method to get rid of the appliances.
This too is not the most viable option but can be done nonetheless. There are companies in various cities that can recycle appliances, however it is recommended to check beforehand about the possibility of it. Recycling may not be able to fetch you a good price but can vary on the condition of the appliance.