"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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Where Should Your Old and Unused Appliances Go?

As the world transitions to a time when one thing can do multiple tasks, the need for more appliances is decreasing. There are microwaves that also function as ovens, washing machines that also dry clothes, etc. With innovations like those, it’s hard to pinpoint where our old single-purpose appliances should go.

Getting rid of them is not as easy as throwing them in the trash bin outside your home for garbage trucks to pick up. They need proper disposal. They can be sold to businesses that take in old appliances to salvage the working parts or repair the whole thing.

What should you do with certain types of appliances?

Different types of appliances should be disposed of and recycled according to manufacturer manuals that come with the purchase. Some should also go to the right hands.

1. Televisions

You started with those heavy and thick televisions and replaced them with ones that are as thin as paper and are as wide as your dining table. During the process of upgrading, we’re sure you were worried about where you’ll be storing your old TV. You thought putting them in that corner of the garage would be temporary. Years passed, you’re on your fourth television. This time it can browse the internet. It’s even thinner.

But where are the old TVs? Cramped in the garage. Making it hard for you to navigate the space when you need to because other things are stored there aside from your vehicles.

A good way to properly get rid of your own TVs is to sell them to businesses that repair, take working parts from them, or reach out to a company that provides proper junk disposal bins to help you properly throw them out for you. If you chose to find a buyer, you’ll make some extra few dollars. But making a junk removal company do the job for you will ensure your old TVs go to the right places or people.

There’s another option, you can donate the ones that still work or can be repaired without much cost. There are plenty of people who can’t afford a decent one and would gladly take your used ones.

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2. Microwaves

The materials that produced this kitchen staple are hazardous when disposed of as a whole. Getting rid of old microwaves is one of the hardest things to do since their proper disposal includes breaking the microwave into its components and recycling them. Not all homes have the tools for that.

If your old one, or ones, still work, donate it to charity. That’s one way of making sure that your old appliances are put to good use. The same thing can also be done for refrigerators, toasters, and ovens.

3. Cooking pans

How often do you purchase cooking pans? You have enough to fill two cabinets. A tip is to find the ones you know you don’t need, separate them, and get rid of them. You can do so by selling them to companies that melt metal and reuse cooking pans. It’s not ideal to donate cooking pans because of the grease build-up. It’s better to have them used outside of food preparation.

4. Computers

If you have an old desktop computer lying around, go to computer parts repair stores. They’ll gladly examine your unused computer for parts that can be reused, and they’ll pay you for them. Old hard drives, monitors, memory sticks, or processors are highly repairable and can still be used to build another computer for normal use.

If you have any of the items we mentioned lying around your house and taking space, you know what to do. If you’re sure they don’t work anymore, sell them to businesses that salvage parts. If they still work, donate them and help the ones in need.

There are plenty of ways to properly get unused appliances out of your humble abode. But not all of them are proper ways. We’ve mentioned before that there are appliances made to be broken down and recycled. Never disposed of.

Taking care of your unused appliances is not only clearing some space inside your house. It’s also about realizing that you should be purchasing appliances that will last you a long time and won’t need frequent replacement. The number of old and unused appliances lying around your house is a sign that you need to pay more attention to the quality of the items you buy for your home.

When you’re done clearing them, begin looking for options that are energy-efficient, long-lasting, and are not a hassle to get of. There are plenty of brands that produce appliances that are built to last. Some companies also take in old appliances under their name for proper recycling. Be sure to look for them.

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