Have you at any point of time, needed to discard your old kitchen equipment and outdated gadgets? Discarding your old kitchen things can be quite time consuming, given the fact that in the limited space available in our kitchens, we store more “stuff” than is often required. What’s more, let’s be honest, the kitchen is the core of the home. We love spending our time in kitchen and enjoy making delicious delicacies for our family and children.
Kitchen equipment and appliances not only demands care and proper usage but, also with the introduction of new and more advanced appliances and kitchen equipment, the old ones begin to look like the odd ones out. Indeed, even top of the line apparatuses will inevitably putter out.
When your old fridge or dishwasher no longer functions properly or has died out, what do you do with it?
Shouldn’t something be said about a working model that you never want to see again because it is of no use to you since you plan on buying a new one?
Before you drag your old fridge or old deep freezer to the landfill, consider this: these machines can contain unsafe materials and gasses, including mercury, which can harm the earth’s atmosphere. In addition, many counties and districts have strict rules that dictate the proper disposal of kitchen equipment and appliances, and improperly discarding these items could bring a major fine instead of just free space.
Consider the following alternatives:
- Begin by taking an inventory check.
This can be tedious, however, we often don’t recognize what we already have. Sometimes, we purchase more than what we want or need and much of that purchased kitchen equipment just lays on shelves, which we seldom or never use. Do you truly require 3 mixed greens spinners? Have you used all 5 of soup servers recently? The little things gather in a stock pile, waiting to be used. These little piles can fill your kitchen shelves rapidly, adding clutter and mess. The easiest method is to avoid buying kitchen equipment unnecessarily. Take stock of what you have and eliminate those things that don’t work, or are in under impeccable condition. For any kitchen equipment that is in poor condition or never works, we recommend you discard these in your city’s pick up for curbside garbage. Little machines can be put in a little box close to your garbage which can then be utilized for recycling and many other purposes.
For all kitchen equipment that are in great to perfect condition, consider:
- Giving to a few charity organizations which are currently working in your city. Thrift stores, for example, Value Village and Salvation Army will readily acknowledge these things for you. Family Place, Furniture Bank and Genesis Women’s Shelter additionally accept a significant number of these things.
- Dishes, glasses/mugs, serving things, pots and dish, compartments that are in near perfect condition due to careful use (which means no chips, splits or past repairs) can be sold in Facebook groups, selling apps, garage sales or given away. In the event that there are valuable offerings that you are simply tired of, consider contacting a consignment store to examine the possibility to offering your things in their space. You can sell your kitchen gear on various thrift shops and online stores as well for a discounted price. There are a lot of people out there looking for a good bargain on a trusted piece of machinery.
- Kitchen furniture, i.e. tables and seats, microwave stands, and bar stools can also be sold or given away. You can offer by means of a relegation or consignment store or sell them online utilizing Kijiji, 5Miles, Ebay, Craigslist or many other similar platforms. It might require greater investment and push to offer secretly however you could yield a higher income return. These platforms also have a higher buyer to seller ratio and can offer you a good price for your kitchen equipment and appliances. However, the better the condition, the better you can expect the return on selling.
- Offer it away
On the off chance that you have lost the love for your machine and it is functioning well or you have already bought a new, upgraded one, have a go at pitching it to somebody who may value it precisely as it is. In case you don’t know what to charge, look Craigslist or your nearby daily paper’s classifieds for comparable things previously setting an advertisement, touting it on Facebook, or holding a yard deal. Another choice for profiting is to offer a working or non-functioning machine for scrap metal. Before giving over your apparatus to a scrap metal yard or metal recycler, ensure they will legitimately discard parts they don’t utilize. Contingent upon the age and state of your apparatus, you may not locate a paying client. Posting it on Freecycle may turn up somebody willing to take it for nothing, sparing you the cost of paying an organization or garbage pickers to pick it up and carry away.
- Donate to charity
Even though it’s not giving you a wad of cash in hand, giving kitchen equipment to charity organizations can net you a reduction in tax which amounts from $20 to $250 or more, contingent upon condition and quality. Remember most charity foundations just acknowledge things that are spotless and in working condition. Some likewise require apparatuses be of a specific age; discover the age of your machine utilizing the Appliance 411 Date Code Search Service. Discover a charity site by checking with your church or not-for-profit associations like Goodwill, Salvation Army, or the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Ask whether the people from organization will get the thing at your home or whether you’ll have to drop it off at their site. Likewise, remember to get a donation/charity receipt for tax purposes.
- Reuse and Recycle
Nobody else needs your old machine? Keep it out of the landfill by utilizing one of these alternatives:
- Contact the manufacturer to check whether the organization runs a reusing or recycle program.
- Buy another machine. Numerous retailers will remove and reuse your old hunk of metal when you purchase a gleaming new machine from them; some even haul it away at no cost when they install your new one.
- Ask whether your utility division to determine if they offer a “bounty” program, which gives money or a rebate on your energy charge when you purchase an energy saving machine and hand over your old model for reusing
- Ask your local authorities dealing with waste administration or open works divisions to get and reuse the machine. Some urban communities charge for this service, and others may require that you initially remove the refrigerants or compressors. If so, you’ll have to handover the job to an expert to deal with the removal; your community can likely offer a referral.
This post was sponsored by our Friends at Nella Cutlery.