5 Ways to Get Rid of Old Appliances

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There are many appliances that we use in our daily life. They may be the washing machine, refrigerator, stove, oven, or microwave.

All of these appliances have their own functions. We can use them for a long time but we cannot know when they will break down. The function of appliances is so important that they must be used for a long time.

But some people will throw away the old appliance after they use it for a while because they don’t want to spend money on it anymore.

It is a waste to throw away old appliances because we can reuse them to do something else in our daily life.

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What are the advantages of reusing old appliances?

Reusing old appliances can save you money and energy since it is not necessary to buy new ones. It also saves time and energy since you don’t need to go shopping for new ones every time you need one.

It also helps reduce waste because instead of throwing away old items, you can reuse them for something else that has another function or maybe another use that you didn’t know about before.

What are the disadvantages of reusing old appliances?

It may be difficult to find suitable places where you can store your old appliances. You may also have to buy new accessories for your old appliances.

You will also need to replace the cord or the plug if you want to use it again.

It may be dangerous for your health since you don’t know how long it will work for and when it will break down.

5 Ways to Get Rid of Old Appliances:

1. Fix It Up

Some people may think that it is hard to fix old appliances but it is not really a difficult task. There are many repair shops that can fix broken appliances and appliances that have a bad appearance or need some improvements.

You can also ask your family members or friends if they can help you fix your old appliance. If you don’t have any idea about how to fix it, there are repair shops where you can go and ask for help.

These places may charge you for the service but it is still cheaper than buying new appliances.

2. Donate It to the Charity

If you don’t want to use your old appliance anymore, you can donate it to charity organizations such as hospitals, churches, and other charity organizations so that they will be able to use them again in their activities such as cooking meals for people who are in need of food or clothing for the poor people.

You can also donate them if they have children in the organization so that they will be able to learn how to use them by themselves.

Make sure to clean it beforehand. For example, to clean a fridge, you can use these tips.

When it comes time to clean your fridge, we suggest that you skip the multipurpose cleaning sprays and instead opt for simpler, natural products like baking soda and vinegar, which are natural odor absorbers.

Take a small amount of vinegar and baking soda and apply it to your cleaning tools.

Then rinse the cloth or sponge with warm water, and use the rinse to rinse out the baking soda and vinegar residue from the scrubbed area.

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3. Sell It Online on Auction Sites Online Auction Sites:

If you want to sell your old appliance, you can try using online auction sites like eBay. You can set a starting price for your appliance and you can list it online on these sites.

You may get more buyers if you are willing to lower the price of your appliance since there are people who want to buy them but they cannot afford to buy them.

4. Recycle It

You can also sell your old appliances to a recycling company or company that deals with the recycling of appliances so that they will be able to use them again in their activities such as making new products out of recycled materials.

A lot of junk removal companies will take old appliances and they will either recycle them or dispose of them.

Junk removal companies charge by the volume of the items that you put in their trucks. The more space that your items take up in their trucks, the more expensive their services become.

But some recycling companies will also pay you a small amount of money for the old appliance and they will give you some money back if they need the old appliance for their own activities.

If you can find a local utility company, you can also check with them to see if they offer a removal service for older appliances that are very energy-consuming.

5. Reuse It

If you don’t want to throw away your old appliance, you can try using it in another way instead of throwing it away or selling it.

You can put it on a shelf or table and put something else on top of it so that it will not be visible from outside because this is considered as reusing an old appliance which is beneficial for the environment and environmental protection.

You can also put it in a cabinet or closet so that it will not be visible from the outside. You can also find another way to use your old appliance such as using it for gardening, collecting some insects, using it as a food container, etc.


Reusing old appliances is not a difficult task and you don’t need to spend money on new appliances. You can also save money and time by fixing them up instead of buying new ones every time you need one.

These tips will help you to get rid of old appliances so that you don’t have to throw them away and they will be able to reuse them again in other ways that we didn’t know about before.

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