What can I Do with Old Home Workout Equipment?Perhaps you’re dealing with a foreclosure cleanout situation and aren’t a bit overwhelmed by what’s left behind. Or, you’ve inherited a home only to discover there’s much work ahead. Even if you’re selling your home, this is something you must deal with. Unfortunately, because of what it is, makes it that more difficult. After all, even if its relatively good condition, few people are willing to exercise on used equipment. It’s just considered dirty and perhaps, dangerous.
The staggering numbers [for old fitness equipment] are huge. Imagine the stuff that’s already out there in the world. In garages and storage facilities and athletic sheds. In the bottoms of closets. In schoolyards and backyards and junkyards. In gutters and sewer drains. No sense it letting it all go to waste. Pull your smock over your head, pop on your wacky cap and get to repurposing. —Bleacher Report.Like disposing of an old sectional, you can’t just place it on the curb for the local trash collection agency. Because it’s probably too large and/or heavy, meaning it won’t qualify for pick up. So, you’re often left to do it on your own. That’s okay, you can rid yourself of that fitness equipment in a few ways. Then, you can reclaim the space it takes up and get on with what’s next. Here are a ew helpful suggestions for what to do with old home workout equipment:
- Sell it as a complete set. Take plenty of pictures, find the manufacturer’s original description, and then add your own information to post in an online ad. Try to sell it first as a complete set and price it to sell fast. This way, you’ll be rid of it quickly and put a little cash in your pocket.
- Sell the pieces individually. If you can’t sell it as a complete set, try to sell the pieces individually. This will likely widen its appeal to more people who just want a few pieces of fitness equipment and aren’t interested in a whole set.
- Try donating it to a charity. Another option is to donate it to a local charity. If it is in good, useable condition and can be cleaned up to sell in a thrift store, this is a viable option. Try some local churches to see if there’s any interest.
- Give it away with the house sale. If you are selling your house, you might ask your agent to inquire if the buyers are interested in it. If so, you’ve just found an easy way to get it out of your life. Best of all, you won’t have to do anything else.
- Go through a local retail consigner. Depending on the condition, you might try a second-hand sports equipment resale consigner or retailer. While you probably won’t get very much, you’ll accomplish your goal and walk away with a little money.