What to Do with Old Exercise Equipment

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Wondering what to do with old exercise equipment? Is it taking-up space in your home and you no longer want it? Are you in sheer disbelief you even spent the time, money, and effort to set it all up? That’s okay, many people experience the same feeling. It’s part practicality, part buyer’s remorse. Perhaps you want to convert a garage into a workshop to have better use of the space. You might want to convert an otherwise empty room into a home office. Or, you want to have more space and this is the only way to get it.

What to Do with Old Exercise Equipment in Orlando

The problem you face is the same predicament many others face when trying to get rid of old appliances. Used appliances aren’t considered very reliable, so there is little consumer demand. What’s more, there are dangerous, even toxic components to some appliances, like freon. While exercise equipment doesn’t usually share any of these concerns, it’s not appealing to others because it’s considered unclean. People just don’t relish the prospect of working out on used equipment.

If you are tired of looking at that old treadmill in the garage, you’re not alone. Lots of Americans buy exercise equipment they end up not using. If you’re one of them, you can do yourself (and the world) a favor by donating the unused equipment to charities or individuals that will put it to good use —Live Strong.com

However, this doesn’t mean you are totally stuck with all that exercise equipment. There are ways to unload old exercise equipment but the options become few if their condition is in bad shape. Still, you can use your imagination to be completely or partially free of it. If you do employ a little craft thinking, you’ll probably come up with more ways. So, let’s take a look at what to do with old exercise equipment:

  • Sell it locally. If the exercise equipment is in useable condition, you should attempt to sell it locally. Keep in mind you won’t get much money in return but that’s not your ultimate goal. Your goal is to get it off your property. Advertise online, hang flyers on corkboards, and more to let people know it’s available.
  • Give it away. One of the easiest ways to offload old exercise equipment is to simply give it away to family, neighbors, coworkers, and friends. If you ask around enough, you’ll probably find at least one or more takers. At minimum, you’ll spread the word and perhaps find an opportunity.
  • Part it out. When it comes to used appliances and electronics, parting these out usually comes to mind. You can do the same with old exercise equipment (so-to-speak). Instead of trying to sell or give away it all together, sell or give away individual sets. For instance, give away the weights to one person and the elliptical to another.
  • Donate it to charity. Some charities will accept exercise equipment but it usually must be in a good condition. There are charities which sell it in thrift centers and stores who will accept such donations.
  • Gift it to an organization. There are other organizations which use exercise equipment for a variety of reasons. Some use them with disadvantaged youth and other groups. Take a little time to find such organizations and inquire about their interest.

If you cannot find a way to successfully get rid of your old exercise equipment, just phone 321-406-2069 or visit AAA Rousse Services and we’ll take it away and also haul junk away. We serve the entire Orlando area and know it well; so, give us a call right now!

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