Why It’s so Hard to Get Rid of Old Fitness EquipmentWhen it comes to dealing with old fitness equipment, there’s little more challenging to rid a household of for a few key reasons. First, it’s old. So, for things like metal weights, that won’t matter much, but an old treadmill is entirely different. Then, there’s the fact that it’s used. Other people’s germs aren’t attractive. And, if there’s any wear and tear, that too, makes it a lot less than desirable.
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.comOf course it’s sheer size and weight is yet another problem. The fact that it’s not easily portable will play a big role. Add to it that most local trash collection agencies won’t pick up old workout equipment and you’ll easily see why it’s not simple to get rid of at all.
- Sell it. One good bit of news is that home gym equipment isn’t cheap at all. If it’s in good, usable condition, you can attempt to sell it. Bundle it and price it dirt cheap to get rid of it quickly.
- Give it away. Another method is to gorgo the whole selling attempt and instead opt to give it away with the sale of your house. Or, just spread the word it’s free to whoever will pick it up.
- Donate it locally. You can also contact local schools to see if they have any interest in taking it off your hands. If so, you create a win-win scenario. And, you also snag a tax write off, to boot.
- Junk it. Should it not be in good, usable condition, then just have a junk removal service pick it up and take it away. This way, you’ll be done with it in no time.