What Residents can Do with Old Appliances

Okay, so you’re moving into a new home, apartment in Fort Myers, or have purchase an investment property rental house. The real work is just beginning all over again after the move and one of the first orders of business is to make key updates to the house. Once all the boxes are unloaded and the furniture moved in, you’re ready to prepare for a kitchen remodel and that means having to do something, anything you can, to get rid of the old appliances.

What Fort Myers Residents can Do with Old Appliances

To get on with the kitchen makeover, you’ll need to begin with a concept. Think about function first and over style. A recent survey of some three hundred licensed contractors conducted by Consumer Reports reveals the largest mistakes homeowners make in their improvement projects. On the list are changing plans after work has started, over improving for the neighborhood, not asking for contractor discounts and hiring an unlicensed individual.

According to a UN study, the U.S. created the most electronic waste of any member nation. (A shocking 30 tons of waste per person!) In most cases, appliances and electronics shouldn’t be treated like any other waste we’d toss in the trash or leave on the curb. —Good Housekeeping

Of notable mention is the most cited: changing your mind. It’s imperative to put function at the very center of all your plans. For instance, when you remove the old refrigerator, there’s no reason the new appliance can be relocated for better function of the space. When you put function at the core of your remodel planning, you’ll get a much better working space that will also look great. To get started, you’ll need to do something with the old appliances and here are some suggestions:

  • Sell old appliances. If the appliances are in working condition and have a good appearance, there’s no reason you can’t sell them. To get rid of old appliances quickly, sell them together for a substantial discount and pocket a little cash.
  • Donate the appliances. Another way to rid yourself of old appliances is to donate them to a church, school, or charity. For instance, animal rescue facilities and other types of shelters welcome working appliances. You can ask a tax professional about taking a charitable deduction for the value of the appliances.
  • Give the appliances away. There are individuals and businesses alike who fix and refurbish appliances to resell them. Some will pay you a small amount but even if you get very little for those old appliances, there’s still off your hands. Also, you could give them to someone who needs appliances but is short on cash.
  • Reuse appliances elsewhere. Consider reusing the appliances in another place. You could put them into a rental unit or somewhere else to use until they permanently breakdown. This way, you’ll get more use out of them for a longer period of time.
  • Use a junk appliance removal service. The single easiest way to dispose of old appliances is to call a junk removal service. You won’t have to cart them to a recycling or other facility because the hauling service will pick them up from where they are located.

When you need appliance removal, whether it’s residential or commercial, just phone 239-580-6717 or visit AAA Rousse Services. We serve the entire Fort Myers area and know it well; so, give us a call right now!