Unfortunately, life expectancy of kitchen appliances does not last forever and then it comes the time you have to replace them. According to the statistics, 14% of your kitchen renovation costs is spent on purchase and installation of new kitchen appliances. The question is what the best thing to do with your perfectly functioning but 5-10 year old oven, fridge and built-in IKEA pantry? Should you just throw them out in (is it environmentally friendly way?!), sell (but where?!) or donate (but after all renovation expenses it is not a bad idea to get some money)? We have investigated some useful sites and as it turned out you have options. We hope these ideas will be helpful for you.
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– Pay the store to take them back.
During a purchase of a new appliance pay a nominal fee ($15 to $25) to the delivery guys to take away the old one. It might not be the cheapest, but at least it is the easiest way. Unfortunately, it is impossible to haul off an old appliance without a new purchase.
- Sell them.
If your old appliances are still in order, then post them on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace! Ignore the highest numbers you see and take the middle 50% of prices as “real”, plus the usual onsite haggling by buyers. Even appliances that do not run can be handy for someone as they can be stripped for parts. Large appliances contain recyclable materials (metals, plastic and glass) and a scrap metal company may buy them.
See if your town or city offers a recycling program. Some municipalities provide pick-up for free or a fee. There is a “bounty” program as well that provides cash or a discount on your energy bill when you buy an energy-saving appliance and turn in your old model for recycling.
Donate a usable clean large appliance to a Salvation Army, Habitat ReStore or local charitable organization — and get a tax deduction of $20 to $250, depending on condition and quality.
Besides, getting rid of large appliances like washing machines, fridges, and stoves can be a hard process. Professionals, like House Renovations company, provide an efficient, eco-friendly and safe appliance removal and kitchen appliance installation services. Entrust this complex process tto be handled by appliance installation specialists.