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Have some appliances to get rid of before moving day? Don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right blog.
Today, we’re going to share all of our best tips for appliance removal, so grab a coffee, and get ready. This is going to be a fun one!
8 tips for appliance removal
Before you do away with your old appliances, start with an inspection. Find out if they work, if there’s any cosmetic damage, and if they’re clean enough to rehome.
Then, take advantage of one of these tips for appliance removal:
#1: Have a yard sale.
Weather permitting, why not bring all your appliances out to your front yard or garage and have a good yard sale? That can help you rehome your appliances to someone else and keep them from getting thrown out.
Just be sure to clean your appliances well beforehand and make sure they work so that they’re ready for the next person. Unplugging them a few days before the sale is a good way to make sure they’ve cooled down and are safe for transit. Also, if you don’t feel like doing a yard sale, consider posting them online. There’s probably at least one person near you who could benefit from a new dishwasher, washer, or dryer!
#2: Donate what you don’t need.
Give your items to a person or organization in need, and you’ll be happy at the end of the day (even without the profit). You can talk to your family, friends, coworkers, or local charities to see if they need a certain appliance or can find someone else who does.
A few organizations that accept pre-owned appliances include Habitat for Humanity Restores, St. Vincent de Paul, American Council of the Blind, The Salvation Army, AMVETS National Service Foundation, and Goodwill. Many of these organizations take drop-offs or can pick up the appliance at no cost to you.
#3: Recycle whenever you can.
You can typically recycle the following: fans, small kitchen appliances, dishwashing machines, washers, dryers, toasters, microwaves, fridges, ACs, and ovens. If you have an appliance you no longer need for whatever reason, consider recycling it to ensure the item doesn’t end up in a landfill.
You can Google for appliance recycling companies near you. Just be sure that you call ahead of time to make sure they can take your items. If they can’t, another one of these options might suit you better.
#4: Contact the professionals for help removing anything that’s leaking chemicals.
ACs, water coolers, freezers, and fridges have a dangerous chemical called freon. If you notice ice on your AC’s evaporator coil, you may have a freon leak, and in that case, you’ll need to contact a professional to remove the appliance for you.
Never attempt to get rid of something with a freon leak yourself. The best thing you can do is get in touch with a local appliance removal company or junk removal service that can take this item off your hands in the safest way possible. The appliance removal cost may vary by company.
#5: Ask stores if they can do a free washer and dryer pickup to refurbish.
Are you getting rid of an old washer and dryer because they stopped working, and you decided to buy a net set? If so, talk to the company where you bought your new machines so that you can see if they can pick up your old appliances.
Often, these companies can safely dispose of appliances and/or refurbish them so that they can be used again in the future. It’s worth a phone call!
#6: Look up free appliance removal companies in your area.
If you don’t want to pay to declutter your old appliances, it can’t hurt to research free appliance removal services near you. A few companies that make this list include the Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD), Costco, Lowe’s, and the charitable organizations we mentioned above.
While there might be stipulations with each company, give them a call to find out if they can remove your specific appliance. That way, you don’t have to worry about it.
#7: Contact the manufacturer.
Did you know that manufacturers can arrange pickup for old appliances in some cases? Yep! You heard that right. So, it’s worth calling the manufacturer where you bought your AC or fridge to see if they can accept the items.
Contact the store where you purchased the item to start the conversation. If it’s a large chain store, they may even have a way to swing by and get your appliances for you. It may not be free. However, it will get the items off your hands.
#8: Call a business that accepts scrap metal.
Another option for appliance removal is calling a scrap metal company. Typically, they can take washers, dryers, dishwashing machines, and ovens–to name a few examples.
You can go to a scrap yard or call a scrap yard service directly to get your appliances recycled. Some companies might even be willing to pick up your old appliances for cash since they can use that metal to create new products.
Need any help moving?
Once you’ve used our tips for appliance removal and gotten that old AC out of your house, your move can be a whole lot less stressful. After all, there will be that much less to worry about! And if you need a hand with that move, here is a quick guide on tips for comparing moving company quotes. Of course Bellhop is here to help as well!
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