If you are like a lot of my clients, you have old electronics that are sitting around taking up storage space in your home. Computers, DVR’s, DVD players, VCR’s become obsolete so fast, and we replace them with newer blu-ray players, smartphones, and tablets. But what should we do with all those out of date toys?
First, remove all of your personal information by reformatting the hard drive on computers or completing a factory reset on your phone then you can safely get rid of it. Many charities and non-profits will refurbish old computers for resale or for their own use. Just do an online search in your area. For example, in Las Vegas, there is a company called The Blind Center that takes care of your e-waste, either selling them for parts or selling the whole thing, and uses the proceeds to help the visually impaired. Depending on where you live, your waste service company might have an e-waste drop off center as well. Also, Best Buy has a great recycling program for almost all electronics, including in some cases tube tv’s. Just check online with your zipcode to see what you can drop off there.
Choosing to purge your old electronics from your home is a great way to free up some space; just be sure not to dump them in the trash.