You did it. You finally upgraded your entire suite of major appliances. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your washing machine will actually run a full cycle and your fridge has that wine rack you’ve been coveting. Now all you need to do is find new homes for your old appliances Vernon homeowners still might have a use for.
Your old appliances aren’t going to move themselves, and hauling them away yourself can be a hassle, especially if you don’t own a truck. It can also lead to a quick trip to the chiropractor if you’re not careful.
By finding ways to repurpose your older appliances, you’ll keep them from ending up in the landfill and you’ll get the satisfaction of not having to pay someone to take them away for you.
Here are a number of suggestions that’ll help you make room for your new high-end appliances without having to strain your back, or your wallet.
If your children are of an age where they’re living on their own—especially if they’re first-time homeowners—having a reliable, albeit older, set of appliances can save a lot of hassle.
Just because your range is a bit older doesn’t mean it won’t provide years of dependable service for someone else. It might even be an upgrade on the unit that came with their house if it was a fixer-upper.
There are a number of popular websites like Kijiji, Craigslist and Used Okanagan where you can sell all manner of items. With regional filters and searchable categories, selling used appliances is easy. If you’ve got a smartphone with a camera, all you need to do is take a picture of your old dishwasher, create a listing and post it.
Here are a few tips to ensure you attract potential buyers:
If you don’t care about the money all that much, and you’d rather just get rid of your appliances, list them in the ‘Free’ section. There’s a good chance someone will be willing to come and take them off your hands.
If you ask around, you might realize you have appliances Vernon community groups might be interested in. There are many organizations that lack the operating budget to buy new ones, and your contribution could help them.
In other instances, these non-profits can sell your appliances to make a bit of money, or find other people who need them.
If you want to make your new laundry appliances last longer and perform better, read our post Kamloops Appliances Tips: Maintaining Your Washer.
Are you thinking of upgrading your home to include luxury appliances Vernon residents desire? Genier’s carries the Interior’s largest selection of top-name appliances in every department. Come by our showroom and talk to our knowledgeable, non-commissioned staff.