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What to Do with Old Electronics: The 4 Best Options

Posted on: June 4, 2018 | by: Stor-Mor June 4, 2018

With technology constantly evolving, the newest and greatest electronic is constantly being introduced to the market. If you have electronics that you no longer use but are still in good condition, you may be looking for options to get rid of them. Keep reading this post to find 4 great options for getting rid of your old electronics!

Recycle Electronics

When you recycle electronics, the precious metals used inside of the electronics can be extracted and used to create a new item. Periodically, cities will host electronic recycling events. Consult your local government officials for electronic recycling locations.

Sell Old Electronics for Cash

Depending on the value of the electronic, they can be sold for a great deal of money. If you are selling your electronic online, be aware that the site may take a cut from your sale. Before choosing a website to sell your electronic on, search your particular electronic on that website to determine how much you may make from that sale.

Donate Electronics to a Worthy Cause

Many organizations and charities are seeking donations of old electronics. And when you donate your electronic to a worthy cause, it can really go a long way. Your old tv, computer, phone or gaming system may end up being used by military overseas. Your old tablet or games may end up getting played on by kids in a hospital.

Store Electronics for Later

There may be some that hold a little extra sentimental value. Maybe it was your laptop from college, your dad’s old boombox speaker or your first gaming system. If this is the case, consider storing them in a storage unit. Before storing your electronics, there are a few steps you want to take to protect them from any damage.

How to Store Electronics

  1. Consult the Owner’s Manual: Different electronics will require different methods of storage. Before storing your electronics, check the owner’s manual to make sure they don’t require extra care.
  2. Use the Original Packaging: Whenever possible, use the packaging the electronic originally came in. The original packaging was specifically designed for the item and will provide the best degree of protection.
  3. Take a Picture of the Back of the Electronic: There’s nothing more frustrating than spending time trying to figure out how to reconnect an electronic item. Before detaching any of the connections, take a picture of the back of the electronic items so you’ll know which wire goes in which outlet. When setting up your electronic later on, use the picture as a reference.
  4. Remove Any Attached or Internal Items: Before storing your electronic, detach the mouse and speakers and remove any DVDs or ink cartridges from inside.

Stor-Mor Has Electronic Storage Solutions

Are you looking for a location to store your electronics? Consider a storage unit rental! A storage unit rental will keep your electronics from cluttering your home and still in a safe and secure location for when you need them. Stor-Mor has storage facilities in Colorado Springs, CO, Fort Collins, CO, Littleton, CO, Torrance, CA, Cypress, CA and Anaheim, CA. Contact us to rent a storage unit today!

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