With summer fully upon us, many homeowners find they either need new lawn maintenance equipment, or still have old items lying around. So, what should you do with the old stuff?
If you still have an old lawn mower, trimmer or other unused landscaping tools taking up space in your shed or garage, it's time to consider their fate. However, when it comes to broken or obsolete lawn mowers and other landscaping tools, you may find that getting rid of them can be difficult.
Getting rid of old appliances can be a huge chore. And your kitchen stove or oven can be some of the worst to deal with. But if you're upgrading to new appliances, what do you do with the old ones?
Imagine you are trying to lift your kitchen oven. Even if you could get your arms around it, how much weight are we talking about? Well, according to one source, the average 24 to 30 inch convection oven weighs about 130 pounds. And a double convection oven can weigh much over double that!
Household and kitchen appliances get old. Sometimes they just need to be upgraded and other times they break down and must be replaced. Either way, you still have to get rid of the old one.
Hauling off and disposing of old appliances is a difficult task for any homeowner. Unless you already have an appliance professional or two at home and a large truck, getting rid of that old machine is going to be a challenge.
There are many other household items that can be recycled in addition to just aluminum cans, glass bottles, boxes and newspaper.
In fact, you might be surprised at the variety of household items and debris that can actually be recycled instead of dumped in a landfill. While, most people are quite familiar with the concept of recycling, we do tend to think of it only in terms of common items we're familiar with.
So you're deep into spring cleaning and realized that your trusty, old hot tub is becoming just "old" and not so trusty. And you've decided to upgrade. That's great! But what do you do with the old unit?
While you may be one of those people who like to use their hot tub in the cold, winter months, odds are spring and summer are your "heavy use" seasons. And if you've decided to get a new model to replace your old hot tub that's been around for years, you have big task.
There are many other household items that can be recycled in addition to paper, soda cans and plastic water bottles. But many people are quite unaware of these so they end up in our landfills instead.
Recycling is not limited to paper, plastic glass and cans. It can, in fact, include a wide variety of other household trash items. In fact, with some creativity, some planning and consistent effort, almost anything you get rid of can actually be recycled, reused or repurposed.
Now that spring is here many folks are looking to replace some old appliances. Some of the most difficult to dispose of are washers and dryers. Is there a simple solution for old appliance removal?
With some things it makes sense to replace them with used items. But large appliances, such as washers and dryers, have gotten more efficient with each year.
The refrigerator is probably the central fixture of any kitchen besides the stove. But, like any appliance, they become dated and old, and eventually need to be replaced.
If you've been thinking about upgrading to a new high-tech refrigerator, this is a great time to do so. New models now come complete with smart technology, temperature sensors, water filtration systems, and energy saving features. Not to mention a wide selection of colors and designs.
Spring is a great time of year to replace your old appliances and update your kitchen and laundry room. But what do you do with your old machines? You could junk them, but there's a better option.
Once you've replaced your old, worn out or outdated appliances, you have to decide what to do with your old machines. Some retailers will take them for you, but you are likely to be stuck with disposing of them yourself.