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Posted on: May 30, 2018 | by: Find Self Storage 2018-05-30

What to Do with Old Electronics

Tips for Recycling, Selling, Donating and Storing

It seems like electronics are made to break every few years. And with the newest and latest model coming out so often, many people have a hard time even waiting until their electronic breaks to upgrade. When you do get a new electronic, you are faced with the question of what you should do with your old electronics. Thankfully, there are a few great options for getting rid of your old electronics. Learn four below!

Where Can I Get Rid of Old Electronics?

There are many great options for getting rid of your old electronics. Regardless of which option you choose, before the electronics leaves your possession, it is important to wipe it clean of any personal information.

  1. Recycle Electronics: When you recycle your electronics, precious metals can be extracted from the electronic and turned into something new. If there is enough interest, local cities will often host electronic recycling events.
  2. Donate Electronics: There are many charities and organizations seeking old electronics. Used televisions, computers, laptops, and phones can help the military and people in underdeveloped countries. Many stores and businesses will host electronic donation drives, which makes donating your old electronics that much easier.
  3. Sell Electronics: There are many options for selling your electronics. If you have a new version of the electronic, or it is rare, you may be able to make a decent amount of money selling your electronics online.
  4. Store Old Electronics: There are a few reasons you may want to hold onto your old electronics. As some electronics increase in age, the more valuable they get. Or, maybe they were passed down from a previous generation and are already valuable to you. Whatever the reason, if you’re not ready to part with your electronics quite yet consider storing them in a storage unit.

What to Do with Old Electronics: Never Throw Them Out

With all of these great options for getting rid of old electronics, throwing them out should never be one. Every year, the United States alone produces 9.4 million tons of e-waste. By choosing to recycle, sell, donate or store your old electronics instead of simply disposing of them, you are helping to cut down on e-waste.

Find Self Storage Has Electronic Storage Solutions

For the storage of electronics, we recommend utilizing a climate controlled storage unit. Electronics can be easily damaged by fluctuations in temperature. A climate controlled storage unit will maintain a steady temperature ideal for storing electronics.

If you’re looking to store your old electronics, turn to Find Self Storage. We have storage facilities in Plano, TXDallas, TXCarrolton, TXLeesville, LA and in Alexandria, LA on Windermere Blvd and Lodi RdContact us to rent a storage unit today!

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