Try Selling or Giving
In many cases, if the appliance still works or can be repaired, there’s someone out there who wants it. So consider placing an ad on craigslist or another local site, offering the appliance for sale or for anyone to pick it for free. In some neighborhoods, it’s customary to put things you want to get rid of on the curb or in the alley with a “FREE” sign. There are some things that you should always get from craigslist, check out what you should always find on craigslist.
If you would rather donate your appliance, The Salvation Army often accepts working appliances and may even offer pick up services. Habitat for Humanity has “ReStores” that will also accept appliances. Also, you may want to check with local charities to see if they accept appliances. Here are 15 things you should think about donating.
Bundle Removal With New Appliance
For larger appliances, like washers and dryers, many stores will offer removal services as an option when you are buying a new model. Look for stores that offer a deal for a free removal as part of your upgrade. And stores may try to charge a fee for this service, but bundling it with the price of a new model is common. If you’re in need of a new appliance, check out these tips on how to save money when buying new appliances.