Places to Donate Used Items To

What great tips we’ve had this week from Summer. Let’s run through all the ways to get rid of your electronics:

Places to Sell Your Electronics Yourself

Recycle Cell Phones through Operation Gratitude

Places that Buy Back your Electronics

Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Lights

Today’s Tip is for more than just electronics. You can give away more than you think you can. I know in my case, I’ve found that if you think outside the box, there is a place that will take your used items. And giving them to someone in need is much better than letting imagethem stack up in your house, or ending up in a landfill or dumpster. So, think of places to give to the less fortunate by giving. Here are a few places that Summer came up with, and thanks to her, I’ve been giving to a few of these already!

Reuse it by giving it!

(AND ask for a tax receipt so you can deduct the value on your 2010 taxes.)

- Contact your local food bank about taking your gently used toys for Christmas or even clothing. They may even have a family in need of housing items or other things you’re getting rid of at the end of the year. Check with your food bank before stopping by with your items. If you don’t know where your local food bank is located you can find an incomplete list through Feeding America.

- Give items to a specific charity with a need. For example, take your gently used blankets and give them to Project Linus, or One Warm Coat will take your gentle used coats.

- Donate to the Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

I’ve been donating to a local charity called Pave because they come and pick up the donations right at my doorstep every other month!

About Summer:

Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.

Get Rid of the Old and Bring in the New Electronics

I’m so happy to be bringing you all of these wonderful Green and eco tips. Thanks to Summer’s help and Kristin at OurOrdinaryLife, I really am excited about turning green. I hope that with all of these tips you’ll be turning a deep shade a of green next year. I’m really inspired. Today Summer has one great place out of many that will buy back your electronics if they work or not!

clip_image001What will you do with the old electronics when you’re bringing in the new ones?

There is a solution that will actually pay you! Click on Gazelle or if
you’re a Costco member you can get more money back from Gazelle by going through Costco. I recycled an old, broken, point and shoot camera and got $6, which is better than it becoming landfill as it wasn’t useable. But if you have a cell phone … don’t act yet; check us out tomorrow!

Gazelle provides an easy, fast, and safe way for you to sell electronics and recycle electronics. When you sell cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, or other gadgets to gazelle, you’ll earn cash and help save the environment by keeping old, used gadgets out of landfills. You get green while being green! The bottom line is you want to sell electronics and gazelle wants to buy electronics. A perfect match!

eBay green logoBecause I have worked with eBay a few weeks ago, I have to mention the eBay buy back program as well! Ebay Green has created the Instant Sale, you sell back your electronics in any condition and eBay will buy them, and resell them. That’s recycling so go clean up your spouses home offices people and make some green! The Instant Sale program is easy and very quick to use. Find out what price your electronics will fetch and accept or don’t it’s up to you!

 

 

About Summer:

Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.

Now because I mentioned eBay I have to say in the past I worked with them. In accordance to the FTC Guidelines and WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that my time, travel and accommodations have been compensated by eBay for my participation in the Love to Give campaign. Although I have a material connection to eBay, any publicly stated opinions of eBay remain my own.