Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Have a New Reason to Purge My Drawers!

You know all that mindless junk lying around in your 'junk' drawers?  How about that box of doo-dads you have stashed away in some closet to go through 'later on'?  Do you have any pile of 'have to get to that's' anywhere?  Well...
I found a new website, courtesy of Family Circle Magazine, that not only recycles your old electronics, but may pay you for them as well.  How cool is that??  Not only do you clean out that drawer full of old cell phones, but you get paid for it as well.  And the shipping is free. The program is Gazelle.  They take the following items - so go clean out your closets:

  • Cell Phones
  • Digital Cameras
  • MP3 Players
  • PDAs
  • Laptops
  • Gaming Consoles
  • GPS Devices
  • Camcorders
  • Satellite Radios
  • External Hard Drives
  • Video Games
  • Movies
  • LCD Monitors
  • Blu-Ray Players
  • Calculators
  • Desktops
  • Wow.  It is great to know one can actually profit from recycling their odds and ends.  I received an offer for a camera ($28), playstation ($11 - though my kids would kill me), 2 cell phones ($8 each) and an old non-working laptop ($0) for a total of $55.  Not too shabby for junk lying around.  I get to clean out the cupboards, and the stuff gets recycled, then I get to stash the cash.  Now, that's what I call being mindfully resourceful!

    Check out the website.  Once you add up what they offer you, post it back here.  

    1 comment:

    Angela said...

    Thanks for the great tip Jill. I just wrote a comment about it on another blog that was talking about getting rid of used electronics, and on the Compact Yahoo Group- they're a group I'm part of that vows to Buy Nothing New.