With every passing year more and more new technology comes out. As a result, so many of our precious items are becoming obsolete.
But when it comes to decluttering, some things are harder to give up than others. Whether it’s sentimental or that they could be worth something one day, we all have those items we don’t want to part with.
Why do we hold on to old CDs and DVDs?
Items can hold a lot of sentimental value like the CD that takes you back when you first found your favourite band. VHS tapes take a lot of people back to being children, allowing them to forget about the day to day worries of being an adult.
Some things do come back around to be used. Just look at records and record players! Once we could only find them in dedicated shops or at car-boot sales, they are now sold in large quantities in many high street shops.
Some items could one day be worth a lot of money, particularly as other people give or throw them away making them rarer.
As you can see, it is very easy for them to take over our home spaces of sanctuary and rest. Want them gone, once and for all? Read on to find out how.
Pass on old CDs and DVDs
It’s tempting to just dump your dusty old compact discs out. You might think, who could possibly want these in this day and age?
But rather than resort to landfill, first consider selling or donating. There are plenty of services who can take these off your hands. Companies like Music Magpie and CeX will pay you for old CDs, DVDs, and games.
For older, more obscure pieces of gear, it might be worth checking on eBay to see if it’s worth something.
Another option is donating to a local charity shop.
Reuse or Recycle
However, these stores and services won’t accept scratched or damaged items. In this case, your best bet is to head to your local recycling centre. Both the disks and the plastic jewel DVD cases are recyclable!
Alternatively, lots of people use the shiny disks to hang from trees and plants in their garden to frighten birds away.
Even so, if you’re absolutely convinced your hoarded treasures might be worth something one day, a good solution is to look into local self storage. With self storage, it’s the best of both worlds. You can hold on to your items whilst still continuing with your mission to declutter (and, possibly, make the people who live with you very, very happy!).
It is crucial that you look for self storage in a good location, gives you flexible rental agreements and is safe and secure. All these elements will allow for you to have peace of mind that your items are well-looked after but if CDs ever do come back in fashion or you decide to start selling your VHS tape collection, you will be able to retrieve your items easily and not be stuck in a long term contract.
If you would like to know more about self storage, get in touch with the team today.