Have you at any point in life, needed to dispose of your outdated, old, or unneeded musical instruments? Musical gears such as guitars, violins and pianos hold a greater sentimental value. The pain of tossing or giving them away may be tremendous. However, by hoarding the instruments, they start to consume the treasurable space in your home. You will not get to enjoy the full freedom that the luxurious living spaces provide.
So what’s next?
Make a firm decision
You do not want to partake of anything that will haunt you in the long run. Therefore, before deciding on how and when to dispose of the old musical instruments, you must first program your mind fully to accept the reality on the ground.
Ask yourself whether:
- You will need the old items for your music classes in the near future
- Someone in your family might cherish the instruments
- The musical instrument can be repaired
- You can reuse the instrument
Articrafts employ a wide range of skills for that tool to look like what it is. Therefore, thinking of it ending in the bin should be your last option. If at all your answers to the questions above are all NO, then consider:
There is no doubt that the musical gear cost you an arm and foot to acquire. For example, a new electric guitar cost up to $2,000 while a piano may go for up to $50, 000. In good condition, you can reclaim a good percentage of these amounts through resale.
Craigslist, one of the leading platforms in online trading, accepts almost all types of old items. It is the best route to take since it does not charge sellers fees for listing and collection. The platform also has collectors in almost every metropolitan. They will physically come, transact and carry away the gear.
Other than Craigslist, you can also list your gears in other platforms such as eBay and Reverb.com.
- Gift the item
If you are that kind of a person who believes in gifting as a source of gratitude, happiness, social connection and social cooperation, then it is the way forward. However, you will not want to gift your gear to someone who might not need it.
First, ask around for any person who is strictly passionate about music. If at all you don’t find any, step forward and gift it to a local church. Any local school that offers music classes can also be an excellent place. However, it is an added advantage to give away the musical instruments to parties that are not able to afford one.
Charity is a simple act of kindness that amplifies a personal image. And, for business organizations, the act impacts greatly on brand building. Additionally, other gratitudes come with the donation.
The best ways to donate your musical gear is through the IRS approved organizations. These types of beneficiaries attract tax deductions that may help you cut down on the general expenditure of your business in the long run.
Tax-deductible donations vary from one country to another. In some countries, you can only make such donations through a certified intermediary. The intermediaries will then regrant the items to the final beneficiary. So, check out for that.
Just like any other old item in your household, you can surely lengthen the life of your old instrument through recycling. All you need is some basic skills to turn them out to other magnificent tools.
Some of the best ideas to repurposing an old musical instrument include:
- Turning it into a chair
- Turning into a hanger or cabinet
- Turning into a flower or candle holder
How magnificent your old musical gear becomes when repurposing partly depends on the individual skills. However, where you cannot repurpose it yourself, it is only prudent to source services from professional third parties.
If at all the audio or musical gear cannot be used anymore, then it is only better to haul it. However, this is not as easy as you think. Advanced instruments such as an electric piano are treated as e-waste. On the other hand, instruments with metallic parts may require deformation and ethical dumping.
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