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Tips for Updating Old or Clunky Electronics at Home

Many things can change during a decade, and technology changes every few years. If you still own any of these bulky devices, you should start shopping for new electronics and make an effort to eliminate electronic waste at home.

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Landline Telephone

Most households do not have a landline phone these days You can use your mobile phone, or you can use a digital phone service. If you need a landline phone, you should purchase a cordless phone and get rid of annoying cords in the process.

Home Security

Today’s home security systems are a lot more modern than simple deadbolts. Upgrade to include home security system cameras as part of your protection and to give yourself more peace of mind. You can upgrade bulky alarm systems into a streamlined control on your phone.

Fax Machine

If you are still using a bulky fax machine, you should update your technology. You may need a fax machine for your small business, but you can send a fax with a mobile app now. If you need to fax sensitive information, you should purchase a printer that has a fax option instead.

Desktop Computer

Your old desktop computer might give you some sense of nostalgia, but you should update to an all-in-one computer. An outdated computer is a security risk. If you want to use less space, you should purchase a laptop computer or a tablet.

VCR

A small percentage of the population still owns a VCR. The technology is outdated and inefficient. You should replace your VCR with a DVR and a Blu-ray player. Blu-ray disks can store several movies and a DVR can record TV shows, movies, and sports making your old recording devices obsolete.

DVD Player

If you have a large DVD collection, you should upload the movies to your computer. When you burn the movies to your computer, you can donate your DVD collection. You will not have to purchase DVD cleaner, and you will always have access to your movies.

Stereo System

If your stereo system has a record player, it is time to update your device. You should purchase a stereo system that has an MP3 player. When you purchase a new stereo system, you can download your favorite songs individually. You do not have to waste your money on songs you do not want to hear.

Portable CD player

Portable CD players are bulky devices since they cannot fit in your pocket. If you want to listen to music while you are exercising, you should purchase an MP3 player.

Outdated devices use more energy, and can even be a fire hazard. When you purchase your new devices, you will be able to perform tasks more efficiently, your house will be less cluttered, and you can get rid of a lot of junk. Use these tips to help you as you get started.

By Eileen O’Shanassy

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