Decluttering Your Digital Life – Selling Unused Electronics

In today’s day and age, technology is constantly evolving. With people striving to have the most recent phone, tablet or navigation system, so many electronics go unused and get put to the back of a cupboard or under the bed, left to collect dust! We rely so heavily on electronics as a tool for communication, work, entertainment and so many other things, that we end up accumulating a huge number of devices that in reality just end up cluttering our homes and digital spaces. If this sounds like something you’re familiar with, keep on reading as we explore the importance of decluttering your digital space, and selling unused electronics as a way of doing this. 

Why Declutter Your Digital Life? 

Cluttering can have a significant impact on both our mental and emotional well-being. This impact is supported by a range of research that demonstrates how detrimental clutter can be to your mental health. One area of our lives where cluttering is common is in the digital realm, most visible in keeping old electronics, these unused devices occupy unnecessary physical space. Decluttering your digital space can bring a sense of clarity and organisation to your life whilst also benefitting the environment through reducing electronic waste. 

Declutter Your Electronics 

The first step to decluttering your digital life is assessing your digital inventory. This means going into all of your drawers and cupboards, and finding all the phones, cameras, consoles, sat navs and more that have been stored away, unused.

What To Do With Unused Electronics?

Once you have sorted through all of your old electronics and figured out what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of, you have several options to choose between in terms of getting rid of them. 


Selling old electronic devices is a great way to give them a second life. Not only do your unused devices go to a better home, but you are also able to earn back a bit of the money you spent on them. 

Whilst there are many platforms available to sell your devices, our platform, Zapper, offers an easy solution to selling your old electronics. Simply upload your item, get a valuation and send us your items free of charge. Old electronics tend to retain value even if they are well-used or damaged. Instead of throwing them away, earn a little cash on otherwise redundant devices. 


Recycling your old, unused electronic devices is another great solution. Electronic waste is an incredibly damaging activity with numerous negative environmental impacts. By choosing to recycle these old devices you are helping to contribute towards a more sustainable future. Click here to locate your nearest electronics recycling point. 


As we all know, electronics are getting more and more expensive as time goes on, making them less accessible, in particular to those who can’t afford to keep up with these rapid technological advancements. A great way to give these old electronics a second life is through charitable donation schemes. Luckily there are a number of charities out there that will happily take these devices off of your hands and give them to a better home. 

The Benefits of Decluttering Your Used Electronics 

Decluttering your used electronics can be beneficial for several reasons. In this section, we’ve found three of the best benefits of decluttering your old electrical devices:

1. Free up physical space 

The immediate benefit associated with decluttering is the physical space that it frees up. Unused devices occupy valuable storage space that could instead be utilised more effectively for an organised and spacious working environment. 

2. Earn some extra cash 

As we have mentioned, our platform Zapper allows you to earn back some of the money you spent on these devices in the first place. This extra cash can act as another way of saving up for future purchases or maybe simply taking yourself on a day out!

3. Contribute to a circular economy 

By decluttering old devices, you are helping to contribute towards a circular economy. This practice supports sustainable initiatives, encourages mindful consumption and reduces the environmental impact of these digital devices. 

What Type of Electronics Can You Sell? 

Through Zapper, you can sell a wide range of electronic devices, whether it be your old phone, tablet, iPod, camera and more. We take devices in all conditions – the good, the bad and the faulty!

How Much Money Can You Make From Decluttering Used Electronics? 

There are a few things that will determine how much you can make from decluttering your old used electronic devices. These variables include its current condition, the brand and model of your device, how old it is, and the current market demand for the device. 

Devices that are from higher-end and popular brands tend to go for more money, however, this doesn’t mean you should disregard those that don’t fit this description. We recommend getting a valuation from us, ensuring that you give us the best description possible so we can give you the most accurate valuation for your old devices. 

Declutter & Earn Cash with Zapper

If you think you have some old devices lying around that are no longer in use and fancy earning some extra cash, Zapper is the place for you. Declutter your digital life by sending us your old electronics that are no longer in use. 

Simply click here to get an instant quote on your electrical devices. Once you have a valuation, we will send you a selling pack so you can send your items back to us completely free of charge. Once we have processed your items, we send you the cash however is best for you – whether that’s PayPal, bank transfer or even cheque. 

So what are you waiting for? Start decluttering your digital life today with Zapper.

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