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A 'detox diet' for your electronics

I'm not a big fan of detox diets or cleanses, unless it has to do with clutter. The human body has a very efficient way of ridding itself of toxins all on its own (yeah, that), but on the outside, we humans tend to hold onto old junk a little too long.

I'm a big fan of Peter Walsh, who wrote the book "Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat." In it, he says that a cluttered, messy home can have a negative effect on weight loss.

So what do you do with all your old, out-of-date electronic stuff? You can't throw it in the regular trash.

Live near a Best Buy? You can take all your old e-stuff there for electronics recycling, even stuff you didn't buy there, and no matter how old the items are. (You should have seen the collection of old Palm PDAs we had growing in the spare room!)

I'm always a little wary of bringing old electronics to recycling places because I have no idea what will become of my personal information, but Best Buy makes sure the hard drives are wiped clean and destroyed before they are recycled.

Want to find out more about the recycling program? Check out the video below:


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Disclosure: I have been compensated with a Best Buy Gift Card for this post.