Has your treadmill turned into a storage space for clothes and unwanted items? Or are you ready to upgrade to a new machine? Whatever your reasons for wanting to say goodbye to it, it can be challenging to figure out what to do with an old treadmill. Read on to learn about your options so you don’t have to put it out with the rest of your trash.

What to Do with an Old Treadmill

  • Repurpose as a Walking Desk: Convert your old treadmill into a walking desk by adding a sturdy tabletop, allowing you to work or read while staying active.
  • Donate or Sell: Give your old treadmill a new home by donating it to an organization in your community or selling it online to someone who might still find it useful. If you’d like to try donating first, check with some schools in your area; they might have a gym that could use some extra equipment.
  • Upcycled Furniture: Repurpose the treadmill’s frame or parts to create unique furniture pieces like a plant stand or a shelving unit, adding a stylish touch to your home decor.
  • Pet Exercise Station: Adapt your old treadmill for your furry friend’s exercise needs by securely attaching a leash or harness, allowing your dog to walk or run safely indoors when the weather is unfavorable. Of course, check with your vet first to make sure your pooch would benefit from the setup.