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5 Things You Should Repair, Not Replace

When you buy something, you know that you’ll be replacing it just within the next few years. It doesn’t matter if it’s a jacket or a home appliance; you’re going to need a new item sooner or later. While most people are used to simply throwing the old item in the trash and buying a new one, this isn’t always the best course of action. Instead of spending money on something brand new, you should first determine whether your item can be fixed.

It’s worth noting that you can save a lot of money if you choose to repair things instead of replacing them. You can use this money to pay off loans, buy a new vehicle, or book an unforgettable vacation. Here are the things you should always think about repairing rather than replacing.

Clothing

Shopping is always fun and you shouldn’t stop buying new clothes just because you can fix what you already own. Nevertheless, when a clothing item is particularly expensive, it’s worth taking it to a tailor instead of going to the mall to replace it. For example, let’s say you have a very nice suit that got torn or you gained/lost some weight and it doesn’t fit you anymore. Before deciding to start looking for a new one, go to your local tailor and have it fixed and fitted. You’ll most likely see that there is no need to buy a brand new suit yet. Instead, you can save that money or spend it on something else.

Watches

Just how you can learn to fix your car, it’s just as interesting and simple as learning how to repair watches. There is no point in spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new timepiece when you can simply repair the one you have. Keep in mind that your watch is bound to break down sooner or later. However, the good news is that you can get a watch repair kit and fix it yourself. Of course, if you’re unsure about fixing it, you can always let a professional do the job. It will still be cheaper than buying a new watch. Know that repairing a timepiece will take patience and focus because the components are very small and delicate.

Shoes

It’s hard to resist walking into a shoe store and buying a pair when yours are all worn-out. But you’d be surprised to find out just how good a worn-out pair can look if you take them to a cobbler. Your local shoe repair can completely restore your pair to its former glory for just a fraction of the price you would pay for something new. On top of that, it’s worth mentioning that a cobbler is also skilled in fixing damaged luggage, as well as repairing leather belts and jackets.

Cell Phone Screens

Although many people see a broken cell phone screen as a reason to upgrade their phone, this isn’t a very wise decision. Not only would it cost you less to take it to a professional and have the screen replaced, but you can even save more money by doing it yourself. You can find videos online where people explain how you can replace your smartphone screen using repair kits you can purchase at an incredibly low price.

Dishwashers

Just because your dishwasher has stopped working and suds have started pouring onto the kitchen floor doesn’t mean that you should replace it. In fact, chances are that you don’t even have to call a repairman to check it out. In most cases, dishwashers stop working properly because food gets stuck in them and it blocks the drainage basket. You can fix this issue by simply removing this basked and cleaning it out.

A post by Kidal D. (4107 Posts)

Kidal D. is author at LeraBlog. The author's views are entirely their own and may not reflect the views and opinions of LeraBlog staff.

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