Save Money on Everyday Items by Repairing Them Instead of Throwing Them Out

Society is moving towards a general consensus that it’s far better to repair and reuse than to discard and re-buy. And with good reason. First of all, who doesn’t like to save money? Second of all, our throwaway culture directly contributes to climate crisis. The process of incinerating our waste, especially plastic waste, uses fossil fuels and releases harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. 

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The throwaway fashion industry is one of the worst culprits, yet a number of companies are challenging the norm with novel ideas like making jeans from recycled denim or repairing sunglasses with new lenses. 

Support this green revolution at home and save yourself a few dollars in the process by making these simple repairs to everyday items.

Wobbly Wooden Chairs and Tables

Over time, wear and tear can cause wooden furniture to wobble. Wooden chair legs can become unstable and table legs can no longer reach the floor. You can fix both of these issues with simple items found in the home. First, let’s tackle the chair. A wobbly chair is the result of a gap between the top of one of the legs and the seat. Figure out which leg is the culprit and stick a wooden toothpick into the gap. Problem solved. 

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Three Things I Did This Weekend That Made My Life Easier

If you’re like me, you’re busy. Even the weekends are busy. I can’t count the number of times on a Friday I’ve been like, “Thank God it’s Friday!” and then said, “Oh…wait…I have just as much to do in the next two days as I did in the last five…”

However, this past weekend, I did three simple things (that didn’t take me long at all) and they honestly made my life a little bit easier.

1. I purchased a scrub brush for our shower

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One of the selling points when we bought this house was the HUGE shower in the Master Bathroom. I still love that shower, but it’s not the easiest thing in the world to clean. Mostly because it’s so big…but also because it’s all tile. Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed that I NOTICE the dirtiness when I’m actually in there taking shower, so I decided to fix that issue. I purchased the scrub brush, filled it with soap, and, for the past three days, as I’ve been in the shower I’ve searched for any bit of dirt I could find, and then spent a couple minutes at the end of my shower scrubbing it and then washing it down with our detachable shower head. Perfecto!

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