I’m all for getting rid of things that are no longer useful.
Having said that, some stuff is worth caring about.
A wise man once said…
If you would still wear it, then repair it – my wonderful husband Andrew
He is absolutely right. I had been staring at the contents of my open wardrobe agonising over how one of my favourite jackets had a hole in it. I could have chucked it out, but I still loved it. I got compliments every time I wore it, it is relatively timeless and great quality. So, I mended it again. Yep, for the second time. I’ve gotten so much joy and wear out of it over the years because I’ve cared for it well.
Caring for your stuff means:
- You don’t need to replace things as often.
- You can justify a few more expensive statement pieces that are timeless. Things that don’t date will give you years of enjoyment.
- You appreciate the things you do have more.
- You get your money’s worth.
- You get to enjoy something you love for longer.
- You end up only getting rid of things that are at the end of their life.
- You set a great example to our younger generations. Stop being an example of the throwaway society.
- You are part of the solution not the problem. Consumerism is not very sustainable in general. Marketing encourages the relentless acquisition of stuff so that you feel you fit in.
So get to it and start caring for your good stuff…here are a few things you can do:
- Polish your shoes & bags
- Mend your clothes
- Hand wash delicates or use wash bags
- Keep dirt and dust from accumulating on all your floors, floor coverings are particularly expensive items to replace
- Maintain your mechanical items
- Service big ticket items. e.g. ducted heating units
- Follow any warranty recommendations to make sure if you do have a problem it will be honoured
- Be gentle with your stuff, don’t abuse it by being rough
Do you agree? Got any great tips to add? Go ahead & share with us.
From my heart to yours,