While seemingly obvious to many people, the idea of spending a few bucks to fix something rather than tossing it in the landfill is losing some appeal in the new era of living throwaway lives. Sometimes I feel as though we are being programmed to think that everything we buy is “single-use” only! That’s why it is vitally important for you, the concerned, to make sure you tell your friends and family to “fix it, don’t toss it” if you see them about to dispose of something that can be fixed! Just this past week I paid a whopping total of $16 to have a messenger bag repaired and a new zipper put on my favorite pair of jeans – way cheaper than a new $25 bag or a $50 pair of jeans. Plus, it keeps them out of the landfill or recycling bin, giving them a new life here at my house for the foreseen future.
And no, I can’t sew – and thus the $16 expense.
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