Buying new items can be costly, particularly if the current item breaks unexpectedly and is only just out of warranty, which is often the case. Although, sometimes there can be a cheaper fix that will allow you to use the item in exactly the same way as before. Here are some examples.
If it feels like you’re always washing clothes, a fault with your washing machine can cause problems. For example, if your washing machine won’t stop filling, it might seem like you’ll have to buy a new one. Yet, this isn’t always true. It could be easy to solve, even if you have little knowledge on how to figure out the problem and fix it. Appliance Parts Pros sell parts to help you fix faulty appliances, and they have an in-depth video and article explaining how to figure out the issue with your washing machine, and what to do next.
Vacuum cleaners are another overused item in the home, especially if you have pets or a large family. If yours breaks down, the dirt can quickly mount up within your home. Again, you may not have to replace it. There could be a much cheaper option, such as your vacuum cleaner needing a new belt, or a thorough clean.
It’s not just the cost of replacing clothes that is the problem. With so many sizes and variations, some people have problems getting clothing that fits them properly. So, when you find the perfect fit and then a zip breaks or the garment gets a hole in it, you also have to factor in the time of finding a similar item that fits just as well. If you can learn to repair clothing for yourself or your family, this can save money and time. You might even learn to make your own clothes to ensure you always get the perfect fit, without the hassle of trying several shops and trying on lots of items.
Whether your sofa has seen better days and you can’t afford to replace it, or it holds sentimental value, you could reupholster it. This may mean having to learn a new skill if you’ve never taken on a project like this before. Yet, if you have the time, it’s a useful skill to have and can save a lot of money in the long term. You might develop a passion for fixing and transforming other furniture in your home.
A build-up of mold in your home can make living conditions unpleasant. By mixing 1 part bleach to three parts water in a spray bottle, you can clean mold off your walls with a cleaning brush or sponge. If you want to decrease the chances of it returning, invest in a dehumidifier to reduce the excess moisture in the air.
Solving and repairing problems can be great for saving money. Even if you have to pay someone to help with faulty appliances, it can be cheaper than replacing them with new items.