111: Repairing and Maintenance Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Stuff

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Notable Notes:

What the Internet has to say:

This article from Martha Stewart gives us a list of 12 items we should repair before we replace!

What Jen + Jill have to say:

  • “fix it first” mentality
  • Lamps
  • Favorite sweater (AND ALL CLOTHING!)
  • Rugs and carpet
  • Ceramics
  • Handbags- buy nice products that can be repaired
  • Scuffed furniture- salt + heat take out water rings!

More from the Internet:

This article from This Old House gives us a great list (one to earmark for the future) of 23 things you can actually fix yourself!

More from Jen + Jill:

  • Learn a lot about how things work!
  • Lots of plumbing stuff - leaky faucet, uneven water stream (calcium build-up)
  • Sticking door
  • Vacuum
  • What's not a DIY fix

BILL OF THE WEEK - Thank you Brittany for sharing about your PAID apartment bills!

Lightning Round - Top 2 things we take care of so they last longer (and how)

  • outdoor furniture (bring cushions inside each night; wash yearly - bought the kind that can come off for this reason!)
  • Clothing - line dry and sew repairs
  • Bonus: anytime I do a painting project/refurbish something I paint a clear coat overtop which makes the finish last longer and more resistant to chips

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