How to make the stuff you own last longer

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Whether you’re trying to live a bit more sustainably, want to be more frugal, or just don’t like things to go to waste, there are plenty of reasons to want the things you own to last a little longer.

How do you do this, though? In the state that the world is currently in, people are constantly being told to buy more, and products are actually being made to not last as long on purpose.

With this in mind, how is someone who is trying to make their things last longer going to do so? Here are just a few tips on how to do this.

Take care of them

While this might sound obvious, you would be surprised at just how many people don’t look after the things they own. From throwing around their devices as if they don’t cost a fortune or treating their clothes as disposable, a good number of people really don’t treat their things properly.

After doing this, they are probably the ones who wonder why they need to replace something so often or why stuff keeps breaking.

If you look after what you own, it can last a lot longer. Whether that means carrying your laptop onto a flight instead of sticking it in your suitcase or washing your clothes the way the label says they should be washed. There are always ways you can treat the things you own with more respect.

Repair them

When you have the mindset of repair before