Do You "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do"?

Do You "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do"?

Kyle Freeman
Oct 28, 2008

Years ago, a friend of ours was downsizing her stuff and we scored this genuine World War II poster (above) in the process. The poster's sentiment is particularly relevant today, in light of our stressful economic and environmental climate. Whether it's an old toaster oven, couch, radio, bedspread...you name it, we'd love to hear how you've resisted the temptation to buy something new, prolonging the life of your object instead...

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Tell us which objects or places in your home (e.g. an old bathroom) you've decided to live with instead of replacing with something fresh and new and how you've "made it do".

Needless to say we live in a consumer culture that encourages replacement over repair. We'd also love to hear of any great service providers who've helped you prolong the life of your stuff (e.g. we've noticed a tiny little microwave repair shop in Brighton, MA - imagine fixing something instead of replacing it!).

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