Doing This One Thing Will Save You Thousands in the Kitchen

Butcher block countertops (as seen in this kitchen from Tamasyn's Eclectic Mid-Century Flat) are beautiful and affordable. See link below to learn how to care for them properly.
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We are always on the lookout for little ways to save money, and regularly share clever tricks and methods to make do with less. All that is well and good, but I keep returning to this one basic way to keep to your budget....

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→ Like the tiles in the backsplash up above? You can find them at MexicanTiles.com. :)

It's simple. Take care of what you already have. This is something I've struggled with over the years (I'm not great at ongoing maintenance), but is, without a doubt, the best way to buy less, and make things last longer, look better and function smoother.

To help you out, I've rounded up some of our best posts (from here and from The Kitchn) on cleaning, maintaining and fixing things in the kitchen:

(Image credits: Claire Bock)