THIS IS A RANT!! TURN BACK NOW IF YOU AREN'T PREPARED FOR AN EYE FULL"
Let's talk "waste"... what makes us determine something is no longer useful?
Recently Scott found 3 magazine holders in a neighbors trash... they were still taped together as they were when purchased - with labels and price tag still attached. They were horribly dirty from being stored for a long period of time but still usable. Scott brought them home to me and I cleaned them up and have put them to work in my Hobby room. Do you see anything wrong with them?
I have to wonder... have we gotten so lazy it's easier to buy new than clean something up? I once went out with a guy that had a 2 bedroom apartment but the second bedroom was for his "dirty" clothes... he never did laundry just went and bought new clothes... I would have hated being THAT landlord when he moved out. YIKES!And THANK GOD that relationship failed!
When Scott tries to repair something he has to search and search for parts as no one locally sells replacement parts. Often times he has to search online to find the part he needs.... and order them in from across the country.
We've GOT to get back to making items that can be repaired by the owner. Cheaply made garbage that can't be repaired is just garbage... where the Devil are we supposed to put all this crap that will NOT biodegrade in any foreseeable future.
I don't know... being raised by my Grandma who had raised her 9 children through the Depression on a dairy farm I learned early on ... YOU DON'T JUST GO OUT AND BUY A NEW! Fix EVERYTHING a least a dozen times before you even start thinking about buying new. Hand down clothes.... "make repairs until the patches won't hold patches".
And then there are those cleaning products I will NEVER understand... SWIFTER! WHAT THE HELL! You use it once or twice and pull the pad off and toss it away. And those toilet brushes you use ONCE and toss. WHAT!!!! Come on people... REALLY!?