If you live off the grid or you are just frugal, here are some tips to make your stuff last longer. You can extend the life of your clothes by hand-washing them and hanging them up to dry. Keep food longer by using sealed glass jars to store food and use washable cheese cloths to keep cheese from molding. Keep your car rust-free by investing in rustproofing. Do regular maintenance on your engine and car body. Change the oil and filters as directed. Replace the gasket on your refrigerator as needed. Keep your gutters clean and inspect your roof for problems. Change your filters for your HVAC system every month to extend the life of your unit.
- Putting your clothes in the dryer may be a quick fix to damp fabrics, but it ends up pulling at threads and fibers within the material.
- In order to ensure that your vehicle works as long as possible, engaging in routine preventative automotive care is essential.
- You can protect any leather furniture you have by tinting your windows. This ends up decreasing the amount of fading caused by the sun and heat.
"Even though many now live by the convenience principle of tossing broken things and buying new, learning to extend the life of our objects also helps protect the planet we share."
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