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Several years ago, my grandparents came to visit me and my husband. The first thing my grandpa asked me was if I had a ladder and a light bulb so he could change the light bulb on my front porch. My grandma excused him and said, “Oh, he just needs something to fix. He’s always fixing something.”
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I didn’t mind one bit. I let him change the light bulb.
I admire people who have a knack for getting little things done around the house, making sure things are in working order and nothing is being neglected.
For today’s challenge, I’d like you to evaluate all the big stuff you have and find out what kind of maintenance you can do to prolong its life.
Why Should You Care for Your Things?
If you are in a position that you can take care of your stuff, please do. You can save thousands over the life of your item if you maintain it regularly, whereas, if you don’t, you will likely have to replace it sooner.
Taking care of your stuff also shows that you are grateful for it. Do you know someone who has a well-maintained home and car, as well as pretty much anything else they own? I know quite a few people like that. Those are the kind of people who are content with what they have. They don’t have to go out and spend more money to buy something very similar, thinking they will be happier with the newer and better item.
I want to just admonish you to be good to your things. Maybe you have very little time and money, but be sure to recognize the things that cost the most and maintain them the best you can. The more you take care of the big things, the less you will have to spend in the future for replacements and/or maintenance and repairs.
What do you maintain regularly to prolong its life?