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Repair or Replace – Home Edition

When something in your home wears out or gets broken, there’s always a dilemma. Do you fix it or replace it? It can be hard to decide when it comes to certain things because they tend to be expensive or they might hold some kind of sentimental value to you. The best way to resolves this issue is to look at all the facts and act rationally. Here are some tips on what to do in these types of situations.

1.   Clothes

It can be hard to let go of certain garments. Perhaps you’ve spent a lot of money on them or they hold some kind of sentimental value. On the other hand, there’s no reason you should hold on to damaged pieces of clothing in your wardrobe.

Deciding whether or not to keep a damaged pair of pants depends on a couple of factors. Did you plan on wearing them often? If they’re made from high-quality material and fit you perfectly, you might want to look into taking them to a tailor to stitch up any small issues. If it’s something you just want to hold on to, why not just wear it around the house? Nobody’s going to judge you.

2.   Appliances

When appliances start breaking down, this creates an immediate problem. You need them to cook and clean around the house. Unlike clothing, replacing them isn’t such an easy decision. After all, they can cost you a pretty penny.

Your first line of defence is the warranty. Every appliance has one and it might become your saving grace if it broke down during the warranty period. If the warranty ran out, you have to consider other options. Some appliances are worth replacing simply out of convenience. You don’t want to spend hours trying to fix a mixer when you can get one from the store pretty quickly.

Bigger appliances, like vacuum cleaners, might be worth fixing anyway. If it worked just fine before, getting it fixed could be a lot more cost efficient than replacing it. On the other hand, you need to consider how efficiently an appliance works. Even if your old refrigerator worked just fine, newer models will probably spend a lot less energy over time. Replacing it might be a cheaper option in the long run.

3.   Door locks

Keeping your home safe is one of your main priorities. The best way to keep intruders out is to have some proper security measures in place. Your door is the first line of defence against burglars. A good door lock is going to make sure no one ever gets through your door without a key.

Much like any other device in your home, even a good lock can suddenly break after being used for a long time. However, unlike other devices in your home, you need it fixed as soon as possible. You don’t want to leave your home vulnerable while you’re heading off to work. Fixing it yourself is hardly an option since you can’t really tell if you’ve done a good job. This is why you might want to find an emergency locksmithto solve the problem for you. Afterward, you can sleep soundly knowing that your home is safe.

4.   Personal electronics

In the twenty-first century, you can hardly live without a functioning smartphone. It’s not as essential as a fridge or vacuum cleaner, but it’s a tool that keeps you directly connected to your family and workplace at all times. When they break down, it can cause boredom and inconvenience on a large scale.

Certain brands and models are difficult to repair because the manufacturer did not intend to have them repaired. Many phones are designed to be replaced as soon as possible, which is why you won’t find many avenues to repair them. If their official repair shop doesn’t offer you replacements as per your warranty, the best idea would be to simply replace your phone.

Conclusion

Even if you take great care of everything in your home, it’s very likely that things will get damaged over time. Whether you decide to fix them or replace them depends entirely on the state of your wallet and how dedicated to the item you are. Keep these tips in mind before you make your decision and you’ll be satisfied with the results.

 


Hannah Thomas is a gardening and home décor enthusiast. Garden is the place where she feels most comfortable, that’s why there are always a lot of books and empty coffee cups on the back porch. Always learning, exploring and smiling.

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