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Each week, we get to share our frugal successes, and ahem, failures. Because let’s face it – we do make mistakes. What matters is if we learn from our mistakes.
Wait To Replace Items. Don’t Replace Items in Perfect Condition
Did I ever tell you about my vacuum cleaner? The one that is missing the lock for staying upright? The one that has its second hose in about 4 years? The one with a working motor that continues to suck up all the dirt and crumbs that my gang of 5 kids tracks into the house 3 times a week without fail. The one that has been lugged up and down the stairs countless times, not to mention lugged to the car.
Even though my vacuum cleaner isn’t in perfect condition, I am not replacing it. Not until the motor dies. Awhile ago, I took another vacuum in to be repaired, and I learned that repairing the motor is one of the most expensive repairs. It would have cost me $100. Instead, I bought another vacuum for the same amount of money. It lasted about 2 years. The motor died. I bought my current vacuum which I’ve had for about 4 or 5 years.
By the way, my vacuum is the Eureka Boss. Not perfect. The upright lock broke off pretty early in my vacuum’s life. The hose ($17.19 on Amazon) went in 2 years. The current hose is beginning to fall apart. But, the vacuum keeps on running and doing its job.
Time to be Fabulously Frugal!
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