Household appliances and consumer electronics like cameras and computers have become cheaper, but it’s still a blow to the bank balance when they go wrong. Replacing something like a washer dryer or a dishwasher is going to put a major hole in the household budget that month. However, when things do go wrong people need to stop for a moment and ask themselves whether it’s possible to repair the machine. It seems a shame to throw something out if it’s only a minor fault that can be fixed with some spares.
The trouble is people have become used to a throw away culture. If it’s broken, don’t even look under the hood to see what’s wrong. Just put out with the rubbish and buy a new one seems to be the prevailing attitude. It’s an extremely wasteful mindset and one that has a major environmental impact. Appliance parts are actually really easy to source and the truth of the matter is that they don’t usually cost a whole lot either.
Armed with a couple of low cost spares even people with rudimentary practical skills can salvage a home appliance, which is more than capable of giving a few more years service before it needs to be replaced. Finding appliance parts is easy. The Internet takes all the hassle out of the search. People can search for and source everything and anything they need. So if something breaks down there’s no need to get the credit card out and steady the bank balance for a big financial shock. Chances are it can be put back together for a fraction of the cost of a replacement.
It’s time to change attitudes, help the planet and save money in the process. There’s no need to throw things out when they can be fixed so easily and cheaply. Search online for parts and save a fortune.