Today’s January Money Diet challenge is all about instant gratification. Let’s repair something, using materials we already have on hand.
January — especially a January when one has a few idle hours because one isn’t patronizing online retailers or shopping malls — is the perfect time to make something shiny and new again. Polish your scuffed boots. Sew the missing button on your favorite sweater. Touch up the chipped paint on the door trim. Glue the handle back on the teapot. Patch the drywall crack. Restring those broken beads. Tackle that one little project you’ve been meaning to get to, and experience the satisfaction of putting something back in use again.
I’m going to stitch a pillowcase hem that’s been slowly unraveling with every wash cycle, and then I’ll tackle the squeaky doors with a can of WD-40. How about you?
Today’s homework assignment: Repair something, and then tell us what you fixed.
Hugs and gratitude for each one of you,