Archive for December 18th, 2023

Service of Keeping vs Tossing

Monday, December 18th, 2023

I hold my breath when I use either one of two of my small electric kitchen appliances that are almost 50 years old. I know that replacements won’t be as good nor will they last very long. And these are crucial partners when I bake which usually happens around a holiday with a hard deadline.

I mention this because a friend said the other day that every few years she tosses all of hers routinely. I didn’t mention to her my oldies–but very goodies–for fear of jinxing their longevity.

I tend to keep clothes forever as well although the new ones don’t last as long as they should—especially socks. Friends give me top-of-the-line socks with wonderful patterns in juicy colors. I hand wash them to help them last but the best hardly survive a year before developing a hole. They are 100% cotton. But cotton today isn’t as strong as it once was.

Do you keep things as long as they work–or fit–or do you replace them frequently?

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