Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. Is it my imagination, or did it take a lot longer to wear something out twenty years ago than it does now?
A post on the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) struck a chord with me. It’s been a long time since you could buy anything without the expection that it would need to be replaced sooner rather than later. Technology gets superceded by bigger, faster, newer in the blink of an eye. Clothing is doesn’t last because it’s constructed to meet an artificially low price point. Within a couple of years, furniture sags from normal use.
One of the nicest aspects of being a senior move manager is that we are often able to assist clients by sending no longer needed items of quality on to new owners, who will be able to use and appreciate them for years. Whether through a resale shop or a donation, it’s always a pleasure to know that quality has lasting value.