Some of us just waste their old goods by throw it and buy new one. It is not a good habit because some of the good can be repair such as :-
“Buy the best quality shoes and boots that you can afford so that they last,” says Bongiorno, deputy editor of Yahoo! Shine and author of the book Green, Greener, Greenest.. Your cobbler can make worn shoes look as good as new for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new pair. Consider replacing soles, fixing zippers, and polishing up whenever you can for as little as $10.
// Totally agree with Bongiorno. Some of quality shoes is strong and you need to replace some part only and polish it. It will look like new shoes. Yeah, I’ve do it at my work shows. Still used it after 4 years..
You can breathe new life into belts, purses, watches and more, by replacing buckles or watchbands and repairing handles. Many cobblers will also mend accessories. Sites like watchbands.com offer bands from most major manufacturers. Also, jewelers can refit rings, fix broken clasps, and restring necklaces and bracelets for a fraction of what it may cost to buy a whole new piece.
// This accessories really can repair by yourself or to the expert. I’m not really a fashionable man and my belts can be used untill 3-4 years.
It’s fairly simple and cost effective for tailors to sew on missing buttons, change hemlines, and repair ripped seams and zippers. Or, if you’re good with a needle and thread, you can make your own alterations and save even more money.
// That’s why you need to learn sewing. Not as a skillfull tailor but learn a basic like repair button.
Consider reupholstering chairs and sofas before buying new furniture, particularly if it’s a favorite that is sturdy and in good shape. “You can reupholster furniture on your own with some fabric and a staple gun if you’re handy,” says Bongiorno. “Professional services can be pricey so shop around and make sure it’s a piece you intend to hold onto for a long time. A little glue or some nails can work wonders on other types of furniture.”
// Yes. Don’t throw it if the damage is small. You can paint it and repair it.
Replacing a wheel on an old suitcase tends to be cheaper than buying an entirely new piece of luggage. Plus, it leaves a smaller carbon footprint, since there’s more that goes into manufacturing a whole new bag than just a simple wheel. If you have a broken suitcase, call the manufacturer to see if you’re still covered under the warranty and to inquire about repair services. “It’s also fairly simple to fix stuck zippers or have them repaired at a cobbler or luggage repair shop. And when all else fails a little duct tape can go a long way,” says Bongiorno.
// Okay I don’t use luggage but it is better to repair it.
Source :- Yahoo Finance
I think there’s other’s goods that can be repair. Can you give opinion and add it?