I'll always try and fix things to avoid replacing them. Sometimes I'll outsource the fixing, but often I'll give it a whirl myself. I do it for the planet, but I've also realised that it saves me a heap of money and gives me a massive buzz of satisfaction.
Our doormat is 7 years old, and by my calculations has been walked over at least 11,680 times.
It was looking so well-loved that a friend even offered to buy me a new one for my birthday.
Long story short - I instead chose to go out for a drink with my friend and give the doormat a makeover myself.
- Gave it a clean and trim (we all need this sometimes)
- Made a stencil out of an old weetbix box
- Painted the mat with some spare house paint I had in the garage
- Result - just like new!
- Time take: 24mins
- Cost: $0
- Good feels: Off the charts